7 Trends This 54-Year-Old Is Putting to Rest

Trends, by definition, come and go as they please, and according to this 54-year-old fashion girl, there are a few that are better off left alone as we press on into the rest of the year. Over the years, Grece Ghanem has worked her way up from influencer to style icon, so it was no wonder I was thirsty to seek her advice on the trends for the year ahead. "As a 54-year-old fashionista, I have seen a lot of trends come and go. Every year, some fade away yet never go fully extinct," said Ghanem. "However, I want to start by saying that trends being in or out does not make sense anymore to me. The modern woman cannot afford to change her dressing habits season after season, and neither can we ignore the environmental impact of our clothes and shopping habits!

This being said, we need to build timeless wardrobes of quality clothing to love, wear, and pass on from one generation to the other. Below is my take on the pieces I will be shuffling forward into my wardrobe and those that I will be giving a little rest for now."

In addition to the laundry list of trends she will be ditching this year, Grece also enlightened us on the trends she will be investing in. Curious to see which styles are being put to the side for now? Go on to read her take on this season's biggest trends.

Putting to Rest: Boxy Suits

Replacing With: Single-Button Blazers & Lingerie 

"Suits never go out of style! This season I am replacing my boxy, boyish suits with a single-buttoned blazer and turning lingeries, bras, and corsets into outerwear."


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Putting to Rest: Chunky Sneakers

Replacing With: Square-Toe Sandals 

"I am going to give my chunky sneakers a break and opt for square-toe sandals or mules."


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Putting to Rest: Biker Shorts

Replacing With: Long Shorts

"I am going to keep my biker shorts for the gym and invest in longer short Bermudas. I seem to have a penchant for the leather Bermudas, in particular."


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Putting to Rest: PVC Bags

Replacing With: Woven Leather Bags

"I will be replacing my PVC handbags with quilted pouches or woven leather to stand out!"


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Putting to Rest: Dainty Jewelry

Replacing With: Anklets

"Anklets are going to replace the dainty jewelry stacks. I feel a thin chain or a string of pearls around the ankle bone elevates even the plainest of footwear."


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Putting to Rest: Logo Mania

Replacing With: Shades of Beige

"I will be adding more shades of beige, layering similar tones onto one another for the perfect soft wearable neutral to replace my logo mania!"


(Image credit: @greceghanem)

Putting to Rest: Cropped Jeans

Replacing With: Flared & Wide-Leg Jeans

"Last but not least, I look forward to wearing flared and wide-leg types of denim with high heels in place of cropped jeans." 


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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next up, shop the 2019 spring fashion trends you can buy right now

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"Copy (200 words): Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Where and has worked at the company for nearly seven years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Sydney Sweeney, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox. 

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