In today’s video, you get to see me sing. Not really. I love you too much for that. But I do tell you to “let it go…”
I am truly the corniest.
Today, it’s all about bidding farewell to a few of the key trends that have taken over the stores in the last few years. Ripped denim. Oversized everything. Sweats 24-7. And, of course, Barbiecore.
That said, I take trend predictions in stride, and suggest you do the same. This is why we need to pay attention to trends.
Trends tell us what we are going to find in stores. It points you to what you will be able to find easily. But we need to put trends in perspective. Make a mental note about them, but don’t turn yourself inside out to try them all. That’s not realistic, and it’s the opposite of developing your personal style.
Here are 3 things that are always in style:
- Flattering shapes. No matter which silhouettes are in style, the best silhouettes for you are the flattering ones.
- Colors: Color trends are silly, in my opinion. We might see more light than bright pink this year, but I’m going to continue to wear the colors that look good on me.
- Essentials: Simple and relatively timeless pieces last season after season and give you a lower Cost Per Use (CPU).
Now that I’ve given you a framework for how I see trends, here are the trends that are no longer trending in 2024.
1. Barbie Core: Making Way for Millennial Pink
Barbie pink had its time, ushering in a return to femininity and glamour. However, in 2024, it’s time to make room for Millennial pink. Netta suggests embracing the lighter, softer hue to stay on-trend while still enjoying various shades of pink.
Other color trends include: Burgundy, White (especially dresses), Black, Gray, Red, Yellow, Green, Lilac, and of course, Peach Fuzz.
2. Oversized Everything: Tailored Silhouettes Take the Lead
Say goodbye to the era of baggy, shapeless fashion. I am personally celebrating the return of fitted and tailored clothes, marking a departure from oversized silhouettes. Cropped blazers are in, replacing the massive blazers that once dominated the fashion scene.
3. Oversized Blazers
While slouchy blazers are still undoubtedly in style, the gargantuan blazers of the last couple of years are on their way out, and being replaced by cropped styles, which I love. I find them so much more flattering and easier to pair with outfits.
4. Midi Skirts Step Aside for Maxi Skirts
While midi skirts were a favorite, 2024 is all about the maxi. Midi skirts have moved into classic territory, but the spotlight has shifted to longer silhouettes. Maxi skirts are a great alternative to pants for many women, especially those of you who don’t love showing your legs. 🙂
5. Ripped Jeans Make Way for Clean, Distressed Denim
Ripped jeans, once a staple, are taking a backseat. Clean, minimally distressed denim is the new go-to. I recommend opting for jeans without frayed hems, and wide-leg jeans are still in the spotlight, with a return to dark denim making a slow comeback.
6. Rise of High-Rise: Low-Rise Takes a Backseat
Low-rise jeans aren’t taking over. I am personally thrilled, as low-rise are hard for anyone with a belly to wear. Instead, the rise is higher than ever. High-rise jeans, when proportioned correctly, offer a flattering and leg-lengthening look. If high rise isn’t for you, consider an easy-to-wear medium rise.
7. Sweats as Outfits: Tailored Styles Replace Comfort-First
Bid farewell to wearing sweats as complete outfits. In 2024, tailored silhouettes take center stage. While comfort remains a priority, consider choosing more polished and put-together looks that are still comfortable.
8. Classic Coats to Statement Coats
Classic coats have been a staple for years, but statement coats are reclaiming the spotlight. Add a statement coat to your wardrobe for a refreshing and uplifting winter style.
9. Chunky Dad Sneakers Give Way to Streamlined Sneakers
Dad sneakers are officially out, making room for streamlined, neutral sneakers. I love this shift towards a more classic and versatile sneaker trend that works better with outfits and gives a more elegant look.
10. Flip-Flops to Ballet Flats
Flip-flops had a momentary trend in popularity last year, but they are fading while a chic and versatile alternative, the ballet flat, is still going strong. The elegance and versatility of ballet flats make them a preferable choice over chunky flip-flops.
What do you think of what’s in and what’s out? Are you also encouraged, like I am, by the return to elegance? Let me know in the comments!