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Would You Actually Wear These 5 Street Style Trends?

Hot new lewks.

Sometimes it feels like the High Priestesses of Fashion are constantly just kicking back over a glass of red wine, sharing a LOL at our expense. 

“Oh, yes! Good one! We’ll convince them that the ugly, chunky sneakers they poked fun at their dads for wearing their entire lives, are actually, in fact, kewl”, the ultimate trolls would cackle as they poured another glass of vino.

“Yes, yes! And, let’s bring back the marvellously unflattering low-rise jean trend they swore off back in 2005! Won’t that be a hoot?”, they’d assert, knowing full well people like me would cave to the allure of a Paris Hilton-approved revival. 

If you need proof that my theory is very much alive and real, look no further than the street style crew pulling off many a lewk outside fashion month this year. Let it be known that this is a no judgement zone, since there’s no doubt in my mind that the whole COH office will be dabbling in the 5 forthcoming trends very soon ourselves. But if you can’t have a small chuckle at the absurdity of ~fashion~ every once in a while, then what’s the point?

*Guys, I just realised that kewl is an anagram of lewk, and my life will never be the same again.

Words: @madw0n

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Bum Bags

The bum bag has reached ubiquity with the fash pack, and we’re fine with that, because it is probably the most functional It-bag of the moment (more on that below). If you were to wear one yourself, would you sling it over your torso a la Kendall Jenner, or would you clip it up around your hips, like every other daggy tourist that came before you?

Via Pinterest 

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Bum Bags

The bum bag has reached ubiquity with the fash pack, and we’re fine with that, because it is probably the most functional It-bag of the moment (more on that below). If you were to wear one yourself, would you sling it over your torso a la Kendall Jenner, or would you clip it up around your hips, like every other daggy tourist that came before you?

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Bucket Hats

Bucket hats were worn in the bucket loads this year, and especially those of the clear variety. On sunny days, no less! Our mums would not approve of this blatant disregard for sun safety, but are you going to give it a try?

Via @asiatypek 

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Bucket Hats

Bucket hats were worn in the bucket loads this year, and especially those of the clear variety. On sunny days, no less! Our mums would not approve of this blatant disregard for sun safety, but are you going to give it a try?

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Cute But Ugly Sneakers

As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder—so what do these statement sneakers say to you? I’m cute and cool, and you should definitely put me on your feet! OR Remember me, pal! I’m your dad’s favourite shoe! Don’t you dare even think about wearing me!

Via Pinterest 

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Cute But Ugly Sneakers

As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder—so what do these statement sneakers say to you? I’m cute and cool, and you should definitely put me on your feet! OR Remember me, pal! I’m your dad’s favourite shoe! Don’t you dare even think about wearing me!

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Coloured/Patterned Tights

Colourful tights will forever remind me of Blair Waldorf, meaning they immediately win my vote. But, I must admit, the rest of my wardrobe is not quite sure how to welcome this bold new arrival. Hbu?

Via @thelocals 

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Coloured/Patterned Tights

Colourful tights will forever remind me of Blair Waldorf, meaning they immediately win my vote. But, I must admit, the rest of my wardrobe is not quite sure how to welcome this bold new arrival. Hbu?

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Shopping Bags As Handbags

Word on the street is that actual plastic shopping bags are the new handbags. If you can’t afford to buy something from Céline, so you can fully lean into the trend sweeping fashion month, then your local supermarket plastic bag is your next best bet. Thanks in advance, Coles!

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Shopping Bags As Handbags

Word on the street is that actual plastic shopping bags are the new handbags. If you can’t afford to buy something from Céline, so you can fully lean into the trend sweeping fashion month, then your local supermarket plastic bag is your next best bet. Thanks in advance, Coles!

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