It’s a warm spring morning, the Fanny Pack looks out the window and smiles, gone are the days when it collected dust in vintage shops, it’s now a fashion staple. The Mom Jeans smile sheepishly too and nods, it’s now Instagram famous and finally well respected…skinny jeans who? Oversized Sweaters sway around the room dancing with their sleeves stretched out, another top celebrity just wore an oversized sweater and knee-high boots (pants optional). The ripped t-shirt is no longer tossed in the trash; it’s now on Kanye’s collection and proudly unaffordable. Sweatpants worn with stilettos, corsets worn over clothes and not under, fishnet tights with oversized sweaters, models and lunch ladies fighting over gingham. There’s been a turnaround, and ugly fashion is taking over!
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The rules are changing, and the most daring get the most reward. High fashion has always toed the line of what’s considered wearable and celebrities and style influencers continue to push the boundaries. The 2017 MET Gala theme “Comme Des Garcons” cemented the initiation of seemingly unwearable and unconventional fashion into 2017 trends. When Kanye released his collection, it wasn’t readily accepted, but it didn’t take too long for people to start styling and wearing distressed tees in flattering ways. To a large extent, fashion is subjective, and it’s all about perception and preference. These perception and preferences are evolving every day.
There’s a psychology behind these seemingly unflattering trends. People like to be daring, express themselves through their clothes, show their personalities and make a statement. And ugly fashion makes a statement. It says I’m confident enough to choose style over fit. It says I’m ok with breaking the rules and I’m ok with letting my individuality shine through. It’s quite empowering. The Olsen twins knew this. They always rocked “ugly fashion” unapologetically, and though they were made fun off, they stuck to their brand. The world is finally catching up. Needless to say, I am a fan of “ugly fashion.”
Try out some of these “ugly” fashion trends below and spice up your wardrobe!
As always, our moms knew what they were doing all along.
High fashion plus you know where your phone is at all times
Get a floral fanny pack here
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If comfort and high fashion had a baby, it’d be oversized sweaters…and they did.
Old people might ask if you fought a Tiger, but at least you didn’t ruin the economy 😉
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