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When it comes to rounding up the most double-tapped fashion pieces on Instagram, it’s clear to see that taste makers took their style cues from all over the world.
As Copenhagen Fashion Week continues to assert itself as a hotbed of talent, influencers and bloggers looked to Scandinavia for inspiration. The result? No shortage of smock dresses, thick-soled sandals and minimalist designs.
Stateside, emerging Brooklyn-based brand Orseund Iris caused a surge of interest in silky vintage-style tops, corsets and cropped oversized knits.
Retailers both established like Zara and online startup Choosy had their own viral hits too in the form of little white dresses and polka dot prints.
With mere days left in 2019, see how many of these popular style hits you can spy when out and about — and perhaps even snap up for yourself in the post-holiday sales.
Whether they were by Chanel or Tevas, chunky-soled sandals seemed to be the summer equivalent to the reigning ‘ugly sneaker’ trend.
Shop: Dr Martens Voss Black Leather Chunky Sandals, $102
Bottega Veneta Everything
Super sleek, minimal designs from Daniel Lee’s “new Bottega” were everywhere you looked on social media this year. The British designer’s vision for the luxury leather goods purveyor also looks set to dominate trends in 2020. Pre-order the Instagram set’s new favorite bag, The Pouch, now.
Shop: Bottega Veneta The Pouch, $2700
Choosy’s Viral White Dress
Trend-focused online retailer Choosy’s Jacquemus-inspired Crosby St dress is so popular that it had to be restocked a staggering 17 times. The simple yet striking garment has found fans in everyone from fashion editors and influencers to New York City’s downtown cool girls.
Shop: Choosy Crosby St Dress, $60
Orseund Iris Tops
This fledgling brand found fast fans in Instagram’s most sought after it girls, including Emily Ratajkowski, Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Hailey Bieber and Fanny Bourdette-Donon. Designer Alana Johnson’s creations, such as the infamous Tube Tank Top, became some of the most photographed “going out out” tops of the year and launched countless dupes on the high street.
Shop: Orseund Iris Ribbed Cropped Turtle Neck Sweater, $555
Thanks largely in part to the designers showing at Copenhagen Fashion Week, voluminous smocks became the first word in street style in 2019. Brands like Ganni and Cecilie Bahnsen proved that shapeless could be just as chic, and their sought-after Scandi aesthetic looks set to continue dominating trends next season.
Shop: Asos Design High Neck Mini Organza Smock Dress, $79
Even before Lizzo sent social media into a meme meltdown with her teensy Valentino bag at the American Music Awards in December, the world had been bombarded with comically small accessories thanks to influencer-favorite brands like Jacquemus.
Shop: Jacqeumus Le Chiquito Mini Bag, $373
Zara Polka Dot Dress
2019’s update to the ubiquitous leopard print silk midi skirt? Undoubtedly, Zara’s polka dot dress. The fashion piece was so popular, it even spawned its own Instagram account called Hot 4 the Spot. While the white version was retired from stores after summer 2019, there is no shortage of dotty updates still available online in case you want to start your own movement.
Shop: Zara Polka Dot Midi Dress, $69.95
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