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2014 Fashion Trends Denim Vest

2014 Fashion Trends: Pink Slip The Denim Vest

Cut Ties with this Vested Interest

In the past style decade, an homage has been made to the 70s, 80s and now 90s. One of the more popular style trends as of late that existed in all three eras has been the denim vest. Like other 2013-2014 fads such as overalls, ombré everything, spikes, and platform heels, the denim vest quickly saturated the shopping space, building a presence in teen and tweentysomething wardrobes (including my own).

Not only did the denim vest make a sharp comeback, it also reinvented itself, taking on studs, tie-dye, acid wash, or even patterns. With multiple iterations, the denim vest was available for any fashionista ready to add day-time edge to her look. Now that the year is winding down, it is time to toss this throwback back to its glorious 80s roots (we feel that’s when denim vests really took off) and look for other ways to add that rock n’ roll feel to our wardrobes.

For fall/winter 2014 style develop an entire tough-girl-chic look with key staple pieces like a leather skirt, concert tee, and printed handbag. All three of those pieces can be used interchangeably to keep your style constantly revolving. A bright red blazer, causal tee, distressed denim, and smoking loafers is another fashionable combo that gives your style edge without falling into the wardrobe fad category.

This season, let’s update our looks with a pop of contemporary edge and give denim vests the PINK SLIP.

Pink Slip Music Festival Kimonos

Too Attached To Your Fringe With Benefits?

Lose the Fringe Kimono for Next Year’s Music Festival

Fringe kimonos were huge this season, especially at music festivals. The free-flowing, light weight fabrics and shake-ready hems encompassed the characteristics of a modern-day flower child. With help from celebrities who frequently don the boho-style, like Vanessa Hudgens, this particular look easily trickled down to the streets and into stores. Sadly, with the onset of fall and winter, boho chic for this season is fading to black and may be too stuck in last season’s closet for it to resurface for 2015.

Often paired with crop tops, distressed denim shorts, ankle booties, and a wide brim hat, fringe kimonos top off effortless looks with a featherweight touch. However, fringe has a habit of making its way back into our wardrobes with an element of out-of-date trendiness. Let’s avoid any wardrobe fads and axe the fringe hem before it makes it to the sale section of Urban Outfitters.

For next year’s music festival style, go for romantic patterns and diaphanous looks. Beaded, decorative fringe will also make a splash, wavering from the western feel of 2014. For an even more sleek finish, opt for suede in a deep, luxe hue adding decadence to your hit outfit.

Plan for next season and ditch the 2014 fringe kimono wardrobe fad. Fringe Kimonos are getting The Pink Slip.

This Trend is Going on Bed Rest

Pink Slip Fashion Pajama Inspired Pants

Pajama inspired pants became a hit on the runway in 2012 and trickled down to the masses in 2013.

With a loose, sometimes baggy silhouette, comfort was huge on making these pajama inspired pants stick. Toss in a geometric multicolor print and you have a fashion trend that’s ready to be dolled up with a tee, blazer, and pumps.

Sadly, we’re starting to get a yawn from this lounge pant and its amorphous shape. So before you dismiss that snooze button, let’s take a look at why the pajama-inspired pant may be hitting the sack.

The pajama inspired pant in all its comfy glory is not enough to stop us from ignoring the fact that we lose our shape when we toss a pair on. I’m sure they even get mistaken for clown pants because they’re so baggy. For ladies that may not be endowed in the back, this pant would definitely be a misstep!

In addition, there’s only so many ways you can style the pajama inspired pant. Anything slouchy on top and you look like a slob.

A fitted color tee typically works well with a jacket, but other than that, this pant is definitely not transferable with other looks unless you opt for a non-printed pair, but at that point you might as well don sweats.

Ditch the pajama inspired pant and go for a palazzo pant or wide leg jean if you still want the comfort.

Pajama inspired pants are getting the PINK SLIP!

Back That Thang Up & Into The Trash

Pink Slip Cheeky Shorts

It’s Time to Pink Slip The Cheeky Short

Feeling cheeky? Snap out of it!

Cheeky shorts—with or without a fringe hem—is definitely out. Chuck this trend into the same pool as tramp stamps, choker collars, and platform boots. (Slip dresses from the 90’s are the only trend that still gets a pass).

Though Pink Slip is a fan of baby-got-back style, believe it or not, there is such a thing as showing too much skin and cheeky shorts fall into that category.

Who knows where this trend cropped up from–I’m guessing during the pop princess era of Britney/Christina/Mariah–but cheeky shorts are still making rounds with teens and twenty-somethings trying way too hard to emphasize their barely-there-derriere.

Opt for a high-waisted, mid-thigh short instead, which will look fab with a cropped top, to accentuate the glutes and show off leg. Plus a high-waist short can work well at any scene, whereas the cheeky short may only be good for the beach or in a rap video.

