In a slightly different take on Trend Trials this month, I’m bringing you a list of trends that I wish would disappear just as fast as they came to be. Though I haven’t tried out each and every one, my spidey sense tells me that these trends are often unflattering, unappealing, and unworthy of our valuable fashion time.
1. Crop Tops. I may be in the minority when I say that I.hate.crop.tops. These barely-there half-shirts/stomach exposés simply don’t translate well from celebrity and blogger style to fashion for the average woman. Granted, I loved Emma Stone’s Met Gala cropped number, but there is absolutely no way I or any of my fellow working women could or should attempt to sport the crop top in everyday life. (I won’t even get in to how unacceptable crop tops are in an office environment, even with high-waisted skirts.) In my humble opinion, let’s stop trying to make ‘crop’ happen. Continue Reading
I’ve always dreamed of wearing a tea-length full pleated skirt and looking like I just walked out of an Audrey Hepburn movie. Unfortunately, this classic look doesn’t fit well into my 9-to-5 lifestyle — but all hope is not lost! Pleats have reentered mainstream style with the rise of the midi skirt, and now there are plenty of work and weekend-worthy substitutes ready to be consumed by the Average Jane.
I’m excited to share my inaugural post in a new series dedicated to my pursuit of trying the latest trends. We all know that the most ‘trendy’ pieces aren’t always the most practical for our lifestyles or compatible with our body types. So, I’ll be picking one current trend each month and attempting to recreate it in an everyday, average Jane fashion. Some trends will succeed, while others — I presume — will not be as lucky and will be banished to the back of my closet. Continue Reading