Passion for fashion

Different fashion trends to start off 2019


graphic by Peyton Sims

Story by Peyton Sims, staff writer

Fashion trends come and go, and as we embark into a new year, people are becoming interested in new clothing combinations. However, it can be quite difficult to put together an outfit that you’re pleased with, and trends can simply be too difficult to keep up with. Considering we’re not far into the year, it’s never too late for inspiration.


Skirts are one of the few items of clothings that can make any outfit appear dressy. They come in multiple lengths and styles which helps this item reach a diverse crowd. There are numerous  ways to style clothing based around a skirt. An oversized t-shirt adds a unique effect due to how the different clothing items fit. Colored tights or fishnets can add a colorful vibe to your appearance and will allow you to stand out in a crowd.

Oversized sweaters

Comfort is usually the first priority for a majority of people, especially when you’re at school for seven hours a day during the week. You know it’s a perfect sweater when it’s a couple sizes too big, and you feel completely engulfed in warmth. You can style an oversized sweater by wearing a belt and tucking the front portion in while letting the back hang loose.

Fake glasses

If an outfit ever feels like it’s missing an accessory, fake glasses can bring an outfit together. Depending on the look you’re going for, glasses can portray a smart, nerdy or a sophisticated look. Also, to the people who have prescribed glasses, you can always style an outfit around your glasses.


In the cold weather, it’s easy to find yourself wanting to wear one of your favorite short-sleeved shirts. Obviously there are jackets, but sometimes a jacket may not match the desired aesthetic, or it may cover the design on the tee. Instead, you can wear a long-sleeved shirt underneath your short-sleeved to create a layering effect.  Turtlenecks and striped long sleeves make nice undershirts that will keep you warm and stylish.

Heavily ripped jeans

Wearing ripped jeans comes with the sacrifice of elderly people asking where the rest of your pants are and if you want them to patch the holes up. Ripped jeans are a staple product of our generation that come in many different shapes and forms. Heavily ripped jeans are a more complex version of the jeans that are only ripped at the knee. A benefit of ripped jeans is that they can be styled with almost anything.

Combat boots

These can add an edgy vibe to your persona and can make you prepared to conquer your day. A well-known combat boot brand is Dr. Martens. The price is $150 for a pair on average, but there are still multiple inexpensive pairs that can be found in a majority of shoe stores. Some of these boots are platformed which can add a very unique aspect to your outfit. Combat boots can be styled with a skater skirt and knee high socks for a cute, edgy look.

As we continue into the new year, don’t be scared to step out of your comfort zone. The idea may seem slightly unsettling, but studies show that if you’re wearing an outfit that you’re confident in, your happiness will increase. Next time you’re in your closet trying to decide what to wear, don’t be scared to branch out and try something new.