Nothing stays in fashion forever. Celebrities come and go, technology that was once indispensable becomes obsolete, and some items of clothing go out of style. That’s sad when it applies to you some of your favorite items or accessories, but it’s not always permanent. Sometimes, if you put out of fashion clothes at the back of your wardrobe, they’ll eventually work their way back into style, and you can pull them back out again. By that point, your friends will probably have forgotten that you ever owned them to begin with, and you can pass them off as a new purchase!

Unfortunately, this advice doesn’t apply to anything. Some things have gone out of fashion and are never coming back again. Even though there have been some fashion surprises over the years, including the return of 1970s flares and 1980s jackets, there are some garments that have been permanently exiled from fashion runways and celebrity parties, and they won’t be welcomed back again. If you have any of them stashed away somewhere, it’s time to wave goodbye to them and make way for something new. 

We could probably make a list of twenty or perhaps even thirty items that ought to be thrown out if you have them, but for now, let’s focus on just five!

Furry Boots

Allow us to be real for a second here; furry boots should never have happened. They’re impractical, they’re horrifically uncomfortable in hot weather, and they’re ruined the moment they get wet. Looking back, we should never have gone crazy for them in the first place. We don’t even know who to blame for introducing them, although we have a nasty suspicion that it might have been Snooki from “Jersey Shore.” Aside from the fact that you have to ditch them the moment you spill anything on them or get them wet, furry boots are unflattering. They’ll either make your lower legs look fat, or your upper legs look short. Sometimes they’ll do both at once. That’s not a look anyone should want, and it’s a good reason to throw them away!

Ballroom Gowns

When’s the last time you wore a ballroom gown? You might have bought a beautiful one with the intention of wearing it to a wedding, but when did you last go to a wedding that had such a formal dress wear requirement? In fact, when’s the last time you went anywhere that required such formal dress? Ballroom gowns used to be good for three occasions; weddings, casinos, and dancing. Most of us don’t dance. Weddings aren’t as demanding on your wardrobe as they used to be. Casinos have started making their way to the internet as online slots websites instead. Because land-based casinos are now in direct competition with online slots websites, they’re less strict about what you have to wear to get in than they used to be. Needless to say, you don’t have to wear a ballgown to play online slots. We won’t deny that some of them look pretty, but they’re increasingly redundant, and they take up a lot of space that could be used for something else. 

Baggy Jeans

You might recall baggy jeans starting off as a trend among fans of rock music in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and then crossing over from there into mainstream fashion. Just as soon as they arrived, they disappeared. That was bad news for the companies that made them, like JNCO. They’ve tried to make a few comebacks since then, including a strong push as recently as 2019, but the public has never fallen for the trick a second time, and they remain unpopular. We were never keen on them as men’s fashionwear, but we like them even less as options for women. They’re shapeless, they make you look wider than you really are, and there’s no way of wearing them that’s flattering. On top of that, much as we hate to break it to you, you’re not 18 anymore, and nobody’s listening to Limp Bizkit!

Velour Tracksuits

One photo of a celebrity wearing a particular type of garment can be all it takes to send sales of that garment rocketing. Paris Hilton probably didn’t think she was doing anything other than dressing for comfort when she was snapped wearing a Juicy Couture velour tracksuit several years ago, but she started a trend that took over the world. It soon felt like everyone was walking around with the brand’s name stamped across their backside, regardless of whether it suited them or not. Because of some o the people wearing the clothes, the brand gradually came to be seen as trashy instead of classy and eventually shut down all of its stores due to financial difficulties. The Juicy Couture brand has since been resurrected, but that doesn’t mean its velour tracksuits should get the same treatment. We’d rather they stayed in the past. 

Platform Shoes

We get it. We liked the Spice Girls. You liked the Spice Girls. Everybody used to like the Spice Girls. As children, they were our heroes. As adults, we have unending admiration for the fact that they managed to both sing and dance in those enormous platform shoes without falling over or breaking their ankles. That doesn’t mean you should still be trying to replicate that achievement today. The 1990s are over, the Spice Girls have all grown up and started families, and we can say with confidence that none of them are ever going to be seen dead in platform shoes again. Every time you go outdoors in a pair of oversized platforms, you’re asking for an accident to happen, and even if it doesn’t, you’ll be stumbling around trying to remain balanced, looking like a drunken deer. It’s impossible to look graceful or elegant with a pair of platforms on, and we think that’s a good reason to introduce them to the trash. Maybe throw those Spice Girls records away at the same time!

We realize that parting with some of these items might be painful because of the memories you associate with them, but it’s for your own good. If you leave them in your wardrobe, you might end up accidentally wearing them again one day, and someone might take a picture of you and upload it to the internet. Imagine the embarrassment! Don’t take the risk; take out the trash today.

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