We're all curious about which items will define the fashion insider wardrobe in 2019. I'm especially interested in which pieces stylish women will own this year, so I reached out to find out what's sitting in their closets and in their shopping carts. I wanted to learn which items they’ll be wearing in the near future—but before I spot them on their Instagram feeds or in snaps from fashion month. And their selects will no doubt inspire some of your future purchases.
From a new take on designer denim to the print we’ll see all over the street style scene to the buzzy shoe designer everyone is talking about (and more), these are the items stylish women across the globe are adding to their shopping carts. Go on to see which pieces fashion insiders are including in their wardrobes in 2019. Shop their picks ahead, and scroll to the end to see which items are on this editor’s shopping list.
Kerry Pieri, Digital Fashion Director, Harper's Bazaar
"These boots were love at first sight, I’ll wear them now with jeans and later with gauzy white minidresses."
"I love wide-leg denim and always have. These really up the ante."
"I've thought about buying this bag for too long, and since I love an off-season (and in season!) basket bag I’m finally just going to do it."
Aemilia Madden, Senior Fashion Editor, The Zoe Report
"This spring, I'm doing my best to approach trends in a more sustainable way. I want to make sure that I'm adding pieces to my closet that feel true to my personal style and that I'll want to hold on to for at least a few years. This means thinking through my purchases before I pull the trigger. Blame it on Marie Kondo, or perhaps the fact that I live in a tiny NYC studio, but there has to be a better reason than just 'It's cool right now' to bring something home with me. I've greatly undervalued belts, and am finally realizing how versatile and transformative they can be, so I'm trying to add a few key styles into my weekly wardrobe."
"While I'll forever be a jeans girl, I've found myself drawn to the polish and ease of wide-leg trousers. Even on the weekends, I love that they look effortlessly sophisticated but are still so comfortable."
"By Far is one of my favorite accessories brands at the moment. My one fault: Everything sells out so quickly that I miss out! Its bags and shoes have a bit of a '90s bent but still feel so modern."
"I really connected with Rejina Pyo's latest collection. It truly feels like every piece could be part of my closet."
TyLynn Nguyen, Designer
"I'm obsessed with a simple mule. I feel it pulls together any outfit and adds a classic feel to it. These Amina Muaddi’s are my new obsession."
"I love the elevated shape of this blazer. It adds a strong power presence to the body shape and draws attention to the person rather than the look. I'm all about that."
"I've been craving this Brock denim. I love the cut and wash, so I'm finally gonna get them."
Jessica Minkoff, Fashion Content Editor, Bergdorf Goodman
"I am really into the California surf culture trend we saw for spring 2019, so tie-dye will be incorporated into my wardrobe in a major way. Case in point: this Prada crossbody bag."
"You can't do surf culture without a hoodie—plus I have loved everything from Proenza Schouler's PSWL line since it first launched in 2017."
"The number of Balenciaga knife mules that I have collected is a running joke in the office, so why not keep it going with this graffiti pair?"
"I wear jeans five out of seven days of the week, so that justifies adding a pair at this price point to my closet."
Michelle Salem, Brand Manager, Opening Ceremony
"I'm adding a chic, fitted trench to my wardrobe this year. I've realized most of my warmer pieces are either puffers or coats with not a lot of shape. Something with a defined waistline will make me feel more polished for things like dinner dates on colder nights!"
"It’s time to invest in a large carry-all for work. Mini bags are great on the weekends and at night, but this is for when I need to be prepared for anything, such as long shoot days."
"Lastly, I'm adding some more elevated workout outfits to my wardrobe."
"A baggy tee and leggings combo are fine sometimes, but a two-piece set always makes me feel put-together at the gym!"
Kristen Nichols, Editor, Who What Wear
Minimal pieces with utility details are high on my list of items to invest in for 2019. This faux-leather jacket from Low Classic checks each of those boxes.
There is something so romantic and delicate about this top that I love.