Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Making a Fashion Statement.......

Today’s fashions must surely be a conspiracy. Who in God’s green earth would want to dress and actually leave their homes looking the way women and some men do today?  People are wearing ragged jeans which sometimes don’t cover quite enough of their backside. How about the undergarment showing? Back in the olden days you wore your underwear, well, under. Then there is the pajama thing. It’s like “I have new pajamas. I’m going to Walmart”. What’s up with that?

I have some very simple fashion tips which I am very happy to share at no additional charge:

  1. Bill Blass, the famous fashion designer, was quoted as having said “When in doubt, wear red”. I think this is a really good fashion tip. This little pearl of wisdom is especially helpful if you are going to be dining on spaghetti. Good ol’ Bill might have been referring to his designer fragrance, Red.
  2. If it is uncomfortable don’t, I repeat DON’T, wear it. That goes for clothes that don’t fit right. If you have to keep tugging and adjusting your clothes, just give it up and change into something that fits. Included in this would be girdles (I think you can still buy them. I know you can get something called Spanx. I saw them on Oprah). The topic of comfort in clothes brings to mind the days of cancans. Remember those garments from hell? What were we thinking?   
  3. Shoes. If you can’t walk in them from the get-go don’t buy them. One should avoid those pointy-toed things so high they put you at risk for nosebleeds. On the other hand, if the shoe fits, buy it in every color.
  4. Just because it looks good on the hanger doesn’t mean it’ll look good on you. I’m guessing that a lot of people don’t bother to try things on in the store before they buy. That explains some of the “people of Wal-Mart”. Or there is a significant shortage of mirrors in this country.
  5. Panty hose is out. Refer to # 2.

With all this being said some fashion rules were meant to be broken. Case in point…wearing, or not wearing, white after Labor Day. Here’s the deal. I bought a new shirt (on sale) specifically to wear with a pair of white capris in my closet. I have worn the white capris and the new shirt twice since Labor Day and I just might throw caution to the wind and wear them one more time before the month is up.  I might even sling a white purse over my shoulder and put on some white sandals. I’m not so worried about the Fashion Police showing up, but if those goons from TV’s What Not to Wear approach me I’m going to run like a Sasquatch is after me.