2013 has been a year of some interesting (to put it politely) trends. I think I've rejected more of the popular trends this year than in the past and gladly so. A lot of the trend inspiration in the past year was drawn from the 90s, which was definitely not a decade of great style. Have you ever looked at your childhood photos from the 90s and cringed? Well, that's what you're going to do in 10-20 years when you look at your photos from 2013. Let's discuss my 5 least favorite trends from 2013 and what should replace them in 2014.
1. Crop tops
What I'd love to see is a more modest crop top over a very high-waisted bottom. Instead of the outfit centered around, well, your center, it would elongate your legs. I'm picturing a slouchy cropped sweater with a pair of slim fit high-waisted jeans or a flowy floral maxi skirt.
2. Cut out boots
Keep the ankle boots, but also keep the material around the ankle. I love the ankle boot trend and think it's truly a classic that won't go out of style. It's perfect for transition weather, comfortable, and versatile enough to go with any type of look from preppy to hipster.
3. Fur everything
Go donate your furs to PETA because they're donating fur coats to the homeless. There's no way to go back in time and save an animal, but consider buying a vintage fur coat instead. There's plenty of them out there and the look of a long, luxurious faux fur coat is timeless. Keep ONE fur coat (if you must), although I must urge faux fur. I know fur can look better, but spend a little extra on a nice faux fur and your conscience will be clear.
Shorts. Okay, okay, I know this isn't the most exciting fashion idea I've ever had. I'm picturing shorts that hit mid-thigh in fun J. Crew inspired prints. Their functionality is at a max and I think they could be really trendy in some sophisticated prints and styles. Why relive those awkward 90s middle school days with a skort when you can just wear normal-length shorts, which work for anyone at any age.
5. Sequin sweaters
Solid knit sweaters may have been more trendy this year than ever, but they will never go out of style as long as fall and winter exist. I think a solid knit sweater paired with sequined accessories would make for a great compromise between comfy and glam. Add a slouchy sequined clutch or sequin loafers to an outfit of jeans and a sweater and you're ready to face the day (or night).