Trends that used to be so uncool

There are a handful of trends that have emerged in the past year that, some time ago, were so not cool. Trends come and go, but these ones appear to have hit the hot list for the first time in 2014.

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Birkenstocks

Birkenstocks were always built for practicality and comfort, never for style. They are the Volvo of footwear. Before 2014, you might have seen them worn by tourists or daggy parents. However, this year, these slip-ons are hot property – with the fashion elite jumping at the chance to own a pair. Other footwear brands are even imitating the Birkenstock sandal! Pair with casual jeans for that laid-back look.

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Double denim

Remember Britney and Justin at the VMAs? Who would have thought the Canadian tuxedo would become your go-to outfit? Olivia Palermo, Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba and Miranda Kerr are all loving this look. The rules: don’t wear the same shade of denim. Style with funky accessories and statement shoes. We’re loving Kerr’s preference for leopard print footwear.

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 Clashing prints

Tropical, geometric, floral, animal – where does it end? Nowhere, apparently. As we move past the age of normcore, we welcome the era of… well, oddcore. Anything goes in 2014, where you can wear your floral skirt with your tiki top and be the most stylin’ person in the room. Follow SHESAID’s style guide for clashing prints.

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Sneakers and jeans 

Did Jerry Seinfeld have it right all along? Trendy trainers are in right now, even with your denim! Try a pair of neon Nikes with your double denim.

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