As we inch closer to Bashanto, Bangladeshi fashionistas are ready to turn over a new and dapper leaf. Gone are the days when streetwear is filled with hushed grey undertones of winter, we ready to embrace the fresh, exciting springtime!

While denim and Barbie pink will seldom completely leave the spring pallete, it’s time to usher in the latest favourite trends. Think big and edgy this year– asymmetrical silhouettes, puffy sleeves, big bold colour pops and prints to go wild over! Spring fashion in 2019 is taking sleek lines out into the wild through experimental shapes, beyond-basic elements, and eye-catching patterns and colours. As you fold your winter clothes, one leather jacket at a time, let’s take a look at the spring fashion trends– and how your shopping list might look.

Animal Prints
From spring runway shows to celebs and to the biggest brand names, neutral animal prints are on everybody’s mind. Think snake, leopard and deep caramel or brown tones. The animal print renaissance will be here to stay in 2019. Let your fiercest side out through a long leopard print skirt, or walk street-style chic in a snake print bomber jacket. For a more traditional look, think white leopard shawls and neutral tops and pants.

Pastels, Bright Yellow and autumnal hues
As the international fashion weeks forecast for us, soft pastels, corals and autumn-like beiges are making a comeback in spring 2019. So wear your pastel colours and powdery pink, turmeric, and airy pool blue in asymmetric tops and skirts. And ofcourse, no spring is sunny enough without some gold and yellow! Think marigold yellow and puffy sleeves expressing your empowered self and facing the future with confidence and spirit. You can opt for colour-blocking head-to-toe or clashing bold colours with bright lips or shoes!

Barely-there sandals
The cutest 90’s trend is back this spring. If you love minimalist footwear, you are in luck as they’re back with a bang. You can pair them with jeans, skirts, dresses, salwar kameez, saris– literally everything! Whether you’re a fan of strappy, or gladiator calves, or sheer coverage for your feet, heels or flats take out your pair (or go shopping!) and hit the town this spring!

Tie-dye
As soon as this timeless trend hit the international runways last autumn, it looks like everybody’s been rushing to hoard up on tie- dye pieces. The nostalgia theme of spring 2019 is running strong. It’s time to let go of monochromatic pieces and stain them to colourful perfection! Don a tie-dye light jacket with a top and pants or a skirt of the same colour palette. Whether you like to tie-dye yourself or grab your favourite piece off the shelves and online stores, pair them with complementary colour blocks for a great look. It’s time to let go of the hippie stereotype, and embrace the boldness and experimental vibe of this spring!

Gothic spring lovers
Not all fashionistas want to embrace big, bright colours or loud prints. Instead, these style kings and queens might experiment with form, fabric and layers on muted colours. The runways, stores and influencers too have embraced the gothic spring movement, a style that doesn’t scream “look at me” but that enigma is the real cool. So if you are a bit counter (selfie) culture, save a little space for the blacks, greys and beiges. Think about layering pieces, and experiment with sheer or glossy fabrics and cape-like sleeves– those are big this year!

Accessorize with minibags
Prepare to see Instagram flooded with animal prints and mini handbags! While bamboo purses were all the rage last year, mini bags of all assortments will crown your wardrobe this spring and beyond! Whether they resemble Chinese take-out boxes, or metal tassled-baby bags or cow printed baskets linked with chains, mini hand-bags are back after a long hiatus.