I stopped following fashion trends a couple of decades ago. When I'm at the mall I might ooh and aah over each new season's shop windows, but more than likely when I'm looking at those new styles I'm wearing a pair of comfortable boot cut jeans (which look better on my middle-aged body than the current "it" style of straight and skinny) and a t-shirt or polo (long or short sleeved, depending on the weather). Dressing up means swapping out the jeans for a pair of corduroys or khakis or a very casual skirt. The only exception are my gym clothes, which tend to be unfashionable loose fitting capris and t-shirts.
Last week when I was in Target I walked by a display in the women's department, then stopped and did a double take. The mannequin was sporting shorts with a normal rise. What a novel idea! I've lost track of how many years I've tried on (and put back on the rack) low rise bottoms that did not flatter my midsection. Could it be possible that fashion trends were coming my way?
The temperature warmed up today. After lunch I opened up my bottom dresser drawer and chose one of my collection of basic cotton and denim shorts. I would have worn them anyway, but I'd like to think I got fashion brownie points for having something I could buy in the store.
Five years ago today: Yard Work-As Viewed From Heaven