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

Fun thread.  Most of the things on my list might be items that look good on other people, they just don't look flattering on me, or they aren't my taste:

 

Colors: Olive Green, Taupe, Mustard, Mauve (unflattering with my skin tone)

 

Styles: Distressed Jeans, Huge Statement Necklaces, Wedge Shoes/Boots, Cold Shoulders, Moto Jackets (on me), High Heels (on me), Huge Purses.

 

Bad on Everyone: Clothes that don't fit, especially if they're 2 sizes too small.  

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

Oh and flared pant legs. Not happening here. 

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

No to...

Jeggings & leggings

Wearing Athleisure everywhere

Open toe boots & over the knee boots

Cold shoulder

Asymmetry

Shark bite hems

Fur - real or faux

Ponchos and capes

Long dusters

Flowy drapey cardigans

Vests

Fringe

Torn jeans

Tight fitted dresses

Midi length dresses

Maxi dresses

Ankle pants

Printed pants

Bootcut pants

Palazzo pants

Realistic floral prints and plaids 

I probably forgot something...

Picky much? Yep. At 50 + I know what I like and what I don't like. 

 

 

 

 

 

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


@wilma wrote:

No to...

Jeggings & leggings

Wearing Athleisure everywhere

Open toe boots & over the knee boots

Cold shoulder

Asymmetry

Shark bite hems

Fur - real or faux

Ponchos and capes

Long dusters

Flowy drapey cardigans

Vests

Fringe

Torn jeans

Tight fitted dresses

Midi length dresses

Maxi dresses

Ankle pants

Printed pants

Bootcut pants

Palazzo pants

Realistic floral prints and plaids 

I probably forgot something...

Picky much? Yep. At 50 + I know what I like and what I don't like. 

 

 

 

 

 


We'll be picky together. On your list are only two things I wore this summer and I'm not entirely sure that I'm not *done* with those two as well. (Maxi dress and ankle pant).

 

Only speaking about my own style and what I like. Other people look fine in styles that just do NOT work on my 5'5" overly buxom self.

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

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NO GUMBY Jeans (straight leg or skinny for me)

NO COLD SHOULDER (looks like the seams came undone)

NO Reconstructed or ripped denim

NO LOGO NO Bomber Jackets Nor any of these.....

NO ankle boots

 

Nor any of THESE......

 

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

My list of no's:
Jeggings
High/low/sharkbite hems
Ponchos, capes, long dusters
Open front floppy cardigans
Fringe
Printed pants
Ankle pants
Loud prints
Maxi dresses
Midi dresses
Cold shoulder
Over the knee boots
Furry/fuzzy items, real of faux
Leisure wear out in public
Body-con dresses
Torn jeans
Any coats/jackets that look like a robe
Gauchos
Heels over 2"
I know there are more, but will stop at this.
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Re: Trends I'm staying away from...how about you?


@mstyrion 1 wrote:

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

 


love camo tho!

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[ Edited ]

Very interesting thread.... thanks!  

 

Fringe, bell bottoms (this includes boot-cut), distressed jeans, ponchos (I was a young adult in the 60's -- been there, done that, won't do it again)

 

Loooong tunic tops (I'm short - they look like dresses on me)

 

Big, thick, overly wrapped, scarves.  Especially in warm weather. 

 

Burgundy (marsala?), olive, brown

 

Ankle boots and "gladiator" sandals/shoes of any kind

 

Fur-lined hoods (or anything fur-lined)

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