I get torn about trends.. I like to see what’s “in style” so I can pick at it and apply it to my personal tastes. Which I’m sure many will find completely questionable. I think there was a jumper I reeeeeally wanted at Christmas and everyone was like, no. Just no 😅
On the other side of the coin, I also hate to see everyone conforming to the same styles/colours/rules. But there are some trends that I honestly think everyone should avoid like the plague. They’re not cute, they’re ugly, they’re ridiculous.
I’ve tried to narrow it down to the top 5 that annoy me the most. But there are honestly SO MANY that this could have been a 6 page essay.
Anyways, here’s my top 5 trends that I think should stay in 2017 and be burned when the year is over.
Who the hell comes up with this stuff? I know fashion is about pushing the boundaries and making a statement. But it seems to me that these new trends are done by someone who is clearly bored, hoping that it will go viral and give them their 15 minutes of fame.
We’ve had everything from feather brows, plaited brows, squiggly brows, feather brows, barbed wire brows and now we’ve got triple brows. They don’t look good.. they are hideous and they’re stupid. What the fuck is wrong with regular human eyebrows?
Please remove them from your face and leave them on the makeup wipe, in the bin, where they belong.
Another “15 minutes of fame” thing that’s been doing the rounds.. and it just gets weirder and weirder.
Hair nails, aquarium nails, menstrual nails, fur nails, pom pom nails and vagina nails (yes, really).. I mean why would you walk around with a bunch of vulva’s on the ends of your fingers?! I just don’t get it. If you really want to make a statement you may as well print a big fanny on a t-shirt and wear that instead. Don’t go sculpting tiny axe wounds in your nails, it’s weird.
Besides – how are any of these practical? You can wash the dishes with pom poms on your nails can ya?
A festival trend that seemed to appear this year which I’m a little torn about because I’m all for glitter.. I would sprinkle that shit on my breakfast cereal if I wasn’t concerned I would shred my internal organs. But we all know that this stuff gets EVERYWHERE. It’s just like sand, but even more stubborn to get rid of. I think I used some glitter for a Halloween costume one year and found it in my hair 6 months later.
I’m telling you, if you slap it on your butt it will work it’s way forward and you will be pulling glitter from your hoohah and arse crack for the next 6 months. For your sanity – please stick to putting glitter on your face and chest.
Why? Just Why? WHY are people spending £40+ on a pair of jeans that look like a 3yr old hacked them to shreds? I honestly don’t get it.
You’re walking around with 3/4 of your legs hanging out.. just buy a pair of shorts for fucks sake. Or is there some new knee fetish that I’m not familiar with? Are knees sexy.. when did that become a thing?
This one in particular bothers me on a personal level. I was ridiculed as a teenager because of the music I listened to.. and you were identified as a “greb” or a “freak” because you were wearing a band shirt. But celebrities walking around in AC/CD and Iron Maiden t-shirts have now made this “cool” and now people are wearing them in hoards. So all of a sudden it’s fashionable to wear the shirts of the bands they used to rip me over.
The worst part is that the people buying these t-shirts probably don’t even listen to or like, or have even heard of band they have written across their chest. Tell me Kim Kardashian, can you quote or name Metallica song?
I’m pretty sure there was this thing circulating on Facebook where there was a girl wearing a Nirvana top and someone mentioned Kurt Cobain in the comments.. she then proceeded to ask who he was. Case and point.
There’s also an unspoken and sacred rule that you don’t wear a shirt for a band you don’t listen to, you just don’t. And you people are making me feel very uncomfortable by doing it.
I also curious to know if any of these bands see royalties for the t-shirts that Topshop, ASOS, Missguided, Primark and all the other big stores are printing and selling. Hmm..
So there’s a very of the trends that are making me pull the grumpy cat “no” face a lot. I’d love to know if there’s any others you think deserve to be on the list, let me know in the comments below!