This post is in partnership with Shopbop. All opinions are my own.
Out with the old, in with the new. Or not. While 2018 had some looks that legit had me shaking my head, there were also a few trends from last year that I’m not quite ready to let go of. I find the beginning of the year one of the best times to shop because so much merch goes on sale. If there are any trends you were on the fence about it, sales are the perfect chance to try them for less. For instance, Shopbop is offering an extra 25% off select sale items with code HELLO2019 at checkout. That’s potentially up to a whopping 75% off! I can always count on a huge Shopbop sale after the holidays.
With the big sale going on, now is definitely the time to add to the wardrobe! I happily skipped the tiny sunglasses, bike shorts, and dad sneaker trends, but here are some I embraced last year that still made it into my 2019 closet.
Ruffles never fail me so they are here to stay! With ruffles, I rarely feel over or underdressed even when hopping between same-day meetings and events.
- Jill Jill Stuart Ruffle Trim Dress
- The Fifth Label Idyllic Shorts
- Adam Lippes Ruffle Sleeve Top with Placket
I have always been a fan of stripes. I feel like this is a pattern that will never be out. If that ever happens…I’m still going to wear stripes!
- Rachel Antonoff Bijou Puff Sleeve Top
- Moon River Paperbag Waist Shorts
- Moon River Striped Peplum Top
Off The Shoulder
Off the shoulder tops and dresses are adorable and there is no way I’m leaving them behind! It’s especially awesome when they have removable straps so you can decide how you want to wear them.
I don’t care what anyone says about fanny packs. They’ve been part of my life since childhood and in this case, I’m never growing up. They are so convenient for those days at theme parks, festivals and airports!
I didn’t think I would like the smocked bikini thing but I tried it, and I’m so glad I did. I ended up loving it and will rock the trend again this year. High-waisted swim bottoms with halter tops are still my number one but smocked swimwear has definitely made its way to second place.
- Lisa Marie Fernandez Selena Smocked Bikini
- Splendid Frill Seeker Smocked Off Shoulder Top
- Lisa Marie Fernandez Selena Smocked Tomato Crepe Bikini
If you’re new to Shopbop sales, one thing to keep in mind is it is incredibly popular. Don’t browse before you’re truly ready to shop or mull over your shopping cart for hours. Hesitating could mean you miss out on some items you want. Been there, done that. Shopbop has free 1-3 business day shipping in the US and if you’re an Amazon Prime member like me, you get free 2-day shipping. The sale is 3 days long and begins 1/2/2019 so jump over and grab those savings!