Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I've already expressed that I'm not exactly the biggest fan of the exaggerated shoulders that have been taking the fashion world by storm.

As Miranda Preistly explains in The Devil Wears Prada, a trend starts on the runway and then works it's way down to casual corner where the proletariat will be able to pick cerulean sweaters out of sale bins. Once everyone and their mothers are swatched in cerulean the fashion crowd moves on to the next hot trend. But with these exaggerated shoulders it seems like the fashion crowd is moving on before the trend has even begun to trickle down to the commoners.

as the ladies over at fashionista observed,

"the over-the-top feel of the 80’s runways have made everyone groan “ew” and mourn the days when sequins, shoulder pads and mini-skirts weren’t all on the same runway"

So if 80's fatigue is hitting hard, does that mean that we're moving on to the next decade before these 80's imitations even hit the racks?

I'm personally going to be looking for clothes without the gimmicky, pieces that won't look entirely out of date within a year, maybe two.

Simple lines, basic colors, uncomplicated pieces of the 90's sound like just the antidote to the fall 09 craziness.

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