OK, so we've seen all of the Vogue and Harper's Bazaar tips for the top trends for 2019 released in January (think "everyday couture" and "bucket hats")...
Image credits: vogue.com.au (left), marieclaire.com (right)
Now we know these look amazing on the runway but let's be real, none of us are actually going to wear those looks in our everyday lives. I have a pretty zany group of girlfriends who get a little kick out of shocking each other with our fashion from time to time but to be honest, I don't even think those girls would tote these trends! Not even to annoy me after this blog post...
So here at Miko + Mollie we've put together our own list of trends for 2019 of the more wearable variety. We're still pushing boundaries but these looks are more accessible, easier to wear and a much better investment of your money because they're not a flash in the pan that you'll hate in 6 months time.
They'll also integrate nicely into your current wardrobe and help you get some more wear out of the items you already own and love.
1. Matching sets
2019 is all about the matching sets! Matching jacket and shorts combos are huge but the classic suit is making a come back in weird and wonderful ways as well. Basically if it doesn't have extra detailing on it to set it apart, it's not for you in 2019.
We are loving the Winona Manchu Jacket and Shorts set. It doesn't get much better than this when you're wanting to emulate 2019 style this year.
And the Elliatt Conservatory Jacket and Pant suit in both primrose and forest green is the epitome of the fashion-forward pant suit this year with the extra details we're looking for in 2019 as well as the very unexpected colour palette that makes them super on trend. There is no room for boring suits in your wardrobes this year ladies!
Acler are also experts at suiting with a difference.
2. Sports luxe
We've all been obsessed with our activewear for a while now and yes, we have been wearing it outside the gym (sue us), but in 2019 it makes some even bigger leaps. From "oh this? Yeah I'm going to the gym later" as you run around doing your errands on the weekend (probably never actually making it to the gym but loving your fabulous, matching activewear sets anyway) to "yes, I am wearing my activewear with this gold metallic leather jacket and heels and damn I look AMAZING"!
We posted this look on our social media for the first time a few weeks ago (when our first delivery of PE Nation arrived!) and people went NUTS for it. Confirming for us that this sports luxe trend is taking off. Push your limits. Wear heels and leather jackets with your activewear. Out. To a bar. To an event. To anything you like. And watch the jaws drop but the slow nods that follow and then the upwards eye movements and slow sips of their drinks as they start wondering why they hadn't thought of that.
3. Statement jackets
Statement jackets will be huge Autumn/Winter 2019. They're investment pieces so the key is to look for extra details that will also be timeless and classic. We are loving the Elliatt Iris Trench (available in black or powder) and Elliatt Iris Blazer (also available in black or powder) for that very reason.
Metallics are very prominent in 2019 and we are loving the the pop they give our normal wardrobes. Here are just a couple that have rolled in in the last few weeks confirming that metallics are a big deal this year.
Scrunchies! You should have seen my face when someone told me a few months ago that scrunchies were going to be HUGE this year. I was like "I wasn't into them in 1994 (sorry, Mum) and I won't be into them in 2019". Well was I wrong! Mainly because I was in the store late the other night, getting side tracked and trying on our amazing stock instead of doing what I should have been doing and I tried on something epic and wanted to put it on instagram but in the lighting we have directly in front of the mirror, if you haven't washed your hair in the last 6 hours, it's going to look greasy (Ebony and Lily know what I'm talking about - sorry girls, serious design flaw on my part! haha!). So I chucked my hair up in a scrunchie thinking "urgh, I'll have to buy this but I'll just leave it in the bathroom to put my hair up on those days I'm not washing my hair". But...to my surprise I LOVED it. And I wore it for the next 3 days straight (saving me at least 46 minutes of hair washing time across those days and I was SOLD!). I will never scoff in the face of an 80s trend that makes a comeback again...
An unexpected trend! But everywhere you look, you'll be seeing lavender at the moment. Last season it was buttercup yellow, this season it's lavender. Here are some of our favourite pieces in lavender to add that on-trend look to your wardrobe.
Another trend for 2019 is ruffles. Embrace the drama and the flirty femininity of ruffles this year. It doesn't get better than that!
8. The logo tee
The logo tee has been around in a super strong way for a while now and it's not going anywhere. And you know what? We are stoked. When you're running late for an event and scratching your head wondering what on earth to wear because you have no time but still need to have an impact, what do you go to? A logo tee with legit ANYTHING! Here are some of our favourite logo tees.
Are sequins ever not on trend? I can't remember a year when they weren't. Or maybe it's just because I'm such a huge Sass & Bide fan and sequins always seem to be a staple feature in their collections. But nevertheless, sequins are here to stay in 2019. Check out some of our favourite sequin pieces.
A little sequin....
A lot of sequin....
Which way are you going to go?
10. Hats and headware
2019 seems to be the year to push yourself out of your comfort zone and wear hats and headwear like, every day. To anywhere. HAHA! Hats and headware are everywhere at the moment and we are loving it! It completely changes the look of the outfit. It instantly looks more fashion-forward, more creative and more like you know what the heck you're doing when it comes to fashion. Easiest. Tip. Ever.
So grab a hat and start experimenting. We love these bad boys for your first step into hats and headwear...
But if you're feeling bold, the Miko + Mollie exclusive Rustler hat especially manufactured for us by the beautiful team at Jacaru in Queensland, is where it's hat (see what we did there?).
So there you have it, our top 10 wearable fashion trends for 2019. Which ones are you going to be adding to your wardrobe today to instantly update your style?
Coming later in 2019 are these top trends as well. Keep an eye out for them:
2. Animal prints (snakeskin and crocodile)
3. African prints
But in the meantime, if you need any help with these trends or styling them and integrating them into your current wardrobe, don't hesitate to contact us via phone, email or social media, or pop into the store for personal styling! Our team is always here to help.
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