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Fashion trends that must die in 2018

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8 fashion trends that need to stop!

“A trend simply reflects what seems to be going around at any given time.”*

Some are born out of necessity, some are expensive, some out-stay their welcome and some are downright wrong (see number 8). Some are all of the above. Trends come and go and these are those that need to go.

They’ve gotta go…

1. Ridiculously ripped jeans

Cue the jokes about me sounding like your nan, but why am I paying so much money for something that is already torn before it leaves the shop?

I’m here for rips in the knees and some artful fraying – modest rips, shall we say – but what in the hell are these rips all the way up to your butt cheeks? You know the ones. Just imagine Kylie Jenner as an extra in the Walking Dead – the sort of jeans that character would wear. Just please. Someone make it stop. Or, just give me £40 and I’ll happily ruin some of your old jeans for you.

2. Nude everything à la Yeezy

I like nude colours. They can look so chic. Especially suiting pieces (see my photo below 😉). But what I can not get on board with is nude body-con pieces paired with more nude and even more nude, so you become all camouflaged. I’m thinking most things Yeezy and these sorts of outfits that Kim Kardashian wears. Unless penis in a condom is the look you’re going for. (Sorry for all the weird imagery. And we’re only at no.2 in the list).

You know what I want to see this year? More colour!

Kim Kardashian wearing some god awful latex, shiny, nude colour dress

3. Gucci marmont belt

“A trend simply reflects what seems to be going around at any given time.” And there has been a lot of Gucci belts going around. I mean A LOT. It’s hard to open Instagram without seeing one… and it’s (dare I say it) a bit too samey. This isn’t new either; I think this has been around the last two and half years now and I’m a bit tired of it.


“But I spent a lot of money on this!” you may cry. Don’t get me wrong, I actually love these belts and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want one. I even considered getting one… But y’know – money, sizing, stock problems (what you gunna do?). But the main problem with this trend is that it’s just that: a trend. An expensive one at that.

Alas, it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. I have a feeling this will probably divide a lot of opinions!

PS I know Moschino belts were a big blogger thing a while back. They were an eighties revival, and for me, a classic. So, after the hype died down I got one in a thinner width and less in-your-face. I see less people (and less fakes) with this belt, so it looks a bit different.

Want a designer belt? Why not try one that’s not ‘trendy’ so you’ll never have to worry about it going out of fashion?

My top alternatives to the Gucci belt

4. The ‘choker’ dress

To be honest, this one isn’t offensive at all; I’m just not sold on this trend – is it a choker or is it a dress? You want to wear a choker, why not put on a necklace? This one looks a bit faffy for me to buy one of these, although it does look good on a lot of people, I’m just probably not one of them.

5. UGLY sneakers!

Just… No. I couldn’t ever jump on this bandwagon. If I wore some of these trainers in P.E. back in school in 2008, I would have got so bullied. Don’t these Balenciaga trainers just remind you of something you get out of lost property when you left your kit at home?

I’m still seeing these this Fashion Week… Part of me thinks there’s an inside joke. I can imagine the brands and influencers talking ‘let’s make the ugliest shoes possible a ‘thing’ and see how much people will pay for them?! It’ll be hilarious”.

Yeah… I’ll stick to my white Nikes thanks.

Louis Vuitton's extremely ugly sneakers

Louis Vuitton

6. Slogan tees that make no sense

Don’t get me wrong, I love a slogan T-shirt. I have too many to count. And they are definitely going nowhere… if anything, we’ll see more of them (if that’s possible), but what I just don’t get, are slogan tees that chucked some words together to form a sentence that doesn’t mean anything. These are some hilarious examples I’m talking about.

7. Low jeans on men

This has gone on for too long. Wear your trousers properly! I can see your pants and it looks like you shit in a nappy. That’s all.

Liam Payne wearing jeans so low you can see his boxer pants!!

8. Wearing IKEA bags

Let me repeat that for you, so you can let that sink in. People were actually making clothes out of those blue Ikea bags and wearing them, out in actual public. Now, I don’t know if this was a full-on trend; I didn’t see my Instagram cluttered with Ikea, nor have I seen anyone wearing this, but this wave of nonsense is too funny not to include.

I believe the whole thing started to poke fun at Balenciaga for producing a £1,600 bag that looked eerily similar to Ikea’s shopping bag. Is it just me or has Balenciaga had an identity crisis?

