(Coat: BCBG Max Azria/ Collar Sequin Blouse: Romwe/ Leather pants: Robert Rodriguez/ Clutch: Nine West/ Booties: Zara)
Trench coats have always been the distinctive wear of many famous detectives in pop culture. Although this BCBG leather sleeved [psuedo] trench isn't the conventional detective wear, there is something about it, however, that puts me at the forefront of investigating Unsolved Mysteries. For the record, David Duchovny never wore the trench like Robert Stack, but The X Files was a cooler post title.
At the sake of being too conventional, I ditched the classic fedora often associated with 'Detective attire.' Yet here I am, roxthefox, trying to solve crimes committed on the fashion runways. I'm here to save you from fashion trends that could kill you. After countless hours spent investigating the demise of chicness, I have uncovered the greatest crime committed against human eyes.
The Wedge sneaker.
Now, I may be bitter about the sneaker family in general, after our unpleasant divorce in high school. But I had to tell them, that a third party was involved in our breakup, and that party was stilettos. However, I'm totally perplexed by the sneaker wedges' cultish appeal.
The trend borrows from hip-hop street style and has been adopted by
celebrities and fashion bloggers alike, voicing support for these offbeat
pseudo-runners. These aren’t just ordinary sneakers. They’re chunky, they’re gaudy—and
they’re enough to give you a workout just climbing a few stairs. Sneaker wedges trick people into
thinking you’re casual and sporty while secretly giving you a little
lift. And it ain’t pretty.
Designers such as Marc Jacobs, and Chloe have fused the style and comfort of sneakers with wedged heels. But the success of the sneaker wedge is due in large part to French
designer Isabel Marant, patron saint of the off-duty model, who has made
legions of women look like they didn’t try. In other words, Marant is the true culprit of widespread fugliness taking over the fashion world.
In part, I blame influential fashion blogs for fueling this trend, such as The Man Repeller, who percieves them as being fashion forward. Forget man repelling, these blink-and-you'll-miss-it trend is truly dick-deflating. I think this proves two things: that ‘going viral’ isn’t purely an online phenomenon and that groups of women can, on occasion, collectively lose their minds.
On the flip side, a trend that I do love is leather accents, such as the one I am sporting on my winter coat in today's blogpost. It's a shame that it only lasted 45 minutes, but it's one that I will continue to embrace into next winter. But enough about me, are you a fashion trend victim?