Washingtonian Magazine has their list of 'ins and outs" in the January issue. Ins are 2005 and of course, outs are 2004. Must admit, some of the things which are out I never knew were in, but that's pretty par for the course.
Of local interest, i.e. Illinois, Barack Obama is "in" and Jim Jeffords is "out". Didn't know Jeffords was ever in anywhere after he bolted the Republican party to become an "independent".
One I like: Tim Russert is "in" and Chris Matthews is "out". Good news, but Chris will probably take it out on somebody in the most whiney way.
Moon boots are "in" and pointy toes are "out". What are moon boots? Let me look them up. Ok, I'm back. Here is a moon boot. This is new? And 'in"? They remind me of something, but it must be tucked into my subconscious.
And...it seems brooches are now "out" and cocktail rings are "in". Gee, brooches have just made their way to this part of the country and already they're yesterday's news. Isn't that always the way?