Lately I've been thinking about fads, and it's probably because of one with which I am particularly disgruntled:
CROP TOPS. Don't get me wrong: I think they look cute on some people (like for instance 6' tall models). But definitely not on me. So when I tried to go shopping with my roommate the other day and all I could find were crop tops from Anthropologie to Forever 21, I was frustrated. What did designers and stores do with their regular length shirts? (Oh how I miss the tunic).
Which got me thinking about other fads. Isn't it mysterious how trends suddenly surface and then spread like wildfire? And then our fickle consumer culture drops 'em like hot cakes and moves on to the next one. More fads that seem to be omnipresent these days:
What do you think about these trends? Are there any you particularly love or hate? It seems like chevron is the new bunting; macaroons are the new cupcakes. What's next? You can always get a good idea of what the latest hype is all about by walking into a store like Forever 21, H&M, or Urban Outfitters: they're suckers for the fad du jour. I'm okay with some of these . . . but crop tops need to BEAT IT.