We love a compliment-earning, Instagram-worthy, "extra" piece as much as (if not more than) the next girl, but a wardrobe cannot live on those things alone. Those basics we can wear on repeat are essential to keep on hand. Otherwise you'll wake up every day uttering that same dreaded phrase: I have nothing to wear. The remedy? "Boring" pieces. When you hear "boring," you probably think of white tees and denim jackets, right?
Sure, those are certainly essential, but you already know that. What we're here to bring to your attention are those new "boring" items that may not be quite as obvious. These are trends that also happen to be as versatile (and somewhat unexciting) as basics, and they're gaining steam. We highly recommend adding them to your closet before 2019 arrives. Take our word for it and keep scrolling to shop every the 10 "boring" pieces you'll need in 2019.
No disrespect to skinny jeans, but the new go-to denim style among the fashion crowd is loose jeans. Enjoy this comfortable trend while you can.
These baggy Agolde jeans are literally gold.
If stylish women like Pernille Teisbaek and Alexa Chung are wearing corduroy blazers, we're here for it. Wear your with everything from denim to a slip dress.
Wow, this looks expensive.
They were all over the S/S 19 runways, and they're starting to be all over Instagram. Get on board, folks.
This editor has been wearing this pair on repeat.
Headbands were all over Prada's S/S 19 runway and fashion girls immediately started wearing them en massee. Luckily you don't need a Prada budget to get in on the trend.
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Just wait until you see how chic it looks on.
Thanks to the obsession with all things Western, denim shirts are a thing again—and they look great with oh so many things.
Two-tone for the win.
We want to wear these with dark-wash cropped jeans and the aforementioned corduroy blazer.
Whether or not the bike-shorts trend sticks around forever, it's kind of a big deal right now, and we expect that it will be for at least the next year or so. Luckily they're often pretty cheap, so it can't hurt to stock up.
Yes, 2018 marked the return of the cardigan. We advise investing in a chunky style that can be layered when it's cold or worn alone when temperatures eventually warm up.
Dôen sweaters are wildly popular for very good reason.
We're not sure that black tights ever really went away (because warmth), but people are really embracing them right now. You'll be glad you invested in a new pair come January.
Fleece pullovers are the coziest "boring" piece on the list. They're so cozy, in fact, that we're praying the trend never dies. Go with the "dad" look and wear it with clunky sneakers, or go with the fashion look and wear with with a miniskirt and sparkly heels.