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4 Classic Entertaining Trends We'd Like to See Come Back

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There was something charming about parties at the turn of the twentieth century. Luckily, these trends can easily be revived and reconstructed to fit a modern party. It’s an easy way to shake up your everyday entertaining.

From lecturing your friends (politely) on causes close to your heart to playing classic parlor games, here are four classic ways to go help enrich your 2017 parties.

Educational Gatherings
At the end of the nineteenth century, Chautauqua assemblies were all the rage in America. Covering topics from female suffrage to the end of child labor to the rising temperance movement, these educational lectures informed the public on activism and ongoing legislation. In these politically divisive times, consider hosting speakers involved in causes that are near and dear to your heart; or, channel the Chautauqua assemblies by throwing a letter-writing or Congressional call party. These civic acts can enforce real change and can also be fun thanks to the company of like-minded friends.

Ethnic Family Dishes
At the turn of the twentieth century, immigrants came en masse to America, bringing their cultural foods with them. But the longer families stay and settle in this country, the more these ethnic dishes can fall to the wayside in favor of typical American fare. For your next party, call your grandma or great uncle and ask for classic family recipes. Serving your friends classic Austrian wiener schnitzel, crispy Brazilian pão de queijo, or traditional Chinese pork buns can help connect you to your roots and introduce your friends to new foods.

Formal Dress
At the turn of the century, going to a social engagement was a big deal, and people dressed like it. Women would put on their finest, newest party dresses and men would wear blazers, topcoats, and ties. These days, unless you’re going to a particularly formal affair like a wedding, you can just wear whatever you want to a party. But gathering with friends is a wonderful occasion and should be treated as such. The next time you throw or attend a party, dress to the occasion and suggest others do the same. Now, you don’t need to wear tuxedos and gowns, but a nice suit and cocktail dress can go a long way in making any evening feel remarkable.

Parlor Games
Having planned activities at your party is essentially a requirement in 2017. But if you’re not in the mood for packaged board games or a dance party, going back to inventive parlor games from the Victorian era may be the key to a fabulous time. Charades is the best-known example of a parlor game and has managed to withstand the test of time. But have you ever heard of Blindman's Buff, wherein a blinded guest tries to guess the identity of their fellow partygoers through touch? Or perhaps you can play Forfeits, wherein one “judge” confiscates a personal item from the other guests and they have to perform various tasks to earn back their belongings. These games will help to engage guests in the party and get to know one another through old-fashioned communication and fun.


8 Fashion Fads We’d Like to See Retire in 2017

As the year comes to a close, we look back on all the ups and downs of 2016 , from superb entertainment in the form of Winona Ryder’s impressive comeback via Stranger Things to the shocking loss of great people like David Bowie and Harper Lee, to the surplus of dresses turned pinafores, the emergence of a formulaic off-the-shoulder flounced top and the seemingly never-ending reign of Stan Smiths and Kylie Jenner-esque lips.

We know that far more distressing things have happened (and will likely continue to happen even when we cross over into the next year), but if we can say goodbye to some of 2016’s most tired trends, then that’s one less distressing thing to worry about.

Dear 2017, please do not bring the following with you:

1. Pinny dresses

Just like a good accessory, the pinny dress (a.k.a. pinafore dress) was a great way to look instantly stylish when actually you were just too lazy to mix and match. Not to mention a fact that the bargain-hunter in you probably already noticed: when you buy a pinafore dress, you essentially get two pieces for the price of one!

But when it started to become okay to layer a strappy summer dress over a ruffled button-down top, trendy girls started looking less like Alexa Chung at Paris Fashion Week and more like a reinvented period movie gone wrong. Also, did anyone else notice that some of those dresses were way too similar to certain high school uniforms?

2. That ruffled off-shoulder top

Sweet, sexy and just a little too common? What started out as a sophisticated twist to your everyday top or dress has become a completely unoriginal style–so much so that, from Zara to Divisoria , you’re bound to find the same thing. We miss our full sleeves but, if anything, at least you can easily find matching outfits for that holiday dance number.

3. Jumpsuits

Already a tricky piece to begin with, the jumpsuit is an item of extremes–either you pull it off fabulously and look like Hailey Baldwin on the red carpet or you run the risk of looking like an oompa loompa instead.

Either way, it’s a garment best left for the lucky few who can do the former and not for the consumption of the general trend-following public.

4. Badges, patches and embroidery

From assorted food items and internet aphorisms to iconic brand logos and well-known characters, this trend has allowed us to wear our tastes on our sleeves in ways no simple statement shirt has.

While there’s much to love about this kitschy look, it’s one that can only be around for so long. Just as quickly as it came back, this trend from the 60s will soon go away. The good news is it will come back again in maybe a decade or so. And when it does, you can bring that decorated denim jacket back out and it will be a cool vintage piece to flaunt (that is–fingers crossed–if you can still fit into it).

8 fashion fads we’d like to see retire in 2017

5. Pastel palette

When Pantone revealed that the dusty pink of Rose Quartz and soft blue of Serenity were the colors of the year for 2016, they were spot on. Fast forward to the end of the year and we’ve seen enough pastel pinks and baby blues on the racks to coat the entire earth in cotton candy hues. Something bolder for next year, please.

