8 Fashion Trends You Won't Be Able to Fight in 2013
Jan 02, 2013 - by Beca Alexander
Last year came and went, and with it so did many trends, some of which I'm hoping get left behind in 2012. Unfortunately, since street stylers and fashion bloggers are always a few steps ahead, here are trends you will now begin spotting amongst mainstreamers finally catching up. Basically, reason why I'm pissed Sketchers is now making wedge sneakers. Damnit.
Wedge sneakers: Even I caved and bought a pair of sneakers, but not any sneakers, the wedge boots from Chloe, which seemed to keep me on trend yet kept me far away from everyone else. After seeing the Isabel Marant sneakers everywhere and on everyone, I not only didn't want a pair, I despised the community for resurrecting a trend that reminded me of the roller sneaker, or worse, the light up ones.
Once the trend hit the blogosphere, it was snapped by all the street style photogs, allowing companies like Sketchers to come out with their own version of the trend. I'm currently hoping that this doesn't continue into this year, and that the new Isabel Marant boots (recently featured on my Instagram) will become the new must have.
Givenchy boots: I must be one of the only people in fashion who absolutely hated these boots. I did not find a single thread on this shoe to be attractive, making me question the purchasing decision of so many. The name alone makes them somewhat worthy, but they way they overtake a women's leg makes them ugly and unappealing. I did not see a single photos of the boots where I said to myself, 'this looks great,' and even Sandra of 5IncesAndUp, a blogger whose effortless style I envy, could not make them appeal to my usually easily manipulated fashion sensibility.
Boyfriend denim: Being at the Woodbury Commons all day yesterday, on an actual hunt for a pair of the perfect boyfriend denim, I came to realize that the trend needs to die along with 2012. I also might secretly be jealous of every little size 0 Asian who looks amazing in them, but mostly, I just dislike the way they sit on most women, making the leg short, and the midsection bulky and unsexual, which may or may not be what the wearer is going for.
Celine/Philip Lim bags: These were huge last year and I can't think of anyone worth mattering who did have one. Not only did these become the 'IT' bags of the year, they made their way into the most photographed closets of 2012, including that of Hanneli, Miranda Kerr, and bloggers like The Blonde Salad who seems to have one in every color. Luckily, the bag came in so many varieties that at least there was a choice of which to purchase, but that doesn't change the fact that other bags were ignored, as if Louis Vuitton no longer existed. Did anyone else notice that the Chanel bag became unpopular last year? I for one, choose to invest in a Reed Krakoff boxer, and am very excited for the new Mulberry Willow Tote which is due in stores in Feb.
Arm party: Manrepeller coined it, and two years later we are still adding layer upon layer of accessories to our arms, or wrists for that matter. There is no longer a poetic reason behind which bracelet to wear with each woven leather braid thing, which Barney's now sells for $200, as girls are piling on useless chain after chain just to seem 'on top of the trend' or 'in the know.' Once companies like Claire's or Walmart start packaging 5-8 bracelets at a time for roughly $5.99 each, it's time to move on to a neck party or bring back the anklet, a suggestion I once made to Bauble Bar in hopes of being able to purchase an accessory large enough to fit my usually swollen feet bones.
Baseball caps: This trend seemed to come out of nowhere, and I'm pretty sure that it will continue into 2013, especially during Feb fashion week, when the leather cap will become the new Yankees cap. I'm honestly unsure how I feel about it, liking it and unliking it at random moments. It takes a certain type of individual to pull off this and Laura from OnTheRacks (pictured above) looks quite great in it, while others just did not impress, trying to hard to make the trend their own.
Overalls: I recently instagrammed that I am on a hung for a pair of burgundy leather overalls recently spotted on street style darling Mira Duma, but a denim pair is not okay, just reminds me of my days in middle school when tie die was cool and the Grateful Dead made it onto every tee shirt. Those were not good days, I was fat, and the bottom and top combo was worthy only of the tiny cheerleaders, which is still the case, as Leandra looks pretty darm good in a pair.
Nipples: This was the year that nipples really made a comeback. Bras were forgotten, and tits were proudly visible under sheer tees, low cut tops, and side boob revealing tanks. I saw so many nips this year, that it made me wonder, where have all the bras gone?