Celebrity fashion fads to ditch in 2018

You won’t regret tossing them out of your wardrobe, we promise. 

Flatforms
Flatforms
03 Jan 2018

Flatforms

We’re usually up for anything that promises to add inches to our height without sacrificing on comfort, and flatform shoes (like Tong Bingyu’s black-and-white Gucci sneakers) seem to tick all the right boxes. Until you consider how they never fail to make one look like a stiltwalker, not to mention the very real dangers of toppling head-first over uneven pavements.

Replace them with:
Good ‘ole wedge heels. Just as comfy and maybe not as skyscaper-high, but at least you won’t be at risk of breaking an arm or a leg.

Photos: Instagram/@tongbingyu, Toggle

Fuzzy mules
Fuzzy mules
03 Jan 2018

Fuzzy mules

First it was Rihanna’s furry Fenty slides, then it evolved into a massive trend in 2017 of mules festooned with all manner of furry, fuzzy, poufy and tassel-heavy embellishments. Frankly, we’re a little tired of shoes that resemble an animal stuck to our feet.

Replace them with:
Metallic mules. All of the drama, none of the ridiculous fluff.

Photos: Instagram/@carriewst, @ohhowstrange

Ultra-ripped jeans
Ultra-ripped jeans
03 Jan 2018

Ultra-ripped jeans

Distressed jeans are a modern wardrobe classic, but this year, fashionistas went to extremes with denim so tattered and ripped that they seem to be hanging by a thread. Plus, our knees are begging to be covered up again.

Replace them with:
We got it on good authority that wide-legged jeans are making a comeback in 2018. You heard it here first.

Photos: Instagram/@jeffrey_xu, @julietan_cxq

Gingham
Gingham
03 Jan 2018

Gingham

We don’t know how the checkered print came back into vogue but we’re glad to see the back of it this year. Gingham may be cute to some, but it never fails to remind us of musty diner tablecloth.  

Replace it with:
Plaid, which has a cooler rock ‘n’ roll vibe thanks to its grunge association.

Photos: Instagram/@heyhihazelle, @jiaqiwoo

Chokers
Chokers
03 Jan 2018

Chokers

A piece of velvet strung snugly across the neck was cool in a grungy way in the ‘80s, but slightly derivative in its second incarnation last year.

Replace it with:
The multi-layered necklace, which is set to become a huge accessory trend this year.

Photos: Instagram/@hereisyingying, @honglingg_

See-through skirts
See-through skirts
03 Jan 2018

See-through skirts

OK, we get it – the peekaboo effect is kinda’ sexy. But when practically 90 per cent of millennial women are wearing it, it rapidly lost its cheeky sensuality.

Replace it with:
The sexy bra top, worn on its own or layered over a top for modesty’s sake.

Photos: Instagram/@jadeseah, @sheila_sim

Cold-shoulder tops and dresses
Cold-shoulder tops and dresses
03 Jan 2018

Cold-shoulder tops and dresses

We’re still on board with the off-shoulder trend, but the ubiquitious cold-shoulder top (and dress) seems almost auntie-like to us now.

Replace it with:
The one-shoulder silhouette instead – this year’s take on the shoulder-baring trend.

Photos: Instagram/@soniachew, @ohhowstrange

Millennial pink
Millennial pink
03 Jan 2018

Millennial pink

2017 became the year that everyone went nuts over pink, and a particular shade that was dubbed “millennial pink”. And then it was EVERYWHERE, on just about EVERYTHING, from sneakers to phone cases to lipsticks.

Replace it with:
Who are we kidding? Millennial pink is going to stick around for a long while. But maybe avoid wearing it head-to-toe, and mix it up with some contrasting shades like grey and turquoise. 

Photos: Instagram/@jadeseah, @kellypanjiali

Fishnet stockings
Fishnet stockings
03 Jan 2018

Fishnet stockings

The return of grunge as a fashion movement last year also meant that return of fishnet stockings and socks. But like the velvet choker, it’s coming across almost retro these days – not to mention try-hard.

Replace it with:
Knee-high socks worn with just about any kind of shoes, paired with just about any outfit, as seen on the Spring/Summer runways of trendsetting labels like Gucci and Burberry.

Photos: Instagram/@patdevogue, @hayleywoojiayi

Sportswear on men
Sportswear on men
03 Jan 2018

Sportswear on men

Ok, so the atheleisure trend is still going strong on the streets, but some guys are pushing the boundaries (in not a good way) by actually wearing what they wear on the football pitch outside in the normal world. Which, by the way, is what Crocs-wearing dads and kopitiam uncles have been doing since time immemorial.

Replace it with:
We’re fine with comfy, cosy hoodies, cropped jogging pants and sports-tech tees (especially if they are Yeezy), but definitely ditch the football or running shorts, particularly the light-reflective kind.

Photo: Instagram/@shaunchenhongyu

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