WHY am I linked on the most complete database of hotels in Greece?? Gotta love the internet.
I’m not much for fashion. I generally stick to sweaters and jeans. But I can’t help noticing there is a very disturbing new fashion trend out there. Lately, I have been spotting long belted shirts and tight jeans with boots going up over the OUTSIDE of the jeans. I really don’t want to relive junior high. I’m not going anywhere near this one, but I’m worried that it might sneak into my wardrobe anyway. Like the capris. When the capris first came out, it just looked awkward. I didn’t want to walk around looking like I outgrew my pants. But the capris just stayed and everyone was wearing them and after a few years, I finally got some capris. Somehow, the unnatural and odd became acceptable.
I’m not going to let the 80s trend capri me. I will not allow the appalling to become attractive through the forces of media and peer influences over time. But I do need to worry about the entirely unconscious influences. For example, when I put on jeans from the bottom of my drawer- the jeans from when Friends first came out and I still purposefully tanned in the summer- the waist is shockingly high. It’s not even comfortable, it feels so high and goofy. Clearly, I have been unknowingly subject to influences concerning the waist height of my pants. Plus, now the majority of my jeans look very bland in the ass. No designs on the back pockets. I like the ‘design on the back pockets’ trend however. Sure, why not.
Some things I did successfully resist. I never did the tube top, ever, and I never did the one shoulder strap and I’ll never put on a skirt whose hem is uneven. In junior high, however, I would have killed for the perfect pair of tight stone washed jeans that, most importantly, were tight at the ankles. In junior high, my fashion store choices were limited to either Ames or Ben Franklin (it used to sell clothes, not crafts, remember that?) and the perfect pair of jeans eluded me forever. I had to fold over the bottom of my jeans and roll them up and then fill in the gap with double layered, color coordinated socks.
The DC sneakers are really popular with high school kids around here. Somehow, poofy feet became cool.
I’d really like to meet the individual who decided that would be cool. The very first person to roll up their pants and double their socks. The first person to encourage fat poofy sneakers. Who the hell comes up with these things? Who enforces the trend? And why, when enough people do it, does it start to work its tentacles into your brain and distorts your vision and you participate as if you freely chose to do so? I’d really like to do a research project on how fashion trends operate and delude entire populations of people into looking like idiots.
The Crocs are the first fad I’ve seen that literally everyone of ALL ages and genders is partaking in. I have no idea how that happened. I have yet to try on some Crocs. They look very rubbery.