With the influx of new trends every season, it could feel a little daunting trying to decide which ones to actually try. Responsible shopping calls for a well-thought-out purchase that you will wear and love for a long time. That said, if you're looking for new trends to try, here are seven that will surely matter this year.
1. Prairie dresses
Think tent-like smocks, fine floral prints, and voluminous baby doll dresses. Go twirling (hello, Boomerang OOTD!) and enjoy the easy, breezy feel while moving around in them, especially this summer season. Style 'em with cute strappy heels or add an edgy vibe to your outfit by slipping on a pair of ankle boots.
Tie-belt dress, P2690, H&M, Robinsons Magnolia
Floral vintage dress, P4995, MANGO, Greenbelt 5
Floral chiffon dress, P5995, MANGO, Power Plant
It's time to adorn your tresses with shiny barrettes or cinch your waist with an embellished belt! Because if there's anything we're looking forward to seeing again from the aughts, it has to be rhinestones on anything you can bedazzle.
Crystal-embellished tortoiseshell resin hair slide, GUCCI, $501 (approximately P26,460), Netaporter.com
Velvet crystal-embellished evening belt bag, LES PETITS JOUEURS, $750 (approximately P39,615), Modaoperandi.com
Joia crystal-embellished belt, ISABEL MARANT, $545 (approximately P28,790), Modaoperandi.com
3. Green suits
No, it's not St. Patrick's Day, but this cool color comes in a variety of shades (mint, pastel, what have you) and is a mictrotrend you'll want to get into for a number of reasons: it's easy on the eyes, super versatile, and, in suit form, you can easily master vintage dressing (just add pearls!). Or, you know, you can always approach it in a minimalist way and wear it on its own and it'll still look chic.
Structured cotton blazer, P2695; Straight suit trousers, P1995, MANGO, UP Town Center
Slim fit velvet blazer, P10,500, MASSIMO DUTTI, Shangri-la Plaza Mall
Double breasted long blazer, P2299, MALDITA, Zalora.com.ph
4. Odd-shaped bags
If it means having to pull off a Marie Kondo challenge and editing our everyday bag down to the essentials, then so be it! Geometric shapes are getting a 3D rendition as the fashion scene finds new love with structured, quirky bag shapes.
Wooden handbag, P2595, ZARA, Greenbelt 5
Metal coffer bag, P995, MANGO, shop.mango.com
Red asymmetrical bar clutch, P2999, CHARLES & KEITH, Power Plant
This surf sub culture trend has made its way to the runway. And by the looks of it, it's time to hoard skinny tops, pleated skirts, and big dresses that come in this remarkably colorful print.
High neck shirt, P995, BERSHKA, SM Megamall
Tie-dye pleated skirt, P2495, STRADIVARIUS, Glorietta 2
Silk asymmetric midi dress, $1795 (approximately P94,810), PRABAL GURUNG, Modaoperandi.com
Aside from layering minimalist necklaces, it's time to stack up your cuffs, too. The only rule to follow: Stack as many as your wrist allows for that maximalist vibe.
Aden cuff, P795, GILDEE JEWELRY, Gildee.com
Hidi signature cuff (Set of 8), P3500, RICH EARTH JEWELRY, Richearthjewelry.com
Cuff floral bracelet, price unavailable, LES NÉRÉIDES, SM Aura
Meet your soon-to-be new fave fabric for 2019. While silk and satin are often associated with fancy events, you can easily inject them to your casual looks, too! This style trick is guaranteed to elevate your jeans-and-heels combo.
Silk dress, P6690, H&M, SM Megamall
Off-white silk classic trench coat, MANSUR GAVRIEL, €945 (approximately P56,440), ssense.com
Belted silk trench coat, $905.97 (approximately P47,855), MICHAEL LO SORDO brownsfashion.com