But first, let me set some groundwork: I am not under the impression that I am some sort of "Coco Chanel-esque" wonder child myself, not by any stretch of even the most fickle of imaginations. However, though I may not dress like Coco, I flatter myself by believing that I think like her. (I do share her love for a sophisticated pant-suit and tweed overcoat).
Honestly, is it so hard to take a small step (or even a bounding leap) towards originality? By all means, feel free to dress like a bum- whatever toots your horn. But even bums don't all look identical like some sort of twisted iRobot movie. Leggings, knee-high boots and a long sleeve cotton tee was, like most fashion trends, cute when it was sparse. Everyone knows that too much of a good thing will kill you.
That may not have been the best analogy. I'm not threatening lives here. Not yet anyways! Hah...okay.
Another thing that I cannot wrap my head around is this "high-low" trend that has plagued the globe. I call them mullet skirts: business in the front, party in the back, and ugly all over. For most trends, there is a cycle. It goes in style, out of style, downright embarrassing, "what were we thinking", then swings right back around to in style again. Though for mullet skirts, I foresee it getting to "what were we thinking", and then just taking on the broken record effect. If I have any say in the matter, the ghastly design will live on solely in pictures, like scrunchies and beehives and those strange looking sneaker wedge things:
1. tendency: a general tendency, movement, or direction
2. prevailing style: a current fashion or mode
If this is what is considered a "prevailing style", I cannot wait until the next trend comes running up like Napoleon on his ass (yeah, ole' Nappy didn't have a horse, as he was vertically challenged, so they hoisted his royal shortness atop a donkey) and spears this monotonous bitch straight through the heart.