Fashion Foe Pause


So I’ve been shopping for summer clothes and can sum up the experience this way...

There are two kinds of girls in this world: floppy hat girls, and baseball cap girls. I am a baseball cap girl. And all of this summer’s fashions are for floppy hat girls.

I have nothing against floppy, wide-brimmed, romantic hats, or the people who wear them. In fact, I have several floppy hat friends. It’s just that floppy hats look ridiculous on me. They feel ridiculous on me. I might as well be wearing a strapless, billowy ruffled shirt — which, it turns out, is what all the clothing stores are carrying these days.

I can’t wear these clothes! I can’t pull off the sexy-camisole-as-office-attire look. I’m no good at the baby-doll, No-Really-I’m-Not-Pregnant top. The styles I hate seem to be everywhere. Three-quarter-length sleeves? Oh yeah. Bermuda shorts? You betcha. The tragic wife beater tank tops with glued-on lace and sequins? RACKS of ‘em EVERYWHERE.

Sigh.

If anyone needs me, I’ll be home on my couch in my sweatpants. And a baseball cap. Hrmph.

3 comments:

Kim said...

Old Navy, Baby! I just bought 5 v-neck t-shirts in varying colors for $25. But then, I could sit in my pajamas all day for my job and nobody would know, so I guess I might not have the perspective you need.

Robyn said...

Yeah, I've had some trouble with Old Navy lately ... me being more of a "black" girl and Old Navy catering more to the "neon pink" crowd. Also, they love their 3/4-length sleeves there...
But I'll have to give it another shot. Haven't been in awhile.

Kim said...

Yeah you're right. I just went back to Old Navy yesterday and the plain t-shirts are definitely in the minority. I've given up on most stores. But I seem to have the most luck at outlets these days.