As with all good things, summer has come to an end. But seasons aren’t the only thing coming to an end this fall, so are five major fashion trends from wardrobes past.
Although we all enjoyed the lovely look rocked so famously by the Kardashians, velour tracksuits are going from faux velvet to fashion faux pas. It might be easy to throw on our pre-matched colored tracksuits, but it’s time to put away those monotone matches and mix it up. When you’re in a fix for time and looking for something comfortable to wear, try fitted men’s sweatpants in a neutral tone for fall, but please, unless you’re married to Kanye West, get rid of the velour tracksuit.
Yes, they are like a million kittens cuddling your feet, but this season it’s time to keep your Uggs to a minimum. Try a nice pair of combat or riding boots with warm fuzzy socks that stick out at the top. If you don’t have a pair of long enough socks for the above the boot look, you can cut the arm of an old t-shirt to create a cool band for the upper ring around your calf by your boot. Some people are going to want to wear Uggs until the end, but if you want to be fashionable you have to be on the latest trends, not the oldest. This year go from wearing them with everything to only wearing them on days you must absolutely keep your toes warm from the brutal cold. If you’re going to be dressing down with your feet, you’ll need to make sure the rest of your outfit is A game, or those Uggs can go from sometimes functional to straight slobby.
Spray tans and fake bake
Pale is pretty this year, spray tans and fake bake are out. Let your natural skin color shine! That way you don’t have to worry about one part of your skin being too dark or too light because you’re natural tone will look just that—natural!
Harem pants were a short-lived trend, if you ever even hopped on that trend train. Instead of going with full on harem this season try a more fitted printed pant. They come in stretchy fabrics, too, for those days that you are missing your velour tracksuit or just wishing to wear sweat pants. You’ll look better and feel better!
Large plaid prints
Unless you’re a lumberjack, a bagpiper or going on a hayride, leave the large plaid prints at home. Try something with other geometric patterns or a sweater with arrows, reminiscent of the Wild West rather than Paul Bunyan. Think more “manifest destiny” over Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Written by Elly Bethune, VP & Co-Founder of 9th&elm. 9thandelm.com partners with independent fashion designers to bring unique styles and designs to the fashionista.
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