With Fall comes the Fall Fashion Issues of our favorite magazines. And with these Fall Fashion Issues come a slew of new trends, some of which should have warning labels. These are a few Fall trends that we think can be skipped...
Open-toed boots: The booties are somewhat more palatable, but full on open-toed boots are just odd. You wear full-length boots to keep warm (and because they look good), and we can't get the image out of our heads of stubbing our toe in a snow bank while wearing these. On the flip-side, though, if you recently had toe-surgery these are perfect.
Crazy plaids: Plaid can be good, particularly if you're in Scotland, or attending private school, or just having a picnic at the winery. Plaid can also be bad.
Full skirts: Think about this: if you are looking at the model, who is wearing the full skirt, and you're thinking "Oh good, the models are finally eating!" think again. They are still the same size. The full skirts are creating the illusion of a medium build.
Case in point - the stunning Jacquetta Wheeler. From the waist down, she looks reasonably healthy. But direct your focus to the chest area.
That is SKINNY. My chest is nowhere near that skeletal, and I can just imagine how enormous my hips would look in this ensemble. If you are one of the lucky slim-hipped, you can feel free to indulge in the full -skirt craze.
Pegged jeans: granted, this is not a trend approved by fashion magazines, but rather something Katie Holmes tried to initiate. We actually like the slouchy boyfriend-jean look:
but do NOT peg the legs of the jeans. Baaaaaad.
Fake-worn-out jeans: It is ridiculous to buy jeans like this. If it happens naturally, fine, you've got yourself some great "paint the house" jeans. But we saw these at Barney's.
BARNEY'S! No, no, no, no, no.
Exaggerated print mixing: - we know, we know, everyone is trying to be trendy-quirky, and when even the fashion director at O Magazine says it's okay, it might seem like a really good idea! No. Pattern mixing can be done, if you keep it subtle. But honestly, it should be more of a gut reaction - if the ensemble makes your eyes hurt, just pair the print with a solid. It's better to be safe than scary.
Use your mirrors, girls, and incorporate new Fall trends with a modicum of common sense.