Monday, August 2, 2010

Are These Late Summer Trends Hot and Not?

This season saw the comeback of several fashion trends from seasons and decades gone by.  Some are welcome.

And some should have stayed where they were....in the past.  I have my thoughts on which trends are hot and which are not.  But let me know what you think?

Harem Pants:  It's Hammer time.  But I can't touch this trend.  The low crotch looks uncomfortable and freakish.  At least Athleta ($39.99) makes a more comfortable-looking and wearable style.

Tyra rocks a fannypack./Tyra.com
The Fannypack: Personally, I welcome the return of the fannypack. Well, at least a more fashionable version. What better way to carry your essentials when you're running errands or at the gym?  I scored a Kipling Fundi Fannypack ($48) during Fashion Week that would be the perfect addition to any coed's back-to-school wardrobe.

Straw Fedoras: The style is a cute way to cover your dome.  But in New York City the hat has become a little too trendy. If you still want one, check out street vendors in Soho or online to get the look for less.

Elastic Fashion Bracelets: I love elastic bracelets and I'm glad I kept the ones I rocked an armful of in the late '90s.  I've added some new additions too, including a protective evil "eye" bracelet I found at a street fair ($3).

Who wears short-shorts with rain boots?
Cross-Body Bags:  I wish I'd kept my mini handbags from junior high school. Like the fannypack, the cross-body bag is a cute, hand-and-shoulder-free way to carry your essentials.  I recently picked up a couple on sale at H&M ($5).

Rain Boots with Shorts: I'm not opposed to wearing rain boots and shorts.  I just don't get why you'd wear them together. It's hot, so you wear shorts.  But rain is in the forecast, so you wear long rubber boots and socks...with your shorts.  My feet and calves are sweating just thinking about it.  For cute rain boots, check out Amazon.com.  I suggest pairing them with jeans or a long prairie skirt.

2 comments:

  1. Harem pants - no thanks - but I have seen some people look cute in them.

    Fanny pack - yes, love it! Just sold a floral lesportsac one in my etsy store.

    I have a straw fedora and I love it on bad hair days

    I also frequent the shorts with rainboots look although I didn't know it was in style. I just don't like my flip flops or leather sandals getting wet - as rain in the city is kind of filthy.

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  2. I love the friendship bracelets or bracelets with a rope/nautical theme. They remind me of early childhood days along the water. And yes, the harem pants, not so much.

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