By TAHLIA PRITCHARD
1. The hipster beard:
Lately I’ve noticed a lot of males my age walking around sporting (or attempting to) a big, bushy but still somewhat groomed beard. It’s making it hard to figure out if it’s another hipster wannabe or an escaped member of the Amish community.
Now I’m not against a man with facial hair. But I just feel the now titled ‘hipster’ beard, with the ‘hipster’ accessories (think tight jeans, scarves, button up shirts etc) is a very contradicting and weird look.
2. Socks pulled up over boots:
The thing I like about winter and wearing longer boots is I can wear thick socks with the boots and no one can see. So I’ve missed the memo that you’re apparently meant to pull your socks up over your boots now to look trendy.
I’m sure that’s been effective in keeping your legs warmer.
3. Wearing glasses (frames) when you don’t actually need glasses:
As someone who has to wear glasses most of the time, I don’t understand why anyone would willingly accessories glasses with their outfit if they don’t particularly need them. Gone are the days when glasses symbolised people being nerdy, but the people wearing frames or ‘fake’ glasses really confuse me. Are you trying to appear intellectual? Fashionable? But seriously, why?
4. Joggers and Jeans:
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ANYONE UNDER 40, DO NOT DO THIS. When I lived on a college, as O-week leaders we had to take a bunch of really confused American guys under our wing, and explain that joggers and jeans were just not a good combo. Ever.
5. Galaxy tights:
I used to work in a clothing store, and that’s the first time I came across galaxy tights. In fact a customer even laughed at me as I opened the box, and pulled out the tights, my nose wrinkled with obvious distaste. Why anyone would want to walk around with their legs looking like an Avatar has attacked them with glitter bombs is beyond me.
I asked my twitter feed what other fashion trends they did not understand, and tweeps included the following:
– Jumpers with the shoulders cut out. Seems a bit redundant doesn’t it?
– Gladiator sandals
– High waisted anything (looks a bit like a nappy apparently…)
– Shorts cut really high, but that have the pockets hanging out. Unfinished job?
– The peplum look – on dresses, jumpers, anything…. STAHP.
– Jelly sandals – sorry I forgot we were 5 again.
The list is an ever growing one, and of course peoples opinions will vary. What are some fashion trends that you just can’t stand?
Tahlia is a last session Media and Communications student, and judging by the amount of black in her wardrobe, isn’t going to be winning any fashion awards any time soon.