by Samantha Donat:
In the words of Heidi Klum, “one day you’re in, and the next day, you’re out.” Fashion isn’t an easy topic to keep track of; trends come and go so quickly that it often feels like as soon as you get a hold of something fashion-forward, it’s already out of style and the fashion world has moved on. To help you avoid fashion-induced headaches, here’s a quick list of trends to keep and throw out.
Sheer blouses and shirts: they make for great basic pieces. Just please remember to wear something underneath them.
Maxi dresses and skirts: they aren’t just for summer. They’ll be your go-to transition pieces as we move into the colder months.
Colored skinnies: try yours in this season’s bright red, electric blue and army green.
Animal print: last season’s popular cheetah is here to stay. Zebra and tiger prints, along with fur trimmings, are also coming on to the fashion scene.
Cropped tops: as much as you’ll all hate to hear it, the midriff phase is over. Time to cover up.
Yoga pants: as comfy as they may be, a great pair of jeans looks so much more put-together.
Destroyed shirts: although grunge is a fun style to try, the overly destroyed shirts now just look sloppy next to the recent runways’ sophistication.
“Bat-wing” tops: they were fun for a while, but this season’s silhouettes have become more structured and stream-lined.
Corduroy pants: they’re a great way to change up your typical jeans routine. Try them in unusual colors for an even more interesting look.
Board shorts: unless you’re headed for the beach, please refrain from wearing them in public.
Sagging: no one wants to see your boxers, no matter how cute they may be. The consequential waddle is also an unpleasant sight.
Baggy pants: not to advocate for overly tight jeans, but you look like you’re drowning in all of that excess material.
Flannel: the lumberjack/hobo combination had its moment to shine, but now it’s time for a more sophisticated look.