These fashion pieces are about to blow up on social media

It’s that time of year where you reflect on your wins and fails of the year, and look ahead to up your game in 2019, and that obviously includes fashion. I would say that for 2018, shell jewellery, slip skirts and checked blazers have been a major win on social media and IRL. So, what to expect next year?

The team at Pinterest have handily compiled a guide to what they think are going to be major fashion trends, and it’s quite fascinating.

  • Just kente get enough: From dashikis to cocktail dresses, African wax prints and kitenges look stunning on every continent. (Searches for african print fashion +229%)
  • Up your shell game: Hares beware: slow and steady wins the race with these versatile, sophisticated tortoise earrings. (Searches for tortoise earrings +679%)
  • Slay in your lane: People are riding high on bike shorts, for everything from workout wear to statement wear. (Searches for biker shorts +1323%)
  • Wrap stars: cosy, chic robe silhouettes mean never having to choose between comfort and style again. (Searches for robe silhouettes +689%)
  • Mod squad: People are going from zero to incognito in an instant with beautifully blocky oval sunglasses. (Searches for oval sunglasses +591%)
  • That bamboo you do: Stay connected to nature by carrying all the essentials in a striking, structured handbag. (Searches for bamboo bags +2215%)
  • Ruche hour: Flatteringly gathered gowns, trousers and coats are sending ripples through the style world in 2019. (Searches for rouche +108%)
  • Say it with sneakers: Finally feet get the starring role they deserve, supported by kickin’ colours and lit laces. (Searches for statement sneakers +2211%)
  • Second skin: Step aside, leopard print! This hypnotic pattern just slithered into the lead (and tights and skirts and…). (Searches for snake print +642%)
  • Ethical threads: Rentable looks and recycled materials make for world-stopping looks that don’t punish the planet. (Searches for sustainable fashion +34%)

That’s your cue to stay ahead of the fashion game. Happy New Year.

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