Just because designers set the trends doesn't mean we have to follow them, but then again, we're all hypocrites. Oftentimes the latest looks seem outlandish, but occasionally they grow on us and win us over, causing us to eat our words. We claimed these trends wouldn't make it past the runways, but now they're rampant on the streets and in our closets (guilty!). Check out the five trends we never thought would survive.
HAREM PANTS: We thought the oversized pants belonged only in "Aladdin." Instead, women are wearing them everywhere as a breathable alternative to jeans. [Kempston Fleece Harem Pants, $59.50, Rugby Ralph Lauren]
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CROP TOPS: These casual T-shirts keep you cool during the summer, even though they look like they shrunk in the dryer. [Trouvé Structured Shoulder Crop Tee, $36, Nordstrom]
CLOGS: Right after you finally said goodbye to your clogs from years gone by, they made a comeback. Pull them out of the back of your closet, because the sandal styles are comfortable and go with everything from summer skirts to dresses to jeans. [Rio Grande Clogs, $185, Ugglebo Clogs]
JEGGINGS: We love jeans and we love leggings. We thought the combination would be a cheap-looking disaster, but instead we just rock them as super tight-fitting pants (Word to the wise: the darker the wash, the better). [Jeggings, $39.50, American Eagle Outfitters]
SPANDEX: We used to laugh at jocks wearing spandex shorts, and now we like them, at least under skirts or dresses-especially on windy days. The trend that squeezes us in and smooths us over is sticking ... literally. [Printed Cotton Spandex Jersey Cycle Short, $22, American Apparel]
Posted By: Lauren Gold at The Frisky