6. Culottes

The chic older sister to the much-maligned harem pants , culottes have had a good run, serving as an edgy alternative to full skirts and traditional workwear.

But just think, this pair of chic wide-legged trousers is just a few floor-sweeping inches away from becoming those embarrassing elephant pants we all used to wear (it’s okay if you pretend not to remember).

7. Lace-up flats

…more specifically, the “Christy” lace-up flat from Aquazzura which has been unforgivingly copied every which way across the globe. It’s a chicken-and-egg situation and we can’t really say which came first, the demand or the supply. One thing’s for sure, though, and that is the cloning has got to stop! Let’s move on to a different shoe obsession now, shall we? We hear slippers are pretty in .

8. White sneakers

As classic as this style is, we have to draw the line when every other fashion brand, whether or not they actually sell sneakers, starts producing these white kicks just to get in on the trend. Even the pro styles (I’m looking at you, Stan Smiths ) are starting to look a bit tired. Maybe it’s time to go back to black?

What fashion fad would you like to see retire in 2017? Tell us about them below!


8 Fashion Fads We’d Like to See Retire in 2017

As the year comes to a close, we look back on all the ups and downs of 2016 , from superb entertainment in the form of Winona Ryder’s impressive comeback via Stranger Things to the shocking loss of great people like David Bowie and Harper Lee, to the surplus of dresses turned pinafores, the emergence of a formulaic off-the-shoulder flounced top and the seemingly never-ending reign of Stan Smiths and Kylie Jenner-esque lips.

We know that far more distressing things have happened (and will likely continue to happen even when we cross over into the next year), but if we can say goodbye to some of 2016’s most tired trends, then that’s one less distressing thing to worry about.

Dear 2017, please do not bring the following with you:

1. Pinny dresses

Just like a good accessory, the pinny dress (a.k.a. pinafore dress) was a great way to look instantly stylish when actually you were just too lazy to mix and match. Not to mention a fact that the bargain-hunter in you probably already noticed: when you buy a pinafore dress, you essentially get two pieces for the price of one!

But when it started to become okay to layer a strappy summer dress over a ruffled button-down top, trendy girls started looking less like Alexa Chung at Paris Fashion Week and more like a reinvented period movie gone wrong. Also, did anyone else notice that some of those dresses were way too similar to certain high school uniforms?

2. That ruffled off-shoulder top

Sweet, sexy and just a little too common? What started out as a sophisticated twist to your everyday top or dress has become a completely unoriginal style–so much so that, from Zara to Divisoria , you’re bound to find the same thing. We miss our full sleeves but, if anything, at least you can easily find matching outfits for that holiday dance number.

3. Jumpsuits

Already a tricky piece to begin with, the jumpsuit is an item of extremes–either you pull it off fabulously and look like Hailey Baldwin on the red carpet or you run the risk of looking like an oompa loompa instead.

Either way, it’s a garment best left for the lucky few who can do the former and not for the consumption of the general trend-following public.

4. Badges, patches and embroidery

From assorted food items and internet aphorisms to iconic brand logos and well-known characters, this trend has allowed us to wear our tastes on our sleeves in ways no simple statement shirt has.

While there’s much to love about this kitschy look, it’s one that can only be around for so long. Just as quickly as it came back, this trend from the 60s will soon go away. The good news is it will come back again in maybe a decade or so. And when it does, you can bring that decorated denim jacket back out and it will be a cool vintage piece to flaunt (that is–fingers crossed–if you can still fit into it).

8 fashion fads we’d like to see retire in 2017

5. Pastel palette

When Pantone revealed that the dusty pink of Rose Quartz and soft blue of Serenity were the colors of the year for 2016, they were spot on. Fast forward to the end of the year and we’ve seen enough pastel pinks and baby blues on the racks to coat the entire earth in cotton candy hues. Something bolder for next year, please.

6. Culottes

The chic older sister to the much-maligned harem pants , culottes have had a good run, serving as an edgy alternative to full skirts and traditional workwear.

But just think, this pair of chic wide-legged trousers is just a few floor-sweeping inches away from becoming those embarrassing elephant pants we all used to wear (it’s okay if you pretend not to remember).

7. Lace-up flats

…more specifically, the “Christy” lace-up flat from Aquazzura which has been unforgivingly copied every which way across the globe. It’s a chicken-and-egg situation and we can’t really say which came first, the demand or the supply. One thing’s for sure, though, and that is the cloning has got to stop! Let’s move on to a different shoe obsession now, shall we? We hear slippers are pretty in .

8. White sneakers

As classic as this style is, we have to draw the line when every other fashion brand, whether or not they actually sell sneakers, starts producing these white kicks just to get in on the trend. Even the pro styles (I’m looking at you, Stan Smiths ) are starting to look a bit tired. Maybe it’s time to go back to black?

What fashion fad would you like to see retire in 2017? Tell us about them below!


