Monday, January 3, 2011
First Monday, and the Times end-of-year style snark
Happy first day back to work, Style Nation. My "out of office" rely is gone, I've written back some annoyed students about their grades (mostly to make an appointment with me in the Spring semester to discuss), and I'm Manhattan bound to take care of business (including schlepping to the credit union, many library books, incomplete grades, housekeeping, etc.) Today, I am wearing something practical for lugging books, running to the bank, and dressing for the fairly mild weather (in my book, 35 degrees and sunny in early January is "nice."). I am also taking notes from A-Dubs and Anne, as well as trying to incorporate a "warmer weather" piece into winter rotation for No Repeats.
Yesterday, when I should have been working after dinner, I read and giggled to myself (because Blokey doesn't care about fashion terms) about this article about over-used and thus worn-out fashion terms. I am guilty of overusing many of these: "pop", "fashionista", "geek-chic", "well-edited", "DIY." Also, check out Cathy Horyn's list of 10 looks she doesn't want to see again.* While I disagree about the adorned jackets (epaulets obviously rule), I agree about the trapper hats and denim diapers. (I might be able to be convinced about the mid-century stuff, too. More 70s, less 50s!)
Are there any over-used fashion words you'd like to see less of? Fashion trends?
*edit: I don't want to suggest that anyone's individual style should be curbed according to some kind of fashion police mentality, but rather I read Horyn's list as a tongue-in-cheek chiding to designers and mass marketer/industry types, who tend to be really repetitive of certain trends, reproducing certain a a few dozen styles at the detriment of diversity.
Black dress: Land's End, thrifted
Grey knit tunic: Arwyn (local MPLS designer), via Cliche
Belt: Swap from Pineapple Mint Vintage