Another year has come to a close, and we are very much looking forward to 2019. It wasn't a good year for a lot of people, even though there were definitely some bright spots! But the dawn of a New Year, with a fresh start, is always welcomed. 2018 was a crazy year in a lot of ways, particularly when it came to trends. We saw some wacky fashions, some out-there beauty trends, and huge changes in tech and how we use it. So what's in store for 2019? From style to food to parenting, we can expect some really amazing stuff. Pinterest has put together the top trends in 2019, and we're excited.
Whether you're looking to completely overhaul your life, or just try a few different things, the top trends of 2019 can help you find the YOU you've been working toward! Maybe your wardrobe needs a refresh, or maybe you're looking to change something about your beauty routine. Looking to do things a little different as a parent this year? Or hoping to give your home a little face-lift with some DIY projects? No matter what you have in store for yourself in the New Year, Pinterest can help you make it happen.
If you've been itching to take a big trip in 2019, or just want to continue your travels with something different, the top trends in 2019 for travel can make it happen. People are going to be traveling differently in 2019 - think bus and train travel instead of long flights and road trips. Locations off the beaten path are on the wanderer's radar next year, so think small when it comes to picking your next destination. And sustainability is becoming a huge part of day-to-lives, so consider how you can travel with less waste and resources by researching zero waste travel.
Autumn is such a beautiful time to see parts of the country. The changing leaves and landscape will take your breath away, and the weather couldn't be more beautiful! So aim for the fall months to take that family or solo trip, and make the most out of one of the best seasons of the year. Another of the top trends in 2019 is going to be turning your vacation from passive to active! Bike tours are going to be big this year. But it's OK if you're not a regular biker - even the casual rider can have a great time seeing the sights on two wheels.
Self-care is important, and hopefully it's a part of your New Year's resolution! It can be hard to find the time to take care of you, but the health and wellness trends in 2019 can help. Take better care of your skin with some new products, like bakuchiol and goat soap. If you plan on getting your eating habits under control, nutrition plans are going to be a big trend in 2019. It also might be the year that you decide to go dry, which is a big deal! Sober living looks to be on the minds of a lot of people, and it can have a huge impact on your life.
Some of the top trends in 2019 when it comes to health and wellness will focus on your sleep and fitness routines. We could all use a bit of an overhaul there, yes? Master your sleep optimization with a sleep log, and keep track of how many zzzz's you are and are not getting every night. And no need to re-up that gym membership in 2019. Resistance band workouts are going to be the next big thing. You can do them anywhere, and increase your overall body strength from the comfort of your home, or anywhere you happen to feel like working out.
Your list of projects and crafts you'd like to tackle in the New Year is probably a mile long, right? We don't want to add to the list, but we also don't want you to miss out on these top trends in 2019 for hobbies and interests. It's never too late to pick up a new hobby! People are going to add some beauty to their lives in a lot of ways next year, from ceramic pottery to chalk art to techniques like acrylic pour painting. And lots of of people are going to try to turn their hobby into a side business, which is a great way to scratch your creative itch while making a little cash.
One of the top trends in 2019 is going to be boat building. Seems weird, right? But when you think about, building a boat is probably a whole lot easier than building a house, and people build their own houses all the time! Plus, as a hobby, it can pay off in a major way. Speaking of paying off, 2019 is the year that people are going to make an effort to turn their hobbies and interests into a way to make some extra money. Whether it's selling a good or a service, consider turning your side hustle into a way to add some money to your bank account.
You're going to want to party like it's 2019 once you check out some of the top trends in 2019 for celebrations. OK, maybe we could all use a little break from the festivities at this point. But next month, it's on! We're going to be seeing less cake and more donuts in the New Year, as people use donuts from everything for dessert tables to party decor. When it comes to weddings, brides are getting gilded and gold is going to be huge down the aisle. Speaking of weddings, look for people to make their celebration even more memorable with smoke bomb photography and neon wedding signs.
One of the top trends in 2019 for celebrations is going to be godparent proposals. We've seen some major changes to proposals, prom-posals, and gender reveals, and it looks like this moment is next! Instead of just asking someone to be their child's godparent, parents are going to turn it into a big to-do. But that fits with another of the top trends in 2019 for celebrations: celebrating all the moments, not just the big ones! Mini moment celebrations are going to increase in popularity. From celebrating a milestone your child hit to have a promotion party, no moment is too small.
Food is life, and we love following new food trends. But as we get older, we're a bit more focused on eating well and staying healthy. Luckily for us, the top trends in 2019 in food are going to make that a lot easier. Ginger, oat milk, and mushrooms galore are just a few of the things to look for in the new year. Families will be dining together on family-style tables, sharing homemade jam and trying out the newest foil-wrapped recipes. When it comes to how we eat, look for the next big thing in healthy eating: Pegan! This combo of vegan/Paleo is going to be everywhere.
