Trends, by definition, aren’t made to last forever. Each one comes with an expiration (and, in many cases, a renewal) date. Every year, certain fashions (off-the-shoulder tops, chokers) rise to stardom, taking over our closets and Instagram feeds. And then these new obsessions gradually dim and collapse. It’s the circle of fashion life. As they say, out with the old in with the new. Here are 10 fashion trends that served us well in 2016, but are nonetheless due for retirement.
Of course, keep in mind that trends are subjective and feeling good about yourself in a certain item is a good enough reason to wear it year in and year out.
The "off the shoulder top"
In 2016, no article of clothing was used and abused more than the off-the-shoulder top. They were everywhere. On Instagram. On every page of every magazine. Like many trends that rise to this level, they fall quickly and hard.
Chokers have weaved in and out of fashion for years, but in 2015/16 they exploded annoyingly so almost. Every imaginable interpretation of the neck garnishment adorned every neck imaginable. Dainty, statement, double-wrapped and layered, there was certainly enough variety to keep the choker love alive. Then things got weird. New takes on the accessory seem less inventive, more desperate to stand out from the crowd. Perhaps it's time to move on to something truly different. I'm still ok with a long suede piece with some personalized beads on the end. You can have some creativity in wrapping and tying them. But as for the rest, gotta go!
Extreme Distressed "Bare Butt" Jeans
DIY Distressed Denim? Still on Trend! Exposing random patches of your rear end for no apparent reason? WEIRD!
Kylie Jenner and Taylor Hill pioneered this impractical trend. Why!? Make it stop.
Instagram is a place of beauty extremes and "eyebrows on fleek," but a specific type of "Instagram face" has become unique to the beauty bloggers and micro-influncers who inhabit the social media site.
Boxy, blended brows, acres of contour, matte, thick foundation, lashings of lashes, a ice white highlight and lips over lined with a Kylie lip kit are the hall marks of the "Instagram face," which has become far too popular. Lets. Move. On.
Not Hatin' Just Statin'!
Lace up EVERYTHING
The style blogging scene adopting the trend at an alarming rate, this bondage-esque fad was chic for five minutes and then tired for the rest of the year, though that didn't stop the lace up becoming the most popular detail on our social media feeds. Hard Pass.
Stay Fabulous Fashionistas!
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