Los Angeles Trends to SKIP This Summer
LOS ANGELES LIFESTYLE | FASHION
~ By Adrien Finkel
Whether you are sipping on cocktails at Red O in West Hollywood, chomping on a vegan burrito at Cafe Gratitude, or sucking on an Altoid while walking the red carpet, without a doubt you will be taking in the same view. Beautiful Los Angeles locals sporting the world’s latest fashions.
The venues are interchangeable. In big cities like this one, we are free to always wear our most daring apparel loud and proud. I think everyone can agree we have seen it all. Ball gowns at In N’ Out, leather jumpsuits at Avalon, and sweatpants at Bouchon. Well….guess what? Just because people are wearing it, doesn’t mean you should too.
Some of the most exciting fashion trends hit Los Angeles first, but also some of scariest. I am here to tell you what trend-trains you should NOT be getting on this season in LA.
Spare us all and SKIP RIGHT PAST THESE TRENDS THIS SEASON:
1.) Denim Don’ts - Denim is very much IN right now and who doesn’t love a good pair of jeans? I say go for it! Skinny jeans, jean shorts, and even jean shirts are all the rage right now. But folks, lets try to keep those items separate and wear just one jean item per outfit. Jean-on-jean-on-jean is murderous to the human eye.
Other denims to avoid:
-Denim jeans that aren’t your size (I can guarantee you that if you are a
size 10 trying to fit into an 8, you will look size 14)
-Denim shirts matched with a fancy tie (as you can see in the picture,
our hot friend Zach tried to pull it off, and even HE couldn’t make it look cool)
2.) High Heels With Socks - I must admit there are moments when I am utterly impressed with how cute this trend can be. There’s nothing like a short black A-line dress, some mary-jane pumps, and a sheer white knee sock. That look instantly transports me back to my Clueless days. But more often than not, when trying this at home, the look goes from fabulous to frightening. So let’s leave this foot frenzy to the experts and march those silly socks straight back to Macy’s.
3.) Tan Lines - I totally get it. You worked hard for your summer bod and even harder to get to the beach daily to keep it nice and golden. But, I can promise you that we will realize all of this WITHOUT you showing off your crazy tan line above your tube dress at the club. If anything, its unfortunate because I am too busy thinking about what string bikini you wore today instead of noticing your fabulous DVF strapless frock from Fred Segal.
You look amazing. Your golden brown bod is flawless, but lets just keep it a secret how you got it that way.
(Tip: Take your straps off when laying out, it will keep you sexy onand off the sand.)
4.) Big-Ass Bows - I am as girly as it gets. I sport pink lipstick, flaunt frilly dresses, and I LOVE a good bow in the hair. But lately the size of these bows are getting out of hand. I walk by the busy ‘big hair bow’ booth at the Melrose flea market and am continuously perplexed. These bows are no longer dainty, they are monstrous, and they are covering up your beautiful faces! So ladies, lets bring those bow sizes down and I can GUARANTEE you your dating life will go back to normal.
5.) Animal Print - With so much animal activism in LA, you would think we would keep animal prints to a minimum. But unfortunately, people aren’t taking the hint. The few times a week I see someone sporting cheetah or zebra prints is a few times too many. If it sparks anything in me, it’s an urge to re-watch Fran Drescher in The Nanny. So zap those zoo patterns ASAP.
I am the first to confess that LA is a mecca for incredible fashion sense, but even the best of us make mistakes. Keeping things in check is always important.
So off you go! From Red O to the Red Carpet, keep taking it to the limit! All I ask, is that you know what the limit is…..