Don’t lie, you know you’ve looked back at pictures from back in the day and thought to yourself “what was I wearing?!”
This wasn't a good look...for anyone.
Then, the excuses follow:
“Well, it was sooooo in style back then!”
“Celebrity so-and-so totally pulled it off”
Scared of making some repeat offenses? Here’s 5 fashion trends that may be cute now, but in a few years may lead us to wonder how we were so out of our minds.
Maybe PJs should be kept in the bedroom
When worn right on tall, thin model types, I find pajama pants quite chic. But take a step back and try to remember your initial reaction when you saw these because I’m SURE you didn’t love them right away. For most body types, they aren’t flattering. And maybe some items should just be kept in the bedroom. I suspect in a few years, we’ll definitely be wondering what the heck we were thinking.
Ugh, please make these go away
I didn’t like these the first time around, or the next time either. Clogs are back, but I won’t shed a tear when they’re gone again.
Rompers and jumpsuits
The onesie, would you?
When you’re wearing what’s essentially a onesie, an item of clothing designed for infants, maybe there is a reason they’re just for infants. Some may be cute but for the most part, they’re incredibly hard to pull off. Not to mention, a total pain in the ass if you need to use the bathroom. Talk about awkward.
It's hard to look sexy in something ill-fitting
It’s sexy to throw on your boyfriend’s shirt after a romp in the bedroom, but that doesn’t mean you’d go out in public in just his shirt and sex hair. So why shouldn’t the same thought process apply to boyfriend jeans? I’ll admit, they’re totally comfy. But the baggy, loose look (especially cuffed and worn with heels) is dumpy, not sexy.
She has no neck. Hardly flattering.
I’m watching the spring 2012 New York Fashion Week shows as I write this post and it looks like chokers, a big fall 2011 fashion trend, are here to stay. The problem? While I like some chokers, they aren’t flattering. At all. They cut the neck off entirely and make your head look like it’s floating on your shoulders.
Not sure if you’re wearing a future fashion fad? Here’s a hint: ask your boyfriend! While we may criticize men often for just not “getting” fashion, they do have a pretty blunt view of what’s attractive and what’s not. Perhaps the reason they don’t “get it” is for a reason.
What do you think are the fashion fads of the past few seasons?
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As the transition from summer to fall fashion starts, there’s no better time to clean out your wardrobe and start planning on which pieces from previous seasons you can keep, should store or need to toss.
Maxi dresses and Maxi skirts
Dark and earth-tone colors can be transitioned into the fall season
Maxi dresses and maxi skirts are still a strong 2011 fall fashion trend. If you have any that are solid-colored or in a print that can be transitioned to fall, go ahead and keep it in your closet for some winter wear. Thinking it may be too cold? Remember, you can always layer a cardigan or sweater with a maxi dress or skirt. See the how to wear a maxi skirt guide which has some pictures for inspiration.
Keep bright pants for wear through fall!
Bold and bright pants and jeans were so hot for spring and summer. The good news is, they’re totally hot for fall too. If you already have a pair of red pants or another fun hue, keep them in your closet; this trend has staying power.
Loving that 70s vibe
That 70s vibe has been oh-so-enchanting this season, with billowy tops and wide-leg pants everywhere. Personally, I’ve always thought a great-fitting pair of wide-leg jeans/trousers is pretty classic. And if you picked up a pair for the spring, they’re staying on trend through the fall too.
Little white dress
Store that little white dress for use next spring
Just like its classic counter part, the little black dress, the LWD is one “trend” that’s barely even a trend, it’s a spring/summer staple. While you won’t be able to get much mileage out of summery white dresses this fall, go ahead and store them in your closet for some revival come the spring 2012 season.
Always chic-save for summer!
I love a wide floppy hat. They’re perfect for poolside glamour, beachy days, or just strolling the streets on a nice summer day. This season, everyone from Shopbop to Target carried a variety of glamorous picks. Store these babies for next season when you’re sure to be able to use them again.
The one-piece look? Totally over it.
Sure, I’m still seeing jumpsuits and rompers in stores. But that doesn’t mean it should be worn. After all, crocs and blinged-out Ed Hardy is still in stores too. Unless you’re an infant or under the age of 12, go ahead and toss those one-piece jumpsuits and playsuits.
Flatforms? No thanks.
Did anyone ever really embrace this trend anyway? Flatforms have to be one of the ugliest spring 2011 fashion trends I’ve seen in awhile. If you did pick up a pair, they may be better off at Goodwill.
What fashion trends are you keeping in your closet for use through the fall 2011 season?
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