Top 5 best buys for 2019

2 January 2018

by Isabelle Ohnemus

Top 5 best buys for 2019

If your Christmas presents didn’t quite live up to your high expectations, take matters into your own hands with EyeFitU’s top 5 must-haves for 2019 onwards.

Tailored Overcoat

Layered looks equal transitional style so don’t skip purchasing a new tailored overcoat this season. Vetements reboots failsafe styles such as the camel coat and topcoat. Tailoring is the common thread throughout as designers shift towards smarter styles for a fresh year. Feel modern in oversized proportions that are structured but not restrictive. Find yours in premium wool or lighter weight fabrics across SB and DB designs, cut at longer lengths. Want to make a statement? Opt for check print in rich tones.

Shop On EyeFitU: Camel smart overcoat (London): River Island

Checked Pants

Up second, the checked pant follows the new direction for checks and plaids come AW19/20. With a natural ease, go for smart-casual styles featuring a flat front and wide-leg. In wovens and classic wools, style with a youthful hoodie with trending handwriting placements. For a more premium take, try brushed wool pants and pair with a tactile overcoat. Colorful plaids offer a rebellious attitude and look on point on straight or slimmer silhouettes.

Shop On EyeFitU: Checked Trousers (New York): Gucci

Printed Shirt

Again working with the fluidity of casual and formal looks, the printed shirt has ‘buy now’ status. The resort shirt transitions into winter with long sleeves and a revere collar. Draped volume feels fresh, as does retro branding for a nod to anti-conformist dressing. Think spots, stripes and dots too. For special occasions, seek out dramatic floral prints and experiment with dressier styling.

Shop On EyeFitU: Black droplet print muscle fit shirt (London): River Island


A familiar, simple silhouette, the roll-neck also makes our wardrobe greatest hits. There’s a retro, studious and street-influenced manner to the style in lightweight jersey. Knitted pieces offer pure comfort, while fine-gauge finishes are ideal for layering. With the overriding focus on comfort, embrace raglan sleeves and dropped shoulder seams.

Shop On EyeFitU: CASUAL AND FORMAL ROLLNECKS (London): Acne Studios

Apron Boots

Rounding off our top picks, the apron boot offers clean styling as footwear trends revert back to the classics. You’ll wear these all the way into summer. Wedge constructions are replaced by leather stacked soles for a formal flourish. The apron seam toe detailing is where it’s at.

Shop On EyeFitU: Bowery Pebbled Leather Boots (New York): Frye

Off you shop