There comes a time every so often when you have to look at your closet with a discerning eye and decide which trends are worth holding onto and which are destined to be ditched. To be completely candid, it’s not always easy. If you’re like me and tend to hold onto fashion pieces for 10 years too long, then it can be a particularly grueling task. Good news: I’ve been an editor for almost a decade, and it has become my job to deem which trends are in and which simply are ready to go. Thus, I am here to help.
You may be wondering how often you should get rid of certain trends, and I’ve found the most success through doing this twice a season—meaning twice in the summer, fall, winter, and spring. Now that we’re in the midst of summer, it’s about time to assess your closet and say goodbye to pieces that have overstayed their welcome. As they say, when one door closes, another one opens. The fact that you are giving the boot to a few trends only means you have more room in your closet for something new. Ahead, I’m revealing the six trends I am officially terminating along with the six new trends I am embracing with open arms.