In an attempt to become more “hip” and “edgy”, following a series of “critically-acclaimed fashion blogs” seems like a good idea. They keep you up to date on what’s what in the fashion world, and updated on many of its important and stylish events. For instance, New York Fashion Week. But, when it comes to the content of said critically acclaimed fashion blogs, many of the featured fashion trends can merit a reaction of terror and shock. But fear not dear reader, designers do have a story to tell. And beneath all of that crinoline, mesh, and Nicki Minaj hair dye, mainstream trends still rise up. Follow this guide to understand the styles that fashion is cryptically putting forward.

 

Joanna Mastroianni Spring 2014

What the average person thinks: Should I start watching “Orange is the New Black”?

What fashion is trying to tell you: This means orange is in. No, you do not need to find yourself a prison suit or become a SOCS rep; small details will do just fine. A cardigan, a belt, maybe even a statement necklace – minimal amounts of citrus are all you need. And start watching the series if you feel like it, but regardless, orange really is the new black.

Alexander Wang Spring 2014

What the average person thinks: Toilet paper!

What fashion is trying to tell you: Sculptural pieces will be popular, and white is not only meant for pre-labour day. Designers have a weird way of getting their messages across, and sometimes toiletries seem like the best way to create a visual.

Victoria Beckham Spring 2014

What the average person thinks: Victoria Beckham is still doing productive things with her life?

What fashion is trying to tell you: Maxis and midis will be long gone after this winter, so bust out the mini skirts and dresses of your skimpy past for the upcoming season.

 

The Blonds Spring 2014

What the average person thinks: What the actual fuck?

What fashion is trying to tell you: The 90’s are back in! Tweety bird bodysuits will not necessarily be the norm, but look to the trends of our great past for your future inspiration. Gwen Stefani, Aqua, Beyoncé pre-Jay-Z are all icons you can pull clothing creations from.

 Betsey Johnson Spring 2014

What the average person thinks: Is Betsey Johnson on hard-core drugs?

What fashion is trying to tell you: Yes, she is on hard-core drugs. I wish I could explain this to you, but words are currently failing me. And let’s be real here, only cotton candy can pull of that texture.

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