Lovelies, you recently declared loud and clear that you would prefer to see ombré hair drop from our consciousness with the ball in Times Square this year. There are definitely some trends for 2011 that I didn’t find to be palatable, but I figured I’d ask what you all think. Here are some of 2011′s most prominent and somewhat prickling trends, you tell me whether they should die or live another season.
The Peter Pan Collar. We’ve seen it this year transformed from just an editorial choice on a chiffon button-down into an embellished accessory or a piece of jewelry. The Peter Pan collar is decidedly feminine, but errs on the side of girlish and juvenile. Does it deserve to transcend the new year?
Pattern Mixing. It’s not for the faint of heart. Pattern mixing is a trend brands like Zara and Missoni hold dear to their hearts and the trend trickled down quickly this year. From outlandish florals and bright plaids to quiet tweeds and subtly clashing houndstooths, the trend went hand-in-hand with the menswear-for-women trend and it made some of us just plain uncomfortable. Is pattern mixing on for another season? Or does its retaliatory nature need to say sayonara along with 2011?
The Wide-Leg Trouser. I admittedly can’t wear a wide-leg trouser, so the trend never interested me much. I saw it on girls who could rock it and those who it didn’t flatter at all. I am totally on the fence about the trend itself because skinny jeans got a super-long time in the sun, and someone deserves the spotlight, but is the wide-leg trouser that pant? Or should we keep looking?
Faux Fur. At what point does taste supersede luxury? We saw faux fur hammer out a name for itself this year in a loud, proud and often garish way from the red carpet to the department stores, but can this trend be done with taste and restraint and see the dawning of a new year? Will we see faux fur for fall 2012?
Tribal/Ethnic Patterns. Oh, the controversy. Some said the words “Navajo” and “Oriental” were just completely uncouth and the PC polite were set atwitter. Regardless of your take on the controversial titles of the styles, I personally am sick to death of cheap-looking tribal prints littering the stores. Feel free to disagree, but haven’t tribal prints seen their best days already?
Sound off, Lovelies! We want to know what styles you think deserve to stay and which ones you want to kick to the curb for good. What do you think?