Spoiler: they weren’t all hits.
2019 has been a big year in fashion – Lady Gaga rocked the Met Gala, Harry Styles became a style queen and Kim Kardashian… well, who knows what she did. But, it was a fashionable 12 months of experimenting, wins and losses and understanding not all trends were born to live on in the new decade.
Here are some of the most infamous fashion trends we saw during 2019, from turning lingerie into daywear to the most popular music festival accessory in history.
You’ll Never Guess What’s In My Handbag…
This one just slipped into 2019 – the clear handbag. Is it necessary? No. But does everyone love it? Absolutely. It’s nothing personal, I’m just not sure how I feel having the general public observe the contents of my purse. However, it makes a statement and that’s what fashionistas tend to love – even if it’s ugly and impractical, they’ve got to have their hands on the latest and greatest. Sorry, not me!
BRB… Just Riding My Bike
I know that heading sounds like a joke, but I’m fully on board with the bike short trend. Hey, Kim Kardashian did do fashion some good this year! I don’t know about anyone else, but I never feel overly confident in regular gym shorts – they are just too short for my liking, but sometimes tights are too much… you know? It’s a dilemma. But the bike-short is so much more practical. They’re high-waisted, long enough to give you some coverage but still more comfortable with tights, and they look great with a hoodie which is fantastic because that’s all my outfits compile of right now. Thanks, bike shorts, you’ve done us good in 2019.
Lingerie Every Day!
Safe to say this was one of the biggest and most popular trends this year – the bralette and pantsuit combination. In the beginning, I wasn’t 100% sold, but after putting together an outfit of my own with this combo (post coming up about that soon…), I am in love. First of all, who doesn’t feel like a total boss wearing a matching blazer and pantsuit? That’s right, everybody does. It’s exuberant, confident and sexy. Don’t you just feel your self-esteem burst with joy looking at these outfits! No? Just me? Whatever.
Toot-toot, We’re at the Station!
I have one of these. And every time I wear it, without a doubt, someone will make a joke about a) being a train driver or, b) waiting to be picked up at the train station. I get it, it looks like a train driver’s hat – hahahahaha funny!! The accessory got popular very quickly, and now most festival outfits aren’t complete without one. The plus side is, so many people wear them now that train jokes are kind of old. So… sucked in and get ready for the onslaught of these babies during festival season. Mwahaha!
I personally think I’ve saved the best till last… and when I say best, I mean the absolute worst possible thing you’ve ever seen. For years we defended ripped jeans around our grandmas and we were all like “Haha yes Nan I did pay for clothes with rips” and “No you don’t have to sew them up haha”. But now, y’all have taken it too far. I don’t have much to say about this, and that’s because I genuinely cannot come up with the words. For the first time in my life, I am speechless. Wow, what a traumatizing bang to the end of a great year!
Let me know what your hits and misses of 2019 were in the comments below, or voice your thoughts over at Sincerely E’s Instagram page, @sincerelye.blog.
Thank you for your support throughout this year, I appreciate it so much and have all the love in the world for you all, allowing me to share my passion each and every year!
Have a safe and wonderful Christmas and New Year, and I can’t wait to see what 2020 holds for us all.
Until next time,