I gotta give to those people for their creativity with this though! Check out Some of the Best (and Most Ridiculous) Products People Have Made From IKEA Bags.

Three people wearing IKEA bags as 1. a coat, 2. shorts and 3. bralette

Do you agree/disagree with my list? Is there a trend I missed that you would really like to see disappear this year?

Leave a comment below 🙂

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  • Bree
    February 21, 2018

    OKAY, this!!!

    You are such a fun and funny writer. You are bold with your critiques and I LIVE FOR IT (of course I may have disagreed with one or two).

    I thoroughly enjoyed this post! Great job.


    • Hannah | Admin
      February 22, 2018

      Thank you so much Bree – I’m glad you liked the comedic side… I was wondering whether to hold back on a few things, but thought “no, just go for it!”


  • bellesbeautyspace
    February 21, 2018

    The IKEA bags just killed me 100% agree with everything on the list

    • Hannah | Admin
      February 22, 2018

      It’s such a random trend to appear! Quite creative though, I have to say!
      Thanks Belle 🙂 xx

  • LOVE J
    February 22, 2018

    That IKEA bag, I am with you 100% hahaha, love the way you write is funny and entertaining! Great post, dear! xoxo

    • Hannah | Admin
      February 22, 2018

      The IKEA clothes are ingenious! I’d never wear that though 🙂
      Thank you so much for reading – glad you enjoyed it!


  • Gabrielle Banner
    February 23, 2018

    LOVE THIS POST!! And totally agree with everything listed – I’d also add the see-through plastic clothing/bags/accessories to this list, nobody wants to see your sweat mist ❤️

    • Hannah | Admin
      February 23, 2018

      Yes, Gabrielle, the see-through shoes! How could I forget those?! The sweat mist it’s the must have accessory this season! x

  • Dominique
    February 23, 2018

    Haha! I love how funny you are (DIE FASHION TRENDS DIE!!). I’m actually so not up-to-date with all the fashion things going on right now (yes, I’m a really bad wannabe ‘fashion blogger’), but I can say I’ve seen the colour yellow so often lately that I secretely wish I owned Big Bird’s suit. 😉 The Ikea thing is indeed both absurd and applaudible for people’s creativity (but please don’t be a trend!). And although I love a ripped jeans, you’re right that there’s ripped and there’s RIPPED…

    Loved this post!


    • Hannah | Admin
      February 24, 2018

      “I’ve seen the colour yellow so often lately that I secretely wish I owned Big Bird’s suit.”
      Taken the words right out of my mouth! I am loving yellow! There was so much colourful fur going on during London Fashion Week and I loved it! 🙂
      Thank you as always Dominique 🙂


  • Siyana
    February 24, 2018

    Lol I never knew IKEA bags were actually a thing! But for sure there are too many trends that need to die, god knows how many new ridiculous things will start to appear!

    • Hannah | Admin
      March 1, 2018

      Oh god, it’s awful isn’t it?! I do like the creativity of that though. I’m sure 2018 will bring some more weird fads!

  • Louise Austin Richards
    March 2, 2018

    What the hell is that ikea bag trend all about ! Great post – love your writing style xx

    • Hannah | Admin
      March 28, 2018

      I know! It’s such a weird thing to make a fashion trend! Thank you – that means a lot to me 🙂 xx

  • Madi Dearson
    March 4, 2018

    This post made my morning start the right way – laughing hard. I agree with every single word you wrote:)

    • Hannah | Admin
      March 28, 2018

      I’m so so glad you enjoyed it! Who said fashion couldn’t be funny? 🙂 x

  • Kat (@femenish)
    March 24, 2018

    This was the best thing I’ve read in a long time. I needed this. I hate it when men wear their trousers low…I agree with the ‘shit in the nappy’ look. And those trainers are the ugliest things I have ever seen. I wouldn’t even think about buying them or wearing them. Ew. 😀

    • Hannah | Admin
      March 28, 2018

      They are the ugliest things ever aren’t they?! That reminds me – I completely forgot to put Crocs on the list! Hahaha!
      Some men need to get the low jeans memo! x
      Thank you for commenting!

  • kellyjackson2102
    May 13, 2018

    Oh my absolute god ugly trainers actually need to go.

    • Hannah | Admin
      May 13, 2018

      Oh I fully agree! They’re AWFUL!

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