Fashion Trends: Shared by 40 Fashion Experts
Fashion trends are always changing. The clothes we wear depend on the season but we are inspired by what the celebrities are wearing and what we see in fashion shows. Although, everyday people can’t afford buying clothes from famous designers, if you know what items are prefered and how to match them, then you can easily recreate expensive outfits.
There are so many options out there that it can get confusing sometimes. That’s why we, Sewport, decided to make an expert roundup and reach out to 40 fashion specialists which we asked:
What are the main fashion trends of 2019/2020?
The experts featured in this post are fashion influencers, some blog about fashion while others are also designers. They all are very experienced and knowledge regarding fashion and they shared with us their opinions. They talked about what are the trendiest styles, items, fabrics, and also about how the fashion industry is changing its mentality becoming more eco-friendly and sustainable.
To make this post easier to read for you, we arranged the answers by categories and included a few summaries. Enjoy your reading!
Vanessa Valiente – V-Style
The main fashion trends for 2019/2020 are pastels, bold colors, monochromatic looks, feathers, and skirts in general – we have not seen a lot of skirts for a while now and people are tired of jeans.
We saw all these trends during fashion week in September, but more importantly, these are the trends that feel the most fresh and have not been oversaturated the past few years if not the past decade, so it will have staying power.
Monique Loveless – moniqueloveless.com
1. Animal Prints & Mixed Prints
Prints galore are here to stay and are ready to wear, with stores like Zara carrying diverse variations with all different styles.
It’s an all year round fabric now which means a must have for your closet. From skirts, dresses, leggings you can’t go wrong with this trend and it’s also why it’s not saying goodbye any time soon.
Suits are such a powerful statement and I love them. Even better for the Spring/Summer seasons with shorts to make it versatile for all year round.
Not everyone can be Lady Gaga in Valentino when it comes to feathers but every girl should have a bit of this trend in her closet. Designers such Christian Cowan, Calvin Klein and Michael Kors have made it attainable.
5. Pleated Pants
The 80’s have returned in many ways but this front pleated pant look from that era is now modernized for a fresh perspective.
6. Dress/Skirt over Pants
The dress or skirt over a pair of wide legs gives not only a modest look but a taller look as well.
7. Logo printed Denim
Denim will never go out of style but giving it logo love is a definite way to spruce it up and a way for designers like Balenciaga, Chanel and up and coming designer Andre Emery to have a place to inscribe their logos.
8. Belted Bags
Modern meets the fanny pack so grab one while you can because belt bags are lifesavers while shopping.
Whitney Wanders – whitwanders.com
2019 Top Trends:
- Western Style
- Bike Shorts
- Tie Dye
- Animal Prints
Neon Brights are paving the way into 2019. Neon greens, pinks and purples were all the rage across the runways this season. Add this trend as a purse, hat or shoes if neon is too overwhelming for you.
If bold colors are not your thing. Pastels are still a big trend. Consider Pastels as the new neutral for 2019. Embrace baby pinks, blues and purples. Make sure to pick up a few pastel colors pieces as the weather starts to turn warmer.
Western was a big theme for 2019 with cowboy boots and fringe all coming down the runways. Use this trend to highlight your individual style.
Animal Prints have always been a popularly trend, but this print has evolved from zebra stripes and leopard spots to snakeskin print being the most popular animal print to dominate.
Power Suits are back in a big way and they help you standout from the crowd. Play up this trend with a bold suit in red or blue. This trend gives off a sophisticated and effortless style.
Bike Shorts is all the rage with the Instagram celebrity, everyone from Kim K to Hailey Baldwin is rocking this trend. I am not sure how wearable this trend is in real life.
Tie Dye is officially back as a core trend for 2019 – no matter how you feel about, expect to see this trend across retailers in jackets, sweatshirts and unique prints.
Ms Nicole René – msnicolerene.com
The main fashion trends for 2019/2020 are:
Bold colors that you can combine on fabric that looks good in the light such as sequins. Great thing about sequin looks now is that you can wear them casual or dressy.
Logo Accessories are back! Wearing logo accessories are going to be very popular going into the year. Chanel, Gucci, Fendi (just to name a few) have been on trend with this.
Fringe and feathers are going to be another trend going into the next couple of years. Fringe can be found on clothing, shoes, and accessories. Feathers can be found on accessories and handbags.
