March 21, 2016
These lists always crack me up, but I think they’re worth considering, from time to time. I see two sides of this issue:
- I hate this, because I don’t think you should listen to what someone tells you to wear unless you’re in an organization for which a uniform is appropriate, or if you’re in a wedding…. but
- It can be edifying to see what other people think of as “can’t miss” because it can clue you into things that are going to be readily available in stores for a while, and maybe remind you that it’s time to replace or upgrade something that you haven’t purchased in years.
Yes, my name is Janice (like Janus, the god of beginnings, endings, doorways, portals, and both sides of everything).
The ’90s Neckline
I don’t remember this particularly from the ’90s, and so I call it the Square Neckline.
This “trend” isn’t really a trend, to me, because I see at least a few things with a square neckline every day. And deciding how to respond to this is easy: if you like it and it looks good, go for it! If you don’t care for it, or you end up looking boxy and just WRONG in these tops, skip them.
Oh my… I see very few women on whom these look good. If you’re comfortable in them, have a blast. But make sure you take a good look in a 3-way mirror, and that you’re happy with what you see. I, personally, look like I’m standing in a bucket when I wear these. My legs are appropriately long for my height, and they’re quite slim and strong, but it still doesn’t work. Your mileage may vary…
Great holey cheese, this isn’t a trend, it’s a fabric, or a weave! Men wear gingham shirts ALL THE TIME… But if they’re going to dust it off and make it available, I’m happy to hear it!
My only real caution for this one is to be careful around red and white gingham – you might end up looking as if you should be an extra in a ’60s musical, or a farmhand. Maybe that’s just the way it feels to me…
I have a gingham shirt from Lands’ End, in black and white, which I adore. These socks would be fun to wear at the same time – just a glimpse of them would show, when I was walking or sitting…. hmmm…
Really, they just mean olive drab, or British khaki. It’s finally starting to make sense to me – khaki in the US is sort of tan, but in the UK it’s olive green? Yes?
At any rate, if you like this color, there are a lot of ways to bring some into your life. I particularly like the juxtaposition of the military-ish color with the pretty style of the hat!
Why is it polka? Can’t you waltz wearing dots?
This is a print that seems to be fairly common every spring and summer, but the fashion gods and goddesses have deemed it “in” this year. It’s cheerful, easy to wear, and available in absolutely any product, garment, or accessory you might want!
You’ve GOT to be kidding… does this mean that there are people who don’t wear a raincoat when it’s raining, if they’re not considered “au courant?” That boggles my wee mind….
I never had a yellow slicker as a child… this could be a fun, bright, cheery addition to almost any wardrobe, even if you don’t own anything else yellow!
And you can use this as an opportunity to sample another trend at the same time – a “Utilitarian” color, or an oh so trendy gingham lining…
My feelings about trends are simple – if something you love comes into the swing of things, grab them and enjoy. But if something is being pushed on you from all sides, and you really do NOT like it, run. Or push back. Or push back, and then run. But stick to your personal style and preferences, no matter what!
with staunch love,