3 Trends in Fashion That Need to Die

We’re officially halfway through 2013. We may have survived the Mayan Apocalypse of 2012 but there are some fashions that should have perished with it. Fashion is now more then ever, very trend aware. Fast fashion retailers produce a new cut or style that then takes over all large merchandisers until big stores like Forever 21, Express, American Apparel, Urban Outfitters and H&M all carry the same items and style, just with slight variations. Fashion doesn’t need to be taken serious all the time but some of these eyesores have become too much to bear. Below are three trends that have us wincing in 2013.

1. High Low Hemlines- Also known as “mullet dresses”, these items are meant to ‘show a little leg’ but keep you covered in the back. If the “mullet” idea doesn’t work for hair, it doesn’t work for your clothes. I just can’t help but believe that some fashion designer’s mom came up with the concept while searching for a cute but not too sexy dress for her daughter’s prom.

2. The ‘Lita’ Bootie by Jeffrey Campbell-Featuring a 4.5” inch heel with a 1.5” inch heel platform, these shoes could make even the most petite fashionista look tall. These shoes used to be the style du jour for most hipster fashion photographers but they have run their course. Jeffrey Campbell became a popular label overnight after being featured on the Nastygal website, so, let’s see what other styles and ideas this designer has in his bag of tricks.

3. The Half Shaved Haircut- Ugh, where do we start? This trend in particular is very popular in New York’s ‘young and edgy’ scene. It has a more practical advantage by keeping your head much cooler, at least on one side. How do we know this trend is dead? When teeny-pop music makers like Avril Lavigne follows the trend.

So how do you feel about this list? Agree? Disagree? Maybe you have some of your own observations to add to this list. If so, feel free to comment below!

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