I definitely agree with her on the single earring, and athletic sneakers. Many a look was "marred" by a well meaning sneaker. I do however, LOVE a slip on. they're comfortable, chic, and a versatile option to the loafer. While the high-end, designer versions are pricey, there's a slew of others which won't break the bank.
As far as culottes go, I can take them or leave them. I do own a pair, and find them a nice alternative to a skirt. My opinion is that, it's how you wear them that makes or breaks the look. While some looks appear matronly and dowdy, a paired down look is best. For this time of year, I prefer wearing them with a simple sweater and knee-high boots.
As we all know, Kim Kardashian LOVES body hugging, cleavage-barring clothing with a thigh-high slit! I will say though, I've actually liked a few of her recent looks, those akin to the third photo. I love the coat draped about the shoulders.
|1. AGGRESSIVE EAR JEWELRY.|
Statement necklaces were the Cool Accessory Look five years ago, then it was arm parties, followed by fistfuls of dainty rings that girls slipped on faster than they could say "Catbird." This year, the most popular accessory was the ear cuff, something that felt very subversive when girls first started sliding them over their lobes, like a hybrid earring/jail cell when they were metal or an explosion of sparklyness when they were the jeweled kind. But then they started showing up everywhere, and now they feel about as rebellious as a second hole in your earlobe.
|2. VERY BASIC, VERY EXPENSIVE SNEAKERS.|
I'm not saying sneakers shouldn't cost money. I get why people shell out for gold hardware-decked Buscemis or python Céline slip-ons. The breed of sneaker I'm talking about is different. They're the sneakers that are just simple white leather lace-ups or black leather slides with a rubber sole, which seemed to be everywhhhereee in 2014. So many of these shoes are essentially Adidas' Stan Smiths or Vans' slip-ons but with marginally better materials, and an astronomically more expensive price tag. Why?
I embraced them, really. Truly. I got past the whole "These are basically high fashion gaucho pants" confusion. My problem with culottes is more that they're like, really, really popular. They're such a striking, recognizable silhouette, and they're everywhere. I legitimately just found FOURTY-FOUR pairs of culottes on Net-a-porter.com when I searched, which is crazy when you consider there were probably only four pairs on sale there last year.