Ah, sweet youth. No matter whether you grew up sporting a fedora, penny loafers, poodle skirts, bell-bottoms, leg-warmers, skinny jeans, Madonna-inspired net shirts and rosaries, goth garb, a spikey mohawk, or even a wave that would put the Bieber to shame, you made a fashion statement, unique to you. Describe your favorite fashions from days of yore or current trends you think are stylin’.
Ahh fashion, the bane of my existence.
I seem to have a love / hate relationship with fashion. I really do love fashion – but more like an admirer of fashion. Yet, it’s primarily only female fashion, and even then, it’s pretty much only haute couture. I’m obsessed with it.
In terms of my own fashion sense, I don’t really know what it is. I think most people would probably associate my fashion sense with hi-tops.
At present, I’m really not a fan of what is happening with men’s fashion. There’s so much about it that I can’t stand, and simply refuse to accept and partake in, simply because as far as I’m concerned, it’s just horrid to me. And what makes it worse, is that it’s just more of a hipster type of style, and well, I’ll give you a guess as to how I feel about those damn hipsters. The thing that really gets me the most fired up, is that if you’re out and about, all the guys generally look the same. ‘Fashion’ for men generally seems to be quite distinct, but it’s also quite limited. The guys just all look the same, and it just shows that people are more than happy to put no thought into what they wear, or their own sense of ‘style’ and instead, are more than happy to just be generic.
I really don’t have the sort of lifestyle that allows me to express my own sense of ‘style’ very often, as it usually just goes from work clothes to gym clothes to pyjamas. Oh how I love my pyjamas!! In fact, it was only the other day I bought a new pair of pyjama pants – they’re a pair of drop-crotch ¾ leg pants with a tropical palm print on them. They’re very summery, and incredibly comfortable and I love them.
I find that even something as basic as a drop-crotch pant is something that truly divides people. I think you either love them or you hate them. But in saying that, I would hazard a guess that primarily only ‘dancers’ would be the ones that love them. We can wear them when we’re dancing – it’s more of ‘street’ look for us. But in saying that, I’ve seen that same silhouette but made with much nicer, more upmarket materials, which can look fantastic with a pair of heels. Well, not on me, obviously – but that’s not to say I don’t have the legs for it. hehehe.
I’m all about comfort. Because I’ve managed to put on a couple of extra kilos, my clothes are tighter, and so I resort to wearing ‘fattie’ clothes as often as I can – baggy, slouchy clothes – because that way I don’t have to concern myself with the image of wearing clothes that are too tight, or worse, not actually being to get them on at all!!