Of course fanny packs aren’t going anywhere. But have you thought about wearing oversized tote bags or doubling your bags? This is a new trend that has been hitting the scenes and was featured on the runways of NYFW.
Heather Loduca – heatherloduca.com
Here is what we’re going to be seeing a lot of in the next few years.
1. Soft suiting
Full suits and suit material but fitting in a loose almost pajama type way. Complete matching 3 piece looks and also mixing and matching different suiting material for a complete look. Suit jackets have loose arms and are sitting just below the bum. Pants are high-wasted and loose and not tapered at the bottom but not bell bottom (straight leg).
Either full matching neon top pants and shoes or just a pop in a hat or an accessory, neon is very prominent in fashion for 2019. Think a package of highlighters for the main colors we are seeing and it’s showing up in leggings, fitted tees, bomber jackets and socks.
Leopard and beige are the biggest pattern and color for next year. We’re seeing different kinds of leopard being put together and also matching leopard with levels of beige.
Shanna Battle – Me and Minnie
With a New Year come new trends and 2019 is an elevated blast from fashion’s past! The 80’s are back like they never left and every fashion trend all the cool kids loved are back but with an updated twist you could have never predicted in 1982!
No better way to welcome the 80’s back than a bright pop of color and to ease into this uber popular trend use accessories to give a subtle kick to any look and when you’re ready to step it up a notch, pair a neon piece with a neutral one for a nostalgic but fresh look!
2. Fanny Packs
These are NOT the fanny packs your mom used to wear at amusement parks! Everyone from Gucci to Fendi has created their version of this 80’s fashion staple and the ways to style them are endless!
You could go old school and wear them at the hip but to bring this trend into the future, get creative and style them slung over your chest or around your waist!
3. Puff Sleeves
Pump up the volume! First brought back from the fashion dead by Emanuel Ungaro, this trend quickly was seen everywhere from Carolina Herrera to Anrealage.
Pair a puff sleeve top with your favorite straight leg denim and flats for an elevated weekend look or a pair of trousers and pumps for a unique look at the office.
4. Biker Shorts
Please throw the slouch socks and high top sneakers away and take a fresh perspective on this 80’s trend and pair your biker shorts with an oversized sweater and boots, a crisp white button down, oversized blazer and pumps or a cropped sweatshirt and sneakers; minus the aforementioned slouch socks!
And there you have it!
All the trends that will be taking over 2019 and extending their rein into 2020! Let us know what trends you’re excited to try!
Keicia Shanta – Fashion Crush Weekly
Main fashion trends for 2019/2020 costs of a mash up of prints and from seasons ago. Plaid prints are trending from Plaid Blazers to Plaid Pants. Structured knee length dresses paired with a chunky sneakers.
Athleisure Wear that transcends from day to night. Biker shorts paired with Blazers and a pump or a designer sneaker.
Sequin, Silk and Satin are three trends that are most definitely going to transcend from 2019/20.
Oversized trench coats and Puffer jackets in a multitude of colors are dominating the outerwear space.
Tailored suits no matter the brand is never ending trend. Invest in a great tailor to perfect this look. Oversized or Chunky sweaters are still relevant in 2019/20.
Wearable tech is making a bigger presence this year with athletic apparel and outerwear. Tye Dye usually known from DIY projects is coming center stage as designers are making the print more subtle.
Crochet dresses and footwear (i,e sandals ) are also relevant the next two seasons. My favorite trend of all Logo Mania! This covers many spaces from accessories to apparel and will be a constant fixture on runways for the next few seasons.
Nicole Quiroz – IDENTITYrx
As a fashion designer and owner of my own women’s brand, here are my picks for fashion trends for 2019/2020:
The athleisure trend has no end in sight. Although this trend has been growing over the last five years, consumers are looking for new ways to wear gym clothes outside the gym.
Expect to see over-sized/exaggerated sleeves on workout tops, hoods and even neon colors. Every woman seeks comfort on her toes, so more and more women will be wearing sneakers with jeans, dresses and shorts.
A still budding trend within the athleisure scene, techwear is the newest trend still waiting to hit mainstream audiences. Techwear is clothing that is meant to stand against the elements and make life easier.
So expect clothing to have more functionality, such as waterproof tops, lightweight windbreaker jackets and accessories like harnesses, reflective vests and hip belts.
3. Sustainable fashion
People are becoming more aware of the impact they make in the environment. In an effort to reduce waste, consumers are now choosing fashion labels that are eco-conscious.
