5 New Outfit Formulas We Discovered in 2019 That Will Take With Us Into 2020

Oh, how the fashion pendulum has swung from maximalism to minimalism this year! Where last year we saw head-to-toe animal print, 2019 was all about beige. Minimalistic shoes replaced ugly trainers. Simplicity, timelessness, and practicality reigned. It was a version of minimalism that still felt new and incorporated many unexpected elements. Though minimal, the fresh outfits ideas that emerged this year were far from boring. There was a refreshing wave of original looks popping up on our feeds this year, and they didn't feel overly "fashion" or unattainable on a budget. The new outfit formulas that emerged this year were excellent for a number of reasons. 

Our favourite new outfits of the past year have been wearable in day-to-day life while they still pushed us out of our comfort zone. They worked for spring and easily translated into summer and autumn weather too. This didn't mean we disregarded our sense of adventure when it came to new looks; there was just less sartorial pressure to do so. The outfits that we loved the most have become our favourites to the point that will we not abandon them in the new year style refresh. 

Keep scrolling to see and shop the five most stylish outfit ideas of 2019, as we imagine we'll be seeing a lot more from them next year.

PLEATED SKIRT + STRUCTURED SHIRT + FLATS

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@brittanybathgate

Style Notes: Brittany single-handedly convinced the fashion world to buy this Arket pleated skirt, and she kept proving why in her fresh outfit ideas. Our favourite though is when she kept it simple by playing with shape, like an oversized button-down shirt.

MAXI DRESS + PLATFORM SANDALS

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@monikh

Style Notes: Perhaps the easiest route to chic this year was this outfit formula that Monikh championed for us all. This outfit launched our love of wearing chunky black sandals with anything and everything and firmly placed Tevas on our list of forever buys. 

BEIGE TAILORING

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@louloudesaison

Style Notes: All-beige outfits took off as a major outfit trend in February at London Fashion Week and have been our go-to for easy chic ever since. We're looking forward to how this look will evolve next year, but for a classic look take, stick to tailoring. 

JEANS + STATEMENT TOP

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@fashionenth

Style Notes: Jeans and a nice top is the gift that keeps on giving. This year, we tried going for a monochromatic look and swapped perhaps swap your go-tos for organza blouses or leather shirts. The combinations were endless, and that's why we'll still have so many new ways to try it in 2020 

BIG DRESS + BIG BOOTS

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@hannastefansson

Style Notes: Be it a short prairie dress or one with puffed sleeves, this outfit combination is as easy as it is breezy. Try cowboy boots or combat boots and play with volume for a trend-based challenge.

RENAISSANCE CASUAL

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@kristenmarienichols

Square-neck tops, like this one from Reformation that evokes a Renaissance sensibility, climbed up in popularity, most often paired with chunky gold chain necklaces and a casual pair of jeans.