A Look Back on the Trends of 2019
It’s the end of 2019. We are about to enter 2020 (it’s okay to scream). When I was a kid, I envisioned 2020 to be a year where flying cars were the norm, scientists could clone humans, and people could honeymoon on the actual moon. But this year we seemed to get more of the same stuff. On top of that, 90s trends made a major comeback in 2019. As a 90s kid myself, I know that decade definitely had some incredible fashion highs (Winona Ryder is one of my girl crushes) and laughable fashion lows (shoutout to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake for rocking all-denim evening wear). I thought the 90s trends were dead and gone– never to be relived again. However, 2019 brought back the relaxed and rebellious attitude from the 90s. Once again, it’s all about looking like you’re a misunderstood rebel on the fringe of society. So here’s a look back on the trends of 2019 (or shall I say 1999).
One way to nail the “I’m trying hard to look like I’m not trying hard” look is wearing casual clothing. Dressing down is the key. Jeans are too mainstream? Try ripping them. Dress shoes too fancy? Try sneakers. Normal clothes are too fancy? Try an athleisure look.
Loose Fitting Clothing
Another way to capture the rebellious spirit is wearing loose fitting clothing. The name of the game is oversized or nothing! If your shirt isn’t so loose that it drowns your body shape, you’re doing it wrong. If your pants aren’t so loose that it makes it hard to walk, you’re doing it wrong.
One staple from the 90s and 2019 is the flannel shirt. It’s a good piece to layer over a graphic tee or band tee, but leave it unbuttoned so you get a glimpse of what’s underneath. You can also tie it around your waist if it gets too hot.
A popular item is the leather jacket. A black leather jacket that’s worn-in oozes that dark hero vibe. As soon as you put one on, you can’t help but feel a little bit cooler.
Another popular staple is the windbreaker. The louder the colors and patterns, the better. Regardless if it’s actually windy, you can rock this sporty layer.
It’s 2019, but 90s trends are back with a vengeance. If J.T. is your idol and you’ve been praying for an opportunity to break out your baggy jeans and tie-dye bandana, by all means do you. But if these trends don’t appeal to you, you don’t have to follow them. Breaking trends to make your own personal style can be refreshing. Luckily, the image consultants at Henry A. Davidsen are experts on getting to know your tastes, body, and lifestyle to create custom clothing for you. They can help you find a style that feels right to you regardless of the outside noise and trends.
I know on New Year’s Eve, I will be raising my champagne glass and cheersing to a 2020 where we move forward. Hopefully next year we get new trends instead of recycling old trends.