Just Because These Ugly Summer Trends Are Popular Doesn’t Make Them OK

The thing about summer fashion is that you can think you look really cute when in fact, you could be wrong. So very wrong. There are a lot of trends that exist simply because Kim Kardashian wore it while getting ice cream one time, but that shouldn’t make it okay for regular people to wear. Like, I don’t see hangover sweats and baseball hats becoming a trend because I wore that while grocery shopping. IDGI. Just because the media and A-list celebs we stalk on Insta wear it, doesn’t mean it looks good IRL. From one betch to another, here are 5 ugly summer trends you really don’t want to be caught dead wearing.

1. Floral Dad Patterns

Part of me knows that this is slightly a joke, but I can’t help but wonder given the amount of girls I’ve seen legitimately wear this out to the bars. I don’t care if it’s a sorority mixer theme, and I definitely don’t care if the pattern is on a dress—tacky floral button-up styles are so not okay and like, not even that funny, either. If it looks like something your dad would wear to a BBQ, put it back on the rack.

ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Inspired Cropped Hawaiian Shirt

2. Toe Sandals

Feet weird me out, tbh and it’s even worse if my toe is given a spotlight in a shoe. These are just a straight-up no from me, dawg.

Ancient Greek Sandals Eleftheria braided leather sandals

3. Biker Shorts

No. Just fucking no. I don’t care which celeb wore these first or which designer made them. These are not fucking cool to wear out to the club. If this is the country we’re living in, I’m moving to like, Bora Bora. Biker shorts belong in the gym or your nearest Dick’s Sporting Goods. That’s all.

PrettyLittleThing Basic Black Bike Shorts

4. Bucket Hats

Certain stylish hats just started becoming fashionable and socially acceptable again, so let’s not push it. Floppy sun hats are chic, whereas bucket hats are probs best worn by your Uncle Jim and 1990s rappers only. Stick with bohemian styles this summer, and for the love of god, don’t even look twice at these. Bucket hats don’t look good with anything, I promise. If someone tells you otherwise, they’re lying.

Urban Outfitters Floral Crochet Bucket Hat

 5. Chunky Sneakers

This is another dad-inspired trend that makes me question why and when we started looking to our dads for fashion inspo??? Maybe you live in Brooklyn. Maybe you’re just a hipster. Either way, the dad sneaker isn’t my fave. Although probs super comfy, you can still get both the look and comfort by opting for a pair of like, Vans, Adidas, or literally any other sneaker.

Jeffrey Campbell Lo-fi Sneakers

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5 Trends From Last Summer You Have No Business Wearing This Year

New year, new season, new wardrobe. I expect you to repeat this mantra to yourself when you’re sloughing off the excess in your closet to downsize for this summer. It’s hard to believe that we’re already in talks of summer when it feels like spring just decided to shadily dip on us this year. First of all, mad rude and second of all, I’m seriously over wearing my winter jacket already. Despite how excited we are to dig out our high waisted shorts, floral rompers, and boho maxi dresses, it’s time to toss some these tacky and overrated last year trends to the side for good. As if you needed a legit reason to go shopping, here are last year’s summer trends you should most def not be wearing this summer and alternatives to splurge on instead.

1. Flannel

You’d think this was a given for many, but you’d be surprised. Contrary to what the temperature feels like on the east coast, don’t even think for a second that your oversize flannel or button-down plaid is appropriate—not even tied around your waist for whatever country music festival you plan on going to this summer. Wear that shit inside the house. Instead, consider going for this year’s trending gingham and check print.

2. Peasant Tops

Just, no. Absolutely fucking not. They’re hardly flattering and now, they just remind me of my grandma. Swap out the tacky style for flirty ruffled tops you can pair with mini skirts or jeans, like the one below.

Lover + Friends X Revolve Rebecca Top

3. Over-The-Top Boho & Fringe

I will have a special place in my heart for Vanessa Hudgens’ Coachella aesthetic for as long as I live, and refraining myself from buying gladiator sandals and fringe accessories will probs break my heart. The festival style we all know too well had its moment way back when, but has definitely become subtler in the new year. We’ll probs see a shit ton of fanny packs, low-key mules, and belted maxi dresses in place of overly boho pieces.

4. Skinny Jeans

But honestly, who is even wearing skinny jeans anymore? Clearly these are v outdated with the amount of mom, boyfriend, and girlfriend jeans retailers are shoving down our throats. This is only a benefit to us, because no one like sucking in all day long. Search for loose cut-offs you can still pair with slides, heels, and wedges.

Levi’s Wedgie High-Rise Jean – Rough Tide

5. Millennial Pink

This is not a drill. We’re actually trying to make millennial pink not happen this summer. The overly Instagramed color is being taken over by lavenders alike and the bold Gen-Z Yellow. Slowly, but surely, think twice before grabbing the pink and consider obsessing over the new and better. Whatever you do, don’t choose orange. Fucking duh.

Images: Ali Morshedlou / Unsplash; Revolve; Urban Outfitters