Outdated Fashion: 5 Outdated Items to Toss (And a Stylish Replacement)
Poodle skirts, 80’s power suits… these are obviously outdated items. Crop tops? Flare jeans? Is your head spinning yet? Fashion tends to come full circle, and over the years, you may have been glad you didn’t get rid of certain pieces as they made their way back onto the scene. It can be daunting to keep up with the trends. Of course, classic pieces are always essentials, but do you really know if what’s in your closet is in style? Are out-of-date pieces lurking around the corner of your closet, and worse, are you wearing them?!
Just because it still fits you or you see the item in stores does NOT mean it’s in style. Some stores continue to sell items that are top sellers long after they’ve expired. Luckily, I have created a list of five outdated items that you’ll want to get rid of now and a stylish replacement. Yes, it’s that urgent! After all, it is my duty to keep you looking chic at all times! So buh bye to the past, and hello, to present day!
5 Outdated (Must Get Rid Of) Items
Square & Round Toe Shoes: These shoe styles are never a flattering choice, and they also happen to come in and out of fashion. These two factors make round & square toes a no-go when selecting a new shoe or cleansing your closet as your shopping money is better spent elsewhere. Instead, opt for an oval or pointed toe shoe as this toe shape is always flattering and always in style!
Single-Breasted Blazers with 3 or more buttons: The classic blazer shape is a single-breasted blazer with a low stance v-neckline with 1-2 buttons that hit at a flattering place around your natural waist. Unless you have the body type to wear a double-breasted blazer that has numerous buttons, avoid this style. But more importantly, cleanse any single-breasted blazers with 3 or more buttons as they look dated.
Also Read: How to wear a black blazer?
Capri Pants: Moral of the story any pant style that hits right at your calf muscle is both dated and unflattering. I often hear from women that the capri pant is a good shorts alternative but opt for an ankle or bermuda length instead as capris will instantly date you.
Jersey Maxi Dresses/Skirts: While midi length dresses and skirts are very much in style, the jersey maxi dress (often with an empire waist) and skirt belongs in the early 2000’s and not in present day. This is especially true for any maxi dress or skirt with a bold print. If you prefer the maxi to the midi length, then select a dress in a crisp cotton or flowy silk or poly-blend for a more current look.
Also Read: Skirt Styles for All Ages
Asymmetric ‘Shark Bite’ Hem Tops: We’ve seen them everywhere the past 5+ years, the hemline that angles down or perhaps looks like a shark bit the center of the top creating a jagged asymmetric look. While this top style was never particularly chic, it’s now dated and should be cleansed from your closet. For a more flattering and classic look, try a t-shirt or button-down with a shirt tail hem. This style is particularly flattering if you have broader hips as it softly curves in the front and back vs. a straight across hemline.
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