I Found The One And Only Bodysuit You’ll Want To Wear From Now On

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I don’t wan to have to be the one to say this to you, but it’s time to ditch the oversized sweatshirts and sweatpants. It’s time to switch things up with this off-the-shoulder bodysuit from Nuuds. This smoothing one-piece is the perfect addition to any wardrobe and will have you feeling (and looking) like your best self.

First things first, let’s talk about the elephant in the room—the thousands-long waitlist. Yep, you read that right. This bodysuit had a waitlist that was longer than the line at Starbucks on a Monday morning. But, what good thing doesn’t have a waitlist these days? Must mean that it’s worth it, right?

Now, since you’re able to get your hands on it, let’s get into the details. The off-the-shoulder design is the perfect mix of sexy and chic, making it the ultimate statement piece for any occasion. Whether you’re heading to a girls’ night out or a casual lunch, this bodysuit has got you covered.

The material is super soft and comfortable, so you won’t have to worry about any awkward pinching or pulling. And let’s be real, no one wants to be tugging on their clothes all day or night long. The bodysuit also has a thong bottom, which means no pesky panty lines. It’s a win-win situation.

And while it may not seem like a one-to-one swap for your favorite sweatshirt, let me repeat myself: This bodysuit is comfortable. It also comes in all different shades of nude (plus black  and white), which means you can put it on rotation as a wardrobe fave. Pair it with some high-waisted jeans and heels for a night out or wear it with denim cut-offs and sneakers for a more casual daytime look.

And for all you skeptics out there who think that bodysuits are only for the Kardashians of the world, think again. This bodysuit is for every woman who wants to feel confident and look snatched the next time she steps out the door.

So, if you’re looking for a basic bodysuit that’ll match anything in your closet, this is the one.

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Shop It: Nuuds Off-The-Shoulder Bodysuit, $58, Nuuds

Barbiecore Is The Perfect Way To Brighten Up Your All-Black Closet

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It’s no secret that wearing pink on Wednesdays has been a thing for like, ever. But, from the moment I found out that there was a new Barbie movie coming out, all bets were off. I’ve been needing an excuse to wear exclusively pink without people looking at me as if I were a Toddlers in Tiaras prodigy, and now I finally have one. 

Barbiecore is in full swing and sans the plastic (because, climate-change, duh) it’s fantastic. I chatted with our very own Maddy Paul, senior fashion and lifestyle content manager, to talk shop. And by shop, I mean how I could incorporate fuchsia bell-bottoms into my wardrobe on a weekly basis. 

“Barbiecore has been around for a while, originally popularized by Valentino’s FW22 collection and subsequent slew of celebs in hot pink on the red carpet,” she says. I mean who could forget the chokehold Anne Hataway had on us collectively last year when she donned an entirely hot pink ensemble that quite literally catapulted us all into a coma? And if I learned anything from Miranda Priestly, I know that this color isn’t going away anytime soon. 

While the color is obviously the main character of the Barbiecore trend, Maddy reminded me that it’s also the epitome of nostalgia for a lot of us. Bringing back childlike whimsy and references to different decades like 60’s suiting, 70’s bell bottoms, and even 80’s workout gear. And, TBH, if the Barbie movie performs half as well as the memes, it’ll breathe new life into the trend in a way that goes beyond just the hot pink color Pierpaolo Piccioli created with Pantone.

Back to the reason you’re here, the clothes. Maddy gave me a cheatsheet on exactly how to rock this trend without being cheesy, which knowing me, I would probably take it too far. And, because I’m just so kind, I’m sharing some of my faves.

Workout Barbie

Literally just add roller skates and you’re set.

Shop it: Court Dress, $108, Outdoor Voices

Corporate Barbie

Maddy would personally would pair this with slouchy trousers to make it more modern, but I would totally go full-blown Barbie with a pink slip skirt.

Shop it: Endless Rose Scoop Neck Tweed Jacket, $140, Nordstrom

Blackout Barbie

You just know Barbie has an arsenal of going out tops.

