So many trends, so little time. Every season we’re presented with a slew of new and exciting trends — be it a strikingly modern silhouette, bold print or a totally unexpected way to style a tried-and-true piece — but with budgets to consider, there are only so many we can test drive. This year we dedicated our closets and hard-earned cash to glam faux fur coats with ‘70s flair, backless loafers, daytime metallics and velvet, letting things like “lampshading” and the crazy Vetements obsession pass us by. Below, we’re recapping the seven fashion trends we didn’t try this year. #noregrets
1. Lampshading: AKA rocking a pair of over-the-knee boots with a broad hemline that hits above the top of the boots, leaving a sliver or exposed thigh. Sure — it’s relatively tame as far as trends go, but channeling home decor isn’t typically something we strive for when pulling together an ensemble. Needless to say, we took a pass on this one, even when style goddesses like Chiara Ferragni, Kate Moss and Kendell Jenner busted it out on the regular.
2. Zebra Print: Topshop Unique Perry Dress ($380): We were so wrapped in leopard print all year long — from menswear-inspired kicks to luxe faux fur coats — that zebra didn’t even register on our radar. But who knows — the appearance of the wild stripes on the Topshop Unique runway for Spring/Summer ’17 could mean big things for the exotic print in the coming months.
3. Fuzzy Slides: Zara Faux Fur Slides ($50): If it’s warm enough to wear sandals, the last thing we want is fur on our feet. Though we have to admit that if paired with socks and a mod midi dress and turtleneck combo, they could pique our interest.
4. Trucker Hats: Vintage Von Dutch Denim Trucker Hat ($29): Terry cloth track suits, that Canadian tuxedo moment and low-rise jeans with cropped tees — the early 2000s were a weird time for fashion, to say the least. Which makes the return of the trucker hat that much more baffling. It should come as no surprise that athleisure queen Gigi Hadid and her BFF Kendall Jenner busted the Ashton Kutcher-approved topper out on the regular, but even their style know-how couldn’t convince us to give the trend another try.
5. Corsets: Zana Bayne Leather Corset ($245): Corsetry came back in a big way in 2016, thanks in part to the & Other Stories collab with Zana Bayne. The trend also got Prada, Versace, Alexander McQueen and Victoria Beckham’s seal of approval, making a strong appearance on the Fall/Winter ’16 catwalks. That said, the cinched-in style didn’t exactly jibe with our fuss-free approach to fashion, though we’ll definitely give props to fashionable femmes who gave the look a test drive.
6. Sweatsuits + Vetements: Vetements X Champion Oversized Cotton-Blend Sweatshirt ($880): One glance at that price tag and you’ll get why we let the whole Vetements craze pass us by. We’re down with athleisure, sure, but luxury sweats? Hard swerve.
7. ’80s Everything: & Other Stories Disco Dress ($125): It wasn’t that we were totally opposed to takin’ it back ‘80s style in 2016; it was more that we were preoccupied with the slew of chic Victorian, ‘70s and ‘90s duds that dominated the street style scene for the last few seasons. And let’s be real — in comparison, the ‘80s just can’t compete. That said, ‘80s fashion is slated to reign supreme in 2017, and with pieces like this shimmery stunner cropping up everywhere, we totally get why.
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