Long time no talk! I’m sorry that I haven’t posted on this blog in awhile, I’ve been really busy lately, but I promise that that’s going to change, and I’ll be posting a lot more in the days to come. With that being said, I’ll get to straight today’s post, which is all about the Spring 2019 fashion trends! In my last post, I talked about how tie dye is making a comeback this season, and while that’s true, it’s not the only trendy pattern this spring. Keep reading for all the deets on the three latest trends and info on how you can style them.
I feel like leopard is a print that has always been around, so it only makes sense that it is one of this spring’s biggest trends. Honestly, I used to kind of hate leopard. I always thought it looked kind of trashy, especially if the garment was a skin-tight body con dress, however, when I walked into my local Target and saw leopard on everything, oddly, I didn’t hate it. I’ve actually picked up a couple of leopard pieces myself, including this white tie front spotted tank from Lizard Thicket and a pair of booties from Charolette Russe. Even though my Lizard Thicket tank isn’t the classic yellow and black print that people usually think about when they think ‘leopard’, it’s still obviously considered leopard print because of the shape of the spots. I actually really like this top because this version of the print seems somewhat classier to me, and it is good for different occasions. I probably wouldn’t wear a standard leopard print to a job interview, but for a recent interview I had at a local boutique, this white one was perfect paired with leather leggings from Francesca’s, a black cardigan and fringed booties from Target, and a hat from Altar’d State. The girl interviewing me loved my outfit and style!
I also wore this top when I went to Universal Studios with my sister when she came to visit from Ohio a couple weeks ago. That day, I wore it with some black shorts (that I have no clue where I got), the same fringe booties from Target, a mini black Cristian Siriano backpack from Payless, and my gold round Ray-Bans. I absolutely love this look, and would definitely wear it again. It was great for a hot day at a theme park because the material was light and thin, so I wasn’t drenched in sweat at the end of the day.
In my opinion, leopard prints look the best with black, but they could also look good with denim too. These classic leopard booties from Charlotte Russe (similar here) go great with my high waisted black jeans from Belk (similar here), a black crop top from Delia’s (similar here), and a newsboy cap from Forever 21 Red (similar here). Even though the blacks don’t match, I feel like the leopard shoes stand out against the black and make a statement.
Another look you could do with shoes like these is denim jeans and a black or white tank top tucked in, and possibly a necklace, if it’s not too clunky. If you want to add a pop of color, I feel like a red top would look really good along with jeans and the booties too.
Unfortuently, the retailer where I got these leopard booties from, Charlotte Russe is closing all of its stores, and you can no longer shop on the website. However, if you have a store near you, you should TOTALLY check it out because they’re having a liquidation sale with merchandise up to 40% off! On top of that, Payless is also closing its stores, but the upside is that they have markdowns at 50% off the current lowest price. Also, check out this link, this link, and this link for some of my favorite leopard finds!
Ironically, my favorite trend this season just so happens to be linked with my biggest phobia – snakes. I am TERRIFIED of snakes. So terrified, that I literally had to quit a 5k not even half way through because I saw an actual, live, black snake slither right in front of me and had a panic attack. With a fear that big, you would think that I would absolutely hate the fact that snakeskin is trending right now, but, surprise, I’m actually in love with it. I think I fell for the pattern when I saw these booties at Buckle. They were just so amazing! I think they would look really good with bell bottom jeans and a white top.
Another thing that did it for me was Kim Kardashian’s Instagram photo in a snakeskin outfit, she SLAYED.
I also happened to get a really cute off the shoulder snakeskin dress of my own from Charolette Russe (similar here). I feel like this is a unique piece, and it doesn’t need many other accessories since the pattern is so bold, making it great if you’re getting ready on a time crunch. I also got these white leather pointed toe heels at Charolette Russe (similar here), and I think that they look really good with the snakeskin dress, along with my Dolce and Gabanna sunglasses. This is a great club or girl’s night look, and I actually wore it to a wine tasting at Cooper’s Hawk the other night and my friend and sister loved it.
Another snakeskin piece I have actually has leopard mixed in with it. One trend I hate the most is mixed patterns, but I really like the way the leopard and snakeskin are combined in this particular piece from a boutique called Forema. I love wearing this with my leather pants from Francesca’s, fringed booties from Target, and hat from Altar’d State that I wore to my job interview. This outfit is really similar to my first leopard look, but the change to the crop and cardigan gives it a more casual vibe. This garment is also great for spring because it’s thin and not a sweater like material, so it will keep you breezy. This cardigan also looks great when you tie the ends together in the front to make a tie front, which is also trending this spring.
The third trend I’m going to talk about is a little nostalgic for me, because in 2009, I was obsessed with neon. I’m talking neon pants, neon eyeshadow, neon jewelry up to my arms, you name it. Now, ten years later, it’s back! I’m not a super big fan of this trend (yet), maybe because I still cringe at my 9th grade self, but like with a lot of things, it might grow on me. This is a fun trend because it reminds me of the 80’s, and there’s so many different neon colors you can choose from, like neon yellow, neon blue, neon pink, and neon orange. Even though this neon yellow body suit (similar here) makes my tan look extra bronze, I still feel like I look like a highlighter. However, it looks great with these white cropped boyfriend jeans, from Charolette Russe and Target respectively.
I also feel like with neon, less is more. You don’t want to wear too much of it, or it’ll be a bit over the top. a piece such as a neon skirt, shirt, or hat paired with a black or white shirt or pants makes a great contrast, and you don’t want to look too bright. Neon is such a fun thing to wear at night, because it makes you stand out. If it was me, I’d wear it downtown, or some other night gathering. For inspo, check out my favorite neon picks here, here, and here.
Well, there you have it for my first post back. I feel like the majority of this post is me saying ‘I used to not like it, but now it’s trending and I suddenly do,’ but that statement is anything but a lie. I hope you enjoyed reading about these Spring 2019 trends!
What is your favorite trend this season? Your favorite way to wear leopard? Snakeskin? Neon?
Let me know in the comments!