Shop it: Emmy Silk Top, $128, Reformation

Date Night Barbie

The rosette trend definitely overlaps with Barbiecore, especially in this more over-the-top rendering.

Shop it: Large Rose Appliquéd Top, $139, & Other Stories

Road Trip Barbie

You honestly can’t tell me this doesn’t look just like Barbie’s western outfit from the trailer.

Shop it: Jacksonville Cropped Jumpsuit, $218, Show Me Your Mumu

Wedding Guest Barbie

It is wedding season after all. This slightly ’80s inspired take on cocktail attire screams Barbie.

Shop it: Rhode Pia Mini Dress, $395, Saks Fifth Ave

Hungover Barbie

I’m 98% sure this sweatshirt would heal my inner child and, ultimately, my hangover.

Shop it: Urban Renewal Remade Heart Tie-Dye Crew Neck Sweatshirt, $59, Urban Outfitters

Vacation Barbie

Bonus points if you pair this set with a black and white striped swimsuit inspired by Barbie’s OG outfit.

Shop it: River Island Plus wide leg set in bright print stripe, $75, ASOS

Brunch Barbie

Another throwback to the 80’s, but totally keeping it modern and wearable for today. Who doesn’t love denim?

Shop it: Women’s Sleeveless Denim Corset Top, $32, Target

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8 Pieces That Will Help You Totally Nail Spring’s Lilac Trend

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As the first buds begin to peek out from their winter slumber, fashionable betches everywhere are eagerly anticipating the arrival of spring—and with it, a whole new palette of colors to play with. But this year, there’s one hue that’s standing out from the rest: lilac. This delicate shade of purple is quickly becoming the “it” color of the season, popping up on runways, red carpets, and Instagram feeds everywhere. But how do you wear this tricky shade without looking like you’re headed to a baby shower? Fear not, here’s exactly how to nail it.

LILLUSORY Womens Summer 2023 Corset Satin Spaghetti Midi Dresses Bodycon Backless Strap Cutout Silk Dress

This flirty lilac bustier dress is perfect for all your springtime celebrations. From birthdays to bachelorette parties, this cute and sassy dress will have you feeling confident and chic all night long.

Shop It: Lillusory Slip Dress, $32.99, Amazon

Verdusa Women's One Size Spaghetti

Make a statement in this stunning lilac split maxi dress. Whether you’re hitting the beach or attending a wedding, this elegant and flowy dress is the perfect way to show off your springtime style.

Shop It: Verdusa Spaghetti Dress, $30.99, Amazon

ZESICA Women's 2023 Fall Lapel Collar V Neck Long Sleeve Ribbed Knit Comfy Loose Casual Pullover Sweater Jumper Top

Stay cozy and chic with this cute lilac collared sweater. Whether you’re working from home or running errands around town, this versatile and comfy sweater is the perfect way to elevate your style.

Shop It: Zesica Ribbed Pullover Top, $39.99, Amazon

Get ready to crush your workout in style with these cute lilac high-waisted leggings. From yoga to running, these comfy and stretchy leggings will keep you looking cute and feeling confident.

Shop It: Leggings Depot Buttery-Soft Leggings, $14.99, Amazon

Floerns Women's 2 Piece Outfits Slit Hem Longline Blouse and Wide Leg Pants Set

Elevate your office style with this cute lilac longline blouse. From meetings to happy hour, this chic and stylish blouse is the perfect way to add a pop of color to your professional wardrobe.

Shop It: Floerns Blouse and Pants Set, $48.99, Amazon

Add some edge to your springtime style with this cute lilac vegan leather handbag. Whether you’re hitting the town or running errands, this trendy and chic purse will have you looking stylish and put-together.

Shop It: JW Pei Gabbi Bag, $79.99, Amazon

Get ready to turn heads at the beach with this cute lilac Brazilian swimsuit. From the flattering high-waisted bottoms to the cute and flirty top, this swimsuit will have you feeling confident and stylish all summer long.

