Fashion is fake. Oh, sure, there are some “rules” – don’t wear white after labor day, don’t mix prints, don’t wear sequins during the day – but they’re more like guidelines. Like the law if you’re a rich politician, these rules are meant to be broken.
We’ve had some wild trends in the past year, from mythologically-themed hair to space-age boots. Now that 2017’s starting to wind down, we thought it would be an appropriate time to start talking about the weirdest stuff we saw. I mean, there’s still two months left, but it’s hard to see how we’re going to top trends like see-through jeans or deliberately-mismatched shoes.
If you’re looking to compile a subtle, tasteful outfit, you should probably look somewhere else. This list is all about reveling in the weirdest things that 2017’s trendsetters had to offer, both the good and the bad. And if you see a favorite trend on the no-go list? Don’t sweat it! Again, fashion is fake, and one person’s trash is another person’s sartorial treasure!
1. Platform Crocs: I’ll admit, I don’t like these, and I wouldn’t wear them personally. But I have nothing but respect for people who would wear these. They are the footwear of someone who doesn’t care about the disapproval of God or man, and I’d honestly be a little afraid to insult them. 5/10.
2. Boyfriend Fashion: I already hate the boyfriend trend in general; can’t women just wear oversized, ugly clothing in peace without having to assure the world that we’re heterosexual? And this one, with its tearaway sleeves, is even worse. Who’s your boyfriend, Edward Scissorhands? 1/10.
3. Ripped Stockings: I’m all about any trends that make my gaping character flaws look like deliberate style choices. Now, my inability to keep a single pair of stockings hole-free isn’t a searing critique of my abilities as an adult, it’s High Fashion! Score! 8/10.
It's unseasonably hot today. I'm feeling somewhat thankful that I haven't packed my shorts yet. Top is from @killstarco , shorts from @urbanplanet , tights are something I've had for years and took scissors to, shoes are from @gothpikes . . . #ootd #casualgoth #killstar #gothpikes #rippedtights #winklepickers #gothfashion
4. Transparent Heels: I’m conflicted on this one. On the one hand, it’s a window directly into my Ugly Toenail Shame Zone. On the other hand, you can’t go wrong with a pair of boots sublimely weird enough to make you look like you’ve stumbled off the set of Star Trek. 7/10