Spring Fashions Don’ts

For the first time in a while I’ve found that there are a lot of trends this coming season that I think I will pass on. While flipping through the pages of my fashion magazines I was seeing a lot of looks that had me raising an eyebrow (or two).

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Now I know that being forty-something doesn’t exactly put me in the demographics of most of these magazines, but I believe one way to stay youthful is to keep an open mind about most things. So when I flip through the pages of a fashion magazine I know that many of the looks aren’t meant for me. But that doesn’t mean I can translate some of the looks and trends into something that works for me and keeps me stylish. This time around, I got worried. So many photographs, editorial layouts and so-many “huhs?”.

We all know the runway is really more about show than reality. Like this look would ever make it to my local Stop & Shop.


Some of the trends won’t work because of my body. Plain and simple. Then there are others that I just don’t like. I decided to share with you the trends most likely will not be in my closet this Spring.

Pleated Skirt

There are so many things wrong with this skirt for me I can’t even begin to list them. I love the look of them but for my body type and personal style they won’t be finding their way into my closet. I’ll just admire from afar.

The Mini Bag

Love the idea of them but they are so impractical day-to-day for me. I’m definitely a big bag kinda gal. Maybe, I’ll put the mini inside the big bag. 🙂

Cropped Pants
I’m on the fence about cropped pants. Generally this style of pants ends just a few inches above the ankle and I don’t believe they flatter me very much. But I do like the look of them on others. I guess slipping into a 4 inch heel would help visually elongate me.

Perforated Leather
Not a big fan but I may be able to warm up to this one. I did see a few pieces that I liked and could see how they would fit into my wardrobe. Though, honestly, I don’t see me wearing any leather from April to October.

Now to the trend I’m seeing everywhere but believe me, it will not be worn by me ever. Never. Ever. Ever.

Cropped tops and skirts

This is a trend made for twenty-somethings. In one magazine there are two pages of the most adorable cropped top and skirt sets. I mentally said to myself, step away from the magazine. LOL. Absolutely adorable but definitely no business in the closet of a forty-something.

In the coming weeks I’ll share with you some trends that I believe I can work into my world. That has me excited about Spring fashion.

Until then, have you seen any trends or “must-have” for Spring that you know won’t work for you?

14 responses to “Spring Fashions Don’ts”

  1. I don’t really read fashion magazines that much, just fashion blogs. I think the mags are too over the top. And I’d also say no to the pleated skirts as well.

    1. Yeah, the magazines do have some pretty interesting editorials. They’re very entertaining. 🙂

  2. I do like pleated skirts, but you’d never find me in a cropped top!

    1. The skirts are so pretty, especially in pastel colors. Wish I could pull them off. Thanks for visiting today.

  3. Found your site from the SITS community! Love your spring don’ts, although, I must say I’m tempted to try the crop top, but with a high waisted skirt (no exposed belly button!). Great to come across other fashion and lifestyle blogs!


    1. While I won’t be wearing a crop top anytime soon, I do have to say that they are a refreshing look for the spring and I think they feel “new” and that’s exciting. Thank you for visiting!

  4. Found your blog from the #SITSSharefest. I loved this post. I have bought a crop top for the Summer but I’ll probably wear it with something high-waisted. The exposed tummy just isn’t for me.


    1. I’m glad you enjoyed my post. Crop tops are adorable and they are so fresh for the season. Enjoy wearing it. Thanks for visiting today.

  5. Hi just found your blog via #SITSSharefest
    I am also a fashion blogger, and for the most part take much style advice from magazines. I’ve come to learn to just wear what I love and makes me feel confident. Even if that means sometimes it may be a fashion don’t! LOL

    1. Hi, Veronica. I love hearing a woman say she wears what she loves and she feels confident. That’s how it should be! Thanks for stopping by today.

  6. Agreed, you should take inspiration from high-fashion magazines and photos but you should definitely create and define your own style and dress for your tastes and body.
    P.S Stopping by from SITS and wishing you a Happy International Women’s Day!

    1. Thanks for stopping by today. The magazines are fun, aren’t they? And sometimes we get a tip that helps freshen up an outfit. That’s always a good thing. Enjoy the weekend.

  7. Would you consider a cropped sweater (top) layered over a longer silky top? Just a thought:). I think it’s potentially a more grown up and sophisticated way to wear the trend:)

    1. That’s a good idea! This past fall I ventured out to try a new look (at least for me 🙂 ) of wearing a pullover sweater over a button down shirt with the hem of the shirt showing. It was fun. I could try that with the new crop top look and pair it with a pair of straight-legged pants. Thanks for the tip and thanks for visiting.

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