The Only Trends I’ll Be Wearing This Year

The Only Trends I’ll Be Wearing This Year

Hey guys and happy Wednesday! Today on Retro Flame, we’re talking trends. I wanted to have a quick chat about some trends that are set to be big this year. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the trendiest dresser. I definitely don’t believe in wearing a trend just for the sake of it if it doesn’t suit your own personal style. However, after doing research for this post there are some trends that I can definitely see myself trying out or sticking to if I’ve already been wearing them. So let’s dive right in and see what we should all expect to see in the stores from here on in. I’ve also linked some good options for each trend if you feel like getting ahead of the crowd and purchasing…


We saw a little bit of tailoring in 2018 which I particularly loved and this year it seems to be sticking around. Although I did notice that the tailoring seems to be more cinched. This is a super flattering style and a trend I definitely recommend trying out. It’s also very timeless and chic which you can only imagine how much I adore. This black blazer top is a prime example.


Colour wise, khaki seems to be the one to look out for. Last year we saw a lot of green neon which honestly, I wasn’t a huge fan of. So I’m very happy to see a more muted tone of green taking over this year. This is definitely a colour I could see myself in. In fact I already have my eye on this cardigan.


We saw a lot of sequins last year but this season it seems that metallics/shimmers may be taking over. I’m a magpie when it comes to clothing especially dressier items so I’m very much here for this. This top is perfect for nights outs paired with a leather skirt or trousers.


My personal favourite on this list and one we saw a LOT of on the runways is puffed shoulders. A definitely a tribute to the 80’s. I know a lot of people can be apprehensive when it comes to exaggerated shoulders but I think they can be very flattering and this particular style is more feminine than padded shoulders so a lot more wearable for most I think. This polo neck is just perfect!


A trend that I been wearing a bit this year already is tonal dressing. Which basically mixing very similar tones throughout your outfits to almost make it look like they pieces were made to go with each other. A similar idea to monochrome dressing which was big last year. The tones I love to try this trend with are beiges, creams & whites. I just love how they compliment each other and the simplicity. This trousers paired with this jumper is a good example.


..And last but not least, one more nod to the 80’s with mini dresses. This is definitely a trend we’ve all worn before but I’m not very excited to have another excuse. I absolutely love the idea of styling the 80’s mini dress with sheer tights at the moment too. Really loving how that looks. I wore the black version on this one on NYE – I really love the shoulder detail!

As always I hope you found this post helpful! Also, I have a brand new video live where I’m bringing you along on my apartment hunt if you want to check that out.

Enjoy the rest of your day & chat soon,

x Erika



  1. […] Another forever favorite for me is the The Row, Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen’s brand – just in case you didn’t know. Their neutral tones draw me in every season but also their structured masculine-like pieces. This season, they also mastered the cinched waist which is going to be huge this year. You may remember I chatted about it in this recent post. […]

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