8 Fashion Fads We’d Like to See Retire in 2017

As the year comes to a close, we look back on all the ups and downs of 2016 , from superb entertainment in the form of Winona Ryder’s impressive comeback via Stranger Things to the shocking loss of great people like David Bowie and Harper Lee, to the surplus of dresses turned pinafores, the emergence of a formulaic off-the-shoulder flounced top and the seemingly never-ending reign of Stan Smiths and Kylie Jenner-esque lips.

We know that far more distressing things have happened (and will likely continue to happen even when we cross over into the next year), but if we can say goodbye to some of 2016’s most tired trends, then that’s one less distressing thing to worry about.

Dear 2017, please do not bring the following with you:

1. Pinny dresses

Just like a good accessory, the pinny dress (a.k.a. pinafore dress) was a great way to look instantly stylish when actually you were just too lazy to mix and match. Not to mention a fact that the bargain-hunter in you probably already noticed: when you buy a pinafore dress, you essentially get two pieces for the price of one!

But when it started to become okay to layer a strappy summer dress over a ruffled button-down top, trendy girls started looking less like Alexa Chung at Paris Fashion Week and more like a reinvented period movie gone wrong. Also, did anyone else notice that some of those dresses were way too similar to certain high school uniforms?

2. That ruffled off-shoulder top

Sweet, sexy and just a little too common? What started out as a sophisticated twist to your everyday top or dress has become a completely unoriginal style–so much so that, from Zara to Divisoria , you’re bound to find the same thing. We miss our full sleeves but, if anything, at least you can easily find matching outfits for that holiday dance number.

3. Jumpsuits

Already a tricky piece to begin with, the jumpsuit is an item of extremes–either you pull it off fabulously and look like Hailey Baldwin on the red carpet or you run the risk of looking like an oompa loompa instead.

Either way, it’s a garment best left for the lucky few who can do the former and not for the consumption of the general trend-following public.

4. Badges, patches and embroidery

From assorted food items and internet aphorisms to iconic brand logos and well-known characters, this trend has allowed us to wear our tastes on our sleeves in ways no simple statement shirt has.

While there’s much to love about this kitschy look, it’s one that can only be around for so long. Just as quickly as it came back, this trend from the 60s will soon go away. The good news is it will come back again in maybe a decade or so. And when it does, you can bring that decorated denim jacket back out and it will be a cool vintage piece to flaunt (that is–fingers crossed–if you can still fit into it).

8 fashion fads we’d like to see retire in 2017

5. Pastel palette

When Pantone revealed that the dusty pink of Rose Quartz and soft blue of Serenity were the colors of the year for 2016, they were spot on. Fast forward to the end of the year and we’ve seen enough pastel pinks and baby blues on the racks to coat the entire earth in cotton candy hues. Something bolder for next year, please.

6. Culottes

The chic older sister to the much-maligned harem pants , culottes have had a good run, serving as an edgy alternative to full skirts and traditional workwear.

But just think, this pair of chic wide-legged trousers is just a few floor-sweeping inches away from becoming those embarrassing elephant pants we all used to wear (it’s okay if you pretend not to remember).

7. Lace-up flats

…more specifically, the “Christy” lace-up flat from Aquazzura which has been unforgivingly copied every which way across the globe. It’s a chicken-and-egg situation and we can’t really say which came first, the demand or the supply. One thing’s for sure, though, and that is the cloning has got to stop! Let’s move on to a different shoe obsession now, shall we? We hear slippers are pretty in .

8. White sneakers

As classic as this style is, we have to draw the line when every other fashion brand, whether or not they actually sell sneakers, starts producing these white kicks just to get in on the trend. Even the pro styles (I’m looking at you, Stan Smiths ) are starting to look a bit tired. Maybe it’s time to go back to black?

What fashion fad would you like to see retire in 2017? Tell us about them below!


8 Fashion Fads We’d Like to See Retire in 2017

As the year comes to a close, we look back on all the ups and downs of 2016 , from superb entertainment in the form of Winona Ryder’s impressive comeback via Stranger Things to the shocking loss of great people like David Bowie and Harper Lee, to the surplus of dresses turned pinafores, the emergence of a formulaic off-the-shoulder flounced top and the seemingly never-ending reign of Stan Smiths and Kylie Jenner-esque lips.

We know that far more distressing things have happened (and will likely continue to happen even when we cross over into the next year), but if we can say goodbye to some of 2016’s most tired trends, then that’s one less distressing thing to worry about.

Dear 2017, please do not bring the following with you:

1. Pinny dresses

Just like a good accessory, the pinny dress (a.k.a. pinafore dress) was a great way to look instantly stylish when actually you were just too lazy to mix and match. Not to mention a fact that the bargain-hunter in you probably already noticed: when you buy a pinafore dress, you essentially get two pieces for the price of one!

But when it started to become okay to layer a strappy summer dress over a ruffled button-down top, trendy girls started looking less like Alexa Chung at Paris Fashion Week and more like a reinvented period movie gone wrong. Also, did anyone else notice that some of those dresses were way too similar to certain high school uniforms?

