Fashion Gurus On What Trends Are In, Which Are Out

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – When it comes to fashion, what’s “in” and what’s “out” is constantly changing, and you’ll spend tons of money if you try to keep up with it all.

So CBS2’s Cindy Hsu went to find out what are some of the trends to avoid.

“Faux fur is really in. I know like knee-high boots are in,” Savannah Sulier said.

While everything looks good on models and in magazines, fashion blogger Hayley Corwick says there are trends to avoid.

“These really oversized coats, that sort of almost are androgynous,” she told Hsu.

She says it’s tough to look good when you’re swimming in a huge, bulky coat.  She says you can also skip buying ripped jeans.

The trend of wearing just one earring is another one she says to avoid.

Susan Swimmer, a fashion editor with More magazine, says feel free to bag the sky-high heels.

“The kind of heels where you can maybe take three baby steps in. This is a trend that works for nobody,” she said.

She feels the same way about wild sneakers– including wedges– and she’s hoping the crop top will stop.

When it comes to accessories, she says real women can nix the huge clutch.

“If you’re carrying an oversized clutch, holding a child’s hand and then need to balance a cup of coffee, you’re sunk,” Swimmer said.

Experts say the key is to update your wardrobe wisely and know what works for you, no matter what the latest trend happens to be.

“If you have it and enjoy it and you love it, definitely take it out and wear it if it makes you feel good. But to go and spend lots of money on something that’s reached the end of its cycle is kind of not the best suggestion,” Corwick said.

The fashion gurus CBS2 spoke with say when you’re in the dressing room, think to yourself, “What are three outfits I can wear this piece with?” If you can’t come up with them quickly, don’t buy it.

If there are pieces you love, you can always just tuck them away for a while in the back of the closet, because chances are the trend will come back.

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