Would you rather wear janties, a deconstructed denim jacket or see-through PVC pants?

A pair of janties styled with a work shirt
A pair of janties styled with a work shirt

There are no limitations to innovation when it comes to fashion. If it can be worn, it will be made regardless of how many people may frown upon these unusual threads.

Over the past five years or so, we've welcomed bold, eccentric trends that were previously specific to certain subcultures or recreational activities into the mainstream style space. 

From sneaker trends, to stepping into biker territory with all things leather, to wearing boiler suits like Formula One racers, we've dabbled in most of it.

READ MORE: 5 reasons why you need to own a boiler suit this season

However, Balenciaga's platform Crocs never quite took off as intended. Whether that's a good or bad thing, is up to you. 

And more recently, Eckhaus Latta collaborated with UGGs to make these furry mules.

READ MORE: Why was everyone wearing UGGs at New York Fashion Week?

But all of that is hardly a threat to your sartorial street cred compared to these new intriguing items of fashion that the brave might soon be wearing:


When short shorts are just not cutting it anymore, Y/PROJECT has got you for £235 (about R4.4K).

See-through PVC pants

Hear me out, these are very practical - they won't stain if you spill literally anything on them and they're the perfect protective layer to wear on rainy days over your normal tight-fitting pants. 

Just don't sweat...

PVC skirt for more rainy days

Same logic as above still applies.

SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 14: A guest is seen on

Rope it up

A rope-like pearl belt to cinch your waist because belts are too mainstream.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: A guest seen wearin

If Inception were a denim jacket

A jacket under a jacket under a jacket under a jacket....

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 04: Jessica Minkoff seen wea

Uncoordinated jeans

When mercury retrograde has you feeling like wearing both blue and black jeans on the same day, so you wear both.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: Lauren Romero is seen on

READ MORE: Will you wear jeans with legs that don't match this year?

PVC handbag

While it's always ideal to have a waterproof handbag, maybe one that has all the contents inside on full display is not for South African CBDs.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 05: A guest is seen

Semi-formal jean pants

Yes, I said "jean pant" because this is actually the true definition of that commonly used South African term for jeans. I mean, what else would you wear when you have a meeting at 2pm and drinks straight after?

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: A guest seen wearing
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: A guest seen wearing

A pair of skeans?

If a hybrid of a skirt and shorts is called a skort, it only makes sense that this combo be called skeans.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: A guest is seen on th

So, which of these weird and wonderful items would you confidently rock?

All images: Getty

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