20 Old Fashion Trends to Throw Out Now

Following fashion trends can feel quite tricky, especially if you haven’t updated your wardrobe in a while. If you’re looking to spring clean your closet, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s look back at some outdated fashion trends that were once deemed cool but now might be considered dated.


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Okay, Dr. Who is fabulous and all but that does not mean tweed is back in!

Tweed is quite outdated and pretty stiff. So, leave that itchy suit where it belongs: in the past!

Ballet Flats

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Ballet flats are easy to pair with most outfits and may have been a go-to style for you back in the 2000s. Despite the hype from celebrities and fashion designers, these shoes are not made to last a lifetime because they can make you look a bit immature.

Turtle neck

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If you are feeling insecure about your neck, use a chic scarf or a classic piece of jewelry. Do not dare to wear turtle necks!

Wearing one completely distorts the proportions of the body, making your head look bigger while giving your jawline more emphasis. So, unless you’ve found a super-chic turtleneck, we suggest moving on from this outdated trend!

Colored Cargo Shorts

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Want to know what is worse than cargo shorts? Colored ones. These were a staple in men’s fashion back in the summer of 2010. But now, they have been deemed a lazy way to dress for a summer outing.

Oversized Blazers

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Oversized blazers can work for some people, but not all. If you are lean, tall and carry a confident vibe, this trend could work for you! Shoutout to Cara Delevingne who put this back on the map, but the oversized blazer is definitely not flattering on everyone.

Droopy Cardigans

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Cardigans work to build an outfit, but only if the silhouette is right. If you want your favorite cardigan to look flattering on you, wear one that is waist-length instead of something that reaches your thigh. The thigh-length cardigan is become outdated and can even give you a rectangular shape.

Capri Pants

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Capri pants are one of the worst fashion trends that ever graced the fashion world. They highlight the midsection while also cutting it shorter. These were made popular in the ’50s and ’60s by icons like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn and came back in style in the 2000s. Go ahead and throw them in the donate pile if you haven’t already!

Silk Scarves

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As far back as the 1800s, silk scarves were popularly worn almost by everyone! Even famous composer, Ludwig van Beethoven. Many years after, they were made famous again by luxury brands like Hermès and Burberry. But beware: they can look busy if they clash with other patterns.

Spray Tan

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Remember the acronym GTL from Jersey Shore? Gym, tan, laundry was one of those sayings in 2010 that just does not make sense now. The worst thing about the spray tan was not being associated to the reality show but it was the nasty marks it left bed sheets, clothes, and even car seats! Opt for a slow-build, at-home tanner instead.

Statement Necklaces

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Statement shirts, shoes, and of course, necklaces are all pieces we add to our outfits to make them shine. We humans love decorating our bodies with whatever we can find! However, there is something wrong with statement necklaces. Is it cutting the length of your neck? Is it how you can only pair one necklace to a specific outfit? We’re not so sure, but we can all agree they are an old trend that needs to go.

Kitten Heels

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Kitten heels are supposed to act as “training heels” for young women or those who are not ready to commit to real heels. The kitten heel is not as bad as to the others on this list since we see them worn by powerful people like Michelle Obama, Theresa May, and Hillary Clinton, but they are still not too flattering.

Statement Shirts

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Statement shirts can come off as obnoxious, especially if you wear one outside of your teenage years. Of course, these shirts could work if you are actually making a statement. For example, luxury brand, Dior, sent their models with shirts saying “We should all be feminists,” which is more of a societal plea than a silly saying such as “I’m with stupid.”

Low Rise Jeans

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In the 2000s and 2010s, many people wore low-rise jeans everywhere and matched them with either bedazzled belts or underwear. While it’s still fun to look at pictures of people sporting this trend, we don’t think we should bring it back. Today, boyfriend jeans are some of the most comfortable, stylish jeans you can buy, and we recommend them above all else.

Ugg Boots

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Although UGG boots were made famous in the 2000s, you can still see people wearing these in the winter. These sheepskin boots just won’t go away! The company producing them says they abide by strict ethical standards in making these but also note that these are not entirely cruelty-free. We think that’s enough to retire these shoes.

Choker Necklaces

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These necklaces date back to the Renaissance era and were brought back to the spotlight in the 1920s onward. More recently, chokers became popular in the 90s as a sign of teenage rebellion and were often found on celebrities like Natalie Portman or Drew Barrymore. Still, today, they are not as popular as they used to be!

Long Hair

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Beauty has been and will always be expressing individuality. Whether it is portrayed through makeup, fashion, or hair, expressing our individual beauty gives us a sense of freedom. However, most people like looking put-together and that is the exact opposite of what’s going to happen if you sport extremely long hair.

Thin Eyebrows

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One of the beauty trends the 1990s were famous for were those pencil-thin eyebrows. Some of the people who kept up with the trend never recovered their brows, as we can see in recent photos in the tabloids. We recommend avoiding over-plucking your eyebrows, as they don’t always grow back!


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Jeggings combine the comfort of yoga pants and the illusion of wearing jeans. Sadly, the outdated trend is coming back today because more and more people are working from their homes. We suggest choosing either jeans or leggings, not both.

Bouffant Hairdos

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Before Marge Simpson, there was Jackie O. who made this hairdo famous. Though this over-the-top hairstyle is rarely seen today, it can appear sometimes and does not provide much in terms of style or up-to-date fashion knowledge.

Leg Warmers

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Leg warmers are simply socks without the fabric that covers the feet. This trend started with dancers who believed that leg warmers could possibly prevent injuries and carried on into the 1980s. Today, it’s not deemed a fashion trend worth continuing.

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