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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

When Bohemian = Bag Lady

I don't know if it is because I spend way too much time on www.gofugyourself.com but I was walking around Square One on my lunch and there are two very disturbing fashion trends that I think we need to stop right now.

First and foremost is the bohemian look where people layer clothes for the hell of it. This had it's roots back when people wore a skirt over a pair of jeans (PICK ONE!) but now has blossomed into a full-on everywhere you look trend. It must be said: It makes you look like shit. It's like a Value Village discount bin exploded and someone looked down and thought, "yeah, two scarves over a shawl over a cape is awesome". It doesn't even matter if it's high-end clothing, when it is layered without thought it makes you look like a homeless superhero. The worst part is that it was a style made popular by Mary-Kate Olsen. Don't get me wrong I love the Olsen twins and would slit any of your throats to have their media power but when the world is taking fashion cues from Michelle Tanner, I think we need to take a collective step back.

Secondly and most dangerous when combined with the above look is tucking your pants into your boots. There is one reason and one reason only this is EVER acceptable: you are 6 years old and putting on your goloshes to walk to school in the snow and don't want to get your pants wet. If you are a grown woman and trying to pull this off, rest assured it looks like you are either on lunch recess and itching to slide down the hill, or an extra in a Poison video.


At 5:32 p.m., Blogger Trish said...

Can I jump on board, and move that we get rid of the oversized sunglasses? I mean, they were cool at first, but no one really needs that much sun protection.

At 5:49 p.m., Blogger Joanna said...

I would also like to nominate the furry winter boots. I mean, did none of these fashionistas ever see Dumb and Dumber? and pretty much half of what I see in the halls of York...

At 12:21 a.m., Blogger Eric said...

agreed to the furry boots. those make me want to go homicidal.

have you ever thought of becoming a fashion critic? it would suit you well, just stay away from those over-rated Olsen bastards.



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