The 2018 Trends I’m Glad I Didn’t Bother To Try

I’m all for trying new things, but sometimes I get weary to buy something I know I’ll only wear once or twice. Maybe it’s the anti-fast-fashion voice inside my head fueled by the recent sustainability mission of many, but I don’t think that’s such a bad thing. In a time where fashion is moving as fast as ever, it’s important to realize there’s still such a thing as timeless style, and these three trends that were popular last year are anything but. Here are some of the trends I personally didn’t buy into, and some better and longer-lasting alternatives:

Highlighter Neon

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ladies who lunch

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A very brief stint last fall, the neon trend was all over our feeds for weeks. Cute, but not worth investing in the Prada neon collection, or even worse, stocking up on neon Zara turtlenecks only to dispose of them months later.

To Try Instead: Beige Tones

A more timeless option, beige is more wearable for every day and won’t force you to indulge in your fast fashion urges. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather invest in a camel trench than an $800 in-your-face-bright bag.
GmbH Beige Anton Jeans

GmbH Beige Anton Jeans, $455

Stutterheim Beige Mosebacke Raincoat

Stutterheim Beige Mosebacke Raincoat, $325

Chlo� Beige Horned Glasses
Chloe Beige Horned Glasses, $360Dad Sneakers

I do understand why someone would be attracted to this trend; usually, a $1000 pair of shoes means sky-high heels that you can barely walk in, but the Balenciaga’s changed this notion. That price tag aside, my ankles are just so skinny and I couldn’t imagine myself in them looking like anything but a clown. This one isn’t personal, just not for me.

To Try Instead: Black Boots

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my way or the highway

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If you know anything about me, you know how much I love my black cowboy boots. If you’re looking for a closed-toe neutral option to the dad sneaker, I highly recommend boots. They’re just the best, come in all heigh options, toe shapes, just yeah. Boots.

ANINE BING Jolene Boots - Cowboy
ANINE BING Jolene Boots – Cowboy, $600

Croc Pointed Cowboy Boots
BOOHOO Croc Pointed Cowboy Boots, $30

Toga Pulla Black Tall Cowboy Boots
Toga Pulla Black Tall Cowboy Boots, $640

Those Weird Tortoise Acrylic Earrings

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#acrylicearrings

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Do I really need to say any more? Cool for a couple seconds, but these came and went the fastest out of the three trends, and I’m not mad I didn’t hop on the (short-lived) train.

To Try Instead: Shell/Pearl Jewelry

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it seriously won’t stop raining

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I see this one lasting a lot longer than the acrylic trend.

3 Shell Anklet

GJENMI 3 Shell Anklet, $48

Silver Shell Choker Necklace
BOOHOO Silver Shell Choker Necklace, $5

Lucky Brand

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by Kate Sullivan

@kateerin