We all know we’ve made them…those clumsy little fashion-gaffes, or should I say “goofs” that bring embarrassing attention to us in one way or another. How many times have we frantically run around our bedrooms, rummaging through drawers, ripping through clothes, shoes and accessories, only to see that we’ve accomplished nothing but generate absolute anarchy in the closet and on the floors? I know I have, and on more than one occasion!
One would think, however, that after trying on 7 different shirts, 10 pairs of pants, 4 scarves, 2 belts…and a “Partridge in a pear tree,” you would have lost at least 5 pounds! All I get is a backache, my makeup smeared to one side of my face and my hair (that I spent curling for two hours) messy and laying flat from the aerobic exercise that I just performed – Frantic? “FOE”-sure!
It’s hard enough to find the right clothes to fit my stature. I don’t want to worry about looking dumb wearing them, or add to the “temporarily speechless” out there. So goes the litany of questions in my head: “Umm, what season is it again? Can I wear white, even though we’re in winter? Should I wear my pants tucked inside of the boot, or wear them over the boot? Is animal print still in style?” Do you find yourself contemplating these same questions year after year, or filtering through past year’s fashion no-no’s from your favorite style magazine?
Well, STOP!! Fashion Faux-Pas have been occurring, and inspiring, for centuries. Today’s fashion blunderer could be tomorrow’s au couranttrend setter! Believe it or not, the fashionable well-to-do,
For example, some believe leggings should have stayed in the 80’s and 90’s, “where they belong.” But clearly, leggings have gone through the fashion rebirth canal several times dating all the way back to the14th century during the Renaissance period! They became fashion-forward in the 60’s when women wore them with little ballet slippers. Undoubtedly, leggings have become both, the fashion friend and foe. The rule of thumb here is to never wear
The truth of the matter is this: The majority of people who see you on the street really don’t know if you’re a walking fashion faux-pas-fluke, or if you’re the next fashion trendsetter working for Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar! Besides, given the history of some of the wildest fashion faux-pas committed throughout the years, evidently, they have a way of working themselves out…just give it time!
Whether fashion is your friend or foe, don’t be frantic. Be creative! Just be you, and give it a GO!
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