Fashion For the Rest of Us

Now that fall has officially arrived, I’m tempted to max out my credit card on an entirely new wardrobe. Actually, I’m always tempted to max out my credit card, but I refrain.

The thing is, fashion can be confusing, and for a regular girl like me, it’s hard to know what fashion trends are appropriate to take on and where you should NEVER EVER go. For instance, my friends and I have had endless conversations about the leggings trend. Should we try it? Should we not? Some say¬† you should only wear leggings if you are toothpick thin. Others say it’s fine regardless of size, just make sure you wear an appropriate top or dress (long enough to cover your butt). Some people say you can wear them, but only the long version, not the version that stops mid-calf. Others are totally against them.

Kate Beckinsale can totally pull them off.

Of course Kate can pretty much rock anything, so I guess that’s not really fair.

Lindsay lives in them, but I think she looks a little silly.

And I’m sorry, but these are just plain ridiculous. Unless you’re Kelly Osbourne. I think Kelly could rock these.

I’m not sure what to make of leggings. I have fully embraced the dress with opaque tights trend, so leggings don’t seem like that much of a stretch, but I just don’t know. Where will I wear them? To the grocery store? To get the dog groomed? To the bar? I’ll wear anything to the bar. And what will I wear them with? A dress? Well that pretty much just makes them tights doesn’t it? I guess not if you wear heels instead of boots and there’s that little space of skin on your feet showing? Is that what makes leggings leggings? The lack of the foot? Or the thickness?

These are the questions people. I have no answers. Fashion is confusing. Don’t even get me started on jeans. Skinny jeans, boyfriends jeans. They even have jeans that are leggings now! Denim leggings. And you can pay $178 for them at Nordstrom.

Until I know for sure, I think I’ll avoid the legging trend for now. I’m not ruling it out, but I just don’t think it’s for everyone, and I’m not sure it’s for me. You might see me in some little booties with the metallic studs one of these days though. Now that’s a trend I can get behind. Where’s my Mastercard anyway?

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5 thoughts on “Fashion For the Rest of Us

  1. I am so with you on wanting to max out my credit card all the time. But I don’t think you’ll ever catch me in leggings. Though I don’t really have a problem with seeing them on other people.

  2. I would say footless tights are the same as leggings. I feel in the leggings versus tights debate (which is ongoing and very heated) leggings are classified more by there opaque-ness than their coverage. It’s so much to think about.

  3. Confession::I will be seen in leggings (aka thick, footless tights) with boots all winter. I assume this is acceptable since I will have a tank of a belly hanging out in a butt-covering shirt, and my legs DID get made fun of in HS for being ‘bird legs’! Eat yer heart out HS Jerks!

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