If there was a single Jay Z song to exemplify the fashion world, it would be “On To the Next One.” The style tribes adopt trends like Taylor Swift adopts BFFs, and then faster than you can say “street style,” they’re ready for the next one. We recommend a more balanced approach to fashion—a majority of classics, sprinkled with trend-driven pieces—but that doesn’t mean we’re immune to the endless cycle of fads. As such, we figured a year-end review was in order for the trends of 2014 that we’re ready to retire (for the moment anyway), as well as fresh suggestions to take their place.
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The reflective sunglasses hit the music festival circuit hard this year, so we’re taking a breather from the statement sunnies in favor of more classic styles.
We loved all the '90s-inspired fashion in 2014, and while some trends from the decade continue to have a presence, we’re ready to retire the styling trick of tying a plaid shirt around the waist.
There’s always at least one skin-baring trend in circuit, and this year was all about the sheer or lace skirt paired with high-waisted knickers. While we still like the concept behind this trend, it’s been done so often that it’s lost a bit of its charm.
While some can still pull off this trend (think: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) we feel it can read a little a bohemian cliché on us.
This shirt detail has been adopted by so many fast-fashion brands that it has started to feel like the calling card of a cheap blouse.
Current/Elliot + Charlotte Gainsbourg The Buttondown Striped Cotton Poplin Shirt ($116)
The tough-girl trend of choice started feeling slightly played out after they showed up everywhere this summer.
We’ll always love leather details, but the contrast-sleeve jacket needs a bit of a break before we’re ready to welcome it back into our rotation.
Shredded jeans certainly had a moment this year, which is why we’re cleansing our palette with a sleek pair of flare jeans.
Every girl deserves to have a Carrie Bradshaw moment, but when styled in a certain way, a tulle skirt can often feel cloyingly feminine.