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The Budget Babe's Fashion Predictions for 2009

Yes, I am aware of my friend Kathryn Finney's predictions for the New Year over at The Budget Fashionista (check out her post at, but I, too, am playing soothsayer for the day. Here's what I think will go down in the world of fashion in 2009. Happy New Year everyone!!

  1. Big shades and oversized handbags will be replaced by...actually, I don't think they're going anywhere. But alternative styles will abound.

  2. Designer duds will be more discrete, or so I hope.

  3. Individualism will flourish as more media outlets provide more information and provide a forum for more points of view.

  4. Shoe styles will become more practical. Yay!

  5. Uniqlo will open a store in Chicago (hint, hint).

  6. Dark denim will continue to reign supreme as the preferred jean of choice.

  7. More ladies will rock leggings for day and night, oh yes!

  8. The Rodarte sisters will design a line for Target. Please?

  9. Isaac Mizrahi will restore Liz Claiborne to its former glory.

  10. Black will be big as fashionistas look to save money on fashion and still look stylish.

  11. Dry cleaning will be out, green cleaning (and washing stuff at home) will be in.

  12. Street style will continue to soar.

  13. Kate Moss will still be super. And modeling.

  14. Polyester and pleather will be cool as more eco-conscious fashionistas adopt a vegan/vegetarian outlook on life.

  15. Thrifting and consignment shop sales will continue to climb until the economy stops sinking.

  16. Demand for plastic surgery will wane, but less invasive procedures will continue to gain momentum.

I love your predictions! I think if they came true we'd be living in a better world (especially the green cleaning trends, and less plastic surgery- no more fake looking fools!!!)
#1 Peaches on 2009-01-01 16:01 (Reply)
A lot of people are already tired of seeing Kate Moss. She's not the only "super" model who should be reigning ...she should be done. I think more models from diverse ethnic groups such as black, MidEastern and Asian women are now more prominent
#2 bingkee (Homepage) on 2009-01-01 19:27 (Reply)
Being a model is a job, why should she be cast aside just because of her age, or because her race isn't whats in right now? Thats pretty shallow. She does her job well and thats why she gets work, maybe if a younger model can do better she'll get the job. You can work on how well you do your job, you can't change your skin color.
#2.1 Megan on 2009-01-02 18:39 (Reply)
I don't think there's anything 'super' about Kate Moss, she's a coke head and a bad awful mother. Somebody should take her kid away. Oh and leggings are totally out....have been for a while.
#3 Claudia on 2009-01-01 21:07 (Reply)
You're right...there's nothing super in she should be "out"...people now have enough of her "face" ---too much can be sickening.
Come on give the younger and newer models a break...and give us a break from Moss.
#3.1 bingkee (Homepage) on 2009-01-02 15:58 (Reply)
Leggings are not even close to being out.
#3.2 Carmen on 2009-01-02 18:34 (Reply)
Oh, I would freak if Rodarte did a line for Target!

As for the vegan/vegetarian outlooks, I just bought a pair of Stella McCartney wedge booties. I can't wait to see how they look, since they're not real leather.

And I'm all for wearing black anytime.
#4 taylor (Homepage) on 2009-01-01 23:45 (Reply)
polyester and pleather - UGH!
#5 maggie z on 2009-01-02 11:34 (Reply)
Oh god, I really hope high heels start getting a bit shorter. I love them and I really love how beautiful and detailed they have been this past year, but I just can't wear five inch heels on a daily basis. Of course, my wallet will benefit from them staying sky high, so we'll see. ;-)

Happy New Year, BB!
#6 Alexandra on 2009-01-02 11:54 (Reply)
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