When it comes to style and trends, anything can happen; the rule of thumb is to always expect the unexpected. But even if that’s the case, some trends are on the brink of becoming so huge they’re infiltrating our wardrobes and vanity indefinitely. We’re no psychics, but we can still make some calculated guesses on what beauty look or fashion trend will become the most popular for 2019. Curious about the next big thing? Know what’s in store for you next year in the realm of style.
The comeback of the classic red lip
This year was all about the gloss and the glitter. Matte finishes were tossed aside in favour of more festive textures. As a result, experimental hues like oranges, purples and vibrant corals took centre stage. But based on the latest beauty launches, the crowning shade of lip colours — the classic red lip — is about to make a big comeback. From CHANEL Rouge to Lisa Eldrige’s Red Velvet lipsticks, beauty brands are shifting their gears towards red lipsticks formulated in hydrating mattes.
The rise of ‘skipcare’
Here’s a diet anyone can get on board with: skincare diet, also known as ‘skipcare’. The concept is simple: use multipurpose products to speed up your skincare routine and save a couple of bucks, like using a hydrating toner as a substitute for moisturiser. This technique became increasingly popular after a recent feminist movement took off in South Korea, which saw local ladies expressing outrage over “laborious” beauty routines. With various skincare brands introducing hybrid products lately, we can all expect ‘skipcare’ to be the norm for 2019.
Hello, baby bangs and wavy ends
There’s no doubt that runway hairstylist Guido Palau is a trendsetter. And if his latest works were any indication of what the next ‘It Girl’ hairstyle would be, then it looks like baby bangs and soft, wavy ends are the winning hair combo for next year. This snappy hairstyle was spotted in the catwalk last season for fashion brands like Miumiu and Prada. You might just spot the look on the streets next year.
A new era for lingerie
Until recently, there’s a scarcity of lingerie that’s both stylish and comfortable. Thankfully, we’re ushering a new era where inclusive and practical yet super-chic designs are being offered. Brands like Savage x Fenty by Rihanna, UNIQLO and Aerie are currently some of the major players in this field. But because of the positive response from consumers, other established and upcoming brands may join in on the fun soon.
No more rough edges for handbags
It seems like we’re ditching angular designs for well-rounded (pun intended) clutches and handbags. From bucket bags to circular clutches, round shapes have dominated the bag scene in the Spring/Summer 2019 fashion shows. Get ready to sport these cute bags soon!
Make way for maximalism
The minimalism trend may be staying, but there’s no stopping maximalism from taking over. This year, we’ve seen a string of trends that veered away from neutrals and clean lines. Instead, tiered ruffles, bell sleeves, logomania and pastels took over. And with playful and loud designs becoming more popular, it’s safe to say that maximalism is getting ready for its day in the sun.
Enjoy travelling? Read more travel stories at Travel360.com.