Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:20 AM February 08, 2019
Kai Nakanishi Lim
I will try my luck with pulling off a neon outfit. I’ve always been a neutral girl so a pop of neon would be a breath of fresh air.
Kimi Yap Sy
For clothes, I’m such a fan of pants so I like to wear more boiler suits. They’re a one-piece wonder. You can wear them with turtleneck and booties or just sneakers.
Another is the scarf-print trend. It looks chic, and it has that vintage feel. Sunset shades for clothes also.
For shoes, slingbacks, statement sneakers and snake-print booties. For accessories, I’m such a fan of hair clips and headbands. For bags, small, boxy top handle styles in different shapes.
Charmagne Garcia Laconico
Tailored suits in beige. It’s all about feminine confidence and empowerment in a subdued way. The different iterations of nudes in clean lines and three-piece sets are just so delectable.
Also, I am in love with the ballerina-inspired Dior silhouettes. The shoes are just calling out my name!
I have always loved lace. But the inclusion of lace in the more street/athleisure pieces like those of Alexander Wang and Victoria Beckham’s makes me want to wear lace even more.
I love the return of the ’80s chains in layers—for belts and neckpieces (so iconic Chanel).
I welcome with open arms the return of bows, too! The clips for the hair or the bows on headbands like in Prada are so girly-girl and I am all about that.
Rima Ostwani Najjar
Maybe feathers. I’ve always wanted an excuse to wear a dressy outfit with feathers. And for something more casual, I’d like to try an all-neutral outfit—probably beige from head to toe.
Andee de Guzman Que
Weirdly enough, it’s the ugly sneakers trend, though I haven’t gotten around to actually buying a pair. Also the highlighter trend, the all-neon outfit. But again, might be too young for me.
Out of all the trends this 2019, utility dressing interests me the most. I’m all about comfort and functionality. And I think with the right accessories, it can look very chic!
I really liked the khaki, earth-colored looks that were on the runways for SS19. Tom Ford, Chloe, Marni, Burberry, Max Mara all featured earth tones. I find them very wearable and chic, a complement to the pieces I already have in my wardrobe. Another trend that I noticed a lot of was polka dots. I liked the more muted versions of this, done in neutral colors with small dots like the ones at Carolina Herrera, Jacquemus and Burberry.
A fashion trend that I would like to try is the revived vintage beaded bag. I think it’s a fun accessory as well as a throwback to my childhood bag from some 20 years ago.
As I’m usually dressed in neutral hues and veer away from anything too playful, I wouldn’t mind trying my luck with color-blocking and a dainty mishmash of patterns to see how I can incorporate them with the rest of my wardrobe staples. For accessories, perhaps a neon minaudière or shoes would add an exotic touch to my usual pared-down look. —CHECHE V. MORAL