It’s time to ditch the distressed clothing because (let’s be honest) it’s just torn up and worn down. Our clothing shouldn’t look like a bear attacked us in our sleep.
Why this got popular in the first place, we’ll never know. What we do know is that it should be left in the last decade where it rightfully belongs.
We really need to talk about sheer clothing. No matter how rocking that bod may be, 99% of the population has no desire to see what you look like in underwear.
Save the risqué stuff for someone who will actually appreciate your wild side. The rest of us walking out in public? Yeah, we don’t want to see your underbits.
The point of sunglasses is to block the sun, but you wouldn't know that from these teeny tiny frames. If you still have the sun hitting your eyes when you have sunglasses on, you’re doing it wrong.
There are so many other, more practical ways to look silly – save your money for something more substantially dumb. At least then it looks on purpose.
For the last two years, random cutouts have become one of the most popular things to feature on your clothing. Unless you enjoy looking like a craft project snowflake, you'll be glad to hear that this trend is waning.
No more random cutouts. It’s time to bring back full pieces of clothing that actually covers our bodies. Time to rejoice!
We aren’t sure when the windbreaker came in style, but they’re already disappearing. The only person this is hurting is Goodwill.
Who will buy those windbreakers now? So, pour one out for the most obnoxiously noisy fashion trend of all time.
Cold shoulder tops may have looked fashion-forward 20 years ago, but now they just look desperate. They aren’t sleek and sensual. They’re just as bad as random cut-outs.
In fact, we’re guessing the cold shoulder trend was due to the random cut-outs (or vice versa). Save your dignity (and your body heat) and try something more fashionable.
You know what should be fashionable? Not being in excruciating pain due to our shoes. Now is the time to ditch those shoes that are hurting your feet.
This isn’t something fashion designers have decided—we just think we all need a little break from aching toes, arches, and heels. Rest those footsies.
Instagram eyebrows, like Instagram anything, are a very internet-specific way of making yourself look like a fool. The lines are too strong, and it fades out near the bridge of the nose.
It doesn’t follow a person’s natural eyebrow, which makes it look that much faker. It’s time to ditch that fade and go with something that looks real.
Save the bomber jackets for the Air Force. They might look cute, but everyone is sporting one at this point. If you want to look truly stylish like the fashionista you are, you have options.
Trench coats! Trench coats are coming back into style slowly, and they can also outline your figure nicely. Vests also help create a really unique look.
Too Much Plaid
Unless you spend your days with a set of bagpipes, roaming the Scottish Highlands, you're probably going too heavy on the plaid. No one needs more than one piece of plaid at a time.
Rather than wearing it head-to-toe, we should incorporate it in small doses, like a plaid bag. When we see someone in head-to-toe plaid, we can’t help but think of Scotland (or PJs).
Bell sleeves came back for a bit, but the design is now getting the ax, according to stylists. We loved this retro inspiration while it lasted.
The only issue was that the sleeves are pretty impractical. It's all fun and games until one gets stuck in a car door.
Off-the-shoulder tops have lost their flair. Unless you have the most beautiful collarbone in the universe, it may be best to push them to the back of the closet.
They need to be constantly adjusted, and they don’t look better than other tops that are available. Not to mention, some off-the-shoulder styles look plain awful.
Leopard Print Slip Skirts
As much as we’ve loved our leopard print midi-skirts, they’ve got to go. Instead, opt for a new and exciting fabric and print for your slips.
Neutrals like black, tan, and cream are always in and look great with any band tee, sweater, or bodysuit. Leopard looks best in small amounts, like a handbag or shoes.
Extremely Short Dresses and Skirts
Why are people still wearing extremely short dresses and skirts? Nothing says "clean" like bare skin touching a subway seat!
Short dresses and skirts need to be ditched—unless you’re wearing leggings under them. Then, short dresses are fine, except at that point they’re a tunic.
All the Animal Print
Who started this trend in the first place? It’s not a good look. Trust us, zebras can barely pull off zebra print, much less a grown adult.
