Author: CollegeAveStaffBy Kate Wilson
So many of the trends Iâ€™ve seen this year already are just old trends living on. Iâ€™ve revisited a few trends from 2011 to share what the fuss is about, and be your guide for what to get wear from or get rid of.
Fedoras: Classy, versatile and comfortable. Keep â€˜em.
Hair feathers: This isnâ€™t 1967, and the hippie movement is over. Unless youâ€™re planning to use them for a fun day of fishing, ditch the tackle. Kick â€˜em.
Ugly comfy shoes (Crocs, Tomâ€™s and Sperry): Keep â€˜em. Theyâ€™re boring and outdated, but theyâ€™re expensive. If the investment has already been made, you might as well wear them.
Skinny jeans: Kick â€˜em, if you can manage to move your leg that much without them ripping. Guy or gal, NO ONE looks good in skinny jeans.
Headbands: I was on the fence about this one, because itâ€™s been a bit overdone as the American version of the fascinator with all the frilly stuff (What is that supposed to be anyway â€“ a pompom? A bow? A flower?) Although they look best on toddlers, they are quite practical in keeping the hair off your face. Keep â€˜em.
Brightly colored tights: These are appropriate if you are a professional clown or a 10-year-old little girl. Otherwise, kick â€˜em.
Cupcakes!: Notice the exclamation point at the end of Cupcakes!? Thatâ€™s because these little treats are exciting and always will be. Theyâ€™ve been the trendiest dessert for the past couple of years (according to my own observation only) for a reason. Sure, theyâ€™re fattening. But in that cute, petite, portion-controlled cup, who can resist? Keep â€˜em!
The moral of the story is to ditch the kiddie-inspired styles and go for a little more sophistication. Exceptions are items that cost a lot of money, are completely practically in use or will make for a great Halloween costume.