Naturally, I make my fair share of fashion faux pas because, well…sometimes I have lapses in judgment, but I’ve got a line that I refuse to cross; or so that’s what I think. Anyway, there are a few brands, trends, etc. that, in my eyes, need to go. Of course, this is all in good fun, and no offense is intended. As they say, “any and all similarities to actual persons living or dead, past, present, or future is completely coincidental.”
So here’s my list of my least favorite trends in the past few years and even before that. Enjoy!
Since the day that I laid eyes on these boots, I instantly desired to burn every pair in existence. I have quite a few friends who are hopelessly devoted to their love affair with UGG boots because they are comfy and warm; more power to them, for I love those friends, dearly. However, I will never be a supporter of this Australian sensation. These are especially silly-looking when paired with PINK Victoria’s Secret tracksuits and a fake tan or leggings combined with a North Face fleece hoodie of some sort. I am, however, a big fan of the combat boot look that has been gracing the pages of my NYLON magazines, lately. Those are keepers.
2. Tapout Anything
Need I say more? Goodness, gracious. Around Christmas, customers come into JcPenney frantically searching for more of this super classy brand of clothing. I’ve ordered hoodies and searched the stockrooms for t-shirts with skull designs simultaneously placed next to eerie looking crosses that just scream hardcore. I realize that this is a UFC thing, for which, admittedly, I have absolutely no knowledge, but let’s get serious; these clothes are hideous. Now this leads me to Tapout’s distant cousin, Southpole, which is also ridiculous.
My feelings toward this brand are pretty much teamed up with Tapout, so I’ll skip the complaining on this one.
4. Kissy Face Photos
I’m quite aware that my number four annoyance is not of the fashion kind, but it is still a trend that drives me insane. I will admit that, in my younger years, I was a fan of the kissy face/throw up of the index and middle fingers, and I will provide evidence. On the contrary, now that I’ve grown up a bit, I realize my many past mistakes, and this is my attempt to save others from the same embarrassment. This pose is not flattering in any sort of way, and it should be retired. There is just no other way for me to put this. Act like ladies when the camera is in view, because photos like this never die.
Well, anyway…now that that is out of the way, let’s move onto number five.
5. Sandals With Socks
So sandals are comfy, right? But they’re not very sensible for winter, are they? No. And this problem is not solved by throwing on a pair of socks. Making another reference to NYLON magazine, I normally would say that this magazine can do no wrong, but when I began to see photos similar to the following gracing its pages, I just couldn’t jump on board.
Perhaps other ladies can pull off this look; heck, maybe even I can, but I refuse to find out. Stockings are lovely, and I’m even in love with crazy patterns and colors of stockings, but in my book, socks with sandals is a no-go.
Coming from a woman who appreciates the ensembles of James Stewart and Frank Sinatra, the v-neck t-shirt is a little hard for me to swallow. I’m actually just trying to figure out the point. Is it really necessary to see that little bit of manly chest hair? Men have no cleavage to show, so that couldn’t even be a temptation. I’m really not trying to be sexist, but guys, unless you’re wearing your v-neck underneath a more reasonable shirt, get rid of them for the sake of all of us.
7. Dogs in Purses
No, no, no, no, no! I was under the assumption that the idea of toting ones’ little doggies around with them died when Paris Hilton put it to rest, but alas, a trip to Polaris Mall a month or two ago proved to me otherwise. There she was; a woman shopping and having a grand time while the little head of her fuzzy poodle peeked out of her over-sized bag. Poor dog. The sole reason that women do this is to seek attention. Inevitably, when one sees a cute dog, he or she often makes a fuss over it drawing clear attention to its owner. Sure, she may also be completely in love with her dog, but what is the point of taking it to the mall? What if it has to relieve itself? Say goodbye to your super expensive doggie tote bag.
I’ll wrap this up at lucky number seven. My fingers are done typing, and I’m just getting bored now. Enjoy!