Shop It: Lilosy High-Waisted Bikini, $33.99, Amazon

Sam Edelman Women's Bay Jelly Slides

Step up your sandal game with these cute lilac jelly sandals. Whether you’re hitting the boardwalk or running errands around town, these comfy and stylish sandals will keep your feet looking cute and feeling comfy.

Shop It: Sam Edelman Jelly Slides, $46, Amazon

Go Ahead, Pry The Skinny Jeans From My Cold, Dead Hands

Less than two weeks after my groundbreaking defense of the crying laughing emoji, and the war between millennials and Gen Z rages on. Much to my surprise, it seems nobody really cares that much about the emoji, and rather, everyone—from corporate Twitter accounts to PR execs hawking pants—has zeroed in on the youth’s ridicule of side parts and skinny jeans. Look, I know I said you could have them, Gen Z, but I actually lied. I didn’t spend my entire adolescence agonizing over whether I had an oval or a heart or a round face, just for some kids to tell me that I would have been fine accentuating the roundest part of my face all along. Plus, I’m a 5’2″ adult whose biggest growth spurt was two inches, compared to the typical half-inch-per-year I was growing before. Do you know how long I tried to find jeans that would fit? Do you understand the vindication I felt when they invented jeans that didn’t pool around my ankles? And you want me to go back to drowning in denim—for what? For ~aesthetics~? No.

That said, I of course understand that there are certain fads millennials popularized that did not exactly stand the test of time. I’m not saying we’re infallible geniuses, I’m just saying there are plenty of things to mock us for that would be understandable. Things like:

Making Liking ‘The Office’ A Personality Trait

The show’s pilot brought in over 11 million viewers, and before it got poached by Peacock, was said to be Netflix’s most-watched show. The Office is immensely popular, and somehow every single millennial on Hinge thinks they’re the only person who can recall the origin of “Dwight, you ignorant slut”. And this from the generation that turned liking popular things into an inherent character flaw! Oh, so we draw the line at getting your toiletries from Target, but not at this? Sure, Jan. That makes sense. (And no, I’m not talking about Jan Levinson-Gould.)

Fanny Packs

We killed fanny packs, and then we brought them back. Millennials giveth, and they taketh away. When I was 9 years old and marching in a parade with my Girl Scout troop (don’t ask) and my mom gave me a fanny pack in which to hold all my belongings (probably all of like, my Tamagotchi and a Band-aid), I wanted to die before I’d slap that thing around my waist. And yet, what was I sporting to every music festival from 2015 and beyond? You’re damn right, a fanny pack. We didn’t even try to rebrand these, we just went from hating them one day to wearing them everywhere the next. And can we talk about the design of the fanny pack? It’s useful, of course, but we are really acting like having an oversized crotch belt is cute. And nobody is stopping us!!

Wire-Rimmed Glasses


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Once again, the very same glasses I made fun of my mom for wearing in the 90s, I now own. It’s the circle of life, it’s the wheel of fortune. Millennials are out here looking like 1970s creepers, and we’re doing it on purpose. Because we think it looks good. Make fun of that—not the fact that I part my hair on the right side because I’ve been conditioned by women’s magazines into thinking it frames my face better. What about the gigantic metal circles? Those don’t frame my face well at all. In fact, they’re falling off!


Leggings! We’re really going to come for jeans that taper at the ankle but not pants that are made of full-on elastic? (Yes, I’m aware that they are not literally made of elastic, but just go with me.) We have built entire empires on stretching fabric over our butts, and we don’t even pair leggings with long shirts anymore! And can we talk about “control top” leggings for a second? Because these are really shame-worthy. Millennials have been so brainwashed by diet culture that we will willingly stuff ourselves into stretchy torture devices and sit in those all day, because God forbid anyone have a slight lump anywhere on their body. We took leggings from occasional workout bottoms and sleepwear (they were never meant to be full-on pants), then we turned them into pants, and then we removed the comfort. And control tops aren’t subtle, either. We’re walking around with leggings that have a waist trainer at the top. Classy.

