Sayonara, 2012. The Wordy Girl highlights the most unconventional trends of 2012.

{Cray colored hair and geek chic frames}

Blame Kelly Osbourne, Katy Perry or Christina Aguilera but questionably colored hair was totally in for 2012. I even succumbed to this mane event with some purple extensions. As for nerdy specs, I along with the entire Miami Heat team, sported geek chic frames eventhough I boast 20/20 vision. What a dork. I know.

{Smut is so now. Thanks, E.L. James}

While I’m not one to brag, I called out Fifty Shades of Grey as a must read back in Marchbefore the horny hullabaloo that was the Fifty Shades shitstorm even started brewing. Yes, it’s no J.D. Salinger or F. Scott Fitzgerald tome, but it’s nice to know whips, floggers (I had to Google that one, too) salacious sex and well-hung men with a propensity for pornish shenanigans have a home in the literary world.

{I blame Isabel Marant for the wedge sneaker trend}

This trend drove me to drink. Literally. Like a good Miami girl on Caribbean time, I bought my first pair of Marants last week when my boy Carlos from Neiman Marcus called me with the earth-shattering news that he had some elusive black Bekkets in stock. Like he was harboring some shady illicit substance with magical properties. Like, if I didn’t buy them from him, they would vanish into ether. Poof. Love-it-or-hate-it, I bought a pair of wedge dunks. I’m still on the fence about this one, too, but WHATEVER, THESE SHOES ARE LIKE SPARKLY UNICORNS…spellbinding and shit.

{Nail art: Where Sponge Bob and Polka Dots co-exist in harmony}

How did something so tacky become so cool? Suddenly, inexplicably, nail art traveled from the garish fringes to the fashion runways and infiltrated the mainstream, thanks to new kits, stencils, stickers, and special-effects polish. When it came to nail art, the crazier the better — from tacos to pizza to Angry Birds to watermelons — I’ve seen it all. Literally.

{And now for a trend the Grim Reaper would approve of}

In case you haven’t gotten the memo yet (and trust me, I miss memos all the time — namely ones from the husband): Skull and spike motifs killed it in 2012. Macabre symbols of death adorned everything from jeans to jewelry. The end result? Drop-dead gorgeous.

What was your favorite offbeat trend from  2012 or what am I missing from my list? Dish, darlings…





  1. Lucrecia
    December 31, 2012 / 9:51 am

    Gangnam style !

  2. Wordy Girl
    December 31, 2012 / 10:01 am

    OMG…how did I miss that one?

  3. Fofo
    January 1, 2013 / 12:00 pm

    You are missing The Hunger Games phenomenon.

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