Two famous brands, Vetements and Reebok, joined forces to create the ultimate sock and sneaker combo — the sock sneaker. These first arrived a few years ago, but luckily, it hasn’t become as much of a thing as other items on our list. Literally looking like a sock that grew sneaker soles underneath, the sock sneaker is for those people that really can’t be bothered to put on cold shoes on their warm socks in the morning or for those that always forget to wear a pair of socks with their sneakers.
Practical? Maybe. Fashionable? Not so much. The result was a strange hybrid that made people look like they were trying too hard. Thankfully, sense kicked in, and the Sock Sneaker remains a hidden part of fashion history.
The Denim Look
Not many people could have made this look this iconic. Britney and Justin, back in those days, could get away with just about anything, but even this was difficult to get on board with. Overwhelmingly denim, the famous pop power couple possibly overdid it. Also, the bejeweled neck and denim fedora? Guys.
It is still remembered as a fashion disaster, and despite being a pop culture moment, it's a look that hasn't stood the test of time and is now widely regarded as a fashion faux pas. Denim had a comeback in the early 2000s thanks to celebrities, but it has changed a lot since its heyday in the 70s when it was called the 'Canadian Tuxedo.'
The See-through Plastic Shoes
A trend that has been around for a few years now, these transparent, plastic shoes have been making a solid comeback since 2018. The only problem is, while some people like how their feet look underneath, they're not really comfortable or breathable, for that matter. This makes sense because we can't imagine who had the brilliant idea to make an entire shoe out of PVC!
And yes, we do realize that the transparent heels may look chic and futuristic, but once you walk in these shoes for an hour and start to feel the sweaty mess, you'll feel differently, we promise.
Patched Togehter Jeans
Probably one of the most sustainable fashion trends on our list, these are jeans that have been given an edge. Made to look like they've intentionally been sewn together using a few different denim fabrics, it looks a little like patchwork. Patchwork jeans first soared in popularity in the '70s, which mostly involved hand-stitched patchwork, but nowadays, the look can be either seamless or a little rugged like they were crafted at home.
Patchwork jeans can reduce waste and create unique pieces by upcycling denim scraps. This trend has also become popular as a DIY project, where people can customize their jeans to fit their style and take part in the sustainable fashion movement.
The Cage Pants
Los Angeles-based fashion brand, Fashion Nova, is known for its bold and daring creations, but it may have gone too far this time. Behold, the cage trousers! It does defeat the whole purpose of wearing pants in the first place, but it's still an interesting concept. This trend is relatively new, and while it hasn't exactly caught on in mainstream fashion, some celebs have been seen wearing versions of this.
The cage trousers trend seems to have been influenced by streetwear and athleisure trends. This style is definitely not for the faint-hearted, as it requires a certain level of confidence to pull it off. While it may not be the most practical trend, it is undoubtedly eye-catching and perfect for making a fashion statement.