Expect to see more clothing made with recycled materials, vegan leathers, vintage hand-me-downs and repurposed textiles.
Jason – Alloy Apparel
One look that’s sure to pop up in 2019 and beyond is holographic clothing .
There’s just something about the pearly, glossy, and shimmery colors of a holographic design that’s ultra bold and experimental, without making you look like a six-year-old whose trying too hard to look grown up.
Whether you pair holographic heels with your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans and a simple top, or go all out with a knee-length holographic coat, you simply can’t go wrong with holographs.
Those looking to experiment with holographic clothing can start small (think shoes, nails, bags, and other small accessories) before gradually becoming more and more bold with the look.
Just remember: the easiest way to pull off a holographic look is to pair it with neutral colors like black, white, or pastels, and no matter what–don’t wear two holographic items of clothing together!
No matter how you incorporate holographic elements into your look, confidence is the best accessory. So put a smile on and get out there and strut your holographic stuff!
Preeti Mathur – Shop LC
The fashion trends in 2019-2020 include distinct and unique fashion accessories like oversized hats, bamboo bags, shell jewelry and embellished belts. Also, the tie-dye patterns, sequins, fringes, and puffed sleeves will be in trend.
The coming years look for more edgy and crispy styling with patched denims, biking shorts, feminine ruffled dresses and cargo pants in solid colors like red and marigold. To complete the look, retro headscarves, sneakers and flats are also a substantial addition.
2019 is going to be ruled by bold and bright colors. The classic fitted suits are a come back. The modern hippy styling and wonky couture is also a great in according to fashion forecast.
In terms of accessories, feathered earrings, neckpieces, embellished belts, faux fur scarfs and capes are adored by fashion lovers.
Moreover, the jewelry style for 2019 focuses on distinct and unique accessories like, arm cuffs, link chains and crescent hoop earrings.
Jacinta Richmond – Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival
The trends for 2019 will overlap within target markets, but all will have a hit of:
- electric bright blue
- black and white animal print
- comfort with an edge
For the teen market, they will continue to focus on the 1980’s and grunge 1980’s. They will switch from the denim shorts and crops to a massive slip dress focus and maxi skirts.
Girls wearing guys clothing is getting bigger all of the time. As the teens move into their 20’s fast fashion will struggle with this political generation.
Jumpsuits will continue to be successful but only with the followers of fashion, not the style makers.
For the mature market, look for an edginess to everything. No “boho” but do think Cruise and Resort glamour, as the turban continues it’s moment over Summer and in velvet/brocade/beading/sequins for Winter. It’s glamour, it’s comfortable and very chic. Style, not trend.
The generations are choosing to dress differently from each other again.
Anne Gorrie – Wardrobe Fashion
2019 and 2020 look to be big years for redefining style across the world.
With years of experience dressing fashionable women in designer clothing, we are predicting a return to the ’80s as the dominating style trend over the coming year.
This means bold shoulders and sharp tailored lines, with bold busy patterns.
Blazers and pant suits will be the go-to over the winter months, while summer and spring will see the emergence of structured sundresses and skirts.
Cherie Corso – cheriecorso.com
1. Capes and jackets. Watch for jackets with the military flare, lots of buttons pocket secret compartments.
2. Clothes are now blend it no seasons for particular close anything goes.
3. Embellish track wear running suits with lots of sequins on them.
4. Comfortable fabrics that don’t have to be dried cleaned.
5. Happy colors, bright colors big patterns.
6. Vinyl shiny fabrics.
7. T-shirt’s with messages.
8. Layers and mixtures of texture.
9. Crazy pants big bright pattern sequence ruffles.
10. Coral is the Pantone color.
Malvika Sheth – Style by Malvika
Metallics and Biker Shorts Forecasted To Be Fashion Favorites In 2019 + 2020.
SS19 fashion weeks started to hint that sporty, metallic sheens were going to be all the rage in upcoming years.
From Custo Barcelona’s debut of chromed out pieces with bursts of color reminiscent of a discotheque era to Milly’s placement of a transparent neon orange coat on top a plain metallic silver mini dress, it’s safe to say that this bold trend of time’s past is once again a fashion breakthrough.
In addition, the resurgence of biker shorts is a trend that’s here to stay. Not only did we see high profile celebrities and regular fashion week go-ers sporting biker shorts with over-sized coats or tops, but even one of the biggest names in luxury fashion, Chanel, validated the trend on the runway.
