Trends We Don’t Love

by Aquila Mendez-Valdez on November 11, 2011

I don’t often get asked what I don’t like, and to be honest, there isn’t much that I dislike, but there are a few trends lingering around that I just am not a fan of! Check them out and tell me do YOU like any of these trends?

 

Leather is having a moment, so everyone is making leather items left and right. I have a real problem with bad, fake leather. Here is the deal, I LOVE leather, but most people can’t afford a bunch of it. I can’t. No biggie. However, if you buy leather/pleather that makes someone instantly go “that looks poorly made,” then your garment becomes distracting in the worst of ways. You should never let yourself LOOK cheap. that defeats the purpose, right? If you do bad, fake leather, do it in small increments, a patch here and there.

 

I should like sheer maxi skirts. They’re interesting, fashion forward, unexpected- all things I look for. But this trend aggravates me for two reasons: 1.) where in the hell are you going to wear this? Work? NO. The mall? Get ready to be laughed at by pre-teens and pointed at by mall walkers (“Are those her panties???”) WHERE DO YOU GO THAT THIS IS ACCEPTABLE CLOTHING? PUT SOME CLOTHES ON! 2.) It’s almost Winter. PUT SOME CLOTHES ON!

I’ve only seen a few people pull this look off. The rest of us plebeians need not bother, methinks.

 

This is a beautiful jacket. Too bad it’s about ten inches too short to wear it anywhere this winter. Cropped lengths actually look great on a bunch of figures, but why would you buy outerwear that won’t keep you warm?

 

What do you think? Anything you can’t stand right now? Sound off in the comments!

 

XO,

K

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Leigh November 11, 2011 at 11:30 am

I agree to an extent about cheap pleather. I think there are some times when insane-looking outfits just call for ridiculous pleather, even when it’s clearly fake. I would be interested in people making those cheap garments out of latex/PVC instead of pleather, though, just because if you’re going to go BDSM-chic I think it’s a more interesting choice.

I love sheer maxi skirts. I think we’re past the season for them. And I go plenty of places where I would feel comfortable wearing them, but I guess that has a lot to do with where I live and who I hang out with. I don’t know if I would have the balls to wear one to a small town shopping mall!

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A + K November 11, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Leigh, I’m totally with you there, the PVC/latex look is acceptable because its definitely “a look”, but bad pleather just looks like you have poor judgement in what looks good and what looks bad. Also, I love that you said BSDM-chic.

I really don’t hate the sheer maxi skirts, but I guess when I look at it, it’s the epitome of frivolous, impractical fashion, which just doesn’t connect with my personal style. I respect people who can find a place for it in their closets. If you have the cojones to wear them, I say do it. But I still think I’d be overwhelmingly distracted if I saw one in public. Lol! Like I said, it SHOULD be something that I love, but just something about it… really isn’t for me.

XO,
K

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Allison November 11, 2011 at 5:18 pm

LOVE sheer maxi skirts! I don’t own one, I agree, very difficult to pull off, and definitely a summer item, but I adore them. As far as where you wear one, I’ve seen them successfully alongside cocktail dresses etc.

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