The Trends We Can’t Pull Off

When it comes to style, knowing what doesn’t work for you is just as important as knowing what does. And while we encourage everyone to try whatever trends make them feel great, we’re also here to tell you it’s totally okay if there are some you just cannot get behind. Here, our editors weigh in on the trends they can’t pull off, and why. Let us know which ones are also on your “no” list in the comments below.

Adam Katz Sinding

“I can't do the off the shoulder trend. I am consumed with the fear that I'll snag my top on something and completely expose myself. Plus, I like my arms to have a full range of motion for, you know, life stuff.”

Nicky Deam, Editorial Director

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“Extra-long, baggy trousers make me look really stumpy and sloppy. Instead I opt for an elongated, polished vibe with a more tailored silhouette.”

Laura Lajiness, Fashion Editor

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"I'm 5'2," so jeans are always tricky, but I especially cannot pull off the cropped wide-leg trend. They end at my feet instead of the tops of my ankles, so they just look like an unflattering boot cut, which is a shame because the latest iterations of unraveled hems and color block designs are so cool."

Amy Lee, Associate Fashion Editor

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“I can’t do anything with a collar. Whether it's a Peter Pan, pointed or polo iteration—there’s just something about collars that makes me look like a schoolgirl. I’ve learned to avoid them as much as I can, which is unfortunate considering that both shirting and polos are having a moment."

Samantha McDonald, News Editor

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“Furry shoes are in my no-fly zone. I’ve hit an age where I feel silly trying to pull off anything that avant-garde. I prefer to stick to updated versions of classic silhouettes.”

—Marisa Runyon, Director of TV and Digital Video