Katie Tejada – trend:notes
The thing about today’s fashion world is that, for the first time ever, anyone can access anything at any time.
Whereas cutting edge looks could once only be found in the nation’s leading fashion magazines, now you just have to scroll through an Instagram feed to see the same piece styled 7 different ways.
As great as this is, it can also be really overwhelming for people looking to incorporate these looks into their everyday wear — how do you even begin to choose?
For example, bicycle shorts. Everyone from Kim Kardashian to Gigi Hadid has cashed in on this spandex-induced craze, but if you’re a non-influencer looking to take part in this trend, wearing skin-tight athletic wear in an everyday situation can be intimidating.
Incorporating this form-fitting look into your wardrobe is super easy though! Need a brunch look? Pair bicycle shorts with a men’s button-up or oversized tee for a sharp, redesign of the traditional shirtdress style. Want something a little more dressed up? Easy.
Give full 90s glamour by throwing a knit sweater and blazer overtop your athletic shorts for a straight-up Rachel Geller inspired style.
Odd-ball shapes – like hearts, skinny ovals, and huge-carpet tassels — for all your accessories are also another burgeoning trend that can be difficult to style off-filter. Starting off small is the best way to style these looks in the off-camera world.
Hesitant to incorporate large string-tassel earrings into your everyday wear? Giving the side-eye to those neon heart-shaped sunglasses?
Incorporating these styles are easy if you start off small; working these accessories into a simple jeans and t-shirt ensemble or classic LBD gives even the most unstylish non-influencer a chance to adventure into new styles.
Catherine Bachelier Smith – CBS Lifestylist
Comfort is King/Queen
The one trend that’s staying….for a long time is COMFORT.
There is a reason why sneakers, yoga pants, and athleisure wear are grossing bigger and bigger numbers each year. Because young and old fashion goers are adopting the attitude that comfort is style.
Gone are the days where women squeeze into a pointy-toe stiletto to look/feel sexy and relevant. Bye-bye sunrise-to-sunset days when men need to wear a three-piece piece suit to get respect.
Pointy-toed shoes and three-piece suits are still important to a carefully curated closet but they are not the only options anymore. Today all fashionistas believe you can be both chic & cozy.
You can easily pair a sharp soft blazer with jersey knit pants and new crisp (emphasis on new and crisp) tennis shoes. Or you can wear a great pair of yoga pants with a cashmere sweater, a beautiful scarf, and polished flats. Both outfits convey sleek, slick and smart.
Comfort is king (or queen). I tell my clients regularly that if you are wearing a dress or slacks that you spend any amount of time tugging at or if you are having trouble walking elegantly because the heel of a shoe is too high, you instantly subtract from you’re over-all swank.
The fit of your outfit including your shoes is paramount. Comfortable clothes need to fit properly otherwise they can present as sloppy.
So here are the rules for staying classy, snazzy and trendy:
1. If you wear sneakers with anything (suit, dress, trousers, etc) they need to be new and unscuffed.
2. When you are incorporating yoga pants in an ensemble, be sure that your top (sweater, blazer, silk tunic) cover your torso thoroughly. If your crotch shows switch to jeans or soft trousers.
3. It’s A-Ok to pair gym-wear (also known as athleisure) with tailored or fancy items. Keep it to one piece (either your jacket, your track pants or fitted tank). This way you’re not confused for the Bikram yoga class that just let out two doors down.
4. Sweats are cool. Hoodies and joggers are astoundingly dapper if you keep the proportions right. Make sure if you’re layering that the first layer is fitted so that overlays feel and look good.
5. Comfort doesn’t mean anything, less than cozy cannot be worn. Study which brands fit you best and work on making it a habit to custom fit your structured pieces to balance your otherwise relaxed clothing items.
No-no’s and Stats:
1. Comfort does not mean baggy clothes. Most men over the age of 30 wear 1-1.5 size too large. Women wear them 1/2-1 size too big. 90% of people do not fit off the rack so get to know your local tailor and take your garments in regularly.
When shopping for your unbound duds, be sure to custom fit your sleeves, waistlines, and hems.
Kelly Baum – A Thing of Beauty
As predicted by the “100 Pinterest Trends for 2019”, comfy fashion is going to transform from the ‘athleisure’ to ‘comfy chic’ with pieces like wrap dresses or robe sweaters that can easily be worn with sneakers, but have a more chic sense of style.
