We do at least check out what is happening "out there," if only to shake our heads and sigh, such as is the case with the re-emergence of Hypercolor clothes... (ack! Because everyone loves to have contrasting armpits?). So we have put together a little look book of the things that we personally just do.not.get. We would love to hear your opinions! Not everyone has the same tastes, of course, so we apologize in advance if we hate on something you're a fan of!
Not exactly a "trend", but we're pretty sure it's a fairly recent development: French Pedicures.
Now these are a bit extreme in length, of course, but in general- that white part? That's the part you're supposed to cut off. Not grow long and emphasize. Ack. Please, ladies, paint your toes a solid color.
We "get" this one for the models (like, for example, the model in the photo) and Hepburn-philes out there , but for the rest of us... ummm... not so much: Skinny-scrunchy-ankle-asphyxiating jeans. Just no. They are also really bad for you.
Perplexingly, StyleTips101 suggests that skinny jeans are great for "slimming legs and hips." We think not. Unless your legs and hips are already slim, all these will do for you is make you look like a big ol' inverted triangle. Ack. We prefer bootcuts and trouser jeans, no matter what the current fad is, because they balance our proportions.
Another trend we just cannot get behind is this obsession with open-toed boots & "booties." We don't really care what they're calling them- we're calling them hideous.
As we asked today on AGirl'sGuideToShoes, how exactly would one wear these? Sockless, for super-sweaty, stinky feet inside hot boots? Or with stockings for a lovely little peek-a-boo effect (that's sarcasm, in case you missed it)? Ack, ack, ack. No, please.
We're sure that many of you can (and do) look super cute in them and no offense is intended here, but did rompers really need to make a comeback?
The whole thing reminds us of the Archie where Veronica's dad had a surplus of flight suits and she started wearing them around in order to make them the "it" thing so he wouldn't be out all of the money (anyone remember that?!) If you've got no fat bits whatsoever, more power to you, we suppose... And, OK, fine-- so we admit that the one on the right (strapless pale green) would be pretty cute. If you were built like Veronica.
There are certainly many other-- like leggings, Uggs, Uggs with leggings-- peeves of ours. What do you think of these trends? What are some of your personal "faux pas" looks?