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Good and bad ways to rock a trend

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The usual discussion is whether one or another trend are good, bad or ugly. Well, I think that every trend has good and bad adaptations, and it’s all about how one wears it. Here are some observations I have made, while watching the fashionistas and the fashion disasters on the street and in the blogosphere.

Leggings

The good:

Black ankle length leggings. Cotton, latex, leather or sequinned, they’re all awesome. Thick enough so that one is not afraid of flashing any intimate parts of the wardrobe incase the top slides up. Combined with oversized tees, romantic, ruffled tunics or oversized cardigans. High heels are a must to make those legs look miles long. Such a combination will always be a go-to for me.

The bad:

Cropped leggings, especially the ones in obnoxious colours and prints. The most obnoxious varieties are the ones with lace trimmings. For some reason, some girls think it’s a good idea to combine these with “sexy” polyester minidresses and ballet flats. Or denim miniskirts. Oh, my eyes!

Booties:

The good:

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Super – high heeled shoe boots. Even better if they’re with peep – toes or cutouts, although that is somewhat impractical in winter. I love them since they go with absolutely everything and make my legs look long and slim.

The bad:

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Slouchy ankle boots with no heel, a small wedge or a kitten heel. Not nescessarily ugly, but every girl from the age of fourteen through twenty-something owns a pair. Boring. Plus, they do not look good with anything other than skinny jeans, in my opinion.

Flats

The bad:

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Ballet flats. Yeah, whatever, they were cute like, three years ago, but since then, they became so overworn, that any time I see a girl wearing some, I want to take her shoes off and throw them into the nearest garbage bin. Especially when it’s too cold for them anyways.

The awesome:

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Loafers. They look so much more grown up and edgy than ballet flats, and they are much more weather appropriate as well. Plus, you don’t see every chick in your school wearing those.

And since the holiday season is approaching, I can not forget the worst offenders..

Party dresses

The bad:

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Those cheap, slutty polyester dresses high school girls seem to love. I’m in no way a prude, and I do love a short hemlength or a bare back – as long as the outfit is well thought out and does not look tacky. My personal arch nemesis are those minidresses with a banded hem. Ugh.

The good:

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An elegant, flattering dress. LBD is a good start, although I am extremely fond of jewel coloured coctail dresses as well. And why not experiment with different textures, like lace or leather? I am definetely drooling over that leather shift dress from the Chanel A/W collection.

Written by Tonia

November 30, 2008 at 12:50 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Haha, this was fun to read! And I agree on the leggings – they’re so easy to kill! But if you know how to style them, they can look awesome!

    Maria

    November 30, 2008 at 3:41 pm

  2. Hahah, I remember seing a somewhat overweight girl wearing semi transparent white leggings with a way too short top. One word: gag.

    Tonia

    December 1, 2008 at 9:10 pm

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