Stay Stylish! 10 Urban Clothing Trends You NEED to Know About in 2019

10 Urban Clothing Trends

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Last Updated on August 18, 2022 by Steal the Style

If you feel like you never have the right thing to wear, it might be time to shop. Spend a little time checking out the 2019 fashion trends, and then ditch your old wardrobe for fashion-forward options.

We have the 10 best urban clothing trends for 2019 right here. Read on, and you’ll have everything you need to up your fashion game this season.

1. Short Shorts

This is one street style that really makes you stand up and take notice. Women had the Daisy Dukes faze but men haven’t seen short shorts in decades.

The style ranges all over, from denim shorts (with or without a belt) to chinos. Go for complete casual with a sweater and sandals.

Or for semi-formal, pair it with a nicer button-down shirt. We like slim fit, and we’d suggest you grab some dressier shoes and a matching belt to go with the look.

There’s something for everyone in the short shorts category. Bike shorts are sticking around for a while, and wide-leg shorts lend a bit of the safari look to the runways this season, too.

Capezio Women's Low Rise Boy Cut Short,Black,Small

2. Leather

Leather dresses up any outfit, and the wide variety of jackets you can find keeps growing as vegan leather grows in popularity. When you care about the environment as this generation does, leather is one way to keep your principles and still stay stylish.

Look for sustainable options and get the best of both worlds. Saving the planet and looking great doing it? Check and check.

You can even go vintage with this style and find something that looks new. But in reality, hails from your parents’ basement. Dig through the clothing archives and see if you can find a real retro jacket to go with your other street style.

OutTop Faux Leather Bomber Jacket for Women Retro Rivet Zipper Up Thin Coat Motorcycle Biker Bolero Outwear (Pink, L)

3. Joggers and Athletic Wear

There’s a departure here from the popular 90s fashion trends in favor of the 80s, in particular leggings and joggers. Basic sportswear pieces are a necessary part of any wardrobe. You can see options from Fresh Ego Kid at Urban Apparel.

Striped polos fall into this category, along with brands like Reebok that you remember from your long distant past.

This trend includes sports accessories you probably used decades ago. And if you donated those original pieces when they went out the first time, don’t worry. You’ll find these all over the place the next time you go shopping.

THE GYM PEOPLE Thick High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets, Tummy Control Workout Running Yoga Leggings for Women (Large, Marble)

4. Retro Swimsuits

If you’re one of those people who dreams of the beach all year long, no matter the weather, you’ll be happy to hear about swimsuit trends for 2019. Retro is back in swimwear, with high waists, high-cut legs, and plunging necklines at the top of the list.

Throwback style like this actually means more flattering options for all body types, so don’t be dismayed as you head out to find your new suit. You’ll look fabulous, even while baring all.

COCOSHIP Black & White Stripe High Waisted Bikini Buttons Vintage Bathing Suit Ruched Swimwear XXXL(US14)

5. Canvas Boots

We’ve seen the gamut when it comes to boots in 2019. In fact, below we talk about another boot style that’s in right now. But street style savvy people like Dr. Martens canvas boots like the Maelly for their versatility.

Give these a leg up with more formal fashion pieces, or dress them down with jeans and a logo t-shirt. From cherry red to gray and black, boots like this belong in your closet this year.

Farm Blue Men's Ranger Boots in Khaki-Tan - High Top Hiking Shoes for Men - Water-Resistant Canvas Combat Boots with Orthotic Insoles - Tactical Shoes for Casual, Work, or Outdoor Wear (Khaki-Tan, 12)

6. Crazy Socks

With shorter pants and small cuffs, socks are more visible. People are expressing their personalities with unique pairs of socks.

They can coordinate or not match at all. Pair these with a festive matching tie and you have a perfect formal ensemble.

TeeHee Novelty Cotton Knee High Fun Socks 3-Pack for Junior and Women (Monster) sock size 9 - 11

7. Non-Gendered Urban Clothing

For the spring fashion season, men continue to carry cross-body fanny packs and other bags. It’s a trend that looks like it’s here to stay, and makes style more gender-fluid than ever.

Logos are also back in, so people of all genders are nabbing designer t-shirts and other gender-neutral pieces of clothing. No matter who you are, trends like these don’t confine you to a type or stigma. Urban style is anyone’s game now.

Fanny Pack for Men Women,Crossbody Waist Bag Pack,Belt Bag for Travel Walking Running Hiking Cycling,Easy Carry Any Phone,Wallet (Black)

8. Vests

Most of the styles we’ve seen come in casual or dressy options, and the resurgence of vests is no different.

Do you like to be fancy? There are choices for you here. If comfort is your thing, you’ll be right at home, too.

Vests are taking over the fashion choices this season, with unique colors and a lot of variety in tailoring, too. Find one that’s tailored for date night or choose a looser fit if you’re planning a more casual outing.

MEROKEETY Women's Casual Sherpa Fleece Lightweight Fall Warm Zipper Vest Outwear

9. Western Boots

When Dr. Martens don’t do it for you, you’ll be happy to see this trend. Western boots go great with skirts or pants or shorts. You can supplement any outfit with this trendy footwear.

Add other western design touches to the ensemble to complete the look. Choose something that matches the material of the boot, whether you chose a light-colored snakeskin style or darker, smoother leather.

Roper Women's Western Boot, Multi, 6.5

10. Flare Pants

Even though they are one of the three best fashions in the last 50 years, skinnies are on the way out. That means we’re back in flare pants for the time being.

Invest in some of the pants that are making a comeback to the runway. You can even put them over the cowboy-style boots you used in your western look.

They even look great with a bulky coat. Why not try the leather jacket we mentioned above?

Vivicastle Women's Boho Solid Hippie Wide Leg Flared Bell Bottom Pants (Large, Navy)

Staying Stylish This Year

You have everything you need to make a killer shopping list. Get out there and find your crazy socks, your leather, and your sportswear.

We’re confident the boots and the gender-neutral clothing you choose will look great.

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