8 Impractical Fashion Trends That We Secretly Still Love
Every year, when September rolls around, we start our frantic search for the perfect winter coat. But while everything we want is stunning, svelte, and tailored, our bodies scream for something puffy and warm. Suffice it to say, Northface bubble coats aren’t exactly our style, and our dinky-chic peacoats simply cannot do the job, no matter how heavy our scarves or furry our hats.
But what is the point of wearing a coat, if not to keep us warm?
Obviously, we know the answer. The point is style. The point is fashion. The point is
to look good.
Fashion is famous for its nonsensical trends; so famous that we’ve rounded up eight repeat offenders, some of which — despite all their impracticality — we can’t help but love.
It may be one of our favorite fall trends, but a sleeveless cape, no matter how well lined it may be, is fairly pointless. For starters, you have to wear a heavy sweater underneath the cape to keep you warm, but if its not a perfectly crisp day, your sleeves end up all wet. And how exactly would one go about putting a coat on top of those bat-like sleeves? It's an impossible
2.Cashmere Bikinis, Tank Tops, and T-Shirts
There is absolutely no need for cashmere bikinis or tank tops, no matter what a
Ralph Lauren advertisement may make you think. That being said, it is the apex of luxury to have even your undergarments made out of the world's most delicious material.
This one goes out to the girls from
The Hills and of course, Mischa Barton. We love a headband just as much as the next Blaire Waldorf admirer, but what's the point of the headbands that go across your forehead? It's not really pulling your hair back. All it does is leave an unsightly mark on your forehead and make your hair pouf up in strange places.
We know, we know. You want to be able to type on your blackberry or iPhone whilst walking in the snow. But the reason you're wearing gloves in the first place is to protect your fingers from freezing. And those leather, fingerless motorcycle gloves that cover you only up to your knuckle? They may look cute, but they're not exactly warm.
5.Super Thin Scarves
This is a trend that we're not even particular fond of, but it deserves a mention. What on earth are those super skinny scarves for? They don't keep you warm, and they're usually awkwardly long. Are you wearing a scarf or a necklace? We can't tell!
Snooki, a la Gaga, a la Kanye -- these sunglasses will undoubtedly protect you from the sun, mainly because you can't see a thing out of them. So if you're planning on rocking some stunna shades of your own, we suggest you grab a friend to help you avoid walking into walls.
We kind of love it when we see a beachy fun, LA-based fashionista rocking a pair of light denim shorts held up with a fresh pair of black suspenders. After all, nerdy chic is in these days, right? But the truth is, that none of the jeans we're rocking today require us to wear suspenders. Those skinny J Brands your wearing? They don't need suspenders, ladies.
8.Peep Toe Booties
We'll preface this by saying that some of us here at the Styleite offices have one (or more) of this footwear fad. But even we know when it's time to call a spade a spade. The peep toe bootie -- yes, even the Alexander Wang Freja bootie -- is a completely nonsensical trend. The material of the shoe may keep your foot warm (suede, leather), but your exposed toe (even when in a stocking) can't be fully protected from fall or winter weather.