Spring & Summer Fashion Preview: 2019
Bring on the sun, flowers and big, bold accessories
Isn’t it funny how, season after season, everything in fashion seems to change, yet also remains the same?
You may remember this infamous line from “The Devil Wears Prada” starring Meryl Streep, now a modern-day meme: “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.”
So, you guessed it: Last spring was all about larger-than-life florals — big ’60s- and ’70s-inspired blooms. This season, scale down the blossoms in size to achieve a sweeter, English countryside vibe.
Looking forward to the sun warming your face and those vitamin D-deprived limbs?
There could not be a more opportune time for the color of the sun. Yes, yellow is back. Bright, warm and happy.
Wear the Pants
Spring 2019 celebrates ladylike pleats and ruffles juxtaposed with menswear-inspired style. Whether you decide to go with a body-conscious, leg-baring biker short, a classic slim silhouette, joggers or a suit style, your options are limitless if you love pants (like I do).
Keep It Simple
Simplify your style with a one-piece dress. Whether you choose long or short, you can’t go wrong. Also, consider a boilersuit, a must-have this season. Who doesn’t appreciate the ease of this throw-on-and-go piece? Decide which shoes of the moment you’ll wear to tie your look together so you can make it your own — a simple and barely-there sandal, refined flip-flop, classic cowboy boot, structured leather boot or sport-inspired sandal?
Dare to Bare
Shirts are cropping up, literally. If you wouldn’t dare bare your belly, pair one of these crop tops with high-waisted jeans, pants or a skirt. Tie-dye never dies. Whether you’re heading to the beach or the boardroom, there are sophisticated tie-dye options if you style them properly.
Make a Statement
This spring and summer is all about “maximalism” when it comes to accessories. Choose big, bold statement necklaces and earrings. I especially love the return of the bangle.
As for bags, whether your preference is to carry only the essentials or leave the house with everything but the kitchen sink, both petite and oversized bags are on point this season. Woven leather, wicker or straw basket bags tie together sweet, feminine-inspired styles. If you’re averse to wearing a lot of color, try introducing a vibrant bag or pair of shoes to your look.
Photos are courtesy of vendors except where noted.
1. Mansur Gavriel Mini Protea Leather Bag
Add a perfect pop of color to your look.
$495 • Vermillion at North Hills • vermillionstyle.com
Photo courtesy of Eve Simone Photography
2. Rebecca Taylor Vivianna Vine Jacquard Silk Jumpsuit
Dress up or down with this versatile one-piece jumpsuit.
$525 • Fleur at North Hills • fleur-boutique.com
3. Ancient Greek Sandals
Inspired by myth, these sandals are functional yet elegant.
$250 • shopbop.com
4. Laura Lombardi Anima Earring
This classic, sculptural, hollow-brass earring adds instant interest to your ear.
$128 • lauratlombardi.com
5. Zimmermann Flat Sandals
These barely-there sandals work with a variety of spring and summer styles.
$395 • shopbop.com
6. Rise & Ramble Painted Pillar Dress
This hand-painted dress, made-to-order in North Carolina with 100 percent Crepe de Chine Silk, comes in petite, regular and tall sizes.
$280 • riseandramble.com
Photo courtesy of Samantha Floyd Photography
7. Rebecca Taylor Victorian Floral Applique Blouse
Romantic and feminine with a high neckline, this piece features ruffles and embroidered flowers.
$450 • Fleur at North Hills • fleur-boutique.com
8. Laura Lombardi Luna Chain
Frame your face in this oversized, hand-assembled, gold‑plated brass chain.
$300 • lauratlombardi.com
9. Frye Billy Short Boots
Giddy-up with a little Western style to your ensemble this spring and summer.
$288 • shopbop.com
10. Lizzie Fortunato Clear Arc Cuff
Wear this accessory with just about everything.
$195 • Vermillion at North Hills • vermillionstyle.com