In a movement away from all the big and slouchy carryalls or teeny-tiny “necklace bags”, the small and structured bag is looking just right. Big enough to make a statement and petite enough to go from day to dinner, the neat bag will bring a polished note to everything from wear-it-to-work looks to casual dresses and jeans. Many have dual handles — one short and one for shoulder or cross-body — making these perfectly-proportioned handbags even more versatile. Ornamental closures and surface decorations add more interest.

Fendi Resort 2019
Valentino Resort 2019
No. 21 Resort 2019
See by Chloe
Rochas Resort 2019
Rag and Bone Resort 2019


Scarves are the new “it” accessory. For resort there are all sorts of desirable neckwear items, from extra-long fringe-tipped sashes to narrow cravats and classic silk squares. Designers even styled with multiple scarves, as in a printed headwrap shown with a coordinating (but not matching) neckerchief. Most are silky but there are also alternatives, like a knitted sash or velvet bow choker with trailing ribbons.

Missoni Resort 2019
Hellessy Resort 2019
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Resort 2019
Erdem Resort 2019
Valentino Resort 2019
Chanel Resort 2019


The newest color-blocking is a simple two-color split. The effect can be as subtle as two shades of a single hue or as graphic as black-and-white. The duotone feature brings a bit of individuality to the season’s minimalist dresses, which are often softened by a center pleat or knot. Sportier styles might use bold color, and the two opposing halves can be laced-together, Frankenstein-style.

Hope Resort 2019
Partow Resort 2019
Simonetta Ravizza Resort 2019
Unravel Resort 2019
Koche Resort 2019
Andrew Gn Resort 2019



Gingham always comes around for Resort and Spring, but this time the newness is in the scale and the attitude. Rather than sweet little checks for flouncy Bardot dresses, the new checks are bigger and bolder, and are used for stronger silhouettes. There are slouchy gingham pantsuits and oversized checks for camp shirts, knit dresses and slubby sweater sets. The pattern is used head-to-toe or mixed with florals. Our favorite mismatch is the juxtaposition of gingham with checkerboard, an approach that brings out the graphic quality of this timeless warm-weather motif.

Altuzarra Resort 2019
Stella Jean Resort 2019
Michael Kors Resort 2019
Jil Sander Resort 2019
Natasha Zinko Resort 2019
Antonio Marras Resort 2019



Whether the reality is glossy nylon, glazed organza or supple latex, the effect is plastic. Recent Cruise and Men’s collections showcased all sorts of sheer and shiny items, from translucent blazers to ripstop silk tops. Outerwear seems like the most wearable option when using these cellophane-like materials — like a 60s graphic raincoat or flesh-toned topper that mixes mild fetishism with minimalist chic.

Mugler Resort 2019
Dries Van Noten Menswear Spring 2019
Yeohlee Resort 2019
Tsumori Chisato Resort 2019
Off-White Resort 2019
No. 6 Resort 2019


The bucket hat, a key accessory for next fall, continues right into Resort. The hat, with its easy crushable shape, has an unpretentious quality that makes it more wearable than more structured fedoras or sun hats. Newness comes from higher crowns and textural effects created with raffia fringe, crochet, raw edges or resort-ready prints. Brims range from the classic trapunto-stitched narrow band to face-framing and floppy for more drama.

Dondup Resort 2019
3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2019
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Resort 2019
Altuzarra Resort 2019
Tomas Maier Resort 2019
Cinq A Sept Resort 2019


The one-shoulder silhouette replaces the off-the-shoulder “Bardot” as the shoulder-show neckline of choice. The one-shoulder look is a bit more sophisticated with its asymmetric cut, and offers myriad options for layering. Designers show the look on its own or worn over tees or tanks, in sleeveless or single-sleeved styles. The diagonal neckline can be slanted toward the opposite underarm, toga-style — or can drape over the top of the shoulder for a modified effect. The detail works for both knits and wovens, whether easy or body-con, and looks particularly fresh for activewear silhouettes.

Hope Resort 2019
Sid Neigum Resort 2019
Baja East Resort 2019
Versace Resort 2019
Red Valentino Resort 2019
Solace London Resort 2019


Tie-dye and dyed effects are uptrending, not only on Resort runways but for Menswear as well. There are big swathes of painted color for an outerwear piece, mottled effects for denim, and ombréd knit sets that have a faux dip-dye effect. For sweaters and knit tops there are tie-dyed stripes in berry shades, splotchy multi-colors, and a hippyish tie-dye tee with strategically placed tie-dye medallions and dyed sleeves.

Off-White Menswear Spring 2019
Missoni Resort 2019
3.1 Phillup Lim Resort 2019
Pringle of Scotland Resort 2019
Prabal Gurung Resort 2019


The newest sweaters for resort are pieced and patched. The patched effect can be as simple as color-blocked intarsias or as complex as a collage of mixed stitchery. Space-dyed or marled yarns add more dimension, as do fringed edges. The technique works for flat knits and ribs as well as chunky cables, and a stretch lace version shows that these can be interpreted in cut-and-sew as well. Patchworked leather bags and sandals complete the look.

Lorod Resort 2019
Stella McCartney Resort 2019
Ports 1961 Resort 2019
Alejanfra Alonso Rojas Resort 2019
Adam Lippes Resort 2019
Ports 1961 Resort 2019


After a fall season awash in tartans, the preference for plaids shows no signs of slowing down. For warmer weather there are crisp plaids for lightweights coats, tailored pants or easy dresses. Plaids are used head-to-toe in matched sets or jumpsuits, or as separates ensembled with florals or other plaids. Yarn-dyed checks look especially fresh for pattern-blocking, as in a twisted dress with contrasting plaid panels. The big plaid shirt is still a statement piece, worn on its own or tied around the waist for a post-grunge layer.

Suzanne Rae Resort 2019
Creatures of Comfort Resort 2019
Prabal Gurung Resort 2019
Isola Marras Resort 2019
Alexa Chung Resort 2019
R13 Resort 2019