Fashion And Beauty Trends 2019

It might only be March, but it’s already apparent which trends have been (and are set to) dominate our Instagram feeds this year. From delicate ruffles to high-shine dewy skin, we’ve tracked down the best and brightest Instagram fashion and beauty trends of 2019 so far! And what’s best, you don’t have to break the bank to recreate these looks at home. So keep reading to get ‘gram ready!

Neon trend

Shadow | Nails | Top

Loved by Instagram royalty Kendall Jenner herself, the neon trend has been making its way from clothes to our makeup and manis! The electric hues have been making their rounds online since 2018 but have shown no signs of going anywhere anytime soon. Of course, this trend isn’t for the faint of heart. And if you’d like to ease your way into it instead, we suggest taking a cue from Kendall herself and trying the shades out as a subtle liner in your next beauty look before investing in some apparel pieces!

Dewy Dumpling Skin

Mask | Luminizer | Contour

Move over Glass Skin, there’s a new contender in town. Cutely coined “dewy dumpling” skin, this beauty look is about taking your natural radiant glow way up a notch. Created by Instagram’s hottest makeup artist of the moment, Nam Vo, the look is all about emphasising that dewy highlight. For this, you’ll need a smooth and even base. Start with a mask that brightens the skin and tightens the pores. Before going in with your foundation, apply a strobing luminizer to the high points of your face–i.e. your cheekbones, nose bridge and cupid’s bow–to achieve a radiant and dewy glow from within. We suggest finishing the look off by using a cream contour just to add dimension to your face ever so slightly.


Hair Clips

Pearl Pin | Acrylic Pin | Hair

I’m sure this trend needs no introduction–it’s literally all over Instagram. From pearl clasps to acrylic clips, the hair clip trend is the cute and quirky accessory we just can’t seem to get enough of. To really let these pretty pins shine, wear your hair in a straight, slicked-back do. To achieve this, all you need to do is apply gel through the lengths of your hair before going in with your hair straightener. Flick your ends outwards to achieve a simple yet chic retro look before you secure your pins in place!


Ruffle Details

Top | Skirt | Dress

With the resurgence of delicate, feminine detailing, it’s not a surprise that ruffles have made its comeback on Instagram as well. We particularly love seeing ruffles in collar and sleeve details, but can’t deny the universally-flattering shape it brings to dresses and skirts. This trend is perfect office-appropriate wear as well, so you can look photo-ready all week long!

Online Shopping Hacks

Now that you know where to shop these trends, here are some tips to beat the crowd and snag these sweet deals before they sell out!

  1. Losing out on the last piece can take a matter of seconds. To save time, save your UOB Card to your wallet or account for faster checkouts every time you make a purchase!
  2. There’s actually a right time to shop, and you’d be surprised that most online shops roll out their discounts on Tuesdays and Thursdays!
  3. Many sites such as ezbuy and Lazada, have live chat functions now. And besides offering customer service, you can use these functions to ask about deals and discounts that you might not have known about.
  4. We understand that trying on pieces can be the most important part of the shopping experience. So look out for sites such as ZALORA and Shopee that offer free returns and refunds! Just be sure to check out their T&Cs before making your returns!
  5. And of course, to never miss out on deals, add your favourite stores to your mailing list! We suggest being selective with these so you don’t end up overloading your inbox.

Shop The Looks For Less

Stay on top of your ‘gram game this season with these fun and fashion-forward trends with these exclusive deals with UOB Cards!

Get 20% off with no minimum spend at ZALORA by using the promo code SHOPUOB20 when you shop with UOB Cards. And $30 off with a minimum spend of $140 by using the code LADYS30ANNI when you shop with UOB Lady’s Card. Valid till 30 April 2019, T&Cs apply. Shop now

Get $10 off with a minimum spend of $80 spend at Lazada by using the code UOB10OFF when you shop with UOB Cards. Valid till 31 October 2019, T&Cs apply. Shop now

Get $5 off with a minimum spend of $50 every Wednesday at Shopee when you shop with UOB Cards. Valid Till 25 December 2019, T&Cs apply. Shop now

Get $10 Qoo10 coupon by entering the first 6 digits of UOB card number when you shop with UOB Cards. Valid every Tuesday from 10am onwards, till 31 December 2019. T&Cs apply. Shop now

Get $10 off with a minimum spend of $100 at ezbuy when you shop with UOB Cards. Valid till 31 October 2019 and the month of December 2019, T&Cs apply. Shop now

Get $10 off with a minimum spend of $100 at RedMart by using the promo code UOB10 when you shop with UOB Cards. Valid till 31 December 2019, T&Cs apply. Shop now

Visit for details and more deals! And of course, we love seeing you recreate these looks, so tag us and send us your best selfies and #ootds on Instagram!




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