Spring is around the corner! It’s time to get your closet ready for the warmer months. If you put your off-season clothes away, pull them out to see what fits (your body or lifestyle), what needs repair, and what should be donated. For the next few posts, I’ll highlight some of the spring trends that I’ve been seeing. You’ll be able to see which trends you already own, and what you might like to add. I always start with color trends because they’re easy to follow with past season clothing (shopping in your own closet) and sale items (smart shopping!) Here’s what I recommend for Spring 2019 colors and prints…

1. Coral

Designers often use Pantone’s predictions for the season, including their color of the year, for inspiration. For 2019 the color of the year is Living Coral, a saturated orange-pink similar to the coral above.

There are plenty of options for coral clothing and accessories in stores and online. If you love the color, try it in a jumpsuit or a dress.

If you prefer to mix up your colors in one outfit, try these wide leg pants with side stripes. While it’s still cold outside, wear it a neutral sweater (navy, gray or tan). Later, you can switch to a basic white t-shirt or printed blouse.

If you’re not sure whether this color is right for you, Pantone has collaborated with Butter London to create a nail polish in Living Coral. Nailpolish is an inexpensive way to try out a fashion trend. (Read my 7 Winter Upgrades Under $50 post, for more ideas.) Butter London polishes are also gluten-free, vegan and free of the top 8 toxins found in conventional nail polish.

If coral doesn’t work for your skin tone, buy it in accessories or in pieces that you wear away from your face. I bought this Kate Spade handbag last summer but it happens to include some of the Spring 2019 colors. (Tip: fashion is not as fickle as you might think!)

2. Sand

Lighter shades of neutral colors like sand, tan, beige, cream, and taupe are classic Spring colors. This year, wear neutrals from head to toe.

If you don’t have a lot of these colors in your closet, then think about investing in a classic trench coat. I love Club Monaco’s Trench Coat with side button detail for under $500. For a casual coat under $300, Banana Republic’s Water-Resistant Trench Coat is a cute style. For a less expensive trench coat, try Zara’s Belted Trench Coat.

Look for a cozy cashmere sweater to wear under your trench coat. Add straight leg pants in flannel, and a pair of tan loafers.

If you prefer a casual look, try wide-leg pants, a chunky knit sweater, and comfortable sneakers.

For make-up, nude lips and nails are still very much in style. Mine is called “Taupe-less beach.”

3. Yellow

Last year’s deep golden yellow is still a favorite, but a lighter lemon yellow is one of the most prominent Spring 2019 colors.

For work, try a lighter shade of yellow in a silk blouse.

If you need activewear, take a look at Athleta’s tops in “pineapple whip” a very sweet shade of light yellow.

For more inspiration for yellow fashion items and outfits, take a look at my Yellow Pinterest board.

I already started adding golden yellow pieces to my closet last spring. It’s not the most flattering color for my skin tone, so I combine it with blue or gray (both of which are better colors for me.) If you tend to wear warmer colors, you can wear this yellow with beige, olive, or burnt orange.

4. Green

There are two greens that I’m seeing on the fashion runways and social media. The first is a light olive green, the second a saturated emerald green. I own a little of both but it’s definitely an accent color in my closet (in scarves, tank tops, and prints.)

If you like to wear green as a main color, L.K. Bennett’s Greca Dress would be beautiful for a spring wedding or for a formal graduation party.

For the weekend, take a look at these faded denim culottes and this button strap tank top.

5. Pink

Good news if you love, own or want to buy pink! Not only is it one of the top Spring 2019 colors, but has also popped up on the Fall runways (the Fall 2019 collections have already been shown in New York, London, Paris, and Milan.) I love a long-term trend!

I have plenty of clothing and accessories in this deep pink, but I am a bit tempted by this Rebecca Minkoff Blythe Crossbody handbag (currently half price!)

If you prefer a lighter pink, the newest shade for spring is a dusty pink like this pink blush trench coat or this Ted Baker logo sweatshirt. (Read more about the logo trend below.)

6. Animal Prints

Leopard and other animal prints have leaped from fall to spring. For warmer weather outfits, pair your animal print with lighter or brighter colors. If you’re looking for something new, try an animal print that already comes in a light or bright color.

7. Tie-Dye

Yes, tie-dye is back in a big way even for high-end designers like Proenza Schouler and Stella McCartney. If you’re not in the mood to spend a few thousand dollars for this trend, you can always buy a white t-shirt and RIT dye and design your own!

If, like me, you’re somewhere between the high-end fashionistas and the D.I.Y. gurus, take a look at the subtle, neutral tones in these Athleta Tie Dye Salutation Capris and this Splendid Night Haze sweatshirt.

I’m still looking out for some brightly colored tie-dye pieces that I would recommend. When I do, I’ll pin them to my latest Pinterest board.

8. Dots

Polka dots are pretty typical of spring fashion, and this year I’m seeing a lot of larger widely spaced dots like the ones on these Lulu Spot Cropped Wide-Leg Pants, this J.Crew cashmere crew or these Trenton sneakers.

9. Vertical Stripes

I mentioned vertical stripes last year and they are back again this year. I tried this stripe maxi shirt dress on at Banana Republic the other day. It was a little too full at the hips for me, but it would look awfully chic on someone a little taller.

10. Vintage Florals

The current trend for florals is vintage florals and patchwork prints. You’ll find plenty of options in dresses from Free People and Anthropologie. For skirts (especially maxi skirts) take a look at & Other Stories for some beautiful florals (as wells as dots, animal prints, and stripes).

11. Logos

If you have a favorite fashion brand, announce it with a logo item! I love the simplicity of the Burberry handbag (in the photo above); the only embellishment is a gorgeous logo. The Chloe C handbag is supposedly the “it” bag of the year but if that’s out of your reach, these affordable brands also have fun logo items.

If I could justify another handbag purchase, I’d buy a Marc Jacobs Snapshot crossbody bag which happens to come in bold polka dots.

I love the Tory Burch logo especially on her watches.

Michael Kors’ collections always include his logo so you’ll have a huge number of choices on his site.

Spring 2019 Colors And Prints I’ll Probably Skip

  1. Neons are everywhere, as a part of the 80’s revival in fashion. They just don’t fit into my lifestyle or taste.
  2. Gingham checks are a spring staple for brands like J.Crew, but with so many exciting Spring 2019 colors and prints, gingham is one I’m going to skip.
  3. There’s a mini-trend of pop art in fashion prints that is just a bit too trendy.

Which Spring 2019 colors and prints are your favorites? Drop me a line below and let me know!

love, Nipa | fashionipa.com

4 thoughts on “Spring 2019 Colors And Prints”

  1. This is a great color guideline and I like your idea of going through the closet for Spring clothing now and seeing what colors are already there. My favorite nailpolish is that beautiful coral color (and I LOVE that floral bag). Yay for leopard print because I don’t have so much of it already (I think I can sneak more into my wardrobe in the form of a scarf and a cami, though). Thanks for the great inspirations!


    1. Hi Ruth, Thanks so much for your feedback. I was very happy to have collected 4 bags of clothing to donate … and even happier that only two pieces were mine, and the rest were the clothes my kids had outgrown. That leaves me with a closet I love! xo Nipa

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