As a person who came of age in the late 80’s and 90’s, I am having a hilariously good time CRINGING at the recent articles I’ve seen for Fall 2018 trends. I mean, it’s BEYOND my comprehension that these styles are considered “in” right now. And yes, I can hear myself, I sound like my own mother who probably felt the exact same way when I wore all these items in the actual 90’s. But I mean, wasn’t it bad enough that it was in style once?
ACID WASH DENIM
I mean, just a pair of acid wash high rise jeans is offensive enough. But a whole denim tuxedo situation done in this horrific 80’s material? I simply CAN NOT.
THE PRARIE DRESS
Some of you may be on board with this, but it goes WAY too Little House for me, and the whole pairing it with cowboy boots thing just gives me all the feels, in a very bad, bad way. I mean, the ruffled collar and wrists and waistline? I have nightmares about this stuff.
Neon alone is bad. Satin alone is pretty bad. Neon AND satin together in one garment is enough to make me never want to go shopping again until the fashion world has come to it’s Kardashian-crazed senses.
I really canot believe that the things I wore as a chubby middle schooler are on the most coveted runways right now. Balloon sleeves (that matches oh-so-well with my Laura Ashley balloon shades in my room) are one of the least flattering things one could wear. And to think I was so horrified when shoulder pads came back in!? That was child’s play!
Not like, slightly oversized, but COMICALLY oversized. And a lot fo them in neon too. I makes me recall my old 80’s ski jackets- except mine were a little more tailored than this.
This image is hard to look at because it not only features the bleach splattered denim of yesteryear, but paired with neon tie dye AND a bucket hat (in bleached denim no less!)
There was a Cher Horowitz abundance of bright plaids on the Fall 2018 runways. Now, I like me some plaid, but not THIS much plaid.
I actually spared myself wearing this trend in the 80’s and 90’s, even the crimper loving, frosty blue eye shadowed younger version of myself thought it was a bit too much. I’d rather not look like a robot, thanks.
AND THE MOST LAUGHABLE…..
OK, so what popular styles DO I like that will make you look current but not like a walking trend monster? CLICK IMAGES TO SHOP ITEMS!
At this point, it shouldn’t be considered a trend as it’s a classic, but it was ALL over the runways for fall in outerwear, dresses, accents– you name it.
Super tailored pieces with lovely details were a big trend too– and one that is based in classic good style so no worries about it being “out” next year. Look for double breasted blazers, tailored wool coats with pleating and other details and trench inspired dresses.
Layered with faux fur, velvet, suede or knit- dark florals will be a big part of fall looks.
A trend that carries over from last fall and winter, I adore the cozy, winter weight concealing oversize knits. Especially with big turtlenecks!
FAUX FUR & SHEARLING
A huge trend, but one you need to be cautious with as some of the coats I’ve seen can easily go “giant bathrobe” or “rogue Sesame Street character”. Bonus points if it’s leopard.
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