Justin Bieber is a huge fan of harem pants. He rocks the crotch-sagging style whenever he gets the chance to finesse his bad-boy chic persona. After seeing Justin in this trend, some “Beliebers” have probably made the effort to go out and purchase a pair of this horrendous pant.
Harem pants hit the style scene around the release of M.C. Hammer’s 1980’s “Can’t Touch This” music video, sparking up a large following. Fast forward to the 2000’s and they once again became a trend in 09′ with more crazy patterns and now different sized crotch bagginess.
Like most of you when this trend first came out you wouldn’t want to be caught dead wearing them. You probably even said “Who would sport those?” Or if you did don a pair–for like a week–you tried to give these super silly looking pants a fashionable appeal with stilettos and fitted top.
But no matter how these pants are styled, they simply are unflattering and does no one any justice. Think wide hips, thin legs, and no derriere shape. Pink slip the harem pants trend so you don’t look back and say “What was I thinking!”
If you can’t seem to let this trend go back to 1980, here are a few styling tips: Go with a slimmer fit harem pant with not so much crotch action and follow the style tip above on pairing it with a fitted shirt and heels. Trust me, you’ll look less like you just came out of a genie bottle.
Those Nails! YIKES!!
You can call me Make It Work Molly- Miss Pink Slip Fashion and I “met” one another through the Lucky Blogger Community and I’m so excited to be syndicating my own blog posts here!
Now that we have introductions out of the way, let’s get along to what I think needs to be given the pink slip. Nail art. And not all nail art is bad, but I’m talking about the outrageous patterns that clash with your outfit unless you’re in all black/white/grey tones.
I really really really HATE the multiple patterns and drawings and gems that people stick on their nails. First of all, let’s be honest, how long does that stuff actually last? If you’re anything like me and do absolutely anything with your nails there is no WAY it lasts past the picture. It just can’t.
A quick Pinterest search pulls up some fun ones:
I mean for real seriously? I truly hope if I were a guy and I went out with a girl with THIS on her nails for Valentine’s Day that I would find some way to sneak out the window of the restaurant bathroom. Yuck.
Oh this is another fun one:
I am truly concerned about the amount of time that you literally have on your hands (pun intended) if you have the time to paint itsy bitsy leopard dots on top of your gold French manicure.
Time to put the stilettos away and I’m not talking about the stilettos
that we walk in ladies. Yeah you got it, those stiletto nails that
you see just about every woman wearing nowadays. The ones that make
you cringe by just the thought of being accidentally poked in the eye
by these things. I think it’s time to give this trend the pink slip.
Not only am I getting a Vampira vibe, these Lady Gaga inspired claws
just seem dangerous to be around! Plus, what happens if one breaks??
Awkward anyone? Unless you’re a Scooby Doo monster or going as a witch for
Halloween, there’s no need to rock this celebrity-popularized trend.
Now for those who are guffawing and absolutely just can’t let this trend go
we’ll give you a break and say try a shorter version of the stiletto nail.
Short looks more chic and sophisticated. If these nails are too long the look kinda
turns costume-ish. I mean honestly you can’t do much with nails that are
6 inches long anyways!
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.
A staple at mall-mainstream stores like Old Navy and The Gap, the boyfriend jean was supposed to hit all the style checkpoints. We’re talking comfort, fashion, and cool factor. Let’s no forget, it’s also a beach gal’s perennial favorite if you’re close to the sand. Think Jen Aniston in striped tee, slashed boyfriend jeans, and flats.
The problem with this “schlubby” trend however, is that it easily falls into the category of something celebrities and models can sometimes pull off and the average woman may fall into the style don’t cateorgy when attempting.
What happens is that the baggy silhouette creates an unflattering backside (who doesn’t want to show off healthy junk-in-the-trunk proportions) and shorten the leg length, as the pants are most likely to be cuffed at the ankle. Layer on a thick cardigan with a slouchy tee and you have a recipe for a style slop fest.
If you want to pull off a shabby supermodel chic look, choose a jean flattering to your shpae but that has mild distressing. Keep the slouchy tee OR the cardigan and opt for a loose bun. Voila!
So it’s time to cut loose this relationship and PINK SLIP boyfriend jeans.
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.
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.
Pink Slip Fashion is back this week with another ghastly trend that’s getting the ax!
Though we’re writing from “still sunny” California while the rest of the country is probably facing crippling blizzards or hail storms, that doesn’t mean we aren’t experts at determining what’s in and what’s out when it comes to fur!
So kick back in your fuzzy slippers with warm cocoa in hand and read below why colored fur is getting the PINK SLIP.
As ombre shades fade from light to dark (or vice versa), the time has come to let this once drooled over trend fade from our wardrobes.
Pink Slip Fashion recommends experimenting with color changing hues via colorblock. This trend is still going strong and you can find a myriad of bold, divided colors on statement clutches, dresses, and straight leg pants.