Memorable fashion trends of 2019


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As one of 2019’s biggest fashion trends, Crocs have stayed extremely popular and continue to do so. Many students at WHS like the personalization and comfortability of the sandals. Some students sport their Crocs with fun socks and/or Jibbitz.

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As with every year, 2019 brought new fashion trends from the runway to the classroom. To see what trends were most popular, check out WSPN’s list of 2019’s top 10 hottest fashion trends!


2019 said goodbye to dark, muted tones and hello to flashy, highlighting colors. Last year, muddy tones were swept away with the bright and fanatic colors of neon. Fluorescent shades took over social media platforms like Instagram, with people posting pictures of vivid, yellow biker shorts and matching radiant tops. Celebrities, YouTubers and countless others could be seen wearing these lambent colors. Check out some funky, neon clothes below:

Neon On Crop of the Game Utility Jacket Nasty Gal

Neon Long Sleeve Ruched Dress PrettyLittleThing

Neon Vans Salton Basic T-Shirt Zumiez

Colorful Plaid

2019 brought the comeback of a much beloved style: plaid. A favorite from as early as the 1850s, plaid has been a major style seen in countless classic movies such as “Clueless,” “Legally Blond” and “She’s All That.” However, 2019 had people dressing in much more than your typical black and white blazer because many sported plaid pantsuits, skirts and even hair accessories. You can check out some different plaid pieces below:

Check Flare Plaid Pants Nasty Gal

Plaid High Waisted Skirt Amazon

Plaid Scarf Target

Bike Shorts

Ever wondered if someone is actually wearing anything underneath their oversized top? Well, chances are they’re probably wearing some bike shorts. The crazy popular “pants” of 2019 can be seen on almost everyone, including celebrity favorites such as Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande. Bike shorts come in a huge variety of styles and sizes, some of which you can view below:

Bike Shorts Fashionnova

Leopard Bike Shorts Forever 21

High Waisted Bike Shorts H&M

Animal Print

Snakeskin, cheetah, leopard, cow print – you name it! All of these animal prints were a popular style to see on many people this year. Animal print made a come back this year, but with a slight twist. Colored tiger stripes were seen on mini skirts, and leopard print wrap dresses were seen on dance floors. You can check out fun, varied styles of animal print below:

Leopard Print Dresses Forever 21

Leopard Print Sweater Nordstrom

Animal Print Skirt Macy’s


If 2019 had to be notorious for anything, it would be for the ever growing Croc fad. These sandal-slipper like shoes were extremely popular this year, a favored style being Crocs with socks and Jibbitz (little rubber images are used for personalizing the front of your Crocs). They were a popular choice of footwear in 2019, and you could see many students at WHS as well as celebrities wearing them. Look below to see some different colors and styles of Crocs:

Crocs Amazon

Fleece Lined Crocs Zappos

Rainbow Tie Dye Crocs Journeys

Bucket Hats

As a fairly new item in 2019, bucket hats made a big appearance in the world of fashion. As a popular item for many celebrities and students at WHS, bucket hats were a common sight. The hats were an especially popular to purchase during out of school trips as they represented their travels. Bucket hats come in a wide array of colors, patterns, logos and shapes. Check out some cool varieties of bucket hats below:

Santa Cruz Bucket Hat Zumiez

Champion Bucket Hat Lids

Cow Print Bucket Hat Urban Outfitters

Tiny Glasses

Although most of these glasses weren’t necessarily built for practicality, tiny glasses were certainly a huge fashion trend of 2019. Worn by countless celebrities, YouTubers and people on the street, these glasses certainly dominated this year’s eyewear. They could be seen on the runway, at festivals, on the streets and in the media. Many people enjoyed a small bifocal or clear neon glass, while others went with a cat-eye shape. Look at the links below for some fun and interesting tiny glasses:

Cat Eye Tiny Glasses Amazon

Ice Empress Tiny Glasses Dolls Kill

Checkered Black and White Tiny Glasses Zumiez

Mom Jeans

Back from the 1980s, ‘mom jeans’ were a big hit this past year. Mom jeans come in a vast variety of styles and colors, some of the most popular being acid wash or light blue. Perfect for pairing with any top or cozy sweater, these pants were a favorite during 2019 for their style and nostalgic feel. Check out varied styles of mom jeans below:

Blue June Mom Jeans PacSun

Medium Wash Mom Jeans Levis

Stretch Mom Jean American Eagle

Fanny Packs

Once again another fashion trend from the 1980’s resurfaces, fanny packs. Worn by many during 2019, fanny packs were a staple accessory for all. Celebrities, WHS students and others wore these around, carrying their personal belongings in the favored pouches. Fanny packs come in a big selection, making them extremely likable because of their variety and practicality. Look below for some unique fanny packs available for purchase:

Neon Fanny Pack Nordstrom Rack

Herschel Supply Co. Yellow Fanny Pack Zumiez

Iridescent Fanny Pack Dickie’s


Scrunchies have been an extremely popular fashion trend of 2019. Similar to most 2019 fashion trends, scrunchies have also come back as a fashion style from the 80’s. As many celebrities and students of WHS wear these accessories in their hair or around their wrists, they prove to have a wide variety of usage. Coming in many different colors, sizes, themes and shapes, scrunchies were definitely the accessory of 2019. Check out some varied styles of scrunchies below:

Mauve Chenille Scrunchie Set Rue21

Perfect Ten Scrunchie Set Urban OutfittersAssorted Color Satin Scrunchie Set Amazon

Assorted Color Satin Scrunchie Set Amazon