Toss the risky-and-frisky style for a more fashion savvy skin-is-in look. Cheeky shorts are getting the PINK SLIP.

Send this Look to the Shredder

Pink Slip Ripped Jeans for Women

Pink Slip Overly Ripped Jeans for Women

Guest Post by Ashley Salinas

I’m not sure why anyone would want to be caught in overly ripped jeans. This trend needs to be pink slipped and quickly. Here’s why: there is no way to make this jean look good on anyone. Either you look like a stuffed sausage or you look like a hobo, and trust me when I say neither are flattering.

If you’re going for a boho-chic outfit, try a wide leg jean or pant for a bottom or a tassel hem wrap. Don’t be afraid to toss in a wide brimmed hat for extra drama. The ripped jeans for women look however just screams Tara Reid from a 90’s teen flick and though we’re bringing back the 90’s, this still isn’t part of the decades-repeating-itself revival.

Let’s say you do get the urge to slip on a pair of sliced up jeans, go easy and opt for a pair that maybe has two or three rips and not those that are going up and down the jean revealing your whole leg and then some. Minor wear and tear or distressed detailing totally gets the OK. It’s when we go for extremes that this style easily transitions into slop-fest territory.

Let’s save a trip to the mall for the overly ripped jeans look and Pink Slip this trend.

Out of This World…Out of Our Closets

Pink Slip Galactic Prints

Wave Goodbye to Galactic Prints

Looking for an out-of-this-world trend? Keep looking, because we’re tossing galactic prints back on a rocket and into the cosmos far far away from us.

Who knows how this whimsical style quickly found its way in our wardrobes. Maybe it was the Urban Outfitters, hipster-cool, fanaticism that drew us in, or maybe on some subconscious level, Miley Cyrus’s performance with a talking space cat further fueled our need for intergalactic space attire.

Either way, let’s ditch the galactic gimmicks–best suited for our pre-teen counterparts–and rejoin the modern world with contemporary, structural pieces…think asymmetrical hemlines or even peplums.

Toss this trend back into the triple-marked-down sale section of Urban and update your wardrobe with structured pieces highlighting both a modern and futuristic flair.

Galactic prints are getting the PINK SLIP!

Take Some Scissors to the Slash Tops, Tees, & Dresses Trend

Pink Slip Slash Tops, Tees, & Dresses

It’s time to pull out your scissors and cut this trend out of your wardrobe (and life) for good!

Do you feel nostalgic for high school when eyeing this slashed tops and tees trend? That’s not a good sign. What started as a DIY approach to adding–dare I say–pizzazz to tee shirts, the slashed tee trend slowly gained notoriety when spotted on the runway from high-end designers by the likes of McQueen and Alexander Wang. This style morphed to runway chic as more and more fashion connoisseurs started incorporating slashes into dress designs in 2009…I repeat…2009!

Luckily this style died out on the runways, but it hasn’t quite made it’s finale from mall couture. While shopping on Melrose last weekend, I was sad to spot this trend on women strutting their stuff down the streetwalk and it was still present in stores. They weren’t even in the sale section!

Not only has this DIY look transitioned to day-to-day casual wear, it’s also made it rounds as club wear, giving off outdated vibes before hitting the dancefloor.

Let’s give this look it’s final notice. Slashed tops, tees, and dresses are getting the PINK SLIP!

Freeze! This Tribal Poncho is in Serious Trouble

Pink Slip Tribal Ponchos

With snowstorms perilously making their way across the country–stealthily avoiding sunny SoCal–it’s no shocker that fashionistas everywhere are bundling up in soft-to-the-touch cashmeres, cozy cable knits, and warm wool blends. Seemingly easy to toss on layers: styling print button-downs with embroidered cardigans or even opting for a tough-as-nails leather look, there’s one miss that a lot of people seem to fall victim to: the tribal poncho!

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Ankle Cuff…More Like Ankle Monitor

Pink Slip Wide Ankle Cuffs

Pink Slip the Wide Ankle Cuff This Season

Pink Slip Fashion wouldn’t be surprised if the wide ankle cuff trend were started by Lindsay Lohan herself. Now that we’ve hopefully grown from our fashion crimes, we can shake down our shoe wardrobes and lock up these pumps for good. Ok…ok enough with the metaphors.

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PInk Slip the Checkers Fashion Trend

Say Checkmate! It’s Time to Pink Slip The Checkers Fashion Trend

My guess is your style probably has a checkered past. With the resurgence of gargantuan black & white square patterns on runways this past Spring 2013, it’s easy to see how this checkers fashion trend quickly gathered speed in both high fashion circles and street style cultures. However, it’s time to call checkmate on this game and switch to a pattern that doesn’t make us look like walking chessboards.

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