[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hey are called ‘fashion risks’ for a reason some of them just do not work. The list below were considered haute couture but fashion police are praying that they are not visible in 2019.
This year, It girls from Rihanna to Gigi and Bella Hadid traded in their giant Jackie O. sunnies for shrunken-down specs. With hot designers such as Adam Selman and Stella McCartney leading the charge for itty-bitty shades, it’s no wonder the trend caught on with celebs. But let’s be honest even the most beautiful woman in the world will look like the large-headed lovechild of John Lennon and a cartoon super villain in these minuscule sunglasses.
In 2018, chic starlets such as Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber were all about the ‘dad sneakers’ puffy, padded, oversized lace-ups that pushed spindly stilettos off the street-style map. Sure, they look ridiculous. But with high-end pairs from designers including Gucci, Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga selling for $800 and up, they sure ‘stomped’ a style statement.
This year brought us a new word scumbro to refer to a guy who regularly rocks oversized, flashy, often neon logowear, and then balances it out with messy hair and weird, cheap accessories (recall Justin Bieber’s infamous white hotel slippers!). The increasingly scuzzy Bieber is the look’s patron saint, along with scumbro disciples Diplo and Jonah Hill. Next year, let’s banish him. What say?
It sounds like a joke: Fanny packs are back! But alas, the fanny’s return is no folly. Style stars including Cara Delevigne, Kate Bosworth and Sarah Jessica Parker have all been spotted in ’80s-era waist wallets, made by luxe designers such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Some adventurous men are sporting them, too; rapper A$AP Rocky has been seen wearing a cross-slung version that attempts to make the old-school pack look even cooler by positioning it diagonally across the chest. But these celebs are just fooling themselves. Neither flashy logos nor creative styling can redeem the always-funny fanny.
Lampshading the practice of pairing a giant top with tall, sleek boots had a strong run this year, with Ariana Grande, as well as Jennifer Lopez, Blake Lively and others boldly attempting it. But this Lolita-esque look is out, which requires that the wearer has the same approximate thigh circumference as a middle-schooler.