Sunday, March 4, 2012

4 Fashion Trends I Don't Understand

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I am not particularly fashion-savvy by any means. Sure, I love shopping and I love clothes, but I'm certainly not the most fashion-forward person. That being said, as an average 20-something who reads blogs and magazines and has a good head on her shoulders, I feel that I have the right to pass judgement on fashion trends that I see on a regular basis (whether or not I ACTUALLY have the right is irrelevant... this is MY blog). The following does not make sense to me:


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I'm not going to lie: I sometimes shop at Urban Outfitters. In fact, I once bought a sweater there as part of my Halloween costume that I still wear today. Once in a while, Urban has great finds. However, the store is ridiculously overpriced and the quality is pretty average. The worst part is that even if you find a piece where the quality matches the price, the stuff LOOKS cheap. Regardless of the actual quality, why would you spend a ton of money on something that looks like it cost you nothing? To top to off, their stores look like warehouses.

Rompers



Let's face it: Rompers are weird. I can't tell you how many times I've gone to a store and picked up what I thought was a dress only to go to the fitting room and find out that it wasn't. Rompers are a weak attempt at making adult onesies fashionable. Why not just wear a dress? Or shorts and a shirt?

Almost Anything Worn By Mary-Kate Olsen


It kills me that Mary-Kate is a fashion designer. The things she wears are absolutely ridiculous. Everything is oversized, the patterns are odd, and she basically looks like a hobo. And in the picture above... is that a sweatband?! On the red carpet?! Come on, now. 

I used to work as a Sales Associate in the Kids' Shoes department at Nordstrom. Moms used to come in every day and ask if their children could try on crocs. I never understood why. They offer no support, are basically made out of foam, and fall off of your feet. I can't tell you how many kids I've seen fall out of their crocs during my 6 months at Nordstrom. Funny? Yes. Functional? Not so much. For the same price, you could get a perfectly decent pair of sandals, flip flops, or water shoes. To top it off, Crocs are ugly! And adults wearing Crocs? Please stop like, yesterday.

Can you think of any fashion trends I should add to this list?





17 comments:

  1. I agree with all of these, but especially anything Mary-Kate Olsen wears. Her "fashion" sense is horrible.

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  2. @Lori Zakalik I don't understand... does she WANT everyone to think she's on crack? Job well done.

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  3. Um... Do you really think rompers fit in the same category as crocs and marykate? come on now - I mean I don't quite understand the point of a romper and it does seem pretty annoying when you have to go to the bathroom, but really - marykate bad???? And there is one you left off...uggs. What person on the planet decided that those boots are nice? They are the worlds most unflattering ugly monster foot of a shoe. Just horrible - and I don't care how comfy they are. I mean my pajamas are comfy but I don't walk the streets in them! Love your blog!

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  4. @Elly S Mary-Kate is definitely the worst but I must say, I feel pretty strongly about rompers... I just don't like them. What exactly are they trying to be? I don't get it. And yes, it makes going to the bathroom pretty difficult... so what's the point? I kind of agree with you about Uggs. I didn't add them to this list because I totally wear them and I thought it would come off as hypocritical. That being said, they're pretty ugly. I almost added the "Ugg Boots and skirts" look to this list.

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  5. You make a few good points but I have to disagree with the last. My crocs got me through sailing school! You cant dis 'em til you walk out into the water and stay afloat with 'em!
    These shoes rule!

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  6. Crocs are the worst for kids. I have a friend that is an ER doc and he tells me often of the broken ankles that kids come in from wearing crocs instead of real shoes.

    - Matty Bling Bling

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  7. @Anonymous Hm, maybe they work for sailing school, but I think we still have to agree to disagree. Can't they at least be cuter?

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  8. @Anonymous Hi Matt! Crocs are TERRIBLE for kids! Imagine trying to sell these. When parents came into Nordstrom, I almost always recommended the stride rites or Keens over the crocs. A bit pricier, but way safer!

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  9. They're perfect for getting messy. We like to go trail hiking, puddle jumping, mud tromping and creek wading. Crocs laugh in the face of messy exploration. And they float when you accidentally slip out of them in the creek. No more lost shoes!

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  10. @kids shoes That's a valid point. I just wish they were cuter at least! The one good thing they have going for them is the ability to customize them with the charms (charms? That's not what you call them, is it?). Makes them fun for kids... but really weird for adults.

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  11. Crocs are the worst for kids. I also didn't understood Mary-Kate Olsen wears. Her "fashion" sense is horrible.

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  12. I don't agree with you. Crocs looks very good for Kids. If that looks worst That is totally depend on way of wearing.

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  13. Amy...I just stumbled upon your blog and this post -- GENIUS! Agreed! If none of those existed, the world would be a better place.

    1. Urban - my friends love love LOVE it. I don't understand it. Maybe because I don't have money to throw around or time to root through all of it. (But I did get an amazing leather bag from there that has lasted six rough years on it. Accessories > clothes)
    2.Rompers - Are made to look good on a select few people in this world, I would much prefer a dress myself.
    3.MK - She is so flippin' rich, this may be one ginormous joke in which she is laughing all the way to the bank. (Did you hear about their $10,000 something skin backpacks that sold out in minutes?)
    4.Crocs - Completely baffled. Terrible.

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  14. @Skylar Grey They definitely look better on kids than they do on adults, but that's mostly because kids can pull off ridiculous things and it's okay because they're cute. Completely impractical, though.

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  15. @Stephanie Hi Steph! So glad you agree. The thing about Urban: Sometimes you CAN find great stuff that ARE worth the money but you really have to dig for it. That being said, I just bought a lace dress from there.

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  16. Fashion trends actually valuable some peoples like but somes dislike it is depend upon the peoples taste


    Fashion Accessories

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