The 5 Ugliest Fall Fashion Trends To Steer Clear Of
I have good news and bad news. The good news is today is pre-Friday, which I think deserves a toast (or like, several) just for making it through this gloomy af week. The bad news? Well, next week is the start of August, which means summer is basically over. Kill me now. I HAVE YET TO GO NEAR AN OCEAN, PEOPLE. Ugh. While I am eagerly looking forward to the arrival of vampy manicures and everything pumpkin related, I am dreading the moment I have to tuck away my summer dresses for a boring (and utterly predictable) wardrobe. Don’t get me wrong—I’m not complaining about the fact that I can get away with wearing an oversize sweater, leggings, and the same pair of combat boots to the office. However, I’m so not looking forward to the ugly trends retailers will thrust in my face. Last year’s faux fur trend was pushing it, tbh. Before you make the mistake of shopping these, here are five of the worst fall fashion trends that will assault your Instagram feed.

1. Animal Prints

This was kind of a thing last year, except for the fact that it wasn’t as obnoxious and tacky. Expect to see more of it, and on every clothing piece from a bougie looking coat to kitten heels. This won’t be limited to just cheetah print, either. You’ll probs see other animal patterns like tiger, snow leopard, and even giraffe.
ASOS DESIGN Oversize Wrap Top In Leopard Print

2. Ruched Details

Any texture that begins with an r is almost always fugly. Ruffles, ripples, ruching—how about let’s not and say we did. Not only do I think they are not flattering in the slightest, but they’re awkward, bulky, and honestly, it just looks like you’ve snagged a thread in your shirt. Let’s leave this trend in the early 2000s where it belongs.
Out From Under Dalis Ruched V-Neck Thermal Top

3. Western Vibes

A ton of big designers have incorporated western vibes into their collections, so naturally, every other brand will try to mimic this. Yes, I’m pointing to Zara, Forever21, and ASOS. Unless you pregame to Blake Shelton and actually enjoy wearing your cowboy boots to the bar, I’m just going to advise you give this a hard pass to prevent social suicide. I’m only looking out for you, girlfriend.
Band of Gypsies Bohemian Ruffle Skirt In Rust & Navy

4. ‘Little House On The Prairie’ Dresses

This is supposed to be a flirty “romantic” trend next season, but it only makes you look like Laura Ingalls Wilder—and not in a good way. These dresses are one thing on the Valentino runway, but in real life, it’s a no from me. As far as I’m concerned, this looks more like a Halloween costume than a dress that’s supposed to be taken seriously. Sorry not sorry.
Mikael Aghal pleated floral-print Georgette Gown

5. Knee-High Leather Boots

As much as we all love OTK boots, all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, the ever-changing fashion industry is trying to make knee-high boots a thing. This style is probably the exact pair your high school history teacher used to wear so she wouldn’t cross the line between prude and slutty. End result? A boot that falls somewhere in the middle of the calf and looks awko taco AF. Stick with the ankle bootie or classic OTK—Never in between.

IRO Faxi Boots

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The Fashion Trends From NYFW That You Need To Pay Attention To

Well, that’s a wrap for yet another week of super thin models prancing around New York City in clothes that don’t fit them  New York Fashion Week. As usual, our favorite thinspiring models, such as the Hadid sisters and Kaia Gerber, slayed the runway and the celebs we stalk on Insta continued to give us a preview of what’s to come next fall. I know it sounds fucking crazy to start thinking about next fall when all we’re waiting for is the minute temperatures reach 70 degrees, but this is clearly a shopping opportunity we’re talking about. You don’t want to be caught wearing that disgusting vest again. You are like, so lucky you have me to guide you. Here are the biggest fashion trends for fall 2018, according to NYFW.

1. Bright Colors

Betches around the world love fall for many reasons, but the biggest is the fact that it welcomes our all black attire with no judgment. However, it looks as though this all changes next fall since we’re about to see hella bright colors everywhere. From leggings to oversize sweaters, be ready to add some color to your fall wardrobe.

Milly Cropped Sweater

2. Animal Print On Crack

By this, I mean I literally *just* started tolerating animal print this season. A basic cheetah print is fine because it’s like, neutral and whatever. But fashion designers like to be extra af and call it “avant-garde” or some shit, so clearly that’s not enough. Next fall, we’ll probs be seeing Forever 21 cheetah faux-fur coats in red or green, or something equally as crazy.

Missguided Blue Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat

3. Sexy Suiting

Turns out CEOs and Corporate Hoes is both a fraternity mixer in college and a clothing theme IRL. I guess this is a good thing because it’s about time business casual suits looked cute for once. Just don’t @ me if HR sends you a passive-aggressive email, though.

Express Pinstripe One Button Blazer

4. Bedazzled Everything

Thanks to the KiraKira craze, we’re seeing glitter on almost every fucking thing. The trend won’t be limited to a $1 app on your iPhone; it will also be shown next fall when dresses, skirts, and tops hit the shelves with glitter vomit. On the bright side, you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to figuring out WTF you’re wearing out to the club.

Endless Rose Beaded Dress

5. Chic Wild, Wild, West

It’s really happening, y’all. Wait, I can’t believe I just said, “y’all,” but moving on. Now’s the time to finally unbury those cowboy boots you haven’t worn since that one Luke Bryan tailgate you went to. A fuckton of western trends were on the runway this week, meaning they’ll soon be coming to a Zara near us.

ASOS Glamorous Printed Skater Dress



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