5 Trends You Need to Know For Spring 2019
As we ring in the new year, we are also getting ready for all of the SS19 trends heading our way. You may be wondering, “How to stay on top of all of the trends?” This article will help you have a better understanding of how to seamlessly transition your shop into spring, and which trends are a must.
You’ve probably seen this all over the place ever since Pantone announced Living Coral as the color of the year for 2019. Luckily, this is a very flattering color on a variety of skin tones and ages. A word of advice, make sure you’re not only carrying this color, but it’s complementing colors as well. These colors can range from mint to marigold. The cold weather may have you thinking “How do I carry such summery colors when it’s still freezing outside?”. This is where accessories play an essential role. Coral handbags and earrings are just a few examples on how to incorporate this trend into your shop without having to be committed to buying more seasonal apparel. It’s also a great opportunity to test out how your customers respond to the color. If they love it, then you know what shades to carry your upcoming spring merchandise in!
2. Little White Dress
Everyone is acquainted with the LBD (Little Black Dress), but how about the LWD (Little White Dress)? White dresses make the perfect foundation for brightly colored accessories and shoes. Instead of waiting for Memorial Day to carry white dresses, you can do so earlier by strategically pairing them alongside leather jackets or carrying them with long sleeves. Just like a LBD, LWD’s are incredibly versatile and are appropriate for a variety of occasions such as Easter and the 4th of July.
3. Statement Jewelry
Statement jewelry was seen all over the spring runways in Paris, Milan, London, and New York. Although statement jewelry has already been a trend for FW18, there is no need to discontinue carrying them into the new year. Crystals are no longer just for winter, as they are seen grazing collar bones and bare shoulders in a variety of bright hues. Even chunky metal styles such as drop earrings and collar necklaces are more popular than ever, as they complement both bright and neutral colors beautifully. Carry this trend into the new year by providing more vibrant colors of statement jewelry styles you may already be carrying. Maybe it’s time to stock up on top-selling holiday crystal styles in hot pink and orange.
4. Polka Dots
This simple yet fun pattern is an essential for SS19. Go for a subtle approach with small polka dots or for a bold statement with large polka dots. Pairing contrasting colorways and scales of polka dots has also been seen on the runway, for whimsical, monochromatic looks. Whether you decide to go big or subtle with your dots, we recommend transitioning this trend into your shop with some chic blouses. Perfect for pairing alongside black slacks or jeans, polka dots are a print suitable for both the office and off the clock. Offering a fun and versatile print to your shop is a great way to gradually transition into spring.
5. Boho Chic
The seventies pay a visit with elements of crochet to flowy silhouettes. Woven tunics can be thrown over simple shirts and dresses for a relaxed, bohemian touch. You can also implement more of this trend into your shop by carrying neutral patchwork prints and long dresses and dusters. The trick to keep this trend from being overly casual is by selecting colors that aren’t loud. Cinching the waist with a tie or chic belt is another way of dressing up the bohemian look. Beaded and metal pendant necklaces are also a great way to transition your shop into spring, as they are easy to style. Opt for nature motifs such as leaves or flowers or for simple metal designs.
Before you know it, SS19 is going to be here! Make sure your shop is ready by staying ahead of the trend through a gradual sprinkling of some spring styles into your product assortments.