How global political unrest and climate change influenced our fashion choices this year

Survival of the most fashionable
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How global political unrest and climate change influenced our fashion choices this year

From Brexit to the climate crisis, it seems survival was one of the main themes that influenced people’s fashion choices during 2019.

And while minuscule handbags and ornate headbands have been two of the biggest trend stories in recent months, practical fashion was equally en vogue.

According to Lyst, searches for cargo pants and utility vests experienced a surge during the autumn and the demand for belt bags increased by 33% over the last six months, which goes a long way to explain the resurgence of ‘90s style All Saints inspired combat trousers on some of our favourite celebrities and fashion insiders over the past couple of months.

Stomping boots sales also increased by 73% in September, which is probably why Grenson hiking boots are currently flooding your Instagram feed even if the person wearing them hasn't been outside a city in months. 

Our verdict? Practical has never looked so promising, whatever its motivation. 

Photos: Instagram