I Usually Steer Clear of Polarizing Trends, But I Oddly Like These 5


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When it comes to fashion trends and my personal style, you'll usually catch me hanging in my minimalist, '90s-inspired corner. As a creative director and fashion editor, it's my job to keep my finger on the pulse of reigning and emerging trends, especially those that are polarizing. For the most part, I pass on the ones creating the most discourse when it comes to my own wardrobe. Each season, however, I am surprised to see which of the controversial pieces get their hooks into me.

At the moment, the polarizing trends that I find myself appreciating more and more seem to stem purely from nostalgia. For example, I can't help but think of the Olsen twins' glory days with the resurgence of giant bags. With baggy jeans popping up everywhere, I am immediately transported to my days of wearing JNCO jeans. Ahead, check out five of the trends that have my attention this season. Can I pull them all off? No, but I will 100% appreciate seeing how the fashion set styles them.

1. Peekaboo Cardigans


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2. Giant Bags


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3. Biker Shorts


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4. Baggy Jeans


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5. Pilgrim Collars


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Next up: 2022 Trends, But Make Them Vintage—8 Secondhand Styles That Are So Now

Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently the shopping updates editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.