I was reading one of my favourite blogs, Garance Doré, and came across her post outlining the incredulity and shock she experienced when she found herself waiting in line to buy a pair of “dreaded” Uggs… “Those weird cartoon boots that make your feet look enormous and end up all deformed like some kind of helium inflated sock. Those hideous winter things that people wear in the summer. Those brownish, post-adolescent uglies that people wear to be like everyone else.” OUCH. Admittedly, I have owned several pairs of Uggs in my lifetime. Ok – they aren’t Loubs, but they were just too snuggly to pass up. No regrets.
Her post got me thinking though – what trendy items would I never be caught dead wearing or found too ugly to wear in public, but passable enough to wear at home (and possibly torture my husband)? For example, while at home, I wear threadbare leggings as pants, I have been known to wear a Bonnebell lipsmacker necklace and t-shirts with lettering so big stating groundbreaking proclamations such as “….but first, coffee.” I know that these items are bad because I won’t even wear them to go outside and fetch the mail.
Well – after some careful thought and worry about offending a huge amount of people (I’m sorry!), I offer you my list of things I refuse to wear past my front door. And remember, just because I don’t like it doesn’t mean it’s bad. Just because I look like I have a black snowman on top of my head when I attempt a sock bun, doesn’t mean that
it shouldn’t be banished of the face of the Earth others can’t pull it off.
They are warm, snuggly and brilliant…for surfers. Are you a hot, shaggy-haired Australian toting around a surfboard on a chilly morning on Bondi Beach? No? Then get a real pair of boots. Get a pair of boots that do not make you look like Big Foot. Get a pair of boots that do NOT do this:
Giant Logo Shirts
Enough already! So boring. You did NOT wake up like that! And why can’t I sit with you?? Mean girl!
I will be the first to admit that I wanted a pair of those Isabel Marant wedge sneakers sooooo bad when they first came out. Then, everyone and their dog started designing them, and…sigh…we ended up with these:
Wearing pyjamas (and rumpled sweats) out of the house screams “I give up”. A talented and clearly bored designer with “designer’s block” came up with pyjamas suitable for daytime wear that cost the same as six-month’s rent. He got rich and we got punked.
Sandals My Dad Wears
Ok – I know some fashionistas who can pull these off really well…but they pair them with clothes that are to die for. Not everyone styles these well, therefore ending up looking like a resident of Del Boca Vista, Florida’s Premier Retirement Community.
Any trends you despise? Please let me know in the comments! I died laughing when one of my best buddies told me that she hated “statement necklaces because they make your head look like it’s being served up on a platter!” OMG!