While a percent of trends that go out of style are eventually rewarded with a comeback, others (we hope) go far, far away—and stay there. While it can be stressful to keep up with at times, the clear upside of this purging of sorts is that it makes room for new pieces to steal the spotlight, assuming you’ve rid your wardrobe of the old ones. So, in case it’s been a while since you did a closet-cleanse, today we’re rounding up the 18 fashion items we’re so over, along with what you should be wearing instead. From wedge boots to shredded tops, your wardrobe will be a better place without these.
Scroll through to see the 18 trends we’re totally over—and shop our picks of what to replace them with!
Over: Wedge Boots
There are chic exceptions, but for the most part, these are driving a wedge (get it?) between you and a stylish wardrobe.
Over: Sock Buns
Over: Designer Puns
If a designer graphic tee isn’t in your budget, no need to settle for a punny knockoff.
Skip the intergalactic accessories and come back down to earth.
Over: Floral Crowns
Even if you were an early adopter, it’s time to let go.
Over: Printed Tights
Reserve those for Halloween and just about nothing else.
Over: Bubble Necklaces
Hate to burst your bubble, but these maddeningly cutesy necklaces are done.
Over: Sheer Maxi Skirts
There are just too many cooler options.
Over: Statement Snapbacks
Why use your forehead to send a message when you can simply speak?
Over: Body-Con Dresses
They’re neither chic nor comfortable.
Over: Cowl-Neck Tops
It’s like they’re trying to make your chest look droopy.
Over: Graphic Leggings
With so many sleek styles on the market, why settle?
Over: Shredded Tops
They definitely had their moment, but it has since passed.
Over: Infinity Scarves
Who wants a scarf that you can literally only style one way?
All we can say is: 2012.
Over: Palm-Tree Print
If you want to constantly be reminded of L.A., just follow a few bloggers on Instagram.
Over: Waterfall Cardigans
On our list of things that are flattering, let’s just say that a waterfall of fabric down your torso ranks quite low.
Over: Wedge Sneakers
Thankfully, sneakers are so popular right now we no longer need turn them into heels to be able to wear them anywhere we want!
So, were any hiding in your closet? Tell us which in the comments below!
Opening Image: Collage Vintage
This post has been updated by Nicole Akhtarzad.