Our Obsession With Kitchen Appliances

If the air fryer or Instant Pot had never been invented, would any of us have personalities? Probably not, if a quick scroll through millennial Twitter is any indication (and I absolutely include myself in this). Actually, you know what, I bet Gen Z does make fun of us for this. But just wait until you get the little suction cup that separates your yolk from the egg whites—it will truly change your life.

Curtain Bangs


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Maybe the reason Gen Z seems to have no issue with curtain bangs is because they are designed to be worn with a middle part. Touché, kids. Touché. Mostly what I find most mockable about curtain bangs is the fact that they’re… not really anything. They’re just bangs, that you part? Ok, I guess. They’re that awkward growing-out-your-bangs stage, but on purpose? Well f*ck me for thinking the whole point of bangs is for them to cover your forehead.

Mostly what I admire most about Gen Z’s criticisms is that they have all this low-hanging fruit at their disposal, and they instead go for the unexpected. It’s never the bad trend they ridicule; it’s the wardrobe staple that we thought was inoffensive, impossible to dislike. It just goes to show that nothing we hold sacred is safe, and we will never be cool in the eyes of the youth, so we should stop trying.

Images: Joshua Rondeau / Unsplash; hilaryduff, warbyparker / Instagram

10 Fashion Trends That Look Cool On Instagram But Stupid IRL

We all know Instagram is a mere facade in comparison to actual reality. Even still, that doesn’t stop us from coveting the clothes, homes, and lifestyles of our favorite influencers. The thing is, just like most of the overly Facetuned Insta models on our feeds, a lot of what we see on Instagram looks significantly better in a curated and filtered post than it does in real life. Case in point: a lot of the “fashion trends” that are popular on social media don’t translate well to real life. I mean, just think about it. For the amount of girls in berets on your Insta feed, have you ever actually seen someone just casually wearing a beret to CVS on a Tuesday? Makes you think…

There are a few Instagram fashion trends right now that look cool on the ‘gram but would you make you look like a fool in real life. And don’t get me wrong, I wholeheartedly support the aesthetic of these trends on my feed; I just need to point out how dumb they would look out on the streets.

1. Ankle Purse

Ankle purse? Anklet bag? I legit don’t know what else to call it, so lmk if you have suggestions. This trend looks very G.I. Jane cool-girl vibes on Insta, but gives off very “is she or is she not on house arrest?” vibes in real life. The concept is actually a good idea in theory, because the bag itself is useful. As the friend in the group who is notorious for leaving my wallet at the bar, this could be a stylish alternative for bringing my ID and all my cards out in a foolproof device that even I can’t lose. Of course, we’re clearly not going out to the bars and getting wasted right now, so it’s all moot. Touch base with me this time next year, and fingers crossed life is back to normal and you may actually see me out and about, doing shots in these Kim Possible boots.


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Public Desire Intention Black Chunky Sole Pouch Ankle Boots, $52.99

2. Over-The-Top Skiwear

Not going to lie, watching the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City has made me long for a full Chanel ski suit… but then I remember I have -$14 in my bank account and am nowhere near a slope. Like, yes, Kylie looks cool in her full leopard print ski set, but try to imagine actually wearing this to your closest sh*tty ski resort. I’m just picturing my yearly ski outings with my family out in bumblef*ck Pennsylvania and me showing up in this high-fashion lewk, meanwhile, my twenty-something siblings are still wearing their childhood skiwear from Gap Kids. Unless you’re headed to Aspen or just buying the outfit solely for the picture, this is a trend I love to see on my feed, but that would make me cringe if I saw in the wild.


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ASOS 4505 Ski All In One 80s Printed Ski Suit, $190

3. Mesh Jumpsuit

I can’t even entertain this trend because I’m already annoyed imagining all the passive-aggressive comments I’d hear from the Boomers in my life. Again, this trend looks phenomenal on Instagram and everyone looks so hot, but its practicality is, well, nonexistent. That being said, we should probably just leave this one on Instagram — or just like, to the Kardashians and Kardashian-adjacents to handle.


