Big Pants and Tiny Purses
Baggy jeans to skinny jeans, color blocking to vivid patterns. Even with all the new designers and ideas, in the end fashion always tends to borrow from the past. It's like a pendulum that swings from one trend to another and then back again. This is true for everything from popular colors, to specific accessories and even proportions. Lately we've seen how the pendulum has swung in sizing and fit.
Take the purse for example. Designer Simon Porte Jacquemus has been pretty into mini purses the past two seasons debuting smaller and smaller handbags. And Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and Priyanka Chopra are just a few of the many people who've been picking up what Jacquemus has been putting down.
Several other designers have also gotten into the trend coming out with slightly more practical but still miniature purses. This is a stark contrast to the giant statement bags inspired by the original Birkin bag of the 80s. But even Jane Birkin, the original inspiration for the iconic bag has said she no longer uses it or any kind of purse. Instead, she just fills her pant pockets "like a man."
Maybe that's why giant, oversized baggy pants are also making a comeback. Unlike purses that have recently gone from giant to small, pants have done the opposite. Whereas skinny jeans with their tiny or nonexistent pockets once reigned supreme, loose and wide-legged is the way to go now for everyone and every occasion. Street style queen Rihanna as well as Ciara show how you can sport them casually while Zendaya has shown the trend can also be dressed up and suitable for the red carpet.
Pants and purses aren't the only two to feel the shift in proportions. This season has seen the small kitten heel get preference over stilettos and other sky scraping heels.
Beyonce, Cardi B, and others have been really into giant hats lately.
And for those who want to stay ahead of the curve, giant coats will be all the rage for the upcoming fall as seen by a lot of fashion houses.
Admittedly, some of these trends can be pretty extreme but luckily, there are more practical versions for those who want to get into them and be able to actually function in every day life. And if you're not feeling these trends at all, don't worry because the pendulum will eventually swing back into your preferences.