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There are a lot of fall trends this season. While I’m excited about some, there are a few I just can’t get on board with! Here’s what trends I’ll be skipping, and what I’m choosing to wear instead. 

  • 5. Pleated Trousers

    • Suddenly pleated trousers are back in the mix, just when we’d gotten all of our dads to stop wearing them!! They are so unflattering, and instantly create a lower belly pooch, even if you don’t carry weight there. Can we stick to flat front pants, please?

    What I’ll be wearing instead:

    • FLAT FRONT PANTS: These are similar to the pair I’m wearing above (mine are older from Anthropologie) and they’re a super chic pair of pants that has no pleats.
    • PAPER BAG PANTS – the paper bag waist is gathered, and definitely adds more bulk to your middle, but it’s a much chicer alternative to the pleated trouser.

    I’d love to hear – what are your least favorite trends right now???

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Trends I Won’t Be Wearing, and What to Try Instead

5 trends I won't be wearing

There are a lot of fall trends this season. While I’m excited about some, there are a few I just can’t get on board with! Here’s what trends I’ll be skipping, and what I’m choosing to wear instead. 

 

Wow – there are so many new fall trends. From clogs, to sweater vests, to ballet flats and baggy jeans, it’s a lot to navigate. There are some trends I absolutely love, and others I will be for sure skipping. Here are 5 trends I’m skipping, and ideas on what to wear instead!

 

New Fall Trends I’m Skipping (and what I’m wearing instead)

Trends I won't be wearing: 5 trends I won't be wearing: White Tube Socks

1. White tube socks

  • White tube socks have taken the younger generation by storm, and they’re slowly creeping up into the women my age. I have no interest, as a mid thirties mom, to wear white tube socks with my leggings and my jeans and skirts.

Here’s what I’m wearing instead: 

  1. BOOT SOCKS
    • If I want a tall sock, I’m wearing these boot socks with my Chelsea Boots. They’re low profile, but are super warm and add a nice layer. They’re not tall, white, and bunchy, like those tube socks.
  2. NO SHOW SOCKS
    • If I want a bare ankle, I’ll choose these no-show socks with my sneakers. They don’t fall down and they’re super comfy and so affordable.
  3. LOW CUT ATHLETIC SOCKS
    • I recently switched my socks over to Bombas socks because they are SO comfy. Like beyond. Cushioned, soft, and even get softer after washes (not crunchy). They’re great for wearing inside boots when I want socks but don’t want them to show.

 

 

Trends I won't be wearing: 5 trends I won't be wearing: Clogs

2. Clogs

  • These are the big fall shoe all of the sudden, and they’re giving me flashbacks to 2005 when I bought my first pair of these and wore them rain or snow all through the winter. They are clunky and are just so ugly, in my opinion. Also I remember stepping out of them as I walked and stepping right on the back of the sole, which was super painful. I don’t care to repeat any of this again.

What I’ll be wearing instead:

  • LOAFER MULESThese are almost identical to my Madewell ones that are now out of stock. They’re a perfect chic mule shoe, and they’re a WAY better alternative to the clogs. They’re sleek and elongate your leg, instead of making your feet look like hooves.
  • BLACK CHELSEA BOOTS. These are my favorite fall and winter shoe that actually protect my feet and look chic and stylish instead of clunky.

 

Trends I won't be wearing: 5 trends I won't be wearing: Ballet Flats

3. Ballet flats

  • The ballet flat is back again, and this time it’s back as a full-on ballerina shoe with the elastic strap and everything. I’m mostly seeing it in high end designer versions right now, but I’m sure it’ll be more mainstream by the spring. Honestly, I think it’s so ugly. Ballet flats in general, with or without the strap, are not very flattering, but these take it to the next level. The only ballet flats that I think are ok are the Tory Burch ones with a more structured shoe and a medallion at the toe. I think those look the most classic and chic.

What I’ll be wearing instead:

  • POINTED ROTHY’S FLATS: These are the only flats that I like. The point elongates your leg line and doesn’t create a stumpy foot and leg.

 

Trends I won't be wearing: 5 trends I won't be wearing: Oversized Jackets

4. Oversized jackets

  • The oversized jacket trend continues to stay, and I just can’t wrap my mind around choosing clothing that is purposefully several sizes too big. Jackets, blazers, and coats that are called “dad coats” are just big and bulky and make you look wider and larger than you are.

What I’m wearing instead:

 

 

Trends I won't be wearing: 5 trends I won't be wearing: pleated pants

5. Pleated Trousers

  • Suddenly pleated trousers are back in the mix, just when we’d gotten all of our dads to stop wearing them!! They are so unflattering, and instantly create a lower belly pooch, even if you don’t carry weight there. Can we stick to flat front pants, please?

What I’ll be wearing instead:

  • FLAT FRONT PANTS: These are similar to the pair I’m wearing above (mine are older from Anthropologie) and they’re a super chic pair of pants that has no pleats.
  • PAPER BAG PANTS – the paper bag waist is gathered, and definitely adds more bulk to your middle, but it’s a much chicer alternative to the pleated trouser.

 

I’d love to hear – what are your least favorite trends right now???

 

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11 Comments

  1. Jamie says:

    I’m having trouble with the big wooden clogs and flare jeans. I am on the small side and in my mid 50’s so I can’t go too trendy, but I like to look current. the clog and flare jean seem to be just so heavy, Insead I will be keeping with my straight leg and wide leg jeans and ankle boots.

  2. Aubree says:

    That’s too funny about the tube socks. Just yesterday I bought my six-year-old some new socks because I didn’t want her white athletic socks sticking up above her boots. If I had known it was trendy maybe I would’ve saved the money ha ha! I don’t like the clogs you pictured here but I think the wooden clogs are so cute! I just can’t find a pair that works for mE. I don’t wear shoes that don’t have backs on them and it’s hard to find a good pair with a back strap

    • wiryangel says:

      Big chunky wooden clogs and flared pants are giving me a hard time. I’m on the little side and in my mid-50s; thus, I can’t afford to be too stylish, but I do like keeping up with the driving directions times. The clog and the flare jean seem so cumbersome; I think I’ll stick to my straight leg and wide leg jeans and ankle boots.

  3. Jen says:

    Amen to all of this. The worst – in my opinion- Are the long bushy eYebrowS pushed straight uP and plastered to sTay there. They look worSe than my 90 yr old grandPa’s eyebrows.

  4. missy says:

    The dad coats are the worst. I bought one to try and thought who the heck does this look good on? I’m fairly tall and thing and i felt like i was dressing up as sherlock holmes. haven’t heard of the tube socks but this will make my dad happy lol!!!

  5. J says:

    Thanks for being so honest. These are so true and made me literally lol. Thanks for not just going with the trends “just because” and keeping it Real with what aCtually flatters yet iS still “on trend”.

  6. Danielle says:

    I agree with you on the oversized jackets and vest’s
    especially the vests are so trendy but they look so unflattering.
    I’m always looking forward to seeing your new posts.

  7. iscribble says:

    Another festive season is coming and I’m looking forward to it

  8. Jessica says:

    YES, thank you for saying it!! Some of us who lived through these trends the first time are not on board… I’ll save it for my teens. I will say that I love skinny jeans but also LOVE that flares are back and so happy to wear them, just not with clogs, ha!

  9. Jen says:

    Thank you! I completely agREE WITH everything you said above. I have no interest in wearing oversized, clunky anything.

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