5 Spring 2019 Trends Hiding In Your Closet

5 Spring 2019 Trends Hiding In Your Closet

Just because I am not shopping doesn't mean I am any less interested in seasonal fashion trends, I just have to be super creative and use what I already own to interpret them. Good news, I've identified 5 Spring 2019 fashion trends we can all jump on right now using the clothes in our closets.

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Nail Editorial Eclectic Style with this Fool Proof Outfit Formula

MappCraft | How to Nail NYC Street Style 2017

MappCraft | How to Nail NYC Street Style 2017

This is NYC Street Style 2017

Editorial Eclectic Style is my way of describing the fashion girls that roam the streets of NYC in all manner of texture, colors, prints and patterns with a mysterious photographer not far behind snapping pics that appear on WhoWhatWear.com. 

These girls embody my childhood fantasy life. After graduating from FIT, they now live in Manhattan and work in fashion houses, PR agencies, as stylists or lifestyle bloggers. Their social influence earns gifted Gucci bags and they wear crop tops with gusto. They always have plenty of pocket cash to shop, dine and walk the High Line.

#IRL they may live with 4 other 20-somethings in a 600SF walk up way Uptown, but there is no disputing that NYC fashion girls influence trend cycles all over the world. The problem with trying to teach you their outfit formula is the simple fact they don't have one, which is also what makes them awesome. 

The Editorial Eclectic Style Outfit Formula

After extensive Pinterest research, I have nailed down 5 key items to help you channel NYC Street Style in Spring 2017. Unless you actually live and work in fashion, I do not recommend you wear them all at once. 

Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #1: Fur Lined Mule Loafers

MappCraft | Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #1: Fur Lined Mule Loafers

MappCraft | Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #1: Fur Lined Mule Loafers

These fuzzy puppies may be hibernation by mid May (I guarantee they'll emerge again in October), but right now, nearly every fashion girl on Pinterest is warming her toes in fur lined mule loafers - almost always crafted by Gucci (see #4).

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Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #2: Wide Leg Pants

MappCraft | Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #2: Wide Leg Pants

MappCraft | Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #2: Wide Leg Pants

Our bevy of street style muses are totally over skinny jeans and welcomed this expansive pant silhouette as a breath of fresh fashion air.  Incredulous? Wide legs paired with a slim top and flat sandals are surprisingly flattering. 

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Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #3: Statement Sleeves

MappCraft | Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #3: Statement Sleeve

MappCraft | Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #3: Statement Sleeve

Just like their Broome St. kissing counter parts, arm holes are huge this season! Another street style trend easy to pull of when paired with the right proportions. Feel free to pull out your skinny jeans for this look. 

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Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #4: Anything Gucci

MappCraft | Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #4: Anything Gucci

MappCraft | Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #4: Anything Gucci

Ever since British native Alessandro Michelle took over the house in 2015, Gucci is #everything with the in crowd. Thanks in part to the wild popularity of his whimsical Dionysus handbag collection, those ubiquitous fur lined loafers and an inspired collaboration with street style artist Gucci Ghost, under Michelle's direction, Gucci is THE luxury design house informing the moment. Hello wish list!

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Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #5: Modern Trench

MappCraft | Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #5: Modern Trench

MappCraft | Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #5: Modern Trench

A refreshing spin on a classic staple and very much in line with maximalist vibe on the streets, Spring 2017s proper topper is a reimagined trench coat, usually oversized. Again, this trend is actually quite wearable if you keep the rest of your look streamlined. 

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How to Layer for Spring 2017: Denim Jacket

MappCraft | How to Layer for Spring 2017: Denim Jacket

MappCraft | How to Layer for Spring 2017: Denim Jacket

Layering 101

An expertly layered outfit is the hallmark of a stylish woman. It takes sartorial skill to blend several garments together to create an multi-dimension, multi-textured look that reads inspired and effortless at once. 

