The start of a fresh, new year can leave us feeling invigorated and inspired, but after coming off the adrenaline-infused holiday season, the winter months between now and spring can put us into a rut.

Luckily winter does bring fashionistas a few great milestones to prepare us for the next season. For East Coast fashion lovers, the frigid temps signal the start of red carpet season, a time when we can snuggle up and see the world’s top designers dress our favorite Hollywood stars in custom couture fashion, as well as preview all the hot spring trends to come.

The good news is that we don’t have to wait a few months before adopting some of these key trends. We can start incorporating Spring 2019 style and design elements into our winter wardrobes now, and brighten up those gloomy winter days.

Here are three trends set to make major waves this spring:


We probably remember making tie-dye shirts at summer camp, but the arts-and-crafts activity of our childhood is suddenly high fashion, emerging as a major trend in 2019. This tie-dye is far more modern and edgy than that of the 1960s and ‘70s. The 2019 tie-dye presents the shades often separately, manifesting itself almost as a print, as we see on these Urban Outfitters pants. The trend is still free-spirited and boho, but also tailored and more modern.

Satin Tie-Dye Trousers | Urban Outfitters | | $69

Guess | Men’s Shirt | Macy’s (Mays Landing) | $16.32 (on sale now)


There’s been some fashion buzz that corduroy, far from a new fabric, is slowly taking over the sweet spot in mainstream culture previously dominated by denim. Once synonymous with fall and cooler temps, corduroy will remain a huge trend well into 2019, in large part due to its versatility — manifesting itself in the form of not only pants, but also skirts, jackets, shirts, and dresses, ranging in styles from high-waisted, low-rise and skinny silhouettes. A favorite staple of the ‘70s, the fabric’s vintage appeal also supports one of the year’s overall consumer trends — an affinity for nostalgia and items of yesteryear.

Free People | Macy’s | $76.80

Bike shorts

You don’t have to compete in the Tour de France or own a Peloton to get behind the bike short trend. We saw the workout-inspired look emerge last year and we only see this trend gaining more traction this year. And while it may be a tad cold outside to fully embrace this look in January, it certainly doesn’t hurt to step up your workout-apparel game and add some of these pieces to your closet now.

Forever 21 (Mays Landing store; additionally similar looks available at Tanger Outlets, Atlantic City) | $28