As someone who wants to try every off-the-wall, potentially unflattering fashion trend the moment it hits the runways, this is a familiar phenomenon for me. It’s sort of like when I saw Taylor Swift wearing suspenders, and knew instantly I would have to buy a pair of suspenders, as much as I hated the idea of them. I’m not so much a fashion follower as I am a habitual trend tester (See: me testing capes, normcore, menswear, and overalls.) So when the newest batch of trends emerges each season, I have to do some mental preparation. Am I curious enough to overcome my initial distaste or feeling that it will look terrible on me? More often than not…the answer is yes. These are the five trends you will hate that you want in 2015. Happy new year!
1. Culottes + Flared Pants
I never expected that of all people, satirist Davis Sedaris would be ahead of the curve on a fashion trend. But alas, the fashion world operates in mysterious ways, and culottes are a thing. Sure, they had a moment this spring, but now they’re happening with boots for 2015’s early months. (P.S. If you don’t know David Sedaris, get it together and read all of his books right now. YES ALL OF THEM GO GO GO.)
He may not have known it at the time, but culottes are now cropping up everywhere (see what I did there?), and they’re only gaining steam heading into 2015. Full-length flared pants were also a staple on the Spring/Summer 2015 runways, so pull out your old bellbottoms and get in the seventies spirit.
2. Literal Prints
It turns out Lena Dunham and I are ahead of the curve on this one! *pats self on the back* Just yesterday Lena rocked a tee shirt printed with little Samantha Jones-es in power suits, and according to Vogue, this is only the beginning. Get ready to crave Miley Cyrus mouths, flamingos, superheroes, and other true-to-life items on your clothes in 2015. I’m already dreading the day I purchase a shirt with little mini hairdryers or toasters on it.
For me, this is definitely going to be a hate-that-I-want it moment. I know berets are going to start popping up like daisies on my Instagram feed, and I’m going to want to take one for a spin, despite the fact that I look truly terrible in hats. C’est la vie!
4. Massive Platforms
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you’re about to want shoes that are more than likely to break your ankle. The last time I felt this urge was back in the day when I longed for life-size versions of my Spice Girl Barbies’ platforms. Tom Ford featured the above creations in his Spring/Summer 2015 show among several designers. “This season, a high and chunky wedge platform felt right as it seemed time to me for more visual “weight” on the foot,” he said. We’ll get through it together…
I’ve been craving a tulle skirt ever since they blew up the SS15 runways (especially Burberry), but I low level hate myself for it because pulling off tulle is no easy feat. I’m not Carrie Bradshaw after all (they tell me acceptance is the first step), and I also don’t want to bear any resemblance to my young ballerina days. Nevertheless, it’s hard to not want to get into the tulle game when you see someone really rocking it. Luckily it is doable, just be wise about your fabric pairings, like this awesome style blogger.