Thursday, November 20, 2008

A tie...no, a noose.

Something that I have been seeing a lot of lately, and that is irking me entirely, is the appearance of loose ties on girls' necks. On Gossip Girl, on the streets, on nylonmag.com, ick. I am all for the prep school look with the blazers and the plaid and the knee socks, albeit in moderation, however, there is something just so Avril Lavigne about it. Don't you think? Especially wearing it loosely, it just looks very immature. I much prefer the menswear inspired looks with even a cheeky bow tie or something.

So....

not this:



Try this:


(Undercover's Spring 2007 ready to wear)
Even though it is from last year, I think this is still a very doable look for right now. Especially if you are just testing the waters for the menswear look. Pairing a bowtie with a shirt-dress inspired piece is adorable, or you could do something like this metallic mini-dress, from Fendi's ready-to-wear (also spring 07). A pretty party dress with a little tie. cute.



(photos from style.com)

4 comments:

Nashville Dolls said...

Haha. Your option is soo much better!

Daisy said...

The way you like it is a lot better, I really like it!

La La Lovely said...

It's all about the bows/ties... I love bows/ties.


Okay... You posted a photo of a white fur coat a few posts back.. if you bought that at the Nolensville Road Goodwill, I'm going to hunt you down at steal it. Just Joking.. But I do love it!

Hippie, hippie - milkshake said...

I totally agree.... Avril it is; and her style is crappy...