Today we’re going to have a friendly debate about a fashion faux paux that is now becoming a trend: the shirt tied around the waist. The look that is often synonymous with soccer moms on their power walk is now being seen in In Touch on celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens and Nicole Richie.
On my latest trip to the mall (to Garden State Plaza, aka Hell on Earth in NJ), I got so hot from walking around and trying on clothes that I opted to tie my sweatshirt around my waist to avoid carrying it alongside my already-heavy work bag. Clearly I do not give a fuck.
I noticed that more people than usual were paying attention to me, and even caught a few younger women giving me the up-and-down look, clearly judging me for tying a piece of clothing around my waist. “It’s comfy!” I wanted to say. “I’m sweating my ass off and my hands are already full with shopping bags”, I told them with my eyes.
Clearly these mallrats have not seen the long list of celebrities and fashion icons/bloggers who sport this look on purpose, to make a fashion statement. It’s one of those “so lame it’s not become cool” trends, like wearing overalls or Bart Simpson-printed crop tops. I think it’s a fine and practical solution for when you become hot or when you are anticipating to be cold and need somewhere to store your spare jacket- like on a hike or something. And dare I say I like the way some street style shots show the styling- like tying a plaid button-down shirt around your waist with cute boyfriend jeans and a casual tee. I’m all for 90’s style, so this one is A-ok in my book.
So what do you think? Do you love or hate this style?
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