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What's Kitsch, What's Not?

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What's Kitsch, What's Not?

By Zulfiqar Mannan

Every now and then, fashion takes an explosive u-turn. Ever since the likes of Yeezy brought new perspectives to the world of minimalism, designers and brands alike have taken their jabs at simplistic yet bold fashion. In ZARA’s brave designs or the Met Gala’s most recent theme, ‘kitsch’ as a fashion trend has made its reappearance. Kitsch fashion is as broad as a term can be: from flashy brights (in silvers, golds, and pinks) to purposefully trashy bombers to sequined skirts. But there is a fine line between what’s newfound kitsch and what’s straight up trashy. Here’s some of our picks on what works:

Source: Zara ZARA (The focus is not just the very outlandish silver bomber jacket, but also what it’s paired with – color block kitsch with bold but silent hues like black, white, beige and a certain kind of green.)

Source: Zara

ZARA (The focus is not just the very outlandish silver bomber jacket, but also what it’s paired with – color block kitsch with bold but silent hues like black, white, beige and a certain kind of green.)

Source: Zara

Source: Zara

Source: Zara ZARA (These shoes might just be my favorite purchase ever because they landed me in Teen Vogue [!] all on their own.)

Source: Zara

ZARA (These shoes might just be my favorite purchase ever because they landed me in Teen Vogue [!] all on their own.)

Source: Zara ZARA (Kitsch isn’t necessarily streetwear, put your sequins anywhere!)

Source: Zara

ZARA (Kitsch isn’t necessarily streetwear, put your sequins anywhere!)

Source: Getty Images Gucci blouse w/ Adidas sneakers

Source: Getty Images

Gucci blouse w/ Adidas sneakers