With everyone's focus being on eating healthy in the new year, some of the top trends in 2019 in health are going to focus a lot on food. But just on the kinds of foods not to eat - we're going to see some pretty interesting ingredients filling our plates in 2019! Chayote squash is a versatile, mild gourd that makes a great substitute in all kinds of dishes (even apple pies!). When it comes to meat, if you've never had oxtail, you don't know what you're missing! It's rich and delicious, and people are going wild for oxtail recipes they can make at home (bonus points for Instant Pot and Crockpot-friendly recipes!).
As much as we love our home, we can't help but find little things about it we'd like to improve. Luckily, the DIY movement is showing no signs of slowing down, and you can spruce up the abode with some of these top trends in 2019 in home. Look for lots of color like mustard yellow, and interesting paint and wall paper to jazz up every room. Living walls and cacti are going to be bringing a little bit of the outdoors in. Add some fiber art to your walls for a multidimensional art piece. And don't bother tearing up that old tile - painted tiles are where it's at next year.
When the weather heats up in the summer, you probably start dreaming about putting in a pool, right? Before you commit to a traditional concrete pool, check out one of the top trends in 2019 in home: natural swimming pools. These sustainable recreational ponds give more to the environment than they take away, and create a beautiful green space to enjoy while you keep cool. And while you're outside, adding a fireplace or fire feature to your backyard is a great way to turn it into an actual living and entertaining space. Plus, year-round smores whenever you want, so obviously it's a good idea.
We love our guys in jeans and an old t-shirt. But their personal style could use a little upgrade, right? If your dude needs some style help, these trends might be a great place to start. Mixing bold prints might seem risky, but mixed patterns and prints is going to be huge in 2019. Vintage timepieces and sling bags should be on your radar, because even guys need accessories! Corduroy is comfy and versatile, and it'll be everywhere from sports coats to comfy weekend pants. Plaid isn't going anywhere anytime soon, either. In fact, we'll see it even more in the new year, from pocket squares to trousers.
As it turns out, there are about as many different styles for men as there are for women when it comes to hair! But one of the top trends in 2019 for men's style will be the French crop haircut. This clean fade is clean and stylish, and is a nice change of pace from a regular fade or cut. And what better to compliment your dude's new 'do than with some new jeans? Time to toss the dark wash denim - it's all about the light wash this year. Forget what you heard about the boot cut returning, too. Men's pants this year will cropped, so they can show off another big trend: quarter socks.
There's no reason you can't be comfortable and look stylish, and 2019 is all about comfort, fashion, and sustainability. Statements sneakers and structured bamboo handbags are going to be on everyone's must-have list in the new year. Ethical and sustainable fashion is on everyone's mind, so look for companies that do things right. Comfort is also a focus in 2019, with robe silhouettes, ruching, and bike shorts topping the trends list. We know, we know - we were hoping the bike short trend would be coming to end, too! But you don't have to pair them with a crop top to get in on this continuing trend.
The next big thing in eye wear isn't much of a big think at all. Oval sunglasses are going to be everywhere in 2019, so get ready for everyone to look like they're giving permanent side-eye. But don't worry! If you need a bigger frame to suit your face, you can find the shape in varying sizes and styles. When it comes to jewelry, tortoise shell is back in a big way. Which is good, because it's gorgeous and goes with everything. And it's finally time to put that leopard and cheetah print out to pasture. It's all about the sleek snakeskin this year, on everything from shoes and handbags to dresses and pants.
If there's one thing we love more than clothing, it's makeup. We don't wear a ton everyday, but we love following along with the newest trends, and adding little bits here and there. In 2019, we're going to be looking for the glossy makeup look, which will be everywhere. From face to lips, shine is in. Skip those expensive eyelash extensions and opt for a natural eyelash lift instead. And embrace your gray hair - you've earned it! Going natural gray is a trend for 2019, as is lilac hair (which is gorgeous!). Finally, keep your makeup simple and make your lips the standout with bold color.
There are so many different lotions and potions when it comes to skincare, it's hard to keep track! But sometimes, going back to basics is the best thing we can do. Our moms and grandmas probably used witch hazel as part of their regular routine back in their day, and now it's making a big comeback. From toners to moisturizers, this stuff can keep your skin looking fresh. Skip the harsh, abrasive exfoliators, too. Liquid exfoliators are gentler on the skin, and still keep it polished and clear while brightening and smoothing. We're always down to try a new trick to help our skin look as good as it can be.
We definitely are part of the modern parenting age, there's no doubt about that. But the top trends in 2019 in parenting are going to get even more modern, with a focus on sustainability. Skip the pile of toys for birthdays, and consider joining a toy sharing subscription instead. And when it comes to birthdays, parents are going to be opting for interactive fun, like scavenger hunts. Smart bassinets and wireless breast pumps are the next big thing in parenting tech. And nurseries are going to be a mix of bold, rustic, and whimsical. Want to foster a love of books in your kids? Catch their interest with audio readers and books.
That in-between stage of a kid's room is tough. When they're transitioning away from baby and toddler and into being an actual little kid. It's such a fun age, but it can present some design challenges! Skip the middleman in 2019, and go straight from a crib to a bed your child can grow into for years to come. House frame floor beds are a great bed for toddlers, and can be made or purchased in various sizes. So they can use them well into childhood. Plus, it looks like their own little fort, and what kid doesn't want their own little fort?!