2. That ruffled off-shoulder top

Sweet, sexy and just a little too common? What started out as a sophisticated twist to your everyday top or dress has become a completely unoriginal style–so much so that, from Zara to Divisoria , you’re bound to find the same thing. We miss our full sleeves but, if anything, at least you can easily find matching outfits for that holiday dance number.

3. Jumpsuits

Already a tricky piece to begin with, the jumpsuit is an item of extremes–either you pull it off fabulously and look like Hailey Baldwin on the red carpet or you run the risk of looking like an oompa loompa instead.

Either way, it’s a garment best left for the lucky few who can do the former and not for the consumption of the general trend-following public.

4. Badges, patches and embroidery

From assorted food items and internet aphorisms to iconic brand logos and well-known characters, this trend has allowed us to wear our tastes on our sleeves in ways no simple statement shirt has.

While there’s much to love about this kitschy look, it’s one that can only be around for so long. Just as quickly as it came back, this trend from the 60s will soon go away. The good news is it will come back again in maybe a decade or so. And when it does, you can bring that decorated denim jacket back out and it will be a cool vintage piece to flaunt (that is–fingers crossed–if you can still fit into it).

8 fashion fads we’d like to see retire in 2017

5. Pastel palette

When Pantone revealed that the dusty pink of Rose Quartz and soft blue of Serenity were the colors of the year for 2016, they were spot on. Fast forward to the end of the year and we’ve seen enough pastel pinks and baby blues on the racks to coat the entire earth in cotton candy hues. Something bolder for next year, please.

6. Culottes

The chic older sister to the much-maligned harem pants , culottes have had a good run, serving as an edgy alternative to full skirts and traditional workwear.

But just think, this pair of chic wide-legged trousers is just a few floor-sweeping inches away from becoming those embarrassing elephant pants we all used to wear (it’s okay if you pretend not to remember).

7. Lace-up flats

…more specifically, the “Christy” lace-up flat from Aquazzura which has been unforgivingly copied every which way across the globe. It’s a chicken-and-egg situation and we can’t really say which came first, the demand or the supply. One thing’s for sure, though, and that is the cloning has got to stop! Let’s move on to a different shoe obsession now, shall we? We hear slippers are pretty in .

8. White sneakers

As classic as this style is, we have to draw the line when every other fashion brand, whether or not they actually sell sneakers, starts producing these white kicks just to get in on the trend. Even the pro styles (I’m looking at you, Stan Smiths ) are starting to look a bit tired. Maybe it’s time to go back to black?

What fashion fad would you like to see retire in 2017? Tell us about them below!


8 Fashion Fads We’d Like to See Retire in 2017

As the year comes to a close, we look back on all the ups and downs of 2016 , from superb entertainment in the form of Winona Ryder’s impressive comeback via Stranger Things to the shocking loss of great people like David Bowie and Harper Lee, to the surplus of dresses turned pinafores, the emergence of a formulaic off-the-shoulder flounced top and the seemingly never-ending reign of Stan Smiths and Kylie Jenner-esque lips.

We know that far more distressing things have happened (and will likely continue to happen even when we cross over into the next year), but if we can say goodbye to some of 2016’s most tired trends, then that’s one less distressing thing to worry about.

Dear 2017, please do not bring the following with you:

1. Pinny dresses

Just like a good accessory, the pinny dress (a.k.a. pinafore dress) was a great way to look instantly stylish when actually you were just too lazy to mix and match. Not to mention a fact that the bargain-hunter in you probably already noticed: when you buy a pinafore dress, you essentially get two pieces for the price of one!

But when it started to become okay to layer a strappy summer dress over a ruffled button-down top, trendy girls started looking less like Alexa Chung at Paris Fashion Week and more like a reinvented period movie gone wrong. Also, did anyone else notice that some of those dresses were way too similar to certain high school uniforms?

2. That ruffled off-shoulder top

Sweet, sexy and just a little too common? What started out as a sophisticated twist to your everyday top or dress has become a completely unoriginal style–so much so that, from Zara to Divisoria , you’re bound to find the same thing. We miss our full sleeves but, if anything, at least you can easily find matching outfits for that holiday dance number.

3. Jumpsuits

Already a tricky piece to begin with, the jumpsuit is an item of extremes–either you pull it off fabulously and look like Hailey Baldwin on the red carpet or you run the risk of looking like an oompa loompa instead.

Either way, it’s a garment best left for the lucky few who can do the former and not for the consumption of the general trend-following public.

4. Badges, patches and embroidery

From assorted food items and internet aphorisms to iconic brand logos and well-known characters, this trend has allowed us to wear our tastes on our sleeves in ways no simple statement shirt has.

While there’s much to love about this kitschy look, it’s one that can only be around for so long. Just as quickly as it came back, this trend from the 60s will soon go away. The good news is it will come back again in maybe a decade or so. And when it does, you can bring that decorated denim jacket back out and it will be a cool vintage piece to flaunt (that is–fingers crossed–if you can still fit into it).

8 fashion fads we’d like to see retire in 2017

5. Pastel palette

When Pantone revealed that the dusty pink of Rose Quartz and soft blue of Serenity were the colors of the year for 2016, they were spot on. Fast forward to the end of the year and we’ve seen enough pastel pinks and baby blues on the racks to coat the entire earth in cotton candy hues. Something bolder for next year, please.

