It’s sale time! Great deals, almost steals.. The question remains, what to buy?
There are the obvious pointers, don’t buy anything that is too familiar to your eye. A key example is Moschino’s graffiti which is definitely a Fall 2018 trademark.
Another tip, don’t buy anything that is too on-trend. There were some obviously Fall 2018 silhouettes that will look dated in the next month or so. Slouchy boots fall into this category, if you have them enjoy, otherwise, it’s too late.
Lastly, it doesn’t matter how hard you try to extend the longevity of your newly purchased paillette dress, the truth is, Fall 2018 is scribbled all over it, so no need to buy another, no matter how great the price.
OK, so that’s what you shouldn’t buy, here’s what you should!
Looking for Denim, Choose Faded
You will probably be looking for the usual suspects, raw or a dark blue denim. Spring 2019 is dictating a faded, almost bleached denim in a softer texture, so go for that instead. Be on the look out for denim dresses and skirts, a very strong trend going forward.
Scibbles and Doodles
If Fall 2018 was all about designer logos and classic menswear prints, then Spring 2019 is the exact opposite. Uniquely developed drawings and hand drawn prints flooded the runways. Many of them were reflections of cities, and even civilizations.. Balmain opted for an ancient Egyptian theme, where as Prada went all cityscapes on us.
Well Spring needs to say light colors right, and last Spring gave us as many candy shades as we dared to dream of. This season it’s all about beige: light beige, dark beige, sand and a light terra-cotta perfectly mismatched together.
Still the Paperbag Pant
Well although the fabric weights might be different the predominant pant style going forward is still the paperbag trouser. Now that we have finally learned how to style it, it’s a blessing that we get to enjoy it for an extra season.
Farewell Paillette Hello Chainmail
Yep, it’s true… The glorious paillette textures have been replaced with silver chain mail. Whether you opt for the Paco Rabanne inspired look, or something slightly more ethnic is up to you.
Black on Top
Remember when we used to buy black tops and jackets and wear them with everything. The sentence, “I’m wearing a black jacket” still rings in my head. It didn’t matter what you wore on the bottom, the black top was the hero piece. And so the trend returns with black tops, and jackets of all shapes and sizes mismatched to all sorts of bottoms.
Bright colors and prints come together this coming Spring in a magic marker theme. Once again hand-drawn prints in wildly bright color combinations flooded the runways. Recovering from the monochrome monotony of Fall 2018, we are oh so ready for them.