Every year when we clean out our closets there are a few “what was I thinking pieces that we wear?” So what were you thinking in 2005? Now that the New Year is here, let’s take a look at some of last year’s biggest trends, good and bad. Honestly, the two biggest trends I can think of that have slinked their way on the racks are the cowboy boots and boho looks. The boho looks I have been over since they were introduced. The cowboy boots I had a soft spot for at the beginning of spring last year. By fall I wanted to have a bonfire to rid the city of this horrible plague. Flats were popular, which made lots of not so tall boyfriends happy to be at eye level with their ladies again. The flats brought a sort of lady-like demeanor to the world.
One trend that is great (and I hope this one sticks) for women and men is “dressing.” What I mean is actually taking the time to put together something nice and caring about how you look. Men are wearing ties and suits. Ladies are starting to wear those classic looks that keep companies like Ralph Lauren in business. “Bling” was still very popular, but hopefully the lights will be dimming on that trend soon enough. It is nice to shine a little, but lets pack up the sparkles and glitter with our holiday ornaments.
Lets also wrap the year up with five people who showed that they are not part of a trend. They always come back and do it better every time.
Stella McCartney for H&M. After years of success as a high end designer, McCartney’s H&M collection had women kicking and screaming as her father did decades before. The most popular pieces sold out in hours throughout New York, causing near riots.
After retiring and taking a break, Tom Ford came back in 2005 through a deal with Estee Lauder. He launched a sunglass collection and announced a new menswear line. Bravo Tom!
Madonna is the queen of reinvention. At the age of 47, she came back with a hot new album that revisits and celebrates her dance club roots. Not to mention she has a body that can shame any 18 year old.
Kate Moss in a matter of weeks went from junkie to fired to rehab and right back to being the biggest cover girl. Need I say more?
Gwen Stefani at the end of 2004 debuted her solo album. She released several hits and started a marching band craze with “Hollaback Girl.” In September, she debuted at the Bryant Park tents with her first L.A.M.B show to great success. This year she will debut the newest member of her family – she is expecting a baby with husband Gavin Rossdale.