Back in 2006, Merrick and I went on a study abroad program to London. It was pretty much fantastic in every way.
I remember during the last couple of weeks, we started to notice that British girls were wearing skinny jeans. And it wasn’t a few, here and there. It was virtually every person, male and female.
Skinny jeans hadn’t even been on my radar at all back in the States, and it was still another year or two until they really started to catch on. I remember thinking they looked so WEIRD, but by the time we left London, we could pretty much identify Americans by their flared jeans.
And less than a year later, I bought my first pair. Now I only own a single pair of NON-skinny jeans. And I never wear that pair of jeans.
Since then, I’ve felt wary about ever saying, “I’ll NEVER wear x, y, or z” because. . . yes, I probably will.
But! There are a couple of things that I feel pretty certain I will never wear. (Remind me to come delete this post if I ever buy any of the things I’ve mentioned here. . .):
Overalls. I suffer from looking like a pre-teen in regular clothing. I certainly don’t need to be wearing toddler clothing styles. And, also, if you’re going to wear overalls, at least go to Goodwill and buy a mega-cheap pair, instead of paying a ridiculous TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY EIGHT DOLLARS for this pair. I’m just saying.
Jumpsuits. Over the weekend, Bart and I went shopping with the girls and when we walked past the display windows of Forever 21,we both just died laughing over the mannequin wearing this faded denim jumpsuit. Is this . . .prison chic? I just do not get it at all. The good news is that, like all Forever 21 merchandise, it’s pretty cheap. So once you’ve bought this, you can at least feel okay that you only are out about $30 (you know, of course, that in my mind $30 is still pretty much a fortune to spend on any item of clothing).
Shapeless dresses. I titled this photo The Bag Dress in my files. There is a lovely person I follow on Pinterest who has excellent taste, except I have never seen more photos of shapeless dresses that may possibly have been made from garbage sacks. (I hate clogs-type shoes like this photo show, too, so this is pretty much the worst outfit I can imagine).
Dressy shoes with socks. Socks? Are for tennis shoes.The end.
What are you (pretty sure) you’ll never wear? I won’t hold you to it.