Thursday, April 23, 2009

my top 5 warm-weather go-to's that need TO GO...

When you live in Seattle, it can be hard to write about fashion. Satellites are very practical people. We often favor comfort and function over aesthetic beauty. But I'm going to go out on a limb and reach out to those of you out there - like me - who know that it is possible to find a jacket that both keeps you warm and dry AND looks fabulous.

While spending a glorious weekend soaking in some truly rejuvenating blue skies and temperatures flirting with 75 degrees, I saw some things. Ugly things. And, because I am not a malicious person, looking to defame the 'worst dressed' of Seattle, I did not take their pictures. Instead I made a catalog in my head of the various fashion crimes I witnessed. I hate to dwell on the negative, so I'll keep this brief. Here, the 5 warm-weather items I wish would just - disappear.

5. Bra straps showing. I find this look trashy. And sloppy. Tank tops, tube tops, boat-neck shirts...just...no. Be a lady, class it up. Go strapless or get The Strapper, please.

4. White plastic sunglasses. I'm sorry, I just hate them. They look bad - on almost everyone. Usually you're the rule, not the exception, so...play it safe and go dark.

3. Crocs. Rubber. Clog. Neither of those words have anything to do with anything that is remotely nice looking to wear.

2. The terrycloth towel dress. You know what I'm talking about. It's done. Actually, it was done three years ago. I'm just reminding you.

1. Man jorts. (jean shorts for men!) This is my least favorite item of clothing - ever. I wish every pair would be recycled into some kind of alternative fuel. (because saying I want them all burned into nothingness in a celebratory bonfire is wasteful.)

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree (except my 2 year old daughters look adorable in their crocs). But what are man jorts?

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