Save. Spend. Splurge.

Is there any fashion trend you’ve refused to participate in and why?

Oh yeah. Lots of them.


  • Facial decoration — I remember when bindis were in, stylishly pushed by Gwen Stefani of No Doubt at the time; I was on the fence about it being culturally inappropriate and rude, and also being subversive in an alternate style kind of way. Either way, I didn’t do it.
  • Anything to do with bras as outfits — even at the beach I don’t wear a bikini even though I have the body for it.
  • Harem pants — for obvious reasons. Surprisingly enough, I STILL don’t want to look like I have a diapered crotch hanging to my knees. Who knew?
  • Culottes — you need to wear heels to pull it off and I’d rather wear a full A-line skirt.
  • True midi skirts or pants that come to your mid-shin — They look so DOWDY even with heels.
  • Platform heels/sandals — I hate looking like my feet are potted.
  • Crop tops — Nobody needs to see my stomach, it is not tight & taut and I don’t care.
  • Matching sweat wearΒ in bright colours — You know, the colourful kind in velour with words on the butt.
  • Rompers — Going to the bathroom quickly with a squirmy toddler is a key Parenting Survival Skill, but oddly enough I think jumpsuits look really stylish and chic.

I am sure there are more but those are my main ones.


The entire series can be found here: Women in Clothes Style & Fashion Survey


  • Kathy

    I agree with all of your items and would add cold shoulder tops, anything that exposes the back of my bra, tattoos, piercings other than ears, Birkenstocks, and ripped jeans. Also, because I’m older when I wear skirts or dresses, hosiery is a must so going bare legged unless in shorts is no-no.

    • save. spend. splurge.

      Oh yes, anything that exposes too much skin. Tattoos and piercings I am not too against, I find some of it very pretty but it is not for me. Birkenstocks I wear at home and as a tourist because I don’t care (my feet are comfy), and I like ripped jeans (only one pair).. on occasion πŸ™‚

      I never reach for hosiery when I wear skirts or dresses except during Autumn or Winter. πŸ™‚

      I love our different viws on rules and trends πŸ˜€

  • Alison Hegarty

    I’m with you on all of these. I’d also include graphic tshirts/sweatshirts unless you’re under 10, camo, cargo shorts/pants, crocs, cold shoulder tops, and my all time unfavourite – ripped jeans.

    • save. spend. splurge.

      I don’t like graphic tshirts or sweatshirts that are not chic.. I don’t mind a little saying here and there underneath a blazer or something, but not something like a free beer t-shirt.

      Camo is out for me as well, cargo pants are fine only if skinny and tight to the body (not the baggy, true camo styles), I HATE cold shoulder tops, and ripped jeans I actually have a pair and wear it on occasion with a blazer. πŸ™‚

      How interesting with such diverging tastes!

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