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On-Trend for Spring 2019

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Jan. 16 2019, Published 6:10 p.m. ET

My favorite winter pastime is shopping for on-trend spring clothing. What’s a better way to escape the frigid January temperatures (at least mentally) than to start looking forward to warmer months? Retailers are already springing forward with new arrivals for the upcoming season. Here’s a list of trends to look out for when shopping for your spring/summer wardrobe:

Neons and Pastels

Neons and pastels are going to be huge this spring. Bright and light was a huge trend among spring/summer collections for 2019, especially lavender. Miu Miu did it best with bright pastel utility looks. Expect to see lots of earth tones paired with radiantly colored accessories.

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Source: Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters Cleo Belted Paperbag Utility Short; $49.00

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Animal Prints

Animal prints of all kinds were another common trend in spring/summer shows. Though cheetah was widely popular this past fall and winter, expect to see a lot more of it this upcoming spring.

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Source: Free People

Free People Jimi Printed Pants; $139.00

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Sequins

Sequins were another common theme. Chanel spring/summer collection featured sequin accents on almost every piece. Sequin statements, big or small, will be a huge trend in 2019.

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Source: Free People

Free People Bout You Embellished Brami; $58.00

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Patterns

Spring/summer collections were strewn with pattern statement pieces. Stripes, polka dots, and bold floral patterns will be a big trend this spring.

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Source: For Love and Lemons

For Love and Lemons Antigua Set; sold separately

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Tie-dye

Tie-dye never really went out of style for my hippie-self, but this year it is actually considered high fashion? Collina Strada used tie-dye as a staple pattern in her spring/summer collection. Personally, I am most excited about this trend because it is the easiest DIY fashion statement.

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Source: ASOS

ASOS Tie Dye Mesh Top; $20.52

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Small Sunnies

Though we never thought we’d see the day, the small Matrix-style sunnies are back in 2019. Small-rimmed, 90s-style sunglasses were featured in many shows, especially Louis Vuitton’s collection.  

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Source: ASOS

ASOS Pointy Square Sunglasses; $13.68

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Small bags

Sadly, the convenience of mini backpacks is out. Top handle bags and Paris Hilton-era shoulder bags are back in.

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Source: Zara

Zara Vinyl Mini City Bag; $19.99

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Washed Denim

Vintage washed denim is making a comeback this spring. Victoria Beckham really emphasized this trend in her vintage, inspired spring/summer 2019 collection.

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Source: Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters Recycled Acid Wash Denim Shirt; $49.00

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