6. Culottes

The chic older sister to the much-maligned harem pants , culottes have had a good run, serving as an edgy alternative to full skirts and traditional workwear.

But just think, this pair of chic wide-legged trousers is just a few floor-sweeping inches away from becoming those embarrassing elephant pants we all used to wear (it’s okay if you pretend not to remember).

7. Lace-up flats

…more specifically, the “Christy” lace-up flat from Aquazzura which has been unforgivingly copied every which way across the globe. It’s a chicken-and-egg situation and we can’t really say which came first, the demand or the supply. One thing’s for sure, though, and that is the cloning has got to stop! Let’s move on to a different shoe obsession now, shall we? We hear slippers are pretty in .

8. White sneakers

As classic as this style is, we have to draw the line when every other fashion brand, whether or not they actually sell sneakers, starts producing these white kicks just to get in on the trend. Even the pro styles (I’m looking at you, Stan Smiths ) are starting to look a bit tired. Maybe it’s time to go back to black?

What fashion fad would you like to see retire in 2017? Tell us about them below!


8 Fashion Fads We’d Like to See Retire in 2017

As the year comes to a close, we look back on all the ups and downs of 2016 , from superb entertainment in the form of Winona Ryder’s impressive comeback via Stranger Things to the shocking loss of great people like David Bowie and Harper Lee, to the surplus of dresses turned pinafores, the emergence of a formulaic off-the-shoulder flounced top and the seemingly never-ending reign of Stan Smiths and Kylie Jenner-esque lips.

We know that far more distressing things have happened (and will likely continue to happen even when we cross over into the next year), but if we can say goodbye to some of 2016’s most tired trends, then that’s one less distressing thing to worry about.

Dear 2017, please do not bring the following with you:

1. Pinny dresses

Just like a good accessory, the pinny dress (a.k.a. pinafore dress) was a great way to look instantly stylish when actually you were just too lazy to mix and match. Not to mention a fact that the bargain-hunter in you probably already noticed: when you buy a pinafore dress, you essentially get two pieces for the price of one!

But when it started to become okay to layer a strappy summer dress over a ruffled button-down top, trendy girls started looking less like Alexa Chung at Paris Fashion Week and more like a reinvented period movie gone wrong. Also, did anyone else notice that some of those dresses were way too similar to certain high school uniforms?

2. That ruffled off-shoulder top

Sweet, sexy and just a little too common? What started out as a sophisticated twist to your everyday top or dress has become a completely unoriginal style–so much so that, from Zara to Divisoria , you’re bound to find the same thing. We miss our full sleeves but, if anything, at least you can easily find matching outfits for that holiday dance number.

3. Jumpsuits

Already a tricky piece to begin with, the jumpsuit is an item of extremes–either you pull it off fabulously and look like Hailey Baldwin on the red carpet or you run the risk of looking like an oompa loompa instead.

Either way, it’s a garment best left for the lucky few who can do the former and not for the consumption of the general trend-following public.

4. Badges, patches and embroidery

From assorted food items and internet aphorisms to iconic brand logos and well-known characters, this trend has allowed us to wear our tastes on our sleeves in ways no simple statement shirt has.

While there’s much to love about this kitschy look, it’s one that can only be around for so long. Just as quickly as it came back, this trend from the 60s will soon go away. The good news is it will come back again in maybe a decade or so. And when it does, you can bring that decorated denim jacket back out and it will be a cool vintage piece to flaunt (that is–fingers crossed–if you can still fit into it).

8 fashion fads we’d like to see retire in 2017

5. Pastel palette

When Pantone revealed that the dusty pink of Rose Quartz and soft blue of Serenity were the colors of the year for 2016, they were spot on. Fast forward to the end of the year and we’ve seen enough pastel pinks and baby blues on the racks to coat the entire earth in cotton candy hues. Something bolder for next year, please.

6. Culottes

The chic older sister to the much-maligned harem pants , culottes have had a good run, serving as an edgy alternative to full skirts and traditional workwear.

But just think, this pair of chic wide-legged trousers is just a few floor-sweeping inches away from becoming those embarrassing elephant pants we all used to wear (it’s okay if you pretend not to remember).

7. Lace-up flats

…more specifically, the “Christy” lace-up flat from Aquazzura which has been unforgivingly copied every which way across the globe. It’s a chicken-and-egg situation and we can’t really say which came first, the demand or the supply. One thing’s for sure, though, and that is the cloning has got to stop! Let’s move on to a different shoe obsession now, shall we? We hear slippers are pretty in .

8. White sneakers

As classic as this style is, we have to draw the line when every other fashion brand, whether or not they actually sell sneakers, starts producing these white kicks just to get in on the trend. Even the pro styles (I’m looking at you, Stan Smiths ) are starting to look a bit tired. Maybe it’s time to go back to black?

What fashion fad would you like to see retire in 2017? Tell us about them below!