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Pretty Little Thing Green Marble Print Jumpsuit, $18

4. Long Sleeve One Piece Swimsuit

Long sleeve one pieces are the perfect swimsuit for Instagram and Instagram only. I guess they could also work if you’re Kim K and you take your inner circle to a private island after two weeks of multiple tests and quarantining — then you could pretend it’s normal to wear this there too. Personally, I just picture myself at my local Jersey Shore beach looking like I’m an extra in Free Willy in this wetsuit.


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Gigi C Cici Surfsuit, $260

5. Bras as Tops

Honestly, I’m a big fan of this trend. It’s so chic and gives sexy pin-up vibes. I’m here for it — for Instagram. Or, like, a Miami club, then sure. But  I’m not going to CVS in a straight bra top and blazer. (Also, I know I bring up going to CVS a lot here, but nowadays that’s the only destination I leave my house for.) So if you’re not wearing it for Insta and not going to the clubs (which you shouldn’t be), then where on Earth are you wearing it? Just get a great Insta picture, rack up the likes, and then leave the trend there until we can go to festivals and sh*t again.


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Tobi Liberated Diamante Crop Top, $38

6. Micro Purses

This trend has officially gone TOO far. Purses have continually gotten smaller, but lately they’ve become Polly Pocket sized. They are completely useless, so you’re literally just carrying them around to look trendy and cool. And tbh, you look stupid. Leave this trend to the celebrities who have people to carry all their actual sh*t for them.


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Forever 21 Top Handle Crossbody Bag, $12.99

7. Exposed Thong

Apparently this was a trend in the late 90s and early 2000s, but I had no idea, probably because I was in grade school at the time. Bella Hadid obviously looks cool on Insta (and I’m sure in real life too) with her thong casually exposed. However, I have a suspicious feeling that, unless you’re an edgy runway model like Bella, the rest of us would just look trashy.


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Garage Lace String Thong, $9.95

Coal N Terry Combat Pant – Sand, $90

8. Full Latex/Leather Outfit

Yeah, so remember that episode of RHOBH when they’re in Berlin and Erika Jayne wears that red latex top and almost gets hit by a biker because she can barely move? That was just her trying to navigate through the streets in a latex top, so imagine trying to wear a full latex or leather outfit. The head-to-toe latex/leather ensemble has become a signature favorite of the Kardashians but makes zero sense for the rest of us out here trying to live our lives, because you literally can’t move in them.


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Cath Paname Pants Charon, $102

9. Exaggerated Sleeves

My fellow Bravo fans will know that all Real Housewives live for an exaggerated sleeve interview look. It always looks fantastic on our TVs and Insta feeds but sometimes a bit absurd in person. If it’s too exaggerated, you instantly look like the most extra person in the room. Great camera look indeed, but I’m going to suggest you minimize the exaggeration factor to prevent all the hassle.


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Nocturne Balloon Sleeve Wrap Top, $52.99

10. Socks With Sandals

’90s kids will know from Nickelodeon’s Rocket Power that a person wearing socks with sandals is a shoobie, and you do not want to be a shoobie. Maybe it’s this conditioning from my favorite childhood cartoon that makes me now unable to wear this trend. Of course, I love how it looks on all the cool go-with-the-flow beachy Insta girls, but in person? Ehh, not so much.


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J/Slides Leighton Black Metallic Leather, $89

STAX Unisex Crew Socks, $16 

Look, I’m the first person here to raise my hand and admit that I have bought something exclusively to wear it for an Instagram picture, knowing full well it will never actually see the outside of my house. Which is also why I kindly provided you the products if you too need to up your IG game — no shame in that.

