Fashion runways are often the source for style inspiration, but sometimes the trends shouldn’t be taken too literally. From furry shoes to pink eye lashes, some things are better left on the catwalk.
Here are some of the most outrageous fashion trends from the Spring 2013 catwalks.
Furry Shoes at Cé©line
Nothing says spring more like a pair of pumps covered in mink fur. Even the insoles of flip flops looked like they needed to go for a wax.The cult label dished out dozens of variations of fuzzy footwear (and spurred clever nicknames like furkenstocks), that made the models look like muppets.
Socks and Sandals
It’s the biggest fashion faux-pas out there. We all have a weird uncle that wears their sandals with tube socks, but Prada gave the look a luxurious treatment with an asian twist. Inspired by geishas and Japonism, models in the Prada Spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection wore leather judo socks with patent bows. Marc by Marc Jacobs also picked up on the hot trend when the collection featured models in platform flip flops (bad enough on their own) wearing grey wool socks. If it’s too cold to wear flip flops, wear shoes.
Pink Eye Makeup
At Donna Karan’s Spring 2013 show, the models wore muted coloured dresses and striking eye makeup. They didn’t wear a typical smokey eye or heroine chic look, instead, their eyes and lashes were rimmed in hot pink. Makeup artists even created a pink mascara. Unless you want to look like you have pink eye or have another type of infection, this beauty look is better left on the runway and save the pink for your lips.
It’s a little bit country, a little bit 90s… and for some reason, is part of many denim brand’s lookbooks. There is no way to make overalls look stylish. You either look like you came from a farm or an Osh Kosh catalogue. Save this denim trend for indoors… while you repaint your home.
They might just be the most man-repelling clothing item to hit the runway since high-waisted trousers. Tailored shorts were seen on the runways of Chloe, Dolce and Gabbana and Fendi. The look is high fashion and completely unflattering unless you’re a size zero. They also recall images of geriatric Floridians in tailored seersucker… To incorporate the shorts trend into daily or even office wear, look for a pair in a soft satin or silk, or a gorgeous watercolour or scarf print to complement a blouse or structured blazer.