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MappCraft | How To Layer for Spring 2017: Jenna Lyons Denim Jacket

MappCraft | How To Layer for Spring 2017: Jenna Lyons Denim Jacket

Now we can't all be layering savants like J.Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons (above), but we can master the basics of creative layering -- and exponentially expand the reach of our capsule wardrobes in the process.

Layering Basic: Denim Jacket

MappCraft | How To Layer for Spring 2017: Denim Jacket

MappCraft | How To Layer for Spring 2017: Denim Jacket

Once Spring rolls in, a strong layering game is key to navigating frosty early mornings that end in practically perfect afternoons. 

Thanks to it's iconic shape and match everything hue, the denim jacket is an endlessly versatile layering basic that complements outfits from every single style archetype. 

The absolute best thing about a denim jacket? You probably already own one - and if you don't, there are super affordable options available in every wash, color and style imaginable.

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8 Ways to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring

1. Americana Style: Denim Jacket Layered Over Tropical Brights

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Americana Style, Over Tropical Brights

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Americana Style, Over Tropical Brights

Southern girls know that denim is an amazing anchor for an otherwise in-your-face color combination; they love to layer a shrunken denim jacket over bright, floor kissing skirts and dresses.

2. Free Spirit Style: Denim Jacket Layered Over a Boho Maxi Dress

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Free Spirit Style, Over a Maxi Dress

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Free Spirit Style, Over a Maxi Dress

Pulling a note from the boho style book, Free Spirit gals use denim jackets to balance ephemeral white eyelet, gauzy maxi dresses and chunky beaded necklaces .

3. Athleisure Style: Denim Jacket Layered Over a Hoodie

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Athleisure Style, Over a Hoodie

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Athleisure Style, Over a Hoodie

This season Athleisure bloggers are ALL ABOUT layering a denim or leather jacket over a drawstring hoody. 

4. Editorial Eclectic Style: Denim Jacket Layered Over a Tribal Print

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Editorial Eclectic Style, Over an Abstract Print

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Editorial Eclectic Style, Over an Abstract Print

Editorial Eclectic is the least definable of the Style Archetypes because it fuses all manner of inspiration. But even the most out there street style blogger appreciates the iconic impact of a classic denim jacket. 

5. Minimalist Style: Denim Jacket Layered Over All Black Everything

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Minimalist Style, Over all Black Everything

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Minimalist Style, Over all Black Everything

With their no frills, embellishment-free personal style, Minimalist bloggers prize authenticity and clean design above all. What's more real than denim?

6. Classically Chic Style: Denim Jacket Layered Over Navy Blazer

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Classically Chic Style, Over all Navy Blazer

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Classically Chic Style, Over all Navy Blazer

Classically Chic ladies rely on well crafted staples they can wear year after year and still look relevant. A timeless denim jacket is high on that list. Take a page from their style book and try layering yours over (or under) a double breasted blazer. 

7. Edgy Style: Denim Jacket Layered Over Concert Tee and Leather 

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Edgy Style, Over a Concert Tee and Leather

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Edgy Style, Over a Concert Tee and Leather

Certain fabrics just harmonize - denim and leather, for instance. Edgy girls use thier well worn jean jackets to dial down the volume on heavy metal concert tees. 

8. Full On Glam Style: Denim Jacket Layered Over Corset Dress

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Full On Glam Style, Over a Corset Dress  

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Full On Glam Style, Over a Corset Dress  

The Full On Glam girl is not afraid of putting her curves center stage. Show stopper that she is, she also understands the impact of a big reveal. A denim topper covers just enough material as to not blow the punchline. 

Best of Pinterest: 101 Ways to Style A Denim Jacket

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How do you style your classic denim jacket? Show me your looks!

Join 👉🏽 MappCraft | Tiny Closet Survival Guide 👈🏼 private Facebook group for my daily live #OOTDS (bloopers and all) and plenty of capsule fashion chatter.

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