2013 Hits & Misses

As we bid adieu to yet another year this week, let us reflect upon a few trends that defined 2013. Hopefully we’ll be saying adios to a few of them too. Since it is a resolution (more like a continuous daily aspiration- go me) of mine to live more mindfully and positively, I’ve also included the trends I felt were winners- and will be welcome in my wardrobe in 2014.

2013 “PLEASE GO KICK ROCKS” TRENDS-

1. Cut outs

They’re just everywhere now. The hint of sexiness that these little peeks of skin once held now give off an overplayed 80’s aerobicize leotard vibe

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2. Heeled Sneakers

Curse you, Isabel Marant, for bringing this heinous trend into being. I suspect those who purchased a pair last year are feeling the shame of this fad indulgence.

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3. Faux fur vests

But… I like… real fur ones.. :/ I guess my take on fur is muddled. I hate faux fur. And I love real fur. The fur things I do own are all genuine. And I feel much guilt from owning these things. I don’t believe I am well- versed enough in the politics and ethical dilemmas surrounding the fur industry to have a real opinion. Note to self: learn more.

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4. Mesh detailing

In the words of P’trique “It looks like Forever 21 vomited all over her.”

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5. Hidden platform lace ups

Because there obviously aren’t enough of these on Lookbook. You can’t walk in them- every blogger seems to own a pair- but you NEVER see people actually wearing them in the street.

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6. Crazy geo / tribal patterened tights

Forever 21 is continuing to vomit all over her.

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7. flower crowns

I don’t think you realize what you look like.

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8. Spirit hoods

STOP. Put down the anime comics, wash out the manic panic, and turn off the dubstep.

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9. Sugar skulls

Are you all magically Hispanic? “I don’t-a think that means what you think it-a means.” (Princess Bride reference, people)

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10. Slashed back shirts

These in neon are the worst.

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2013 WINNING TRENDS-

1. Denim on denim

I was so surprised to realize that this actually works. I hate mixing prints so I assumed this would gross me out- but it’s cute! Just make sure they are different washes.

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2. Pop color shoe

Post to come soon on red ones!

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3. Joggers

I have a feeling my opinion will change within the next year- but for now I like them- even the leather ones!

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4. Statement necklaces

I can never get enough of these! They take an outfit up a notch!

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5. Boudoir-inspired details

You know what I’m talking about. The straps, strings, and caged looks with slightly naughty notions.

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6. The chambray shirt

Cute, classic, easy on the eyes, and works for many body types.

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7. Camel coats

Classy and just a hint of warmth in the color!

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8. Boyfriend jeans

I’m not sure about their staying power- but I’m loving them right now.

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9. Slitted maxi dresses/skirts

No cleavage required- with a little gam exposure you’re set in the sexy department.

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10. Minimalist ankle straps

Timeless and they go with ANY outfit. I just wish mine weren’t so freaking hard to walk in.

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So what are you ladies loving and loathing? Lemme know!

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