It’s a new year, which means we can expect a whole new set of fashion trends: some of which we’ll love, some of which we’ll hate so much we’ll instantly want to throw them into fashion jail.
Before that happens, though, and in the spirit of a new start, here are some of the fashion trends of 2015 which we’re hoping will stay there, rather than following us into 2016…
01. ‘I Woke Up Like This’ on everything
It wasn’t particularly clever the first time we saw it, and it definitely wasn’t making us laugh by the 67,556th time, either.
02. The 70s look
Although the retail world beat the 70s look to death this year, we actually didn’t see too much uptake of it on the streets, which makes us wonder if this one was really as popular as the fashion magazines and clothing stores would’ve liked us to believe. We’re not saying the 70s look can’t work if it’s done right (the problem is that it rarely IS done right, unfortunately…), but we’ve had it thrust upon us for almost two years now, so we reckon it’s time for a change. Anything would be better, really…
03. Furry shoes
This is another one that was all over the fashion press, and the shoe sections of Neiman Marcus, Net-a-Porter et all, but we’d be really interested to know how many pairs of these shoes were actually sold: and who to. Let’s all just agree to leave these in 2015, and never speak of them again. Deal?
04. Ridiculous denim
We’re not sure how 2015-specific this one is, but denim has been getting out of control for a while now, and we think it’s time to get it back under control. Denim, you’re on your last warning: if we have to speak to you about this again, you’re going straight to Fashion Jail, you hear?
05. Awful overalls
We realise we’re fighting a losing battle here (and also that the example we’ve used here possibly owes more to the 70s trend than the overalls one), but as long as retailers keep making clothes that look like this, we’ll keep fighting the good fight. Don’t worry, Fashion Force: we won’t abandon you to Overall Overlords…