Spring/Summer 2019 To-Buy List

Jennifer Butler

What did our mothers teach us about grocery shopping? “Always make a list and stick to it.” This is how you make sure you remember the essentials such as milk, bread, and chicken instead of coming home with chocolate, wine, and donuts.  The same thing is true with fashion, every season you should make your list and stick to it, to ensure that you have the essentials to always be in style.


Spring/Summer 2019 inspiration will come from all different places; from the moon and the stars to the streets of Paris and to city looks popularized by the fabulously-aging.  Celestial Awakenings brings out the carefree, nature loving spirit within all of us, with a shopping list that allows us to experience the natural world around us in a simple, effortless way. As we continue to look beyond Mars and escape the city hustle and bustle, Celestial Awakenings will stimulate your inner moonchild. This list allows you to travel from the moon to the stars by wearing dreamy fabrics that range from chiffon to leather.


Delve will allow you to explore the luxurious, artistic style found on the streets of Paris and is inspired by French actress Anouk Aimee.  Delve lets any woman be chic and glamorous by the simple addition of a classic clutch or an embellished jacket.  Whether you’re spending Spring 2019 picnicking under the Eiffel Tower or just picnicking in your own backyard, you will be sure to feel elegant and confident dressed in Delve.


Summer 2019 will also be a season of Advanced Style.  Now I know what you’re thinking, advanced style? That’s just a fancy way of saying old. Wrong. It actually means you’re wiser than everyone else when it comes to what is in style. So if you want to be advanced on the trends of Summer 2019, you will go buy big, bold prints, and bright colors.  These looks will stop traffic in a good way and with a confident walk and some daring accessories; you’ll look as if you know something no one else does.

So what’s on your shopping list if you are looking for a more celestial-inspired look? You should invest in a chiffon dress that will remind you of that flowy and carefree vibe you’re looking for.  I would also pick up a pair of barefoot sandals to help you connect with Mother Nature by feeling the grass right underneath you. If you are more daring and want a more unique look like Advanced Style, I would pick up some abstract separates and a citrus dress. These bold prints and unique lines will help you stand out in a good way in the Summer of 2019.  And lastly,

if you want a softer, European inspired look, Delve into a collage-print silk scarf or some tailored separates.  Pair these together and you’ll look as chic as a model walking the streets of Paris. No matter what look you’re aiming for, be sure to have your Spring/Summer 2019 to-buy list ready.




Pattern Play

Madi Allen

1Pattern and textiles — the building blocks our clothes are built from. How clothes feel, how they fall and drape and what is printed on them all center on fabric choice. Spring/summer 2019 will be marked with plenty of silk, cotton, linen and leather. These textiles can be worn head-to-toe, or one of each. Patterns will range from simple geometric lines to wild florals based on the work of British artist William Morris. Predicted fashion Zeitgeists of the season help us navigate these patterns and textiles.

Drops of water fall onto the ground, the roof and the windows. “Plop… plop… plop…”  A car splashes through a puddle as people shuffle inside, huddled beneath their umbrellas. You look at the weather app on your phone and read the forecast, “Inclement,” it says. The season will be characterized by clothes reminiscent of this rainy day. Liquid-like silks embody the look of a blanket of rain on the harsh pavement. These silks may feature prints, such as a grid design or drippy water colors. Soft cotton knits made with artisanal yarns that will last for seasons to come will create dimension without rendering the garment unwearable in warmer weather. In addition to silk & knitwear, leather accents in both bold and neutral colors bring much needed structure and strength to a rather soft season otherwise.

In contrast to this rainy day, the resorts of Southern California provide inspiration for the second look of the season, Bountiful Botanicals. It’s easy to draw inspiration from not only the relaxed, luxurious SoCal lifestyle, but also the ocean, palms and terracotta housing. Vitamin C is all is all that’s missing from this resort-inspired look. Soft linen embodies a warm sand and chambray is the bright blue California sky. Both looks ideal for a relaxed day at the beach or lounging by the pool. Leather accessories will break up the look to avoid vacation overload and add a much needed bold accent to an otherwise head-to-toe resort wear look. To4 reflect California’s natural beauty, William Morris’ floral prints will do the trick. These patterns contrast loudly with the serenity of the sand, yet harmoniously work together to showcase everything resort life has to offer.

For the final look of the season, the contrast of masculine versus feminine is the ground it’s built on. Silk, cotton and linen make up this look decorated by polka dots, florals and toile. The busyness of the patterns will be balanced by the structure of the clothing to create Juxtaposition. Playful feminine patterns decorate sturdier menswear and the two create a harmony of style. Maximalism at it’s best.

Whether it’s weather, gender or art that inspire your look, it’s not hard to integrate these into your own wardrobe. Incorporate leather accessories via clutch purse, belt or clog style shoe. Don’t be afraid to mix and match prints — take a grid print, inspired by Inclement, and mix it with a William Morris-esque floral, this pattern play will tie nicely into the maximalism of Juxtaposition.


Leather: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/427490189606044927/

Grid Pattern: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/341781059192983721/

William Morris blue leaves:


Chambray: https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/denim-blue-pinstripe-chambray-linen-fabric-.htm

Green Silk: http://www.imgmob.net/green-silk.html

Bright Florals: http://anewsimplesomething.blogspot.com/2010/06/favorites-saturday_26.html