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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.

90s fashion fads acid wash jeans

A 90s Fashion Fad We Should Toss

The 90’s are cycling back. We’re once again entering an era of good television, alternative media, and multiculturalism (which arguably, the latter will always evolve as time moves full speed ahead). But what hasn’t evolved for the better of society is some of the 90s fashion fads taking over our wardrobes. Luckily scrunchies and stick-on jewelry haven’t been fully reinstated into our day-to-day looks (though Nylon magazine does enjoy showcasing these style trends regularly as a means to be offbeat in a non-traditionally cool way). Yet one fad that has been spotted more is the acid wash jean.

The true roots of this trend lies in the 80s and was picked up by counter cultures. By the 90s, acid wash jeans was adored from punks to valley girls alike. Baggy jeans, cut-off shorts, sleeveless vests, and high-elasticized waists versions of this trend reigned supreme. This 90s fashion fad was all over and everywhere. It cooled off in the early 2000s, but since we’re experiencing a 90s fashion revival, acid wash jeans are making a comeback.

As with most style fads, acid wash jeans aren’t easily styled in a way that screams timeless and they often don’t work well with a lot of modern options. Because acid wash jeans are not an easy trend to put together without immediately dating your ensemble (most people will immediately think 80s/90s when seeing acid wash denim) its only edge is the recycled novelty of the “acid-wash” feature. Let’s put a stop to this dated trend as it spirals onto fashion’s last season list for 2015. This 90’s fashion fad is getting 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.

So You Creep? Let’s Keep That On the Down Low

Pink Slip Creeper Shoes

Pink Slip Creeper Shoes

Creeper shoes go way back…we’re talking the 50’s, far from the trend now donned by Hot Topic hipsters.

And though the name of the shoe alone reminds me of Radiohead’s debut single “Creep” when their experimental alternative rock took over the airwaves, I still can’t help but shudder when I see a chick sporting a pair with an A-line skirt.

Originally designed for soldiers to make navigating tough terrains a bit easier, these shoes found their way into London pubs, worn by the same men serving, sparking a trend.

Now creeper shoes, in all their rock n’ roll varieties with suede textured vamps in plaid or leopard patterns, have surfaced in wardrobes.

Mixing in these platforms with clothes like a colored skinny pant, maxi skirt, or high-waist short gives the impression of a whiny teen on their way to a Fall Out Boy concert (No offense: I <3 FOB). If you really want to edge it up, why not go for a pair of ankle-length moto boots with buckles, zippers, or even distressing for a perennial badass staple? Let's give this juvie style back to our kid sisters. Creeper shoes are getting the PINK SLIP.

Hair Today…Gone Tomorrow!

Pink Slip Lavender Hair

Pink Slip Lavender Hair

by Elan Carson & Ashley Salinas

Color me crazy, but is anyone else tired of seeing the lavender hair trend?

First spotted on Katy Perry in 2011, lavender hair was once heralded as rock-n-roll runway chic. From catwalk to street style, this look quickly became all of the rage, with teens recreating the lavender-blonde locks.

Now that we’ve reached the peak of pastel hair colors, with style divas like Kelly Osbourne sporting this fantastical hairdo, I think it’s time we start to color in the lines again and ditch this candy queen/fairy aesthetic.

It was chic before but now this trend needs to be given the pink slip. As with any dye job, maintaining vibrant locks is a high maintenance feat. Unless you are a celebrity with a team of stylists on call, regular hair upkeep kind of goes out the window and the once vibrant color starts to fade to a grayish hue. And who wants more gray then lavender! Plus, all of the chemicals are bound to be damaging to your mane.

Let’s lose the lacquered locks all together (unless you’re prepped for some serious hairdo upkeep) and opt for natural hues instead. If you insist on having a colored coiffure with a pop, look into more temporary options, like a wig, extensions, or even semi-permanent dye that’s easy to abandon or wash out when the look simply isn’t working anymore.

Lavender hair is getting the PINK SlIP!

Hammer Time? Let’s Reschedule…

Pink Slip Harem Pants

By Ashley Salinas & Elan Carson

Pink Slip Harem Pants

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.

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.

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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