Spring is here my pretty flowers!

 

And that means it’s time to shop and update our wardrobes for the warmer weather and sun to grace our skin once more. I don’t know about you, but I have been just about bursting to get back into the warmth of the outdoor months. Yes, I like the cute scarf and tall boots look for about 5 minutes, and then when it gets super cold and dark, I’m over it. So now that all the festivals are gearing up, and the outdoor events, you know it’s time!

And this girl loves to shop, so let’s go over the biggest style trends to embrace for Spring 2019.

The Big Trends for Spring 2019

 

Crochet & Macrame

This season, we’re seeing a lot of vintage, bohemian looks, so bring forth the inner haute hippie with some soft woven knits. These not only feel great, but they can also be pretty versatile – daytime dresses turned beach cover-ups. And some of these designers are taking it to more of a street vibe with a crop top look like Chloé or modern mini dresses with mega sleeves like Louis Vuitton.

Best Spring 2019 Fashion Trends - Crochet and Macrame - Models on Spring 2019 designer fashion runway wearing outfits by Louis Vuitton, Altuzarra, Ulla Johnson, JW Anderson, Carolina Herrera, Chloe
Louis Vuitton, Altuzarra, Ulla Johnson, Carolina Herrera, Chloe

 

Biker Shorts

Bikers are the new yoga pants, the new joggers. They were seen on the runway pretty much paired with everything from slinky tops and tanks to blazers to trendy poly-translucent jackets – even a couple sweaters in the Chanel collection.

Best Spring 2019 Fashion Trends - Biker Shorts - The Luxe Lookbook - Models on Spring 2019 designer fashion runway wearing outfits from Fendi, LaQuan Smith, Area, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, LaQuan Smith
Fendi, LaQuan Smith, Area, LaQuan Smith, Maryam Nassir Zadeh

 

Marigold

This season, Princess Buttercup is stealing the show with love….true love. Well, Princess Marigold that is. The cheerful color was splashed all across the runways, and even the tiniest incorporation of this hue into your outfit or accessories can brighten your day. If not, my go-to’s are coffee, yoga (outdoors if possible), puppies, shopping. Rinse, repeat.

Best Spring 2019 Fashion Trends - Marigold - The Luxe Lookbook - Models on Spring 2019 designer fashion runway wearing outfits from Oscar de la Renta, Brandon Maxwell, Carolina Herrera, Brandon Maxwell, Monse
Oscar de la Renta, Brandon Maxwell, Carolina Herrera, Brandon Maxwell, Monse

 

Feathers

Texture is IN this season, which should make just about everybody happy….except for the minimalists (sorry!). For a little extra feminine flair or a pop of fun, add some feathers to your look. Now this can go south quickly, so make sure you find the perfect, curated, and well-edited pieces for daytime looks especially. But for evening, especially red carpet events – it’s game on!

Best Spring 2019 Fashion Trends - Feathers - The Luxe Lookbook - Models walking on designer fashion runway wearing Rochas, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Loewe
Rochas, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Loewe

 

Mixed Vintage Prints

Feeling reminiscent? Or maybe just love that boho vibe? Many designers spoke of a desire to withdraw from all the political and social strife in today’s current clime. So they looked to the nostalgia of bygone eras for a little escapism. These vintage prints give off a care-free, flower child mood.

Best Spring 2019 Fashion Trends - Mixed Vintage Prints - Models walking designer fashion runway wearing outfits by Etro, Versace, Carolina Herrera, Anna Sui, Paco Rabanne
Etro, Versace, Carolina Herrera, Anna Sui, Paco Rabanne

 

Bucket Hats

In addition to the ultra vintage, we also saw a come-back of the 90’s/early 2000’s to the runways. Think Gwen Stefani grunge pop meets Clueless fashionistas. The runway designers most often seemed to walk the line somewhere in that area. Bucket hats have come back into play, this time with popping prints as well as bold colors.

 Best Spring 2019 Fashion Trends - Bucket Hats - 3.1 Phillip Lim, Anna Sui, Sonia Rykiel, Etro, Sportmax
3.1 Phillip Lim, Anna Sui, Sonia Rykiel, Etro, Sportmax

 

Sorbet Hues

Feel like something a little sweeter? Saccharine hues dominated in a rainbow of colors that left me craving a little gelato. Pistachio, lemon, maybe a little mango or strawberry. Mmmmm, gelato. Italy trip, anyone? While the romantic dresses in lace and knit were an absolute hit, I loved Delpozo’s modern take with the wide leg cropped trousers and sheer blouse.

Best Spring 2019 Fashion Trends - Sorbet Color Tones - The Luxe Lookbook - Models walking designer fashion runway wearing outfits by Alberta Ferretti, Jonathan Simkhai Delpozo, Alberta Ferretti, Rodarte
Alberta Ferretti, Jonathan Simkhai Delpozo, Alberta Ferretti, Rodarte

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Fringe

Just like feathers, fringe gives great visual texture to any look and will be big this season. Designers went for the vintage boho vibe as well as country western, and the lengths can be as dramatic as you’d like.

