If you want to stay updated on the latest trends, all you need to do is look at a fashion blog or two. Between their strong social media presence, relationships with leading designers, and precise visions, fashion bloggers are setting trends on and off the runway. But for every couple of fads they highlight that gain mainstream appeal, there some trends that miss the mark entirely and look more costumey than stylish. The next time you’re scrolling through your favorite fashion blog, here are five trends to avoid.
1. Sandals and socks
We’re all for getting a lot of mileage out of your favorite platform sandals, but pairing your shoes with socks is not a way to do so. Unless you’re starting up a street style blog of your very own or going to an industry event, we can’t think of many places this look would be viewed as polished, professional, or practical. If we’re being completely honest, it looks childish. The next time you’re picking out some summer shoes, invest in a versatile neutral color, so you can wear them with dresses, pants, and event shorts. If you want to amp up your winter footwear, try pairing your favorite short booties with thick, knit socks — it’ll look sharp and is a lot more seasonal.