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"Matchy-matchy" is out, BUT............

Started 1355347236.887 in Fashion Talk | Last reply 1356327473.343 by BurbankKate

..........I wonder if the fashion Powers That Be have gone too far with the fashion free-for-all? I realize that belts, bags, and shoes don't have to match any more, and I'm happy to play with mixing colors and patterns in creative ways. But one look at the latest copy of Lucky Magazine made me wonder if there are any meaningful guidelines any more? Stripes mixed with florals, outfits with tops, bottoms, shoes, tights, and accessories in a dizzying hodgepodge of patterns and colors, short-shorts with bare legs and sandals worn with wooly winter accessories.........I mean, what gives? Some of the models in the magazine looked like crazy bag ladies!!

Don't we still need at least a modicum of sense and restraint in coordinating fashions and accessories?

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momcat1355440406.6176434 PostsRegistered 9/12/2010

The only thing I don't make a point of matching is my handbag. At times it might match my shoes, but not because I tried to. I rarely see women wearing what is in the magazines, thank goodness. I consider those magazines comic relief while standing in the checkout line.

Let me know if you suddenly become interesting.

!FitChick!1355446554.303863 PostsRegistered 1/22/2011

It gets to a point where you can walk into any store and pick out what will be on the clearance rack in 2 months.

baby burns1355456487.7038793 PostsRegistered 12/9/2007

actually, i think its a good idea, alot of people have worn the same type of outfits all their lives, and really do not know how to step out of the box. it gives women more freedom of, trying new and different things. look at more like fun!

KatCat11355458401.6917353 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

In magazines it always looks better but if you wear it on the street you will look like a clown. Yes, you can mix some patterns but you have to be selective. If you look in the mirror you know what looks good forget all the craziness in the magazines.

ROMARY1355538880.1617493 PostsRegistered 4/28/2010

I haven't seen that look around here at all. Maybe if we carry a copy of Lucky and show the said pages to people as we walk down the street all mis-matched............Wink

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GoodStuff1355542368.8515460 PostsRegistered 11/11/2008
On 12/13/2012 baby burns said:

actually, i think its a good idea, alot of people have worn the same type of outfits all their lives, and really do not know how to step out of the box. it gives women more freedom of, trying new and different things. look at more like fun!

Stepping out of the box can be good, and it's fun to play with creatively coordinating colors and patterns sometimes. But some of the outfits I saw were pretty random and off-the-wall. In fact, I'm hard pressed to call something an "outfit" when none of the pieces seem to have any meaningful relation to any of the other pieces! I don't want to look like I grabbed six or seven random, mismatched items out of my closet and layered them on. Willy-Nillly-Silly.......

Taquito1355553682.25775 PostsRegistered 1/17/2006
On 12/13/2012 UpTooEarly said:

Fashion is just a fun and creative hobby for some of us and I see fashion magazines more as inspiration than exact guides. You might take just one idea from a crazy outfit.

I feel the same way.

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Anniecamp1355554983.213799 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I think the so called fashion leaders and designers get a kick out of watching women following those suggestions, just to prove how stu pid we can be in following whatever they say. It's a real ego trip for them. Some mixing can look very nice, but you have to be v e r y careful with it!

The thing I'm most weary of is seeing what used to be considered evening wear on the 6 a.m. news programs. I also am old enough to remember that showing cleavage was reserved for eveningwear and swimwear! Then there's all the sleeveless dresses in January............

Desertdi1356170128.06716178 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007Surface of the Sun

I am of "small stature" and if I wore jumbled up colors, I'd look like a grade school kid. I take a look in a full-length mirror before I leave the house...............

BurbankKate1356327292.9636188 PostsRegistered 11/18/2007Home of: Disney Studios,W. Bros, Nickelodeon, Cartoon network, media capital of the world
On 12/13/2012 UpTooEarly said:

Fashion is just a fun and creative hobby for some of us and I see fashion magazines more as inspiration than exact guides. You might take just one idea from a crazy outfit.

I wish I was <em>that</em> creative!!

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BurbankKate1356327401.4136188 PostsRegistered 11/18/2007Home of: Disney Studios,W. Bros, Nickelodeon, Cartoon network, media capital of the world

What's wrong with the Italics button on these things?? Q has been messing with the boards again...couldn't edit posts yesterday, today, the italics show up as <em>// What the heck is that??</em>

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BurbankKate1356327473.346188 PostsRegistered 11/18/2007Home of: Disney Studios,W. Bros, Nickelodeon, Cartoon network, media capital of the world
On 12/13/2012 UpTooEarly said:

Fashion is just a fun and creative hobby for some of us and I see fashion magazines more as inspiration than exact guides. You might take just one idea from a crazy outfit.

OK...no italics this time...(stupid Q techies!) umph....

In answer to your post UP....I'm not that creative!!

- A government big enough to give you everything you want, is then strong enough to take everything you have.
- Thomas Jefferson

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