Best Spring 2019 Fashion Trends - Fringe - Models walking designer fashion runway wearing outfits by Blumarine, Anna Sui, Coach 1941, Area, Elisabetta Franchi
Blumarine, Anna Sui, Area, Coach 1941, Elisabetta Franchi

 

The Post-Grunge Era: Taking it back to the 2000’s

There was Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Pink….ok, so very little has changed as far as who’s still on the scene except the boy bands (thank gaaaawd), but the outfits are vastly different (thank the Virgin Mary). And it’s back. The crop tops and breezy halters over low slung pants, and Britney’s favorite bootcut jeans. Just do me a favor and make sure this time, we all don’t make the same mistake twice; keep it classy and have those panties *below* the denim waistline, not above. Kay, pumpkins?!

 

Hoop earrings and midriffs with the occasional body jewelry are back in as well as cargos and the military vibe (although that’s been rolling for some time now).  And yes, the duster jacket as well. It’s all here. Come on Xennials, revel in the moment.

Best Spring 2019 Fashion Trends - 2000's Era - Models walking fashion week designer runway wearing Jeremy Scott, Antonio Marras, Versace, Hellessy, A.F. Vandevorst
Jeremy Scott, Antonio Marras, Versace, Hellessy, A.F. Vandevorst

 

Metallics and Lamé

In total opposition to the post-grunge vibe, we also have the shiny metallic trend to dive into. So really, everybody has something to be happy about. And honestly, when I look back to my middle school/high school days, I was totally rocking the grunge and hippie gear along with my metallic pearlescent Doc Martens (yaaassss) and I had a few metallic pieces in my wardrobe. So I’m all about jumping in and out of all of these moments as you please. Only this time, the re-make is DEFINITELY better than the first time.

Best Spring 2019 Fashion Trends - Metallic and Lame - Models walking fashion week designer runway wearing Milly, Isabel Marant, Custo Barcelona, Tommy Hilfiger, Balmain
Milly, Isabel Marant, Custo Barcelona, Tommy Hilfiger, Balmain

 

Macro Bags

Ok, so we saw a couple of polarized bag trends this season, and I’ll talk to you about both but only fully cover one. Why? Because the first trend is total functional garbage. It’s like pants with faux pockets. Why?! The bag trend? The micro bag. Who is this bag even for? Your hamster to carry around? If you can only hold a box of tic tacs in there, I’m not even going to bother.

 Best Spring 2019 Fashion Trends - Brandon Maxwell - Micro Bag
Brandon Maxwell

So then we have designers hitting the other extreme in the same season with macro oversized bags. Some of these are gigantic, oversized, stuff-your-petite-bestie-in-there-and-take-her-as-your-carry-on kind of oversized bags. So if you’re into pulling the Mary Poppins, this one’s for you.

 

Best Spring 2019 Fashion Trends - Oversize Bags - Models walking Spring 2019 fashion week runway wearing designer outfits by Victoria Beckham, Jacquemas, Jil Sander, Proenza Schouler
Victoria Beckham, Jacquemas, Jil Sander, Proenza Schouler

 

 

Tie-Dye

Tie-dye was splashed all over the runway this season. Grooving along with the vintage flower child trend, designers took this one-time hippie trend and elevated it, flowing colors gently into each other, sometimes almost into an ombre, while others stuck to the literal tradition for some nostalgia. And with all the de-legalization of pot, I can’t help but wonder if the council of designers chose this trend for a reason….

 Best Spring 2019 Fashion Trends - Tie Dye - Models walking Spring 2019 fashion week runway wearing designer outfits by R13, Prabal Gurung, Prada, Dior, Stella McCartney
R13, Prabal Gurung, Prada, Dior, Stella McCartney

 

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21 Comments

    • luxelookbook Reply

      At one point, nobody really understood why people were wearing yoga pants and joggers. Eventually, I think biker shorts are going to be commonly accepted. Maybe not appreciated by all! But accepted. It took me a long time to warm up to athleisure, and they keep pushing beyond our comfort zone. 😂

  1. I’m absolutely here for the sorbet hues; they totally scream of bright, sunny days ahead! Love this trend countdown babe!

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    • luxelookbook Reply

      Thanks Gabrielle! The sorbet tones were definitely a mood lifter for the season. Glad you like them!

  2. Ah so many great trends for sure! I can not believe biker shorts are back. But they are, not sure if I am on board lol. And tie dye saw some of that on the streets during FW. Thanks for the round up this is helpful.

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    • luxelookbook Reply

      Haha, I guess it was bound to happen. Those yoga pants were getting shorter…and shorter…and now here we are. Thanks Allie! 🙂

    • luxelookbook Reply

      Those biker shorts!! 😂 😂 I’m pretty sure we’re not going to see a lot of people wearing them. Thanks Maria!

    • luxelookbook Reply

      LOL, it looks like quite a few people are a solid no on the biker shorts!! I’m very interested to see how this one plays out on the streets! Thanks Priya!

    • luxelookbook Reply

      Right?! I was dying over those marigold numbers. So gorgeous. Thanks, love!

  3. Those micro bags are ridiculous! It’s almost too small to even hold! I can get in to everything else you listed besides the bags, and the bucket hats…and the biker shorts haha.

    • luxelookbook Reply

      I know! They made me laugh. I really think the designers get together and try to prank buyers with some of the trends. I really, really do.

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