It’s officially fall fashion season and, while we are really excited about most of the upcoming trends, there are a few that we just can’t seem to get on board with. Before we jump into those, let’s highlight some of the trends that we can’t wait to see more of – like cozy knits and puffer coats.
After over a year and a half of quarantine, people have gotten used to dressing comfortably while at home. Luckily, the fashion industry is encouraging that trend to continue – even while going out – with cozy knits making its way to one of the top trends. According to our data in Fit Intelligence, last year, we saw a 66% spike in knit purchases from October to November and we expect to see an even higher increase later this fall.
Another upcoming trend with similar increases is puffer coats. These jackets will keep you warm and cozy while also looking fashionable out on the go. We’re all about practicality so this one is definitely a winner! It may be a little early for us to see a spike in purchases of puffer coats since temperatures are still relatively warm in most places. Last year, we saw a huge rise in puffer coat sales in November, with an 80% increase from the previous month.
While we’re loving these fall trends, there are a few that don’t make the cut. Keep reading to see the three fall trends we’re least excited about.
Fall Trend #1 – Low Rise Jeans
First up: low rise jeans. You may remember this denim trend from the late 90s into the 2000s. Celebrities like Britney Spears, Eva Longoria, and Paris Hilton were often seen rocking low rise pants. While many embraced it at that time, we’re having a hard time accepting these jeans in 2021. The cut and design of low rise jeans sit very low on the waist. This means that unless they are worn by an athletic or toned figure, they tend to not be the most flattering denim style on the market.
We may not be ready for this comeback, but fashion month has proven that low rise jeans are back. Designers like Balenciaga and R13 debuted the trend on the runway with plans to bring it in their stores soon. According to Refinery 29, “in May, thredUP, an online consignment and thrift store, reported a 50% increase in search for low-rise jeans, compared to the time frame between January and March of 2021.” Whether we like it or not, low rise jeans could be a big hit this fall.
Fall Trend #2 – Clogs
The second fall trend we’re hesitant to accept is clogs. According to Cosmopolitan, clogs are going to be one of fall’s hottest shoe trends. Don’t get us wrong, there are some pairs that could pass the fashion test, but for the most part, they’re a no for us. In particular, wooden sole clogs are supposed to be the highlight of the season, which also tend to be our least favorite. Bustle said it best, clogs are a “chunky, clunky footwear trend from the late ‘70s that your mother wore when she was your age.”
Fall Trend #3 – Sky High Platforms
Sky high platforms are the final fall trend that we’re not loving. We mentioned this earlier, but practicality is a big driver when it comes to shopping for clothes or shoes. These platforms seem to fall pretty low on the practical side, but Vogue still says they’re in this season. Think of trying to walk around in these for a few hours, or even managing to get them on your feet. With that struggle in mind, we’re going to rate sky high platforms as one of the fall trends we’re least excited for.
Every year we see amazing and inspiring new trends that compliment personalities, individual styles, and more. While we mostly love what’s up and coming, it’s always fun to take a look at the few trends that just don’t do it for us.
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