8 Fashion Fads We’d Like to See Retire in 2017

As the year comes to a close, we look back on all the ups and downs of 2016 , from superb entertainment in the form of Winona Ryder’s impressive comeback via Stranger Things to the shocking loss of great people like David Bowie and Harper Lee, to the surplus of dresses turned pinafores, the emergence of a formulaic off-the-shoulder flounced top and the seemingly never-ending reign of Stan Smiths and Kylie Jenner-esque lips.

We know that far more distressing things have happened (and will likely continue to happen even when we cross over into the next year), but if we can say goodbye to some of 2016’s most tired trends, then that’s one less distressing thing to worry about.

Dear 2017, please do not bring the following with you:

1. Pinny dresses

Just like a good accessory, the pinny dress (a.k.a. pinafore dress) was a great way to look instantly stylish when actually you were just too lazy to mix and match. Not to mention a fact that the bargain-hunter in you probably already noticed: when you buy a pinafore dress, you essentially get two pieces for the price of one!

But when it started to become okay to layer a strappy summer dress over a ruffled button-down top, trendy girls started looking less like Alexa Chung at Paris Fashion Week and more like a reinvented period movie gone wrong. Also, did anyone else notice that some of those dresses were way too similar to certain high school uniforms?

2. That ruffled off-shoulder top

Sweet, sexy and just a little too common? What started out as a sophisticated twist to your everyday top or dress has become a completely unoriginal style–so much so that, from Zara to Divisoria , you’re bound to find the same thing. We miss our full sleeves but, if anything, at least you can easily find matching outfits for that holiday dance number.

3. Jumpsuits

Already a tricky piece to begin with, the jumpsuit is an item of extremes–either you pull it off fabulously and look like Hailey Baldwin on the red carpet or you run the risk of looking like an oompa loompa instead.

Either way, it’s a garment best left for the lucky few who can do the former and not for the consumption of the general trend-following public.

4. Badges, patches and embroidery

From assorted food items and internet aphorisms to iconic brand logos and well-known characters, this trend has allowed us to wear our tastes on our sleeves in ways no simple statement shirt has.

While there’s much to love about this kitschy look, it’s one that can only be around for so long. Just as quickly as it came back, this trend from the 60s will soon go away. The good news is it will come back again in maybe a decade or so. And when it does, you can bring that decorated denim jacket back out and it will be a cool vintage piece to flaunt (that is–fingers crossed–if you can still fit into it).

8 fashion fads we’d like to see retire in 2017

5. Pastel palette

When Pantone revealed that the dusty pink of Rose Quartz and soft blue of Serenity were the colors of the year for 2016, they were spot on. Fast forward to the end of the year and we’ve seen enough pastel pinks and baby blues on the racks to coat the entire earth in cotton candy hues. Something bolder for next year, please.

6. Culottes

The chic older sister to the much-maligned harem pants , culottes have had a good run, serving as an edgy alternative to full skirts and traditional workwear.

But just think, this pair of chic wide-legged trousers is just a few floor-sweeping inches away from becoming those embarrassing elephant pants we all used to wear (it’s okay if you pretend not to remember).

7. Lace-up flats

…more specifically, the “Christy” lace-up flat from Aquazzura which has been unforgivingly copied every which way across the globe. It’s a chicken-and-egg situation and we can’t really say which came first, the demand or the supply. One thing’s for sure, though, and that is the cloning has got to stop! Let’s move on to a different shoe obsession now, shall we? We hear slippers are pretty in .

8. White sneakers

As classic as this style is, we have to draw the line when every other fashion brand, whether or not they actually sell sneakers, starts producing these white kicks just to get in on the trend. Even the pro styles (I’m looking at you, Stan Smiths ) are starting to look a bit tired. Maybe it’s time to go back to black?

What fashion fad would you like to see retire in 2017? Tell us about them below!


8 Fashion Fads We’d Like to See Retire in 2017

As the year comes to a close, we look back on all the ups and downs of 2016 , from superb entertainment in the form of Winona Ryder’s impressive comeback via Stranger Things to the shocking loss of great people like David Bowie and Harper Lee, to the surplus of dresses turned pinafores, the emergence of a formulaic off-the-shoulder flounced top and the seemingly never-ending reign of Stan Smiths and Kylie Jenner-esque lips.

We know that far more distressing things have happened (and will likely continue to happen even when we cross over into the next year), but if we can say goodbye to some of 2016’s most tired trends, then that’s one less distressing thing to worry about.

Dear 2017, please do not bring the following with you:

1. Pinny dresses

Just like a good accessory, the pinny dress (a.k.a. pinafore dress) was a great way to look instantly stylish when actually you were just too lazy to mix and match. Not to mention a fact that the bargain-hunter in you probably already noticed: when you buy a pinafore dress, you essentially get two pieces for the price of one!

But when it started to become okay to layer a strappy summer dress over a ruffled button-down top, trendy girls started looking less like Alexa Chung at Paris Fashion Week and more like a reinvented period movie gone wrong. Also, did anyone else notice that some of those dresses were way too similar to certain high school uniforms?

