Do you ever wonder what happens to trends of the past? Do they sit in limbo just waiting for someone to remember they exist, or do they go to some sort of fashion heaven to rest in peace for good? Some trends, I'm sure, are meant to die (Dad sneakers I'm talking to you), but others were really solid, well-liked and found their way into our hearts. Do you remember when hobo bags were all the rage? I'm sure your favorite reformed boho celeb does. Just ask Jessica Simpson during her Newlyweds days, or Lauren Conrad on The Hills. Hobos were a thing for quite a while, and looking back it's pretty clear why. Hobos were easy, grab and go, kind of bags. Not to mention, they were relatively practical as well. Many were roomy enough to, well, hold your whole life in the crook of your arm. Slowly the hobo trend kind of lost steam, though I wouldn't say that it completely died. Every season a few would pop up here and there amongst designer line-ups, but the trend never came back full force. However, this season might be the season it happens. I've been saying it a bit under the radar for the last couple of months, just ask Megs, and then I saw that Vogue was thinking the same thing and I knew I was on to something.
I was never a hobo girl at the height of the trend. I preferred totes, or top handle bags back then, and now, you all know I love a good mini bag. While I can appreciate that there are a lot of nice hobos popping up here and there now that this trend is on its way back, I'm not sure that the hobo is for me. It's not that I don't like it, but rather I don't know that the hobo exactly fits my style. What about you? Do you love it or would you rather leave it? If you're here for it I've got ten styles to get you started on the return of the hobo.