Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Top 10 Fashion Trends I Just Don't Understand

As a fashion blogger, it is my job to browse through the endless stacks of fashion magazines to keep up with the latest fashion trends. However, in my research, I have come across a few trends that simply don't makes any sense to me. And so I have compiled another Top 10 list to help you navigate the treacherous world of fashion trends and avoid these potentially disastrous styles.

The Top 10 Fashion Trends I Just Don't Understand  


10. Gladiator Sandals
            2 words: tan lines. While I’m a fan of strappy sandals and heels, this goes too far. Not only will you have wicked blisters, but you totally cut your leg line in half, leading to stumpy looking legs. Booo stumpy legs!


9. Exposed Bras
            It’s called underwear for a reason people! It’s because it is meant to be worn UNDER clothing, not on display through that low cut top. While some people think it’s sexy to have your bra show, it’s just downright trashy in my book. Why not wear a lacy top that covers your bra for a more refined sexy?



8. SHORT shorts
            Are they underwear or are they shorts? The eternal question of summer….If you can’t tell the difference, they’re underwear and should never be worn in public. Shorts should cover your legs properly and not be so tight that I can see every dimple on your rear end.    



7. Giant Hoop Earrings
            Why not just take the rim off a bicycle and use that for earrings? Not only do you look ridiculous in hoops this large, but you are in serious danger of having them ripped off and/or getting them caught in things. General rule of thumb: make sure your anatomical ears are bigger than your earrings.



6. Pajama Style Clothing
            If only I could wear my pajamas to work today….oh wait, I can now that it’s a fashion trend and my boss can’t yell at me since its fashion! That’s not how it works. Pajamas are pajamas no matter how you style them, and no matter how much we want to wear them out in public, you still look like you just rolled out of bed 5 minutes ago.



5. Socks and High Heeled Shoes
            Who came up with this idea?? Seriously, don’t we get mad at men for wearing socks and sandals but now socks and high heels are suddenly a thing? Not only does this completely shrink your legs and make you look like you have stumpy legs (boo stumpy legs!), but it just looks childish. Hosiery is the only acceptable legwear under heels under any circumstances. Period.




4. UGGS (in public)
            In my book, UGGS are just fancy slippers and slippers shouldn’t be worn in public (see #6). The trend of stomping around in these fur monstrosities that cost you a fortune has never quite made sense to me. There is a time and place for UGGS (at home, getting the mail in the winter) but THAT’S IT!



3. Flesh Tones
            These poor women must have not looked in the mirror in a long time because obviously they don’t know what color their skin is to know that they look NAKED with that color on. It’s always an awkward double take when you’re not quite sure if someone is wearing clothing or not, only to be reassured that it’s just a flesh toned turtleneck. Be conscious of your skin tone and realize that there are a million other colors to wear that don’t make you look like you forgot to get dressed this morning.




2. High Wasted Shorts
            See TFM article: http://totalfratmove.com/why-girls-should-stop-wearing-high-waisted-shorts/


1. Mixed Prints
            I think fashion editors are playing a trick on us with this one and wanted to see what they could get people to wear so they threw together the most schizophrenic, random, unappealing mix of prints and called it a trend. Not only does mixing prints take extreme talent that your average woman doesn't possess, but 99% of the time, the combinations that the people who know what they’re doing look terrible. Please just ignore this trend completely and opt for the trend of look sane and normal. 





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5 comments:

  1. Once upon a time, girls went to great lengths to make sure bra straps did not show, I remember attaching them to a shoulder seam with a safety pin. This stuff isn't just changing fashion; it's active degradation. The same thing goes on in "art" and culture.

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  3. Omg I wasn't even aware that PJ style clothes were trending?! I understand the kimono trend, though, I guess.

    Personally, I actually am really into high waisted anythings - they elongate the legs and highlight a sexy hourglass figure. I admire the socks and heels trend from afar. I think they look really cute and is a sweet nod to the 80s however, I most definitely do not have the legs to pull them off!

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