While a percent of trends that go out of style are eventually rewarded with a comeback, there are others that we often wish would go far, far away—and stay there. While it can be stressful to keep up with at times, the clear upside of this purging of sorts is that it makes room for new pieces to steal the spotlight, assuming you’ve rid your wardrobe of the old ones. So, in case it’s been a while since you did a closet cleanse, today we’re rounding up the 17 fashion items we’re so over, along with what you should be wearing instead. From wedge boots to shredded tops, your wardrobe will be a better place without these.
Scroll through to see the 17 trends we’re totally over—and shop our picks of what to replace them with!
Over: Wedge Boots
There are chic exceptions, but for the most part, these are driving a wedge (get it?) between you and a stylish wardrobe.
Over: Sock Buns
Loosen up and leave this posh 'do to ballerinas.
Over: Designer Puns
If a designer graphic tee isn’t in your budget, no need to settle for a parody of a knockoff.
Over: Excess Fringing
The swish-swish of tassels can be put to bed for the time-being—right now we're all about craftwork.
Over: Floral Crowns
Even if you were an early adopter, it’s time to let go.
Over: Coloured Tights
It’s not Halloween every day, and you aren’t seven years old.
Over: Bejewelled Necklaces
Once upon a time these elaborate necklaces adorned every outfit—but now things are simpler in that particular jewellery department.
Over: Sheer Maxi Skirts
Your knickers can once again be kept under wraps—there are so many cooler maxi skirt options.
Over: Floppy Hats
Sorry, 1970s fanatics.
Over: Bandage Dresses
Body-con isn’t entirely dead and buried, but this particular style feels very mid-2000s.
All we can say is: 2012.
Over: Graphic Leggings
To be fair, these didn’t do anyone any favours anyway!
Over: Ripped Tops
Slashed tees are strictly off the menu.
Over: Infinity Scarves
Who wants a scarf that you can literally only style one way?
Over: Waterfall Cardigans
Over: Digital Prints
These had their heyday and all designers have moved on.
Over: Furry Gilets
Go hard (with a full shaggy jacket) or go home.