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Re: Trends I'm staying away from...how about you?

no fringe

no faux fur

no cold shoulder

no sensible/comfort shoes

no wide legged pants

 

BUT

 

I bought my first pair of distressed skinny jeans, duster/sweater, and ankle strap suede flats.

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Re: Trends I'm staying away from...how about you?

1.  Asymmetric hems

2.  No close cardigans with those wavy fronts

3.  Anything with a peplum or a ruffle around the hips or waist

4.  Gaudy costume jewelry (aka "statement" necklaces)

5.  Anything with fringe

6.  Anything faux leather or faux suede

7.  Ankle boots with skirts - very unflattering to the leg

8.  "Bovine shoes" - those shoes with giant swaths of leather across the foot and heel but open toes 

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Re: Trends I'm staying away from...how about you?

I'm not wearing flare or bootcut jeans. I gave away most of my older bootcut and trouser jeans in the last year. I am sticking to skinny or straight jeans as I cannot stand to have rain water wick up the back of my pants when I accidentially step in a puddle.

 

I am not wearing dusters or cardigan wraps. I prefer fun faux leather or real leather jackets or denim jackets if I need an extra layering piece.

 

Sweaters. I only wore a sweater cardi on a trip to Las Vegas this past winter. Otherwise I am not fond of them.

 

Boyfriend shirts. Maybe they look ok on others, on me they look maternity.

 

Shooties with a lot of opening in the toe area. I find them uncomfortable as the toe vamp edge cuts into my feet when I walk.

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Re: Trends I'm staying away from...how about you?

@HULAGIRL wrote:


@SilleeMee wrote:

What are "Gumby jeans"? Never heard of those before.


Basically, bell-bottoms that probably flop when you walk (Susan Graver has a pair....thought those when bye bye with the 60's, but they're showing them again....not too sure if they're catching on, though.)



 

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"Gumby" - and Heart"Pokey" 

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Re: Trends I'm staying away from...how about you?

I'll try anything as long as it fits. However I will find it on sale someplace.  

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Re: Trends I'm staying away from...how about you?

Fun topic. I'm okay with anything people wear, but for myself, I don't feel good in extra long tunics and shirts, culottes/gauchos, most ankle pants, bulky sweaters and jackets, and "embellishments." Tee-hee! I guess I'm not sure any of these are actually trends!

 

Trends I like at the moment include ultrasuede, tweed, multiple thin layers, woven dressy "joggers," and ankle boots.

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Re: Trends I'm staying away from...how about you?

I agree with the no cold shoulder! I don't get that syle at all! I want to keep my shoulders warm, not cold! LOL!

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Re: Trends I'm staying away from...how about you?

cold shoulder tops

flares (Gumby pants)

dusters

ripped distressed jeans

maroon or burgundy

boyfriend jeans (not flattering on me)

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Re: Trends I'm staying away from...how about you?

No over the knee boots

No camo-at least the traditional army green version. A different color is a maybe

No cold shoulder tops

No ballet flats

On the fence about plaid.  Some remind me too much of Catholic school uniforms

No clunky "sensible" shoes

 

~Enough is enough~
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Re: Trends I'm staying away from...how about you?

no camo

no faux fur or leather

no block heels