2. That ruffled off-shoulder top

Sweet, sexy and just a little too common? What started out as a sophisticated twist to your everyday top or dress has become a completely unoriginal style–so much so that, from Zara to Divisoria , you’re bound to find the same thing. We miss our full sleeves but, if anything, at least you can easily find matching outfits for that holiday dance number.

3. Jumpsuits

Already a tricky piece to begin with, the jumpsuit is an item of extremes–either you pull it off fabulously and look like Hailey Baldwin on the red carpet or you run the risk of looking like an oompa loompa instead.

Either way, it’s a garment best left for the lucky few who can do the former and not for the consumption of the general trend-following public.

4. Badges, patches and embroidery

From assorted food items and internet aphorisms to iconic brand logos and well-known characters, this trend has allowed us to wear our tastes on our sleeves in ways no simple statement shirt has.

While there’s much to love about this kitschy look, it’s one that can only be around for so long. Just as quickly as it came back, this trend from the 60s will soon go away. The good news is it will come back again in maybe a decade or so. And when it does, you can bring that decorated denim jacket back out and it will be a cool vintage piece to flaunt (that is–fingers crossed–if you can still fit into it).

8 fashion fads we’d like to see retire in 2017

5. Pastel palette

When Pantone revealed that the dusty pink of Rose Quartz and soft blue of Serenity were the colors of the year for 2016, they were spot on. Fast forward to the end of the year and we’ve seen enough pastel pinks and baby blues on the racks to coat the entire earth in cotton candy hues. Something bolder for next year, please.

6. Culottes

The chic older sister to the much-maligned harem pants , culottes have had a good run, serving as an edgy alternative to full skirts and traditional workwear.

But just think, this pair of chic wide-legged trousers is just a few floor-sweeping inches away from becoming those embarrassing elephant pants we all used to wear (it’s okay if you pretend not to remember).

7. Lace-up flats

…more specifically, the “Christy” lace-up flat from Aquazzura which has been unforgivingly copied every which way across the globe. It’s a chicken-and-egg situation and we can’t really say which came first, the demand or the supply. One thing’s for sure, though, and that is the cloning has got to stop! Let’s move on to a different shoe obsession now, shall we? We hear slippers are pretty in .

8. White sneakers

As classic as this style is, we have to draw the line when every other fashion brand, whether or not they actually sell sneakers, starts producing these white kicks just to get in on the trend. Even the pro styles (I’m looking at you, Stan Smiths ) are starting to look a bit tired. Maybe it’s time to go back to black?

What fashion fad would you like to see retire in 2017? Tell us about them below!


8 Fashion Fads We’d Like to See Retire in 2017

As the year comes to a close, we look back on all the ups and downs of 2016 , from superb entertainment in the form of Winona Ryder’s impressive comeback via Stranger Things to the shocking loss of great people like David Bowie and Harper Lee, to the surplus of dresses turned pinafores, the emergence of a formulaic off-the-shoulder flounced top and the seemingly never-ending reign of Stan Smiths and Kylie Jenner-esque lips.

We know that far more distressing things have happened (and will likely continue to happen even when we cross over into the next year), but if we can say goodbye to some of 2016’s most tired trends, then that’s one less distressing thing to worry about.

Dear 2017, please do not bring the following with you:

1. Pinny dresses

Just like a good accessory, the pinny dress (a.k.a. pinafore dress) was a great way to look instantly stylish when actually you were just too lazy to mix and match. Not to mention a fact that the bargain-hunter in you probably already noticed: when you buy a pinafore dress, you essentially get two pieces for the price of one!

But when it started to become okay to layer a strappy summer dress over a ruffled button-down top, trendy girls started looking less like Alexa Chung at Paris Fashion Week and more like a reinvented period movie gone wrong. Also, did anyone else notice that some of those dresses were way too similar to certain high school uniforms?

2. That ruffled off-shoulder top

Sweet, sexy and just a little too common? What started out as a sophisticated twist to your everyday top or dress has become a completely unoriginal style–so much so that, from Zara to Divisoria , you’re bound to find the same thing. We miss our full sleeves but, if anything, at least you can easily find matching outfits for that holiday dance number.

3. Jumpsuits

Already a tricky piece to begin with, the jumpsuit is an item of extremes–either you pull it off fabulously and look like Hailey Baldwin on the red carpet or you run the risk of looking like an oompa loompa instead.

Either way, it’s a garment best left for the lucky few who can do the former and not for the consumption of the general trend-following public.

4. Badges, patches and embroidery

From assorted food items and internet aphorisms to iconic brand logos and well-known characters, this trend has allowed us to wear our tastes on our sleeves in ways no simple statement shirt has.

While there’s much to love about this kitschy look, it’s one that can only be around for so long. Just as quickly as it came back, this trend from the 60s will soon go away. The good news is it will come back again in maybe a decade or so. And when it does, you can bring that decorated denim jacket back out and it will be a cool vintage piece to flaunt (that is–fingers crossed–if you can still fit into it).

