I found The Sartorialist linked at A Dress a Day. It has lots of photos of people wearing what I assume are fashionable clothes and, as they’re presented in a dignified and artistic manner, I also assume that the intention is not to make fun of them but that’s mostly what I’m going to do.
I have never understood why anyone would wear shorts with a sweater. If it’s warm enough for a shorts it is too warm for a sweater; if it’s cool enough for a sweater it’s too cool for shorts, therefore it always looks silly when you put the two together. All I can think of is she’s thinking, “It’s a bit cool outside but my legs are too awesome not to show off so I’ll suffer.”
This outfit is not bad except for the belt and the way she’s wearing it with part of the skirt scrunched up above it. And this one – I love the yellow but that wrap is confusing. One sleeve and that drapey front. It looks like it was in a horrible laundry accident but she decided to wear it anyway.
This… oh, I really can’t make fun of this one too much because there’s a coolness factor. (Or so says my inner 10-year-old) The plaid shirt obviously doesn’t go and neither do the boots and I wish she wasn’t clutching her purse in front of her so I could get a better look at the outfit. Is that a dress or a long t-shirt and shorts? Long t-shirt I think. I’d wear that but not the rest of it.
I have to pick on a man or two and this guy is the perfect candidate. Cut-offs with a blazer? Seriously? And I hope he’s not actually planning to ride a bicycle in those rope sandals. There could be more than just a fashion accident in his future. What’s most shocking are the comments. A lot of people actually think he’s stylish.
And then there’s this guy. “Paper or plastic?” “Paper. I’m collecting them to make a new suit.”
But it’s not all a clown parade. I’ve saved the best for last. This is perfect. It thrills my heart that there are still young women out there who dress like this. So lovely. And I love, love, love that she’s wearing simple, old-fashioned sneakers. This is like a fresh summer breeze. (which we badly need right now)