Trends We Need To Let Go Of Moving Into 2022
Millennials are used to getting made fun of/ attacked for their lifestyle choices. Gen Zer’s have been coming for us for years. From our bad drinking habits, to our use of the crying laughing emojis, to even our “slang” words and not our skinny jeans and side parts. While they may never fully understand dial-up internet, cassette and CD players, landline phones and pagers, they also didn’t invent mom jeans, graphic tees and converse. They call these “trends”, but in reality, some of these things are now considered a classic. That being said, there are trends I will never understand, and I think we need to retire moving into 2022.
Lets start with dressing in a single colour. I love a good monochromatic look. It can look incredibly chic and sophisticated. What I don’t understand is those over-the-top designer logo look. I love a good designer handbag or shoe, but when you’re wearing multiple brands from head-to-toe, you just look like you’re flexing too hard. Am I right? To me, it comes across as obnoxious and too “showy”. We get it, you’re rich and can afford fancy things, but try breaking it up with more “affordable” fashion pieces. Let one item being the star of the show and balance it out with more wearable pieces.
When I was growing up, the goal was to have the whitest, freshest, most pristine sneakers on the block. Friends had “at home” sneakers, in fear of getting a mark on them out in the street. Now we’re paying hundreds of dollars for kicks that already look dirty? I’m talking, built-in scuff marks, stains, and bold black marks already on them. I will never understand the hype around Golden Goose sneakers. Also, does anyone else just think it’s a “dirty” version of Converse? I love my All Stars and it just seems like the brand straight up stole their star, added some glitter, filth and grime and charged an extra $700 for it?
If there’s one item I can’t leave the house without, it’s my handbag. What I will never understand is those teeny, tiny handbags that hold absolutely nothing. Like what’s the point of them? I’m talking the ones that are so small, you can’t even put a credit card or a single key in. A purse can only be so tiny, before it just doesn’t make any sense. I know Lizzo made the micro bag incredibly “trendy”, but it just looked silly and out of place. I don’t even think she could hold a Tic-Tac, so what function are you getting from it?
2020 was the year of loungewear and athleisure. I get it, we weren’t going anywhere and we wanted to be super comfy. Its like we’ve taken that trend to the next level with pajamas as outfits. I get it, we all want to be comfortable. I’ve seen some “influencers” who can pull-off this matching silk jammy trend, but for the rest of us, we just look like we’re going to take a nap. I know the key to dressing up your pjs is to compensate that loose and relaxed look with polished elements, like a killer pair of heels, a statement jewelry piece or even a bold lipstick, but isn’t that where sweatpants or matching jogger sets would come into play?
I know this will be a controversial, and happy we’re into the slightly cooler months so I don’t have to see this look, but biker shorts have to go. Again, yes, I’ve seen some people that can pull it off, hello Princess Diana, but most of the time it just looks too sloppy. I guess I just don’t understand them? Are you working out? Are you wearing them under a short dress? No matter how “fit” you are, you’ll always be able to see every lump, bump and panty line, which isn’t my vibe personally. It’s just not flattering. I know celebrities have made it look effortless and cool with their brand tee, fitted blazer and killer heels, but it’s a really tough look to pull-off on the daily.
What I Wore- Sweater- c/o Shein, Hat- c/o Unique Vintage, Necklace- c/o Victoria Emerson, Watch – c/o Victoria Emerson, Purse- Rebecca Minkoff, Jeans- c/o Shein, Booties- Steve Madden