I must admit that for some strange reason, I tune in to Jersey Shore every Thursday night at 10 p.m. Call me crazy, but Snooki’s drunken escapades and Pauly D’s pranks somehow still crack me up.
As a native of New Jersey, I would love to deny that people seriously act like that, and worse, dress like that, but unfortunately I would be lying. Jersey fashion has not, and perhaps will never change. Here are three trends I couldn’t exactly say that I would be sorry to see go, but they’re still here anyway.
1) Bad dye jobs: Visible extension clip-ins and chunky blonde highlights are now things of the past. The hottest new hair trend is color - adding as many different colors to your hair as possible, that is. The trick is to make it look as colorful and unnatural as possible, so as to catch everyone’s eye when you’re walking down the street. Inspiration for this look: Skittles - see the rainbow?
(image courtesy of http://rescuemusicentertainment.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/ten-fashion-fads-i-hope-never-come-back/)
2) Uggs and shorts: Fashion loves contradictions, and this look epitomizes that. By pairing Uggs with shorts, you can combine looks from two different seasons, all at once. Think winter on the bottom, summer on top. This look is best worn in the springtime or fall, that way you won’t be too hot in your fur-lined boots, or too cold in your short shorts.
3) Leggings worn as pants: Many feared the shrinking of hemlines in fashion, but leggings worn as pants eliminate this fear altogether. Choose a tight-fitting cropped top instead of a long, flowing one that actually covers your assets. Also, be sure stick to leggings made of a diaphanous material because let’s face it, everyone wants to see which underwear you chose to wear today.