Trends are inherently fleeting. Here, 11 “hot” fashion pieces that have, in our opinion, reached the end of their reign.
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.
The ’90s nostalgia was fun…until it wasn’t. Swap yours for a different statement-making piece of jewelry, like mixed-metal drop hoops.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
BRAS OVER SHIRTS
Your grandmother doesn’t deserve this.