9 Trends Fashion Girls Are Ready to Say Goodbye To

Updated 12/11/18
Leopard Sneakers Trend
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It all began as a casual comment in our sister site Who What Wear’s secret Facebook group asking for everyone’s least favorite trend of 2018. It quickly grew into a large feedback forum on the trends that collectively earned an eye roll from fashion followers this year. Scanning the comments, there were a lot of common themes, which inspired one member, Rochelle, to ask, “Looks like we are all in sync, so why is this junk showing up as cool?”

Well, it turns out junk is in the eye of the beholder, but there were some trends that stood out as earning the most exasperation. Accordingly, we cataloged the mentions, which largely fell into two categories, trends with just a smattering of dissenters and trends that earned an avalanche of naysayers. We organized them below, ranked from least hated to most. Scroll down to the bottom to see the top trend that drew the most ire and shop alternatives to the highly debatable styles.

2018 Trends

Trends With a Few Dissenters

Gingham Trend - Dior Bag
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9. Gingham

"All the gingham print was too much." — Natalie

Shop Gingham's Grown-Up Cousin, Plaid:

Who What Wear Kaia Plaid Kitten Heeled Mule Pumps
Who What Wear Kaia Plaid Kitten Heeled Mule Pumps $35
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For $35, what are you waiting for? 

Beaded Bag Trend
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8. Seashell Jewelry

"I prefer the pearls trend by a longshot." — Diana

Shop Pretty Pearls Instead:

Mango Pearl Detail Metallic Earrings
Mango Pearl Detail Metallic Earrings $26
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It's a pearl party, and you're invited.

Boilersuit Trend
Zara

7. Boilersuits

"A little too auto mechanic for me." — Tal

Shop an Easy-to-Wear Jumpsuit Instead:

The Reformation Essie Jumpsuit
The Reformation Essie Jumpsuit $98
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Wear it for winter with a thin turtleneck underneath.

Plastic Bag Trend
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6. Plastic Purses

"So not here for the plastic bags and clothing trend." — Sarna

Shop a Glossy Bag That's Not See-Through:

Staud Bissett Patent Leather Bucket Bag
Staud Bissett Patent Leather Bucket Bag $350 $245
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Still eye-catching, but you don't need to hide your receipts and loose change.

Tiny Sunglasses Trend
Urban Outfitters

5. Small Sunglasses

"Easily small sunglasses." — Erin

Shop the Next Big Sunglasses Trend, Square:

Gucci Acetate Square Sunglasses
Gucci Acetate Square Sunglasses $450
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This was one of the last sunglasses shapes Phoebe Philo came out with for Céline. 

Trends With a Mob of Naysayers

Animal Print Trend
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4. Overdone Animal Print

"Animal-print overload. I saw someone wearing top-to-toe snakeskin and leopard print!"  Shantila

Shop the Other Print Every Brand Is Getting Behind:

Zara Chain Print Blouse
Zara Chain Print Blouse $50
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Zara is betting hard on scarf and chain print pieces.

Neon Trend
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3. Neon

"Neon for sure. I hate anything hot pink or neon yellow/green. It just takes me back to cringy middle school discos."  Emilia

Shop Pastels Instead:

Urban Outfitters x Nike Classic Cortez Pastel Sneakers
Urban Outfitters x Nike Classic Cortez Pastel Sneakers $100
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A visual palette cleanser, if you will. 

Bike Shorts Trend
Urban Outfitters

2. Biker Shorts

"Biker shorts and dad sneakers. I mean, just no." — Diana

Shop The Next Shorts Trend Instead:

Puma 3 Inch Running Shorts in Black
Puma 3 Inch Running Shorts in Black $40
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If Pernille Teisbaek is into it, so are we. 

Dad Sneakers Trend
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1. Dad Sneakers

"Ugly sneakers. Without a doubt, the absolute worst!!!" — Nikki

Shop Sleek Sneakers Instead:

Frye Ivy Sneakers
Frye Ivy Sneakers $198
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Can't fault 'em.

This post was originally posted on our sister site, Who What Wear.

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