Being interested in fashion means that I like to try new things - trends or pieces that I previously haven't worn in the past. Skinny jeans was one of them. Cropped pants was another item. Though obviously not everything can be a winner. So I shrug, give an internal "d'oh!" and then move on. Maybe I'll try it again in a different way later. Maybe I'll throw my hands up and call it a day.
But what about those items you adore but other people just don't get?
Case in point, BF thinks of scarves as purely functional. It's cold outside and your neck is exposed, put on a scarf. If it's not cold enough for a woolen outer garment, then it is not cold enough for a scarf - which means in BF's world, scarves have no place. He doesn't get the whole "scarf as accessory" deal. And he feels strongly about it, because for a man who remains most silent about most of my sartorial endeavors, one thing he cannot keep his opinion to himself on is the scarf. Gosh forbid I try to pull off a cotton scarf with tee look. He says it's a southern thing (I don't know, is it a southern thing?) - I typically say hooey, but will acquiese because that is the one thing he will not relent on.
My friend T is bugged out by women who wear leggings as pants. According to T, leggings are just footless tights and should be treated as such. Which means leggings on their own sans other bottoms is equivalent to me pulling up a pair of Sheery Energy L'eggs and leaving the house. Which I guess I've done before because leggings are soooo comfy.
My other friend A cannot stand the low-rise anything. Why would any woman willingly put herself in a muffin top situation? Only about 0.0003% of the world's population can pull off a low-rise skinny pant and look fantastic. The rest of us schmoes have to camoflauge our fleshy spillage with long cardis or tunic tops. And don't we dare bend over! So why do that to ourselves?
What I don't get (that my sis loves)? Short sleeve turtlenecks. Are we hot or cold there?
So what fashionable items do you love that people in your life just don't get? And what puts your brows in a furrow?
Dress: J.Crew blythe (worn here - sim, more cas, v-neck)
Belt: J.Crew skinny (sim)
Necklace: Anthropologie gold finger (worn here - sim, as bracelet)
Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction swim n fool (worn here - sim, point-toed, peep)
Bracelet: J.Crew golden stripe (worn here - sim, skinny, solid)
Bag: Brahmin croc-embossed sadie (sim)