Leave the animal print on the Serengeti and stick to something a little less gaudy. No one wants to look like they just escaped a wildlife rehab.
Neon didn’t stick around very long, did it? Well, we’re not going to be too sad about this one. It was never a good trend to begin with.
Neon and fluorescent colors were always an assault on the eyes. Hopefully, this trend stays in the past where it belongs.
Chunky Dad Sneakers
Are the sneakers chunky or is it the dads wearing them? Either way, leave the giant sneakers in the early ‘90s.
They aren’t flattering in the least bit. We’re not sure where this trend came from. Plus, people were paying hundreds for them rather than getting a cheap pair of New Balance.
Baggy, Shapeless Clothing
Unless you're rail thin, baggy clothes are going to make you look messier and bigger than you actually are. If you're going for slacker chic, then, by all means, toss on that shapeless blouse and head out the door.
To avoid making this mistake, just grab something cinch in your waist. A stylish belt would work great for busy patterns. If you’re already wearing a busy pattern, wear a solid belt.
Anything Vinyl and Latex
Want to look strange AND feel claustrophic? Then by all means, slap on a pair of latex pants. Otherwise, stick to natural fibers that don't make you look like a dominatrix.
Not to mention, you won’t sweat like you’re in the middle of summer in the south while wearing nothing but warm clothing. Can you feel the material sticking to your skin?
Micro purses are a 2-for-1 special: they look dumb AND they're wildly impractical. Talk about winning the lottery!
Now, giant bags don't look any better, but at least you can carry more than a thimble in one of them. The goal should be somewhere in between.
Boxy Cropped Tops
Crop tops are a statement piece. Specifically, they state, "I have nothing to offer the world beyond a good body."
In general, avoid anything too boxy because it makes the wearer look just that – boxy. Crop tops, however, just look awful all around.
Life on the range is tough, but life on the catwalk is tougher. Western wear is currently having its final yee-haw before riding off into the sunset.
No more cowboy hats or boots unless you’re actually working on a ranch or farm. The catwalk isn’t for cow-herding.
Clear handbags are a godsend for pickpockets. It advertises exactly what they would want to steal, and the best way to grab it!
They're terrible for pretty much everyone else. No one needs to see what's lurking in the depths of your purse.
Wearing bike shorts in public is basically the same as showing up in your underwear. Nothing says classy like lycra bunching up in every nook and cranny south of your belly button.
Thanks, Kim K, for making this one popular. Now go into obscurity where you belong – you and your ugly bike shorts.
Last year, belts were more than just an accessory to help keep your pants up. They were fashion statements that hung down for a little flair.
Thankfully, we've learned our lesson and will not repeat this mistake of fashion history. Long belts are going away for a long, long time.
Custom letter necklaces have seen their better day. Accessorize with chain-link bracelets, hoop earrings, pendant necklaces, ring sets, and statement earrings.
These are versatile and trendy jewels that will withstand the test of time. They also don’t look like you hopped straight out of the ‘80s or ‘90s.
Although oversized sweatshirts are extremely comfy, they’re not cute. And while they can be worn without judgment in your own home, please don’t wear them to work or out to dinner.
They’re PJs for a reason. They’re comfortable, but it looks like you just rolled out of bed to go out. If that’s the goal, then well done!
UGG boots were a must-have in the 2000s. But after two decades, it’s time to say goodbye to your beloved shearling-lined shoes.
If you feel you absolutely cannot part with them, splurge on the Jerene Boot, a dressier, block-heel version of the classic UGG boot.
Low-rise jeans should’ve disappeared like yesterday. They’re uncomfortable and impractical. They didn’t even make sense when they first popped up.
Because they’re expected to make a comeback in 2020, we need to band together and detest this low-slung denim trend before we morph into Paris Hilton in the early 2000s. Stop this madness while we still can.
White accessories are easy to use because they go with everything, but this year is a little different. It’ll take away from your outfit, so look for other accessories.
It’s best to go with something pastel or even neutral, so the outfit itself is the focal point – not the giant coffee stain on your all-white handbag.