Thursday, September 13, 2007

Wouldn't, Couldn't, Shouldn't
Following are thirteen fashion-related items that begin as children's wear... and that unfortunately, some try to make over into adult wear. Yes, you should listen to your inner child-- just not when they're giving you fashion tips! Feel free to add your own lists here; I feel I've only scratched the surface!
1. Hair bows. Hmm... make that any kind of bow, really. Bows are cute on infants, presents, and wreaths. Period.
2. Overalls. Unless you are a farmer. A REAL farmer with crops, tractors, etc... No posers.
3. Socks with sandals. This is even pushing it for kids.
4. Sneakers with long tube socks. Sorry, this only works for baseball players.
5. Tiaras. Leave the princesses to Disney.
6. One-piece jammies. Believe it or not, you can find these for adults if you look hard enough.
7. Crocs. Yes, they're all the rage now, blah, blah, blah. But seriously, they're gardening shoes. As in, schlep around in the garden in them, then put real shoes on to go out in public.
8. Capes. Yes, they're the height of romantic, etc. etc. but sorry, folks, there's only three allowances here: If you're being Dracula at a Halloween party, if you're playing the Phantom of the Opera, or if you actually live in Transylvania.
9. Wearing costumes for everyday. Are you part of the Justice League? No? Then get that stupid thing off!
10. Pigtails. Cindy Brady dropped them, and so should you.
11. Animal purses/backpacks. Sooo cute for little kids, sooo not for grown-ups.
12. Flip-flops. I'm talking mainly for men here--they just don't look right. You're allowed them in public showers or on the beach, guys. That is all. And generally speaking, wearing flip-flops at the work place--the rubbery kind, not the nicer, dressier thong sandal--is so unprofessional.
13. Short shorts. This look went out in the 70's and stayed out. For a reason.


Bernita said...

Thank you.
You have done the public a service.

StarvingWriteNow said...

I just thought of another one: wearing your pajamas ALL DAY LONG, in public. WTF?

spyscribbler said...

Ohmigosh, pajamas in public! I keep seeing that, isn't that weird?

I hate flip flops anywhere except on the beach. I never wear them.

Robyn said...

Are you part of the Justice League?

Dude, you KNOW we can't give out that information!

Actually, I'd be happier if people would stop dressing their children as if they were grown. Who needs to see a five year old in a thong??

StarvingWriteNow said...

...a five year old in a thong...