One of the most fun parts of following fashion trends is finding all the absolute worst trends in a given time period. There are some that are so terrible, you can’t help but love them. While some trends are totally timeless (the little black dress, for example), some are so bizarre we can’t believe they were popular at all. Let’s take a look at some of the best - or worst - fashion trends of 2016 that we just love to hate.
With Beyonce dropping surprise albums all over the place, you have to be ready with your trusty headphones at any moment. The luxury headphones - often decked out in gaudy sparkles, beads and jewels - are easy to admire from afar but are so over the top they are hard to take seriously. A Dolce & Gabbana pair can cost up to $7,000!
Were these ever really practical in the first place? Another odd fashion trend that celebs and NYFW attendees adore but you’ll almost never see on a real person. They provide such an interesting silhouette, but we’re pretty tired of them.
We have become so enthralled in what crazy celebs are going to do next. We automatically assume their musical and creative genius can extend into the fashion world. But when you really take a good hard look, is it worth spending $1,000 on ugly sneakers just because Kanye said you should? Regardless, we will still obsess over his next move.
When was the last time you haven’t seen a nude-illusion dress on the red carpet? They are a fave, at Met Galas especially. It was cool the first hundred time but honestly we are reminded enough of how hot these celebs are - we don’t need more proof.
Forever 21 has lost it’s allure long ago. While we were obsessed with these tees once long ago (and still love wearing them on sick days) building an outfit around them totally robs the outfit of any class it might have had.
It’s making a slow way out, but pastel hair colour has had it’s day. Done right, it’s incredibly pretty. But here’s hoping this ‘My Little Pony’ inspired look doesn’t make a return in 2017.
They took 2016 by storm, so cute with any outfit. They are hard to hate as they make anyone look like a fairy princess. But over time they’ve come to represent obnoxious girls at Coachella.
We will never stop loving our favourite emojis. But we don’t think it was ever cute to actually wear them. They just scream “trying too hard to be a millennial.”
With all the jewels, baubles, tassels and beads you can fit on them, they are great to look at when perusing instagram but if your fingernails weigh more than your purse, it’s time to scale back. Plus, how do you perform basic activities with those things on anyway?
Pack ‘em away along with your flower crowns. Again, these are one of those trends that look amazing on the first few people you see who have them on. But when they are sold in every Claire’s Accessories shop in town opt for a gold bangle bracelet instead.