Style Trends of 2019

The looks and styles to take note of this year from fashion to home decor.

By Athena McKenzie

Natural Touches 

Home décor is getting in on the environmental movement. Items made by hand with sustainable materials like jute, rice paper and clay are the trendy accessories as we head into 2019. These grounding elements offer a way to feel more in touch with the earth, right in your home. Up the earthy connection by creating your own mugs and bowls at Hands On Pottery.


Bike Shorts as Work Attire

Blame the Kardashians if you’ve noticed bike shorts popping up all over your Instagram feed on the profiles of countless style bloggers. The divisive garment even appeared on the Fendi, Chanel and Stella McCartney catwalks at the Spring/Summer 2019 fashion shows. Paired with blouses and blazers, the bike short is making its way into the workplace — maybe not a bad option for commuters who cycle to the office.


Smoking Lily Zero Waste Scrunchie

Hair Apparent

Hair accessories are making a huge comeback in fashion, according to local makeup artist and stylist Erin Bradley.

“Everything from the scrunchie to the banana clip is trending,” she says. “To make your statement more subtle, try using a barrette or two to tuck your hair behind your ear, or use a head scarf to smooth your hair back and get in one more day before washing.”

Surfer Chic

As Vogue puts it: “California on your mind? Must be all that zesty tie dye and those endless wetsuits that slunk down the SS19 runways.”

From Marine Serre’s statement-making gowns made from upcycled neoprene wetsuits to Proenza Schouler’s polished take on tie dye, surf culture was a major inspiration for many international designers.

This article is from the January/February 2019 issue of YAM.