We talk at length about the trends we think you should know about, but have you ever wondered which ones Who What Wear UK editors just can’t get on board with? If so, today’s your lucky day. We consider it our duty to tackle the trends with a disconcerting eye, bringing you only the best of the best. Naturally, though, we each have our own tastes, which aren’t necessarily in line with those of the designers. At least not 100% of the time, anyway.
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Team Who What Wear UK pictured in some of the pieces they are thinking of getting for spring.
So we decided to do something a little bit different and instead tell you what not to buy in 2019. We’ll also be revealing the pieces we’d rather spend our wages on. Of course, there’s no judgement if you happen to love the trends we don’t—we disagree amongst each other, and everyone's entitled to their own opinion… These just happen to be ours. Scroll below to see the trends we won’t be buying into in 2019 and see if you agree.
WHAT TO PAUSE: SHEER
“As someone who likes to be quite demure and covered up, I just don’t think I can get on board with the trend for sheer fabrics. Even with a layer underneath, it just feels like too much of an effort. I’d rather just pop on a simple, high-necked, long-sleeved cotton midi dress and be done with it!” — Hannah Almassi, editorial director
WHAT TO BUY INSTEAD: COTTON DRESSES
WHAT TO PAUSE: NEON
“Neon looks all well and good on the catwalk, or even on Instagram, but in real life, it’s notoriously difficult to pull off. Not that I’ve ever been tempted to try it—the ultra-bright hues would not do my skin tone any favours. Instead, I’ll be sticking to dusky tones—namely pistachio.” — Emma Spedding, deputy editor
WHAT TO BUY INSTEAD: PISTACHIO
“It might be laziness on my part, but I prefer my accessories to generally err on the side of practical. Big earrings weigh me down, OTT necklaces need forward planning and fancy shoes generally impede movement (I have places to go, okay?). When it comes to statement-making pieces, I prefer to let my coats do the talking: Think tactile fabrics, unusual silhouettes and bold prints. They’re all I need to elevate my wardrobe basics and carry me through the winter in style.” — Joy Montgomery, assistant editor
WHAT TO BUY INSTEAD: STATEMENT COATS
WHAT TO PAUSE: TIE-DYE
“It’s set to be a big deal for spring/summer 2019, but I can't get on board with it whatsoever. For me, it reminds me of my nursery days when my mum dressed me in it top-to-toe (oh, to have grown up in the ’90s). Instead, I’ll be reinstating florals to my wardrobe. I’ve let them pass me by the last few springtimes but now I’m obsessed.” — Maxine Eggenberger, Who What Wear UK contributor
WHAT TO BUY INSTEAD: FLORALS