The sloppy 80’s glamazon look is back and it is so confusing. I recently read this month’s ELLE, which is consistently my least favorite fashion magazine on the stands, but I’d read everything else. What is going on here? Ridiculous photo shoots full of loud and unflattering Desperately Seeking Susan mesh punk, out of touch sheer dresses on languishing models and completely out there jumpsuits with booties that that have no place in a modern woman’s closet.
I am dumbfounded why editors continue to talk about encouraging their audience to be resourceful in these uncertain times, and yet offer up crazily expensive pieces that we all know have no more than a couple months shelf life in them, at best. The only thing worse that cheap disposable clothing is expensive disposable clothing. To borrow a word from the financial and environmental sectors – we are looking for sustainable. We are looking for something smart and chic that doesn’t break the bank and will offer up major ROI in the coming years. We are desperately seeking responsibility from our leaders, ourselves, and yes – our clothes.
Images courtesy of Elle.