It’s 2019, a new year bringing all the new possibilities and newer opportunities. I am both excited and a tiny bit nervous to see what this New Year has in store for me. To be honest, I am still in denial regarding the new year. You see, I am stuck in 2018, so I thought while I am still here, why not do a review of the best fashion trends that I loved this year.

The fashion this year was infused with art and personality, but it was also experimental. There were pastels as well as dark and vivid, there were minimal yet embellished, there were saaris, ghararas, shalwars, bell-bottoms and so much more. Each style chicest in its own exclusive way.

I certainly loved blending in at the same time standing out with these distinctive fashion trends. Here are my favorites from the year:

Denim:

Denim cures all fashion problems, whenever there are any and even when there aren’t any. From Jeans to Jackets and Oh, Overalls, denim clothing was all over 2018.

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Denim is the answer to (almost) everything

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There were pearled, patched, plain and much more. I absolutely loved this trend as it combines all eras in one, there’s no 80’s or 90’s or the 00’ anymore, it’s every era ever.

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Kiran Dupattas:

It’s a blast from the past. Kiran Dupattas are honestly my favorite trend this wedding season (*were, you see I’m still in 2018). I am totally getting these for my cousin’s wedding even if it is in 2019. I refuse to let go of this prettiest trend. Don’t you just get those shaadi-perfect, traditional vibes from these dupattas?

Plaid:

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#catchmeifyoucan😎…!!

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This one trend is so bad-ass, and whoever wears any piece of plaid clothing looks like such a boss. Don’t you agree? I really loved the suits and pants. I really hope this trend continues in 2019 as well. Or else I’ll make it happen.

Fanny Packs:

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You know what’s the most useful piece of fashion? Yeap, you guessed it. The world is pretty unfair in that they make very small pockets for women jeans. But we, we don’t get ruled over like that, we figure out ways and make them fashion. Hence, the fanny packs.

Over-the-shoulder Jacket:

This trend might be old and it might be something many don’t like. But I do, it’s very warm, cozy and chic at the same time. comfort and style in one. Makes one look like a boss even if they’re not but who’s asking anyway, right? So, might as well enjoy what you wear.

Shalwars:

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Rilli ~ handmade, with love by woman artisans at @behbudboutique 🌹 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Fashion is about looking good , but it should also be about doing good. The Brand employs dozens of women artisans from across Pakistan, who are reinventing traditional crafts and keeping them relevant in today’s fashion landscape. The quaint little store in Islamabad houses beautiful Kurtas, dopatta s , jackets, accessories and home items worked with timeless techniques of rilli, shadow work, chikankari, crochet, block prints, mukaish and more. Cherry on the cake : they’re quite affordable and come with great quality fabric ; makes me nostalgic of the pre-Lawn-era when fashion was approached more thoughtfully. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• You can find them online at Behbudboutique.com – let’s keep the craft alive, give back to the society and keeping fashion sustainable. 🌿🤗👏🏻

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Last but not the least, it actually made me really happy that Shalwars were back in fashion. Even though I was never really a big fan, I was clapping with happiness (in my head) when they made a come-back. Aren’t they the cutest?

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Happy Independence Day 🇵🇰 #pakistanzindabad

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