6. The Wolf Shirt
“Pros: Fits my girthy frame, has wolves on it, attracts women
Cons: Only 3 wolves (could probably use a few more on the ‘guns’), cannot see wolves when sitting with arms crossed, wolves would have been better if they glowed in the dark.”
This is just one of the many hilarious reviews the Three Wolf Moon Shirt received inspiring a trend phenomenon. Rather than becoming popular the conventional way, from the runway or as street-style, the wolf shirt started as a popular internet joke that spread quickly. To be a part of the joke, people purchased the shirt, which boosted sales of The Three Wolf Moon up 2,300%.
A special thank-you to my friend Kevin who showed me the way of the wolf. A trend setter, Kevin first wore a wolf shirt three years ago and despite the harassment from me and others he stuck by this ugly shirt and made us all fall in love with the “power animal”.
A Special treat from CollegeHumor:
7. Ripped and Torn
There is a resurgence of the Grunge trend, florals, leather, plaid, sloppy styling and most importantly destroyed clothing. As an eight year old, I wasn’t a participant. When I think of the 90s I recall Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, my neon fanny pack, Blossom (WHOA!) and a side ponytail with bangs… curly bangs. I think grunge will grow in 2010 and I look forward to participating this time around. Tip: Listen to Nirvana while ripping through your clothes for the full effect.
8. Over-the-knee Boots
Can’t find your pants? Who cares? Just pop on some thigh-high boots and head out the door. Ok, this isn’t something I would actually encourage but I’m assuming that a similar situation happened to Lady Gaga and she just went with it. A trend for the confident and leggy… or pants-less.
This is a trend I’m always looking for in thrift and vintage stores because of it’s styling potential. Wearing something sheer adds dimension, sexiness, and interest to your outfit. This is truly a trend for the talented layer-er or the very bold.
Fur, whether you are for or against it, is a major trend. I first fell in love with fur when watching an old movie featuring Marilyn Monroe. She wore a white stole, looked over her shoulder in her ultra-glamourous way and all of a sudden “glowed”. I love the textural quality of this trend (texture is often ignored as an element of your everyday outfit) and you can easily participate by visiting a thrift store which are littered with recycled versions.
Fringe - I want to make this!
Which trend is your favourite? Can you think of anything that I missed? I love to hear your thoughts!