5 trends that should die a quick and painful death in my humble opinion

This is probably going to be the most controversial article I have written so far. I am about to take some very popular trends and tell you exactly why I hate them. You might get offended, but hey, I’m told I need to be more opinionated so here goes.

Pattern Mixing

Even before I knew or cared about fashion, I NEVER mixed patterns. I refused to do it. I wouldn’t even wear a texture with a pattern. When I started wearing fun pants, I would only wear them with a solid-colored, cotton, simple-cut shirt.

I don’t know why I refuse to try putting patterns together. I tried once and changed immediately.

The worst part is: I know that it’s fashionable. I know that there are technically different styles of plaid that match each other, that lace can go with any pattern, and that as long as the colors match you can get away with wearing any two patterns together. I guess I’ve just always found it too busy.

As this trend is resurging in the fashion world, I’ve found myself considering it more and more. But at the end of the day, I believe that an outfit should have one focal point, one eye-catching aspect. Any more than that, and it just looks like a colorful blur. And on my death-bed I will still be wishing for the death of pattern-mixing.

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Loafers

Here’s another style I have always hated. Loafers. Loafers freak me out. It’s almost like they’re trying too hard to be professional. And they usually have an unnecessary buckle or strange flat fringe.

And now loafers are making a comeback. Full-force and with astonishing popularity. The recent proliferation of loafers is unnerving to say the least. I don’t really have any more specific reasons to hate them… I just do. I have never understood the appeal. There are so many more attractive styles of shoe.

Whatever happened to a nice pair of ballet flats?

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Bandannas Tied Around Your Neck

Okay first of all, I love the tiny neck scarf movement. I think scarves or neck ties or whatever they’re called are adorable and fashion-forward and a year-round, multi-functional addition to your wardrobe. But let’s get one thing clear. Bandannas are not scarves. Nor should they be worn like them.

As soon as you tie a bandanna around your neck, you are veering dangerously into cowboy territory. Now I don’t know about you, but I (a millennial girl from Lakeland, FL) have no desire to look like a cowboy. I have no problem with cowboys. I also understand that “cowboy” is technically trendy. I do not, however, understand why. I can’t explain it very well, I just think the neck bandanna trend is very strange and please just wear a neck tie that’s all.

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Rubber and Plastic… When It’s Not Raining

Just… why? There’s a reason people only wear rain jackets and boots when it’s raining. They’re not comfortable! or flattering! and they make weird sounds when you move!

This is a runway trend that’s creeping into real life and I’m just like ‘please go back the runway’. Like when Canada sent us Justin Bieber. Take him back please we don’t want him. Not only do rubber and plastic clothes look strange in sunshine, imagine how sweaty you would get wearing that all day. Also neither of those materials lay right, no matter how well tailored the piece. So please, save the plastic pea coat for a rainy day.

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The “I Just Rolled Out of Bed” Look

Don’t get me wrong, I love wearing leggings and big shirts. In fact, most of my favorite outfits consist of athletic pants and frumpy shirts. But that’s exactly my point. They are frumpy.

This section is where I’m really going to rub people the wrong way. But I was brought up to believe that you feel and perform the way you look. If you know you look like a willy-lump-lump today, you’re going to feel like a willy-lump-lump and do willy-lump-lump level work all day. It’s all about your attitude. I know everyone wants to wear their pajamas to class all the time, but I don’t know how helpful that is. I would argue that it makes you feel worse instead of comfy.

The same principle applies to going out in public. Maybe even more so. I feel extremely self-conscious when I go out looking less than my best. I put this on a “trends” list, because people leave their house looking less than their best CONSTANTLY. Of course I believe that you are beautiful no matter what you’re wearing and regardless of whether or not you brushed your hair. But if you’ll notice, the most efficient and successful people are never seen in public looking like a willy-lump-lump.

Just some food for thought.

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