Two Truly Strange Trends I Can’t Get Behind….

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Mamas, am I getting old?  I mean…I kinda embraced the sweatpant-in-public trend.  I want to love the silky pajamas in public trend…but…sigh.  It seems a bit much, although I concede that someone out there will look amazing in it.

But seriously Mamas.  Sweatpants and pajamas are nothing compared to the two latest trends to come across my desk.  I keep staring at these pics, thinking I am missing something….

Colorblocking for Accidents

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Perhaps it's just me.  But these pants look an awful lot like R's….when he hasn't made it to the bathroom in time.  Cause, you know, he was too busy playing.  And it was something SO totally exciting that it was worth "color-blocking" his pants.  Little did he know how stylish a bathroom accident could be!  Way to go Raines!!  

Oh, J Brand.  You know I love you.  But I just don't get this one.  Maybe the intention was thigh-slimming?  If so….why not try slimming the outside of thighs?  Wouldn't that work better?  

In conclusion:  The rear view

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Exposed Control Top

So I saw this pic come across my lookbook.nu feed and I thought, "Oh my gosh!  She doesn't realize!!"  And my face turned a little red for her.  I honestly hate when this stuff happens.

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And then, further down, I saw this pic:

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 And that's when I realized:  It's a thing.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! 

God, I'm old.

xo,

S

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18 Comments

  1. How funny about the color blocking pants. I think they are supposed to be slimming because they have those dresses out there with the same detail! As for the second trend, I think that’s ridiculous 🙂

  2. "she".  Amy, I so wish it was only one person.  At last count, I've now seen 4 different bloggers rocking this in the last few days.  Ugh.  4.
    🙂
    xo
    S

  3. My high school students do purposefully show their control tops, and most of them are slim, lovely 16 year olds who do not need control top!

  4. When I scrolled down, I thought, ‘really, giant flower hats are a trend? I know everybody’s trying to look like a royal and all, but sheesh.’ Then I realized what you were talking about. They did a segment on funky tights on the today show yesterday and they all looked- blech.

  5. The pants don’t bother me that much – they’re like a more extreme version of the J Brand riding pants (jodhpur). They would look better if the pants were darker and there was less contrast btw the panels and the fabric. But the control top pantyhose…No. Just no. (And why would anyone wear control top pantyhose if they didn’t need it???)

  6. I guess exposing control tops was just the next step after all the showing bra straps and thongs. Definitely not my thing!

  7. wow…just wow…i must be getting old too because i don’t get it either. The control top trend must be the winter version of ever so popular among the celebrities ‘no-underpants trend’ we usually see in summer 🙂

  8. Thanks for the comments, Gang! And ANN – are you serious? High school? OMG – things have changed.
    Lia – I agree with your changes. But as-is….wow. Such a total fail.
    Kristen – Color-blocked abs….now THAT’s a good idea….
    Polina – your comment cracked me up. Of course.

  9. Oh, you wouldn’t believe some of the things my students wear.
    Now, that’s a good challenge for a future post…what to wear to teach at a high school and then immediately pick up your kids at the end of the school day and spend the afternoon with them!
    Issue: Don’t want to look dowdy/school-teachery but also don’t want to look “too young” or as if I am copying my students’ clothing choices.

  10. Wow Margene!!  Gorgeous pic!!  Personally, I LOVE color-blocked pants when the stripe is on the outside….it's just that weird inner stripe thing that looks so weird.  But your link?  Love it.  Kind of tux-pant inspired.
    S
    Sent from my iPhone

  11. Good lord. Why would anyone want to advertise that their thighs only look that thin because of the panty hose? You might as well say, “my thighs are actually two inches bigger.” Sexy.

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