As with all its predecessors, we are totally obsessed with Love Island 2019! The coupling up, the drama, the laughs – but most of all, the fashion. Every series the glamorous cast are always setting new trends and lucky for us, most of it is totally affordable and easy to replicate!
So whether you’ve got a summer holiday coming up, a special event or a big night out, you can channel your favourite Love Islander with these tips from the guys at Inscripture. Below are 12 Love Island inspired fashion trends that you can rock no matter what the occasion.
A strong cross-series trend is saucy swimwear and thong bikinis are here to stay! The cast spend enough time strutting around in their swimwear to have us spending hours online searching for the perfect two piece. But searches for thong swimsuits have skyrocketed since last summer, making this one of the shows biggest trends.
Not only this, but when it comes to swimwear this year you can also expect animal prints, neon colours, high cut briefs and enough under boob to have us cutting holes in our favourite boob tubes. And for the lads, it’s all about the classic side panel swim shorts. Choose your signature colour, as long as you’re rocking the side stripe and make sure to choose short shorts to show off those legs.
Last year Dani, Kaz and Laura were the queens of tassels – and this trend is set to stay this summer! Whether you choose some sassy tasseled earrings or go all out with a tasseled jumper, they’re sure to have you feeling like a true islander.
Crochet is no longer just for your nan! Last year’s islanders couldn’t get enough of their crocheted beach throw overs and since then internet searches for these chic numbers have soared. But not only that, this years’ ladies have taken it to the next level with crocheted dresses, perfect for keeping it cool when you’re dancing the night away.
For the men looking to replicate their favourite Love Island lads, you can’t go wrong with pin stripes this summer. Choose from pinstriped tees for the daytime, shirts for date night and even white stripe denim jackets for when things get cooler in the evenings.
The colour orange
Yep, you read that right – the colour orange is set to be this summer’s hottest hue. Last year the likes of Dani, Kaz, Samira and Grace were all over the orange items, causing internet searches for orange shades to go through the roof.
And if that wasn’t enough, this years’ islanders are keeping this fiery look going with Josh and Anna twinning is bright orange swimwear and plenty more to come throughout the series. This colour is gender neutral with both male and female brands embracing it right now, so make sure you stock up on plenty of orange items for your summer wardrobe.
Sales of stylish co-ords began to rise last year, in no small part thanks to Dani Dyer. This years’ ladies are taking it to the next level with their sexy two-pieces, choosing figure flattering (not to mention comfy) flares as part of their coordinating outfits. Choosing everything from snake print to lace flares, the girls are loving the co-ords this year.
The girls in the house are loving slinky materials this year, most notably in the form of ruched silk dresses with some of the ladies even wearing this same dress in different colours. Amber has also been seen wearing a satin black minidress, making it clear that these sleek numbers are going to be a hit! So if you’ve got a big night out coming up, choose something silky to wear.
You can thank Jack Fincham for this one lads, last years’ male islanders took something you typically imagine your dad wearing at a BBQ and made it a must-have trend. Hawaiian shirts have been around for years, but for too long they have been mocked – well not anymore! This trend is set to stay, so make sure you have at least one floral statement shirt in your wardrobe this year.
Each night the contestants gather round the fire pit in their fineries and a huge trend this year has been embellished playsuits and over-the-top jumpsuits. Yes, we’re talking about Amy’s super extra gold jumpsuit. Alongside flared cords, these are going to be the most popular outfits this year. Wear a cute embellished playsuit during the day and show off your fierce side at night with a gorgeous jumpsuit – they’re so versatile your wardrobe will be full of them!
This is another one for the guys, the male Islanders can’t resist a signature sweat. Whether that’s a T-shirt or sweatshirt, sales of signature clothing have gone up since the last series of Love Island. These simple but effective items can be the perfect addition to your wardrobe.
Love Island isn’t all about the contestants (believe it or not!), and who could forget the show’s glamorous host, Caroline Flack and her endless style. Milkmaid dresses have been popular among all the Island ladies this year, but most notably the monochrome number worn by Caroline herself. So whether you opt for a milkmaid dress or not, you can’t beat monochrome for a sophisticated look.
The nineties throwback we’ve all been loving in recent years is the comeback of the chocker, and this is completely true for the 2018 Love Island ladies. These accessories are so versatile, they can be worn with your evening dress or, like the islanders, simply with a bikini – because why not, ey!
Choose something simple and elegant for the day and then in the evening you can add some extra sass with a thicker choker or even a diamante lined piece.
Get the Love Island style
The islanders are famous for their fashion sense, and as the show partners with great retailers like Missguided, the Love Island look is well within your reach! Choose from your favourite trends above whether your male or female, there’s a perfect island trend for you.