"Omg I would never wear this!" is a really common reaction to most controversial new trends. While it were Birkenstocks some seasons ago, we're now discussing about whether flared jeans are really going to make their comeback or not. But new trends are just like pop stars, no matter how bad they are, in the end almost everybody will listen to their songs. So I guess I'm not the only one whose initial defensive attitude towards new trends, often changes into acceptance or even adoration in the end. For today's post I picked out 7 fashion items that I found really ugly at some point in my life, but then ended up wearing or even adoring nevertheless.
1. Flared Jeans
Flared jeans and I have a long story. Like about every women in my age, I have already been rocking them in my teens. Nevertheless I swore myself I would never wear a pair of flared jeans again when I got my first skinny jeans. I still think that skinny jeans are the better choice and that the flared ones won't be taking over the world again, but combined with heels and a blazer, they're definitely a fashion statement. And the good part about this trend: I didn't have to spend money on it as I still had a pair left from back then...
2. Birkenstock Sandals
I've been knowing Birkenstock for years as my mum, who is a nurse, used to wear them at work. Just like everybody I thought they were pretty ugly but funnily enough I've been having my pair for more than 5 years. Still I couldn't really imagine wearing them in the streets until more and more bloggers did so and I simply got used to their look.
3. Pointed Shoes
I don't know why but I used to adore shoes with a round tip so the idea of pointed shoes seemed absolutely horrible to me. They were always a sign of cheapness and being over the top. Until fashionistas starting wearing their elegant pointed nude heels with skinny jeans, looking absolutely gorgeous. This year I already got myself 3 pairs of pointed shoes...
4. Longchamp Pliage
The Longchamp Pliage was really hyped when I was at high school and quickly it became the trademark of the rich bitches. When I saw that EVERYBODY started getting one I was really glad not to be among them. Years later when I went to university I found out that they have quite an ideal size after all so I got myself one. By now I kinda regret it though, as it has no divisions whatsoever which makes it just an elegant jute sack...
5. Cut Out Boots
I really didn't get the sense behind these and I guess the first pairs on the market were indeed really ugly which is why I told myself not to follow this trend. Until I bought a cute pair in Italy which I'm wearing about every single day...
6. Silver Jewellery
All golden jewellery everything was my motto as a teen. Until I found out that fashion jewellery is trash and real silver jewellery way better to make a sophisticated statement.
7. Snakeskin Print
Snakeskin print bags and shoes used to be one of the ugliest accessories I could imagine. Until I found this snakeskin print Falabella dupe in a shiny blue shade!
So I guess the moral of this story is that perception is really subjective and can change over time so you should never say never! How about you? What are the trends you changed your mind about and is there something you will never wear, no matter how trendy it might get? Maybe even just as a matter of principle?