For many of us, 2018 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2019! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January and February for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.
In the ever-changing fashion world, it can be tricky deciphering what trends
are in and out. With all the emerging new looks
hitting the street style scene, who wouldn't
want a little guidance?! To help you zero in on the trends that matter, we're showcasing what to swap in your closet to kick your wardrobe into high gear in 2019. Click through for seven fashion-forward replacements that will get you through the new year and beyond.
Swap Oversized Bomber Jackets for Sophisticated Outerwear:
While the athleisure movement is certainly not dying down, we’re starting to see less and less of the bomber jacket craze. Instead, fashion girls are pairing their hoodies, track pants, and sneakers with more sophisticated outerwear selects like longline topcoats. Brit + Co Pick: Zara Long Coat ($129)
Swap Stiletto Booties for Flat Boots:
Okay, okay, stiletto booties will never really go “out,” but consider pushing them to the back of the closet in 2019 in favor of street-style-approved silhouettes like chunky, flat boots à la the Dr. Marten’s
styles that resurged this year. Brit + Co Pick: Dr. Martens Jadon 8-Eye Boots ($170)
Swap Primary Colors for Neutral Separates:
Bright hues infiltrated the trend-setting set throughout the year, but those fashion A-listers will be bringing it back down to earth in the coming months, opting for more muted pieces that make a subtle statement. Brit + Co Pick: Mango Unstructured Wool Coat ($150)
Swap Hard Clutches for Statement Carry-All Bags:
Sure, a smaller acrylic clutch complements an evening outfit, but the itty-bitty bag isn’t the most practical. In a refreshing twist for the new year, you can actually lug around your entire life in style thanks to these large-scale buys. Brit + Co Pick: Rebecca Minkoff Top Zip Tote ($84)
Swap Hawaiian Prints for Tie-Dye Patterns:
The return to the ‘80s may be all the rage right now, but we’re dialing it back to the ‘60s and ‘70s next year with fun tie-dye patterns ruling over the Hawaiian-printed pieces we spotted in 2018. Give the “California cool” look a chance by opting for a multi-colored top with jeans and sneakers for a rad weekend getup. Brit + Co Pick: Ganni Isoli Tie-Dye Cotton Sweatshirt ($119)
Swap Small, Narrow Sunglasses for Square Sunglasses:
You’d be hard-pressed to find a celeb that didn’t rock small sunnies throughout 2018, but the look is feeling a bit tired at this point. Fashion people are opting for alternative frames instead like retro square sunglasses. Brit + Co Pick: Urban Outfitters Costello Rectangle Sunglasses ($16)
Swap Printed Leggings for Bike Shorts:
While we’ve seen the rise in biker shorts amongst the influencer set this season, the look will make an even larger impact in 2019 as the
stretch pants of choice over printed leggings. Sure, the style can seem intimidating, but if you pair them with polished separates like a blouse or tailored jacket, they become a bit more digestible. Brit + Co Pick: Free People Seamless Rib Bike Short ($20)
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