Fashionistas are always looking to the future to anticipate the trends they should be snapping up, but it turns out that Summer 2019’s hottest styles may already have graced your wardrobe at some point in the past.
This year, the summer wardrobe is colourful and fun, full of old school accessories re-imagined with a modern twist, such as bucket hats, which were popular in the ’90s.
According to Condé Nast Traveller, the style-conscious will be sporting swimwear adorned with bows and ribbons this summer, and hitting the beach in retro tie dye t-shirts.
And while belt bags were once considered an accessory best left behind in the ’90s, they’ve had a designer makeover and are now oversized and adorned with the famous monograms of Gucci or Louis Vuitton.
Wear your bumbag slung on one shoulder or buckled over a jacket to mainline the street-style tone. Pictured: Fabric bumbag, Boohoo, £8.00
Designers have revamped the bumbag from practical carry-on to necessary fashion accessory
The accessory: Belt Bags
Bumbags? Fanny packs? Either way, they’re everywhere. Wear them slung on one shoulder or buckled over a jacket to mainline the street-style tone.
The swimsuit: Bows, ties and ribbons all over
Knotted details were twisted through the most recent catwalks, from Emilia Wickstead’s exaggerated Eighties-inspired hair accessories and Miu Miu’s punky shoulder embellishments to the dramatic, trailing neckties seen at Erdem.
And now swimwear has jumped on board. With ribbon straps and lace-up elements, the prettiest pieces are all tied up with a bow.
For a less whimsical alternative, opt for statement straps and asymmetric designs in contrasting colours, or try ties with buckles for a sportier take.
This summer, bows and ties take over swimwear, like with this yellow oversize bow bikini yellow bikini top, £315 and bottoms, £135, both by Johanna Ortiz
Bows, bows, bows. This Kali bow-embellished halterneck crinkled-cotton top by SHE MADE ME costs £100
The Micro Trend: Swimcaps
The tides have turned. Once the symbol of aqua aerobics, swimming caps first appeared last season at Valentino as bonnets in matching fabrics to the clothes.
They were bejewelled and adorned with veils on the Christian Dior Spring Summer 2019 fashion show.
Vittoria Ceretti on the catwalk at the Chanel Spring Summer 2019 show at Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris in January 2019, sporting an embellished swim cap
The hat: Bucket
The shape has evolved beyond its Britpop status and the bucket’s tomboy swagger shows no sign of stopping, with Dior pairing one with every look for next season.
The bucket hat is getting a fashion makeover. Wear yours like Rihanna and choose a bold print to really stand out. Pictured: Rihanna wearing snakeskin head to toe in Sydney, October 2018
Once the uniform of the Britpop, the buckhet hat is now a designer accessory plebiscited by celebs
The Print: Tie dye
Leave any associations with Woodstock or grunge on the shore; the season’s big trend is an elevated interpretation of the staple surfer pattern.
The blot-dyed swimsuits by Proenza Schouler have already become cult hits, while Prada’s acid-splashed accessories and Chloé’s sunset-ombré designs have made everyone want to head to Venice Beach.
Why not add some acid tones to your summer look with tie dye shorts from MSGM, £225
Tie and Dye is back, from swimsuits for the beach to sweaters for chillier nights
For more summer tends, see the full feature in the May Issue of Condé Nast Traveller available on newsstands and digital download now
For more summer tends, see the full feature in the May Issue of Condé Nast Traveller available on newsstands and digital download now.