We know you come to Who What Wear to get your download on all the key trends of the season and what to buy to nail each and every one. So it's only natural then that we keep you up to date on the trends that we're tossing aside right now, too. To make it as straightforward for you as possible, we're going to break down the trends that were everywhere at one point but are now definitely dying out.
Ahead, we've identified five trends that were undeniably massive not too long ago but are hitting their expiration dates in 2019. Let me give you an example: Cropped flare jeans were the denim trend everyone owned (this editor included) in 2017 and into 2018, right? Well, I feel it's my journalistic duty to report on what's been replacing the jeans in the fashion world and in my own closet these days. If you like to stay on top of the latest trends, keep reading to see which spring fashion trends to set aside and which to wear instead so you can start dressing better immediately.
OUT: Cropped Flare Jeans
IN: Longer and Looser Fits
I owned a pair. You owned a pair. Virtually everyone I know owned at least one pair of cropped flare jeans. That's how big the style was. It's been on the decline for a while now, taking a back seat to baggier fits and '90s-style straight-leg jeans: two denim trends that feel so current.
OUT: Bomber Jackets
IN: Utility Jackets
Remember bomber jackets? Just a few years ago, bomber jacket outfits filled up every celebrity street style gallery and were generally worn with anything from jeans to leggings. Now, though, sleeker utility styles are reigning supreme, especially belted silhouettes in every material from denim to faux leather.
OUT: Crossbody Bags
IN: Shoulder Bags
As much as we appreciate how useful our crossbody bags have been for years and years, it's finally time for a new bag shape to step into the spotlight, and as soon as Prada's Sidonie Bag began flooding our feeds, it was clear that that new shape would be all about the cropped-shoulder-bag look.
OUT: Teeny-Tiny Sunglasses
IN: Oversize and Retro Shapes
Did anyone else just breathe a sigh of relief? I don't know about you, but I had been anticipating the death of micro shades for a while now, so I'm thrilled to report that all the coolest sunglasses are doubling in size. Retro tortoiseshell, '70s-inspired tints, and geometric shapes are all the key details here.
OUT: Pool Slides
IN: Chunky-Sole Sandals
Comfortable sandals will always be peaking during the summer months, so it's only natural then that a new sandal style would reign supreme. This year, it's sporty sandals by the likes of Teva and Birkenstock that are trending hard, canceling out the pool slides that dominated not long ago.