8 fashion fads we’d like to see retire in 2017

5. Pastel palette

When Pantone revealed that the dusty pink of Rose Quartz and soft blue of Serenity were the colors of the year for 2016, they were spot on. Fast forward to the end of the year and we’ve seen enough pastel pinks and baby blues on the racks to coat the entire earth in cotton candy hues. Something bolder for next year, please.

6. Culottes

The chic older sister to the much-maligned harem pants , culottes have had a good run, serving as an edgy alternative to full skirts and traditional workwear.

But just think, this pair of chic wide-legged trousers is just a few floor-sweeping inches away from becoming those embarrassing elephant pants we all used to wear (it’s okay if you pretend not to remember).

7. Lace-up flats

…more specifically, the “Christy” lace-up flat from Aquazzura which has been unforgivingly copied every which way across the globe. It’s a chicken-and-egg situation and we can’t really say which came first, the demand or the supply. One thing’s for sure, though, and that is the cloning has got to stop! Let’s move on to a different shoe obsession now, shall we? We hear slippers are pretty in .

8. White sneakers

As classic as this style is, we have to draw the line when every other fashion brand, whether or not they actually sell sneakers, starts producing these white kicks just to get in on the trend. Even the pro styles (I’m looking at you, Stan Smiths ) are starting to look a bit tired. Maybe it’s time to go back to black?

What fashion fad would you like to see retire in 2017? Tell us about them below!


8 Fashion Fads We’d Like to See Retire in 2017

As the year comes to a close, we look back on all the ups and downs of 2016 , from superb entertainment in the form of Winona Ryder’s impressive comeback via Stranger Things to the shocking loss of great people like David Bowie and Harper Lee, to the surplus of dresses turned pinafores, the emergence of a formulaic off-the-shoulder flounced top and the seemingly never-ending reign of Stan Smiths and Kylie Jenner-esque lips.

We know that far more distressing things have happened (and will likely continue to happen even when we cross over into the next year), but if we can say goodbye to some of 2016’s most tired trends, then that’s one less distressing thing to worry about.

Dear 2017, please do not bring the following with you:

1. Pinny dresses

Just like a good accessory, the pinny dress (a.k.a. pinafore dress) was a great way to look instantly stylish when actually you were just too lazy to mix and match. Not to mention a fact that the bargain-hunter in you probably already noticed: when you buy a pinafore dress, you essentially get two pieces for the price of one!

But when it started to become okay to layer a strappy summer dress over a ruffled button-down top, trendy girls started looking less like Alexa Chung at Paris Fashion Week and more like a reinvented period movie gone wrong. Also, did anyone else notice that some of those dresses were way too similar to certain high school uniforms?

2. That ruffled off-shoulder top

Sweet, sexy and just a little too common? What started out as a sophisticated twist to your everyday top or dress has become a completely unoriginal style–so much so that, from Zara to Divisoria , you’re bound to find the same thing. We miss our full sleeves but, if anything, at least you can easily find matching outfits for that holiday dance number.

3. Jumpsuits

Already a tricky piece to begin with, the jumpsuit is an item of extremes–either you pull it off fabulously and look like Hailey Baldwin on the red carpet or you run the risk of looking like an oompa loompa instead.

Either way, it’s a garment best left for the lucky few who can do the former and not for the consumption of the general trend-following public.

4. Badges, patches and embroidery

From assorted food items and internet aphorisms to iconic brand logos and well-known characters, this trend has allowed us to wear our tastes on our sleeves in ways no simple statement shirt has.

While there’s much to love about this kitschy look, it’s one that can only be around for so long. Just as quickly as it came back, this trend from the 60s will soon go away. The good news is it will come back again in maybe a decade or so. And when it does, you can bring that decorated denim jacket back out and it will be a cool vintage piece to flaunt (that is–fingers crossed–if you can still fit into it).

8 fashion fads we’d like to see retire in 2017

5. Pastel palette

When Pantone revealed that the dusty pink of Rose Quartz and soft blue of Serenity were the colors of the year for 2016, they were spot on. Fast forward to the end of the year and we’ve seen enough pastel pinks and baby blues on the racks to coat the entire earth in cotton candy hues. Something bolder for next year, please.

6. Culottes

The chic older sister to the much-maligned harem pants , culottes have had a good run, serving as an edgy alternative to full skirts and traditional workwear.

But just think, this pair of chic wide-legged trousers is just a few floor-sweeping inches away from becoming those embarrassing elephant pants we all used to wear (it’s okay if you pretend not to remember).

7. Lace-up flats

…more specifically, the “Christy” lace-up flat from Aquazzura which has been unforgivingly copied every which way across the globe. It’s a chicken-and-egg situation and we can’t really say which came first, the demand or the supply. One thing’s for sure, though, and that is the cloning has got to stop! Let’s move on to a different shoe obsession now, shall we? We hear slippers are pretty in .

8. White sneakers

As classic as this style is, we have to draw the line when every other fashion brand, whether or not they actually sell sneakers, starts producing these white kicks just to get in on the trend. Even the pro styles (I’m looking at you, Stan Smiths ) are starting to look a bit tired. Maybe it’s time to go back to black?

What fashion fad would you like to see retire in 2017? Tell us about them below!


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