Images: Dmitry_Tsvetkov / Shutterstock.com; mollymaehague, kyliejenner, stassiebaby, kimkardashian, maurahiggins, lizzostinybag, bellahadid, kourtneykardash, oliviapierson, valliifederica / Instagram; Public Desire; ASOS; Pretty Little Thing; Gigi C; Tobi; Forever 21; Garage; Coal N Terry; Cath Paname; Nocturne;  J/Slides; Stax

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7 Spring Shoe Trends For Under $50

As much as I’m not looking forward to regular $30 pedicures again, I’m definitely looking forward to sandals season. Although this winter hasn’t actually been that bad in terms of cold or snow, I’d still much rather be able to display my toes without risking frostbite. But until that happens (which is usually like, Memorial Day because the East coast can’t have nice things), I’ll just have to make do with buying sandals rather than wearing them. If you’re a person who keeps up with shoe trends, this spring and summer will bring a lot of fun styles. But if you’re also a person who doesn’t want to spend all their money on dramatic lace-ups that may not last until summer 2021, then read on, because I’ve found versions of what will be the hottest spring shoes for under $50.

1. Lace-Up Sandals

Pretty Little Thing Black Cylinder Heel Toe Ankle Tie Sandals, $45

The “cool” thing to do right now is to wear lace-up shoes all wrapped up around the bottom of your pants (as exemplified above). I know that this may be a bit bold for most people so, even if you’re not ready to go full fashion blogger-level with the lace-up trend yet, you can simply start by just getting yourself a cute pair of lace-up heels that pair well with everything, like these.

2. Citrine Colors

RAID Sidney Super Strappy Mid Heeled Sandals, $48

Last spring was all about over-the-top neon colors. This spring, we’re moving toward a more sophisticated but still bold color palette of citrine colors. It’s like the elevated grown-up version of the neon trend, that makes a statement without that statement being “I just bought tickets to Dayglow”.

3. Chain Details

Public Desire Treasure Black PU Chain Detail Heels, $49.99

Subtle everyday gold chains have become a staple among fashion bloggers all across Instagram. And now, the trend is also creeping its way into footwear for spring shoes. This trend is best done with an otherwise simple, understated outfit so you avoid looking cheap. As long as we’ve all agreed that we’re not doing actual anklets again, then I’m down with this anklet-adjacent trend.

4. Loafers

ASOS DESIGN Simba mid-heeled loafer, $44.50

I know everyone loves to hate on the grandpa loafer trend, but it’s back and bigger than ever for spring. Personally, I enjoy the trend, but I also enjoy a quality dad sneaker too. I guess I just love a chunky shoe named after typically non-stylish male family members, sue me.

5. Espadrilles

Free People Laurel Canyon Espadrille, $44.96

I’m always down for an espadrille. It’s very pampered-rich-girl-goes-casual-while-vacationing-in-Turks-and-Caicos kind of vibe, which I’m always trying to project, regardless of physical location or financial status.

6. Mary Janes

Lulu’s Laura Nude Suede Heels, $37

I can’t take this shoe trend seriously, mostly because it reminds me of costume shoes for theatre characters. That said, with an ankle strap and thick heel, these shoes are comfortable to walk in, and I can’t hate that.

7. Square Toe

Public Desire Harlow White PU Mules, $44.99

If you read my article from a few months back about Instagram trends that you can shop for less, then you’re already in the loop on the square toe trend. Everyone who’s anyone is wearing this style shoe and, if you failed to take my advice last article and order yourself a pair, well then, here’s your chance once again. You’ll just now be less of a trend-setter and more of a follower but like, not my problem.

I’m so ready to swap my UGG boots for some trendy spring shoes already. Realistically, I know I’ll still be stuck wearing my UGGs for at least the next month or two but hey, here’s to positive thinking.

Images: @dayinmydreams / Unsplash; Pretty Little Thing; Asos (2); Public Desire (2); Amazon; Lulu’s

11 Tie-Dye Pieces That Don’t Look Like Something You Wore In Middle School

Once upon a time, tie-dye was reserved for hippies and, in my case, the cool girls at my private high school who could afford to shop at Lucky Brand. But just like chokers and tiny sunglasses, what was cool in the 90s/early 2000s is back once again to make us all look back on our pictures and think “why did we think that was cool?” But for now, tie-dye is cool, so embrace it. Of course, not all tie-dyes are created equal. And, let me tell you, there’s a very fine line between your DIY tie-dye camp tee from the fifth grade and the fashionable tie-dye pieces from this article that you can shop right now. So, without further ado, here are 10 non-tacky tie-dye pieces to add to your closet ASAP.

