Since the list of things I do want is so insanely long, I thought I’d save everyone some time and money by talking about some fashion trends I’m passing on instead! I’d like to think I’m not a total prude when it comes to trying new looks and pushing the envelope -I mean hello, I’m wearing socks with sandals! However, everyone has their limits and I’ve decided these 5 trends listed below are mine… for now anyway. If there’s one thing I’m good at it’s changing my mind, and I could very well be eating my words down the road! I mean If you told me two years ago that I’d be wearing white booties all winter long I would’ve laughed and said there’s no way. But for the sake of this blog post, here’s what I’m not spending my money on right now. (This is by far my husbands favorite blog post 😆.)
1.) Tiny sunglasses:
I just can’t. One of my favorite parts about wearing sunglasses is that they hide most of my face. And just so we’re clear, I’m all for circular shaped sunglasses, I just ask that they’re larger than the size of a nickel ya know? I feel like this trend will be one of those things where people will look back at pictures of themselves in their teeny tiny shades and just shake their head. Kind of like when I see pics of myself from high school wearing electric teal blue eyeshadow with a head full of zebra striped hair (seriously Mom, why was that allowed?!). While we’re on the topic of questionable makeup choices, next up on the list:
2.) Red Eyeshadow
Maybe I’ll come around to this one day? Specifically October 31st. I suppose I’m not completely opposed to this trend when it’s subtly applied (brunettes with olive skin tones seem to pull it off best IMO), but full on red shadow just looks costumey to me. I also feel like it makes the eyes look weak, and I spend too much money on eye creams and mascara to intentionally make my eyes look dull before I leave the house.
3.) Conductor Hats:
Alright, don’t hate me. I know this one is pretty popular. Due to its popularity though, I quickly became overwhelmed (or perhaps underwhelmed?) with all the train conductor hats being worn and I just can’t get on board. (ba-dum-tss!) I totally get the ease of throwing on a hat to spice up your outfit and/or hide your dirty hair, but might I suggest a beret, baseball cap, boater hat, or literally anything else. Except a “baker boy” hat, because that’s just another name for this style hat 🤣. Here’s another hair accessory trend that I will not succumb to:
I’m not sure if this 90s trend will truly end up catching-on, but after seeing a picture of Whitney Eve Port (whom I actually love!) sporting one recently, I got nervous and felt like I should make it clear now that I’m not a fan of the scrunch. And not just because Carrie Bradshaw once said, and I quote, “No self respecting New York City woman would be caught dead running around Manhattan in a scrunchie” … well, ok, it might have a little something to do with that 😜. Unless I’m removing makeup or applying self-tanner, chances are you won’t catch me sporting a scrunchie.
Another 90’s trend rearing it’s ugly head. I hate to break it to you guys, but these bad boys have been popping up in my insta feed more and more as of late, and I literally gasp each time I see it happen. I’m all for athleisure, platform tennies, dressing down fancier outfits with sneakers etc etc, but this… this is just a nope for me. As far as I’m concerned, only first grade boys who don’t know any better are allowed to walk around in these. Even then, they’re still a total eye sore and I ultimately question the parenting abilities of those who would allow their little 6 year old guy to wear such atrocities in front of all their peers. I’M KIDDING. Well, I’m kind of kidding.
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