Guys, we’re already halfway through 2016. And before you let that freak you out too much, take this opportunity to reflect on all the worst trends that have happened this year. 2015 forced on us the man bun and a world-Taylor Swift takeover. We’re still recovering from 2012’s #YOLO. Let’s start getting smarter about trends and start putting them to bed early, before Christmas rolls around and your mom just “assumes” you’d want white Vans. *shivers* Here are the trends we need to end now, before it’s too late:
Grey Hair On Purpose
No one under the age of 45 should be able to walk into a hair salon and ask for The Sexy Grandparent. Sure, it’s 2016 and we’ve pretty much seen every hair style and color possible, and celebrities constantly need to find new and creative ways to be “relevant” in the fashion world, but that doesn’t mean we should encourage them, or follow suit (especially when #TimeDidItFirst).
This feels like it should have just been a dumb Coachella trend that lived and died at that festival, but it appears that the “flower crown” has seeped into mainstream society. It should only be okay to wear a flower crown if you’re attending a Renaissance Fair or if your legal name is Princess Mayflower.
Ugh. These crept up in 2015 and have overstayed their welcome in the same way that bell-bottoms did in the ’70s. Now that it’s summertime, prepare to see the upper midriffs of every woman who yearns to be mistaken for a former cast member of Dawson’s Creek for just one day.
Damn Daniel and Chewbacca Mom
You can’t even read those words without hearing their voices in your head, can you? This is the mark of some truly malicious memes, and they must be washed away from our minds at once — no matter how many times Ellen attempts to make them stronger.
Cool AF Celebrities Dying
Alan Rickman. David Bowie. Prince. Muhammad Ali. JESUS WILL SOMEONE MAKE THIS STOP OR AT LEAST GET HARRISON FORD AND BILLY CRYSTAL TO A SAFE HOUSE?! This year has somehow managed to take all these great men and more away from us, and yet it’s continued to allow the Kardashians to grow stronger. Why must it do this? Who hurt you, year?
Saying “Yasss” or “Yass Queen!” to Literally Everything
This has become a habit to many, and while it really is a phrase that just rolls off the tongue so easily, it’s not a phrase that can, or should, become part of our everyday jargon. When your phone autocorrects “Yes” to “YASS, QUEEN” in a text to your boss, that’s when you know it’s time to let that sh*t go…
It’s good to have goals in life, but that’s all you need. You don’t need to hashtag your goals. It won’t help you get there any faster or easier, so let’s all just stop hashtagging our goals. I’d say let’s stop hashtagging f*cking everything, but that’s a dream as big and ridiculous as Trump’s dumbass wall.
What 2016 trend do you want to see die ASAP? Let us know on Twitter @Smosh!