1.  Vintage x Resurrection Silk Slip Dress

Rule #1 of shopping for tie-dye is to find pieces that stick to a consistent color scheme. When the tie-dye gets too rainbow is when you start veering into tacky/middle schooler territory. This dress is subtly tie-dye with its neutral color scheme, giving it an elevated update to the trend.

2. BFFS & BABES Cropped Sweatshirt

This cropped sweatshirt is the perfect casual tie-dye piece to join the trend in an easy way. Wear it now with some low-rise boyfriend jeans or, when it finally gets warmer out, with a cute pair of denim shorts, and you’re good to go.

3. Vince Camuto Cowl Neck Cami

The style and texture of this tank elevate it from your basic camisole. The cowl neck, neutral tones, and muted tie-dye make it the perfect stylish take on the trend.

4. French Connection Tie-Dye Turtleneck

For those extra intimidated by the tie-dye trend, this turtleneck is the ideal intro piece. It’s so subtle that you really can’t go wrong here.

5. GRLFRND Mica Crop Jeans

Let me tell you, it’s hard to find tie-dye jeans that don’t look like they’re a rollback special from Walmart. However, I’ve done the impossible and found an incredible pair for you. These reflect the trend in a unique and fashionable way without overdoing it.

6. Generation Love Tie-Dye Top

This tee is fashion-girl cool without trying too hard. It’s a great basic with its subtle tie-dye print in a contemporary color uncommon to the trend.

7. Treasure & Bond Blouson Sleeve Tee

You can barely tell this top is tie-dye, which makes it the least tacky tie-dye top to ever exist. Remember, the more effortless = the less tacky. The puff sleeve adds stylish detail to an otherwise very casual tee.

8. PJ Salvage Tie-Dye Joggers

These joggers are a go-to for anyone obsessed with comfort. They can easily be dressed up or down depending on where you plan to wear them. Get the whole sweatsuit for a trendy lounge outfit or pair the joggers with a bodysuit for a Kardashian athleisure vibe.

9. Generation Love Kelly Puff Tee

With its fashionable puff sleeve, this tie-dye tee is clearly superior to your average tie-dye tee. I’m obsessed with the stylish sleeve detail.

10. N:PHILANTHROPY Britton Jumpsuit

This is the kind of jumpsuit that you can literally live in because you get to be super comfortable while still looking stylish AF. The rainbow tie-dye is still pretty subtle and blends seamlessly, which prevents it from looking cheap.

11. Shop Betches Grow Up Sweatshirt

Okay, so you don’t want to look like a middle schooler, but what’s the point of tie-dye if you can’t have a little fun with it? Our comfy AF hoodie is the exact mood when everyone in your life is rubbing you the wrong way with their bullsh*t. Whether you want to look cool on a flight, or your office is cold and you want to send a passive-aggressive message to your coworkers, you need this sweatshirt.

Tie-dye has become a huge trend across all retail categories, and it’s here to stay, so you better get on board. Just one last reminder—keep it relatively muted to avoid looking like you toted something out of your 8th grade closet.

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5 Fashion Trends That We Just Don’t Understand

I don’t really fancy myself a fashion guru—in fact, I’m currently wearing a less than flattering sweatshirt-and-cowboy-boots combo—but there are some pieces out there that even I can say, with absolute certainty, are stupid. Look, as a youth living in New York, I am generally unfazed by most things, but some of the outfits that walk by me every day are too awful to forget, and they deserve a shoutout on this sh*tlist. Before you call me judgmental, let me just tell you that I know I’m judgmental and I simply don’t care, so joke’s on you. I’d also like to say that I’m not out here judging people who have bad taste or don’t know how to wear bootcut jeans because, let me remind you, I’m wearing a sweatshirt to work today. No, I’m judging the people who think they’re being really stylish by wearing something that’s objectively stupid—like sleeveless hoodies. Please.

