The Rise of “Ugly” Fashion and Why You Should Get on Board

It’s a warm morning in 2017, the Fanny Pack looks out the window and smiles, gone are the days when it collected dust in vintage shops, it’s now a Kardashian staple. The Mom Jeans smile sheepishly too and nod, they are 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, 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 normal or 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 our perceptions are evolving every day.

Rise of Ugly Fashion and why you should get on board 
 There’s a psychology behind these seemingly  unflattering trends. People like to be daring, express themselves through their clothes, show their personalities and/or make a statement. Ugly fashion makes a statement. It says I’m confident enough to choose fashion over fit, I’m ok with breaking the rules, I’m ok with letting my individuality shine through. It’s quite empowering. The Olsen twins knew this. They always choose style over fit, 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!

Mom Jeans

As always, our moms knew what they were doing all along.

Get a pair of Mom Jeans here Rise of Ugly Fashion and why you should get on boardImage via @rumorsvintage

Fanny Pack

High fashion plus you know where your phone is at all times

Get a floral fanny pack here
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Oversized Sweaters

If cozy and high fashion had a baby it’ll be oversized sweaters…and they did.

 Get a snuggly yet fashionable sweater here & Here
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Distressed Tshirts

Old people might ask if you fought a Tiger but at least you didn’t ruin the economy 😉

Get a Pink Distressed Tee for the summer Here

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Jiji Majiri Ugboma

Creative Director

Jiji is a writer and self-acclaimed creative enthusiast. Her writing can be best described as heartfelt creative non-fiction. She writes opinion essays on social issues, current affairs, and her on-going quarter-life crisis. She has an MBA degree, a knack for entrepreneurship, and a love for Coffee and Chocolate desserts.