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Friends of Racked Philly Name the Year's Worst Fashion Trends

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As 2012 draws to a close, we're surveying our friends in the fashion industry about the year's biggest news stories and most exciting developments. Yesterday, we looked at 2012's best fashion trends, now, let's discuss the worst trends. Readers, let us know what you think in the comments.

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Q: What are the worst trends of 2012?

Alina Alter, owner, Aoki Boutique: High-low hems; Baroque; and tights and skirts on men.

Danielle Audian, blogger, Indie.Electronic.Alternative: The senseless mixing and matching of random prints, and colorblocking that didn't make sense, like turquoise pumps with a red sweater and green skinny jeans.

Allison Stadd, Editor, Uwishunu: Ombre hair and jumpsuits.

Liz Scarlett, owner, Scarlett Alley: Still with the way-too-high-heels—so many woman look hunched over when wearing them.

Joelle Brodhecker, co-owner, Addiction Studios: If you own any trend, it looks good!

Jacci Stallone, blogger, Being Perfect is Hard: Studs and spikes became a little too mainstream. Also Pinterest.

Matthew Vlahos, founder/publicist, MVPR: Colored jeans for men. Green skinny jeans are for elves during Casual Fridays at the North Pole—period.

Liz Sieber, owner, Omoi Zakka Shop: Sweatpants in public! They're earning Philly a bad rep. I know y'all own a pair of jeans, c'mon.

Elena Brennan, owner, Bus Stop: For me, personally: the bohemian look. I love it on others, but it doesn't look good on me.

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