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11 Fashion Trends We’re More Than Ready to Say Goodbye To

Richard Wright

Trends are inherently fleeting. Here, 11 “hot” fashion pieces that have, in our opinion, reached the end of their reign.

 

trends to ditch pink

MILLENNIAL PINK

From sneakers to cookware to restaurants to blazers, this dusty blush color was everywhere in 2017. We need a break. Might we suggest taking ultraviolet—Pantone’s color of the year—for a spin instead? It’s similarly girly but less played-out.

trends to ditch boots

CHUNKY ANKLE BOOTS

We know this style, we love this style, but we’re ready for something new. This year we’re slipping into slouchier styles like this suede pair from Jeffrey Campbell, which look as great with skinny jeans as they do peeking out from beneath a midi skirt.

trends to ditch choker

CHOKERS

The ’90s nostalgia was fun…until it wasn’t. Swap yours for a different statement-making piece of jewelry, like mixed-metal drop hoops.

 

trends to ditch crop

WINTER CROP TOPS

Call us crazy, but if it’s cold enough to necessitate a faux-fur jacket (albeit a very fun jacket), your midriff probably shouldn’t be exposed to the elements. Try keeping the coat but wearing a tucked-in top underneath.

trends to ditch cold shoulder

COLD SHOULDER SWEATERS

On a similar note, this just seems rude to your poor upper arms. Save the cutout looks for warmer months, when they won’t seem out of place.

trends to ditch loafers

FUR SLIPPERS

Don’t get us wrong: We loved these when they first hit the scene last year. But now that we’ve seen them everywhere, we think they’re ready for a brief hiatus. This year is all about the kitten heel.

trends to ditch balenciaga

VERY EXPENSIVE BAGS THAT LOOK LIKE VERY CHEAP BAGS

This is one of those reusable laundry bags you can get at a dollar store, right? Wrong. It’s Balenciaga and it costs $1,850. To quote Queen Dolly Parton, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.” If you’re going to splurge on a bag, make it an investment piece that’ll withstand the test of time.

trends to ditch denim

COMICALLY DISTRESSED DENIM

There are jeans with a subtle tear at the knee, and there are jeans that look like they’ve been run through a wood chipper—twice. This year, how about a nice straight-leg, cuffed style your dad won’t need to comment on every time you visit?

trends to ditch unicorn

ANYTHING UNICORN RELATED

That goes for lattes, cakes and especially kitschy purses.

trends to ditch sneakers

DIRTY-ON-PURPOSE SNEAKERS

We put a lot of work into keeping our sneaks spotless, so buying a pair that looks like they’ve been worn every day for three months doesn’t make a ton of sense. Go for color-blocked kicks if you’re looking for something that isn’t crisp white.

 

trends to ditch bra

BRAS OVER SHIRTS

Your grandmother doesn’t deserve this.