Tortoise is going to make a comeback in accessories – from sunglasses to earrings to bracelets, it’s a timeless pattern that complements a lot of the earth tones spotted on Spring 2019 fashion shows.
Michelle DiMarco – Lilac and Lilies
Jumpsuits are the ultimate versatile piece of clothing. You can wear them in any weather, day or night, and to work or a party.
They are only one piece, so they are always comfortable, and you can pair them easily with accessories, like shoes and bags.
Jumpsuits are easy to travel with, perfect for the woman on-the-go as well as looks stylish.
One piece of garment that does so much- you can wear it with a belt and do short or long sleeves for a chic look.
Chrissy – Trendy Rompers
A trend I have been noticing is the popularity of maxi rompers. These rompers are fairly new and in high demand. I expect that demand to continue to grow into 2019 as maxi rompers get more spotlight.
Maxi rompers give off the appearance of a romper in the front but a dress in the back. Maxi rompers are often “dressier” than normal rompers and have additional versatility that tradition rompers do not provide.
Ashley Wagner – Rhinestone Rambler
I have been praising the day that Western fashion became hot on the runway again, and it isn’t going anywhere for a while.
Fringe everything is hot, as well as mustard yellow and turquoise stone jewelry.
Boho influences will also mix with western for spring, leading to a more modern “Almost Famous” feel.
Must-have items you should include in your wardrobe:
Clothes with animal prints , like leopard spots, zebra stripes and snakeskin print which give a bold look to any outfit.
Leather clothes and accessories , like skirts, dresses, bags
Clothes with elements from the ’80s style – bold colors, oversized trench coats and jackets, and sequins.
Neon colors , like pink, purple and green neon. Combine a neon colored item with a neutral piece for a great look.
Biker shorts – this trend was most notably started by Kim Kardashian. Paid the biker shorts with a longer top. Depending on the occasion it can be a t-shirt or a jacket.
Athleisure Wear – gym clothes that are worn outside of the gym. Like we mentioned above, biker shorts, yoga pants, sneakers. Combine them with a blazer or a sweater for a casual look.
Comfort is very important and should be a criteria in choosing your clothes. Gone are the days when women had to suffer to look attractive.
Ella Parsons – UK Models
Here are my top tips fashion trends of 2019/2020
1. Take to the Slopes
Think back to the slopes of the eighties, with bold, bright colours contrasting against the thick, white blanket of snow where function meets style, expect for the statement, padded coats, and trousers to keep your look chic, stylish and warm throughout the winter season. With zips and pockets plenty there’s a place for all your essential items.
2. Long Lines of the Twenties
Nostalgic for the roaring 1920s, the long line tops with geometric; art deco patterns are back for the season. Paired with a pleated midi-skirt and belted at the hips, this look brings the sophistication and glamour of the much-loved era. Using bright colors, this trend is bound to make a statement.
3. The Knitted Skirt
The cable knit is heading to the runway in 2019/2020. Expect pencil skirts, full-length maxi styles and wraps to feature a cable knit for a cosy feel for winter. No style is left untouched. Team with a delicate blouse or classic shirt for the ultimate contrast this season.
Allena Rizza – The Better Fit
Netting is a hot trend that is expected to be seen across a multitude of clothing and accessories in 2019. Taking inspiration from a fisherman’s net bag, designers are elevating this simple knotted look to be intricate, detailed, and high-end.
From stilettos with netted designs to Armani leather netted bags, this trend is expected to last through 2019 and into 2020.
Tie-dye started making a comeback over the summer of 2018, and designers have made it clear that this hippie trend is here to stay throughout 2019.
Designers such as Prada have found ways to take these psychedelic colors, mix-and-match colors and create high-end, sophisticated clothing that left a strong impression on runways.
Amber Duncan – Jakie
Leopard may come and go, but there are so many fun animal prints trending for 2019/2020. We recommend you find one that best fits your personality. It’s bold. It oozes confidence.
For those not comfortable with wearing animal print clothing, a leopard shoe is an incredible statement piece and can be mixed with other bold textures and colors for the ultimate statement look.
Don’t match? Don’t care. Mixing patterns, textures and colors will continue to be popular.
For some, this may seem unbearable, but it is truly on trend and makes the perfect statement just by mixing and thinking outside the “everything must match” box.