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Sarcastic T-Shirts: It's Time For Them To Exit The Fashion Scene

06/21/2012 02:35 EDT | Updated 06/21/2012 02:35 EDT
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By definition, trends are fleeting. They're ephemeral. And each day we see our fair share of looks we'd like to remove from our sartorial lexicon. So join us, each week, as we analyze a trend that's had its 15 minutes of fame. These looks are well into their Minute 16, folks. It's time to usher them toward stage left.

The Trend: We all know the sarcastic T-shirt. They're the ones that have 'witty' statements emblazoned in bright colours across the chest of the wearer. Offenders can sport the classic "I'm with stupid" or maybe "you rock, you rule" with an accompanying rock and ruler. Whatever the logo, we're saying enough is enough. Confine the wit to your tweets or even a silly Facebook update.

Chief Offenders: People everywhere have been wearing these 'ironic' tees for a while now. It's definitely not being handed down to us from the realm of celebrity fashion unless you count Kim K telling everyone she supports recycling. No, logo T-shirts are coming at us from the people of the streets, festivals and marketplaces, making them all the more visible.

What's Wrong With It: These shirts are a statement, that's for sure. But is it the statement you truly wish to be making? The slogans are often less than positive or demeaning to one's own intelligence, and surely, that can't be the message you want to send to the world.

May We Suggest: A plain T-shirt? Let your wit speak for itself through your personality. Clothing is all about personal style, but when it starts literally speaking for you, that's when it takes a turn for the worst.

What do you think? Are we just plain wrong about this trend? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @HuffPostCaStyle.

Check out the other trends that are well past their prime:

Past Minute 16s

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