Do NOT Get It Now: 3 Trends That Will Make You Look Like A Fashion Victim

October 5, 2008 • Magazine

Do NOT Get It Now:  3 Trends That Will Make You Look Like A Fashion Victim

Do NOT Get It Now:  3 Trends That Will Make You Look Like A Fashion Victim

Sun, 2008-10-05 14:00

Jacqueline Zenn

There are a lot of amazing trends this fall, from adorable plaids to stunning platform heels to luscious patent leather handbags. However, there are a few looks that are best left to the professionals (the models, that is); here are the items that you don’t want to get right now, or ever:

Peep Toe Winter Boots: Little booties with peep toes are one thing, but knee boots with an open toe is the kind of thing that really only works on a runway, or on the hyper-fashionable types that work in the industry. For the rest of us, they not only look silly, but they are just impractical for winters in most of the world. Leave the peep-toes to the pumps and booties of the world, and go for closed toes on your winter footwear (unless you live in LA. Then this just might work).

Fuzzballs Yes, big woolen sweaters are cozy and warm, but some of this season’s offerings remind me more of the actual sheep that the wool came from than anything chic. Besides, why would you want to look so much bigger than you actually are?

Dressing like Wonderwoman Many fashion mags have been touting the concept of dressing like a superhero, and while of course Second City Style readers are all wonder-woman capable of running the world in style, super-hero-inspired capes and boots are the sort of costume-y items that are incredibly cool on the runway, and incredibly difficult to wear in real life. Furthermore, is dressing like a member of the X-men really the image you want to present to the world?

Of course, every season there are a few trends that you just don’t want to pick up on lest you look like a fashion victim, and this season is no exception.

1. Impractical Peep Toe Boots: Manolo Blahnik Scrunched Boot $1255

2. More Practical Peep Toe Boots: Tory Burch ‘Lucille’ Peep Toe Bootie $450

3. Bad Chunky: Elizabeth and James Dread Jacket $695

4. Good Chunky: Theory Jake Cardigan $375

6. & 7. Superhero Looks: 2008 Fall RTW Trends $450

Image Layout: Jessica Piraro

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