So without further ado, read on for the dumbest moments in fashion. 

Sheer Sweaters

Rag & Bone Perry Crewneck Sheer Pullover Sweater

The whole point of a sweater is to be cozy, so why in the fat hell would you wear one that’s both thin af and completely see through? As someone who pushes the company dress code like I’m getting paid to test limits, I totally understand the desire to be a little extra, but a sheer sweater just doesn’t make sense and that is a damn fact. There are so many ways to do sexy the right way, but a sweater thinner than a pair of CVS tights isn’t one of them. What about a cropped sweater and high-waisted jeans? Or even an off-the-shoulder sweater? There are so many solid options that don’t involve literally freezing your tits off. 

Sleeveless Hoodies

lululemon X Barry’s Stronger as One Sleeveless Hoodie

Like most horrible things in this world, Justin Bieber is to blame for sleeveless hoodies. First of all, hoodies are not flattering, like, ever, and removing the sleeves doesn’t help. The only thing hoodies are good for is keeping you warm, so a sleeveless hoodie makes no sense whatsoever. It’s like the fashion equivalent of a sandwich with no meat: unnecessary. After doing some research (a quick Google search), I’ve noticed that most sleeveless hoodies (gag) are part of a workout outfit, which is almost worse than wearing one out and about. No matter the season, you sweat a ton when you work out, so do you really want to tap it back in a f*cking sweatshirt? I think not. 

Furry Flip-Flop Slippers

Ugg Fluff Flip Flop III

Technically I’m 26, but my affinity for bathrobes and slippers indicate otherwise. Let me just point out what I thought was obvious so that I can bask in how stupid these things are: the whole point of slippers is to be cozy, so why would anyone buy and wear a flip-flops version?? Also, not to be a snob, but the only two places flip-flops are an acceptable choice of footwear are on the beach and in the nail salon. That is it. Like everything else on this list, the weird edits to the original style (a closed slipper) totally defeat the purpose. These wouldn’t make sense even if they were cute, and uh, they ain’t that cute either. Instead, go for one of these cute snow boot options that will actually keep your toes warm.

Jeans With Giant Holes

SHEIN Extreme Distressed Knees Jeans

Look, I stan a good ripped jean, but there is something about the Khloé Kardashian-esque ripped jeans that are an assault on the eyes. I’m talking about the ones whose hole starts in the upper thigh region and literally ends at the ankles. I mean, why? They serve zero purpose except giving the people around you something to laugh at, so unless you’re just out here trying to make the world LOL, go for normal ripped jeans. I know it’s ~fashion,~ but that doesn’t mean it’s a good look. And if you absolutely can’t resist a pair of denim like this, please save your sanity and do NOT wear them to a family function. Your dad will have a f*cking field day making fun of you and asking if your knees are cold, which they probably are. Next!

Boot Pants

Balenciaga Pantashoes

That’s right: boot pants. Balenciaga is generally not my cup of tea because I don’t like confusing, overpriced, neon-colored tea, and these weird boots (pants?) are a perfect example of why I can’t get behind the brand. First of all, what are they? How do you put them on? How do you PEE? Secondly, they’re so aggressive that if you must wear them, you can really only get away with them once, maybe twice if the second time is a full decade later. I’m all for bold choices, but these are just too much and I stand by that statement. And at nearly $3000, the price is DEFINITELY too much. This isn’t like that time Her Royal Highness Michelle Obama wore those glittery Balenciaga boots and the world truly lost its mind, because those were insane in all the right ways. These boot pants are just insane the way Spencer Pratt is insane AKA there’s nothing cute about it. 

Do you agree that these pieces need to be burned at the stake? What horrible trends did I leave out? Let me know in the comments! 

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