Last year yielded a few new trends we liked, some we grew tired of, and many we really never liked (hidden wedge heels inside sneakers just seem so masochistic). Suddenly not feeling your neon clothing anymore (or perhaps you’ve singed your retinas)? Fear not! Fashion is cyclical and you may want that bright chartreuse dress one day. But personally, we at Shine are taking a much-needed break from these 13 items in 2013. Let us know if you’ll be joining us.
1) Hi-low hemlines aka mullet dresses
Celebs love showing off their legs, but this swooping hemline is having an identity crisis. Rather than a sexy mini or a flowing maxi, there’s this weird, confused, hi-low monstrosity. It’s like a rat-tail: we just want to snip it off!
This in-your-face trend has been popular for years, and when done in small doses (like the trim on a clutch) it can be playful and unexpected. But in 2012 people got way too comfortable wearing head-to-toe neon and outfits are starting looking like Halloween costumes. The clothes, the nail polish, the hair! Ahh, our eyes! We’d love to put these colors on mute.
3) Spike overload
We get it, Miley Cyrus, you are so tough and you’ve totally shed your Disney image. But you know what we’d really appreciate? An outfit that’s composed of at least 60% non-metal. Really, ladies. The clothing, handbags, and shoes covered in spikes are overkill and truly an accident waiting to happen. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
4) Top knots
Nicole Richie, you’re usually ahead of the style curve, but this ballerina bun is played out. Yes, top knots were our easy, go-to holiday style, and they’re prefect for days when there’s no time to wash. They’re also an ideal ‘do for the gym, the beach, running errands, and pie-eating contests (we’re just guessing). Grab a bottle of dry shampoo and experiment with a new style this year.
5) Tribal prints
From ikat to cevrons to everything in between, this year’s music festival gear was like a vomitous explosion of tribal prints (and coordinating arm parties, of course). We yearn for simple, crisp stripes, or dare we say solid fabrics.