Sunday, April 17, 2016

In Fashion? Me?

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

8 comments:

  1. I've always wished I could be a fashion queen. Unfortunately, either I can't afford the "cool" clothes or they don't fit well and don't flatter me.

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    1. I understand both of your points :-)

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  2. congrats on the nice new shorts! I have been thinking my wardrobe needs a bit of an update.

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    1. Christine, you just proved my point! The shorts in the photo are about four years old (but look very similar to the ones in the store)

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  3. I am so sick of the low rise that makes my midsection stick out. Hmmm... Target, you say?

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    1. Yes! At least the one near my house.

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  4. I’m all for the shorts that cover the belly button. I am not trying to show mine off. The only thing I won’t do again with the normal rise anything is tucked in shirts with belts ;-)

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    1. I haven't tucked anything in (which was a uniform requirement) since I stopped working eighteen months ago :-)

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