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Miami Style Influencers on Trends They Totally Avoided This Year

As Racked Miami wraps up its first year, we've tapped in a handful of reputable fashion friends to weigh in on 2014's greatest hits (and misses). Yesterday, we covered what trends everyone loved in 2014. Next up, we asked everyone what trends they successfully (or unsuccessfully!) resisted in 2014.


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Ria Michelle, CEO of Filthy Magic and Blogger: "NORMCORE. Good god no. Those Birkenstocks are just not it. Give me proper shoes or give me death."

Erin Newberg, Board member at National YoungArts Foundation, stylist and blogger: "I unsuccessfully resisted a Loro Piana jacket in London…. Cashmere…..Fox fur….."

Julia Ford-Carther, Assistant Editor of Ocean Drive Magazine: "Crop tops. And trust me, it was a success for me and passersby everywhere who didn't have to be subjected to my midriff."

John Joseph Lin, Founder of Lin Projects and Blogger: "I never got into designer sneakers. I'm not sure why, I think that sneakers are for working out and should stay in the gym and not out with a suit or your designer duds. There's nothing sexier then a man with a freshly polished shoe."

Iman Hasan, Fashion Publicist at The Workshop Collective: "1960's retro. I tried to avoid the trend because it can make you look boxy. But I feel for the modern fresh look."

Rachael Russell, FORD Fashion Stylist and President of Style Saves: "This year decided to stay away from Normcore. The slochy jumpsuits, sock with Birkenstocks and sensible backpacks are not my thing."

Sari Azout, Co-Founder of Bib + Tuck: "Nail art. I love it - but who has time for that???"

Angeles Almuna, Fashion Stylist and Blogger: "The trend that I couldn't resist during 2014 was TOTAL WHITE! Love it. So clean, sophisticated and easy to wear for any occasion."

Jonathan Eyal, Founder of Supply & Advise: "Wearing all black and white. It's way too sterile for my taste."

· Year in Racked 2014 [Racked Miami]