New season, new trends. The Spring/Summer 2019 runways saw some of the most OTT ones yet, from fluorescent neons to XXL hats and tie-dye prints. But let’s be honest: these are not exactly the most wearable pieces, especially for everyday wear. In our styling video, we put the spotlight on some of the biggest tropics-friendly trends, and had three girls—Joan, Hanna, and Sonya—each give them their own take. Watch to learn a style tip or two too—there’s no better time to give your wardrobe a style refresh.
Buro Malaysia’s Fashion Editor Joan Kong in SS19 colour trend – beige
On Joan: Pantsuit, Zara. Bag, Longchamp. Bracelet and rings, both Swarovski. Earrings and pumps, both stylist’s own.
Spotted all over the runways (and on the streets) as of late, trust us when we say that beige is the new black this season, and we’re all for it. As a fan of pantsuits, fashion Editor Joan Kong naturally gravitated towards the tailored co-ords in a relaxed silhouette that’s ideal (and oh-so-comfortable) for both day and night. For an added interest, incorporate different tones and textures in the get-up, such as a suede brown crossbody.
Tip: As beige is a neutral colour, when it comes to pairing, the possibility is (almost) endless. Want to keep it polished? Monochrome is the way to go. Want a pop of colour? Wear it with a bold hue-the brighter and more vibrant, the better.
Hanna Tajul in SS19 best trend – leopard prints
On Hanna: Leopard-print dress, H&M. Denim jacket, Calvin Klein Jeans. Earrings, Swarovski. Belt bag, Longchamp. Boots, H&M.
From leopard to snake and zebra prints, animal motifs are trending this Spring/Summer 2019. We got started with the most common of the lot—after all, the spots (which has never really slink out of fashion) is enjoying a huge revival this season. Staying true to her casual-chic style, Hanna Tajul paired a leopard-print midi dress with a rugged oversized denim jacket, and finished off her look with her favourite pair of Vans sneakers. For a night out, switch things up with a pair of leather boots for that style (and height) boost. To maximise the trend, a belt bag in the same motif is perfect for those who’re still very much into bumbags. We know we are!
Tip: Although it’s a statement-making print, leopard spots are more fail-proof than you think. All you need is a neutral-hued piece and you’re good to go. If you’re still apprehensive about the trend, start small with an accessory of your choice before moving on to clothing. Either way, it’s a must-have in your wardrobe.
Vitiligo model Sonya Danita Charles in SS19 best trends – floral prints
On Sonya: Checkered blazer and floral skirt, both Michael Kors Collection. White T-shirt, Cos. Necklace, Swarovski. Lace-up sandals, H&M. Bag, Kate Spade New York.
We know what you’re thinking: “Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking.” It’s hard not to associate the season with flowers, but with a collection full of pretty blooms, how could we resist? Although Sonya Danita Charles tends to stay away from overly clustered prints as she already has patches on her skin, here, she juxtaposed her printed piece with checkers for that look-at-me finish, with a white T-shirt that helped break up the vibrant combo. The round top-handle tote sealed the look with a dose of femininity.
Tip: As one of the most loved prints, florals can be styled down with a plain hue or taken to new heights by pairing it with another classic motif, such as stripes and polka dots. Not a fan of overly girly patterns? Opt for (larger) prints in monochrome, and steer clear from ditsy florals.
Videography: Shepherd Pictures
Styling and coordination: Joan Kong
Assisted by: Stephanie Boey
Hair and makeup: Ling Chong
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