For the last couple years I’ve been noticing a trend that I don’t really get–the all buttoned up look. After I talk about this trend, I’m going to tell you about another, completely different trend you will want to approach with caution, lest someone think you are naked. Really.
All Buttoned Up.
Now, I totally understand that when you wear a 2-inch skirt or booty shorts, perhaps a more conservative top is called for, and thus one must button her blouse all the way up. I applaud everyone with the legs to wear these looks for knowing that if you are showing a LOT of one thing, it’s best to cover up the other parts. I prefer a longer skirt, but I’m also not 22.
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I realize the 80’s throwback appeal of the look. Yes, I, too, had a Limited paisley $44 blouse, that matched my Guess $44 jeans (and these were both considered PRICEY). I buttoned that blouse all the way up and added a big ol’ brooch with a faux gem about 2 inches wide, right where the top button meets the collar. And, I walked with a certain swagger in this outfit, as I was undoubtedly HOT.
Now, my parents were probably thrilled that this was my look–who doesn’t want their daughter all covered up? But, come on, it does not look good. So, to all you grown women, please, there are very few of us who look fashionable when we do this! Quite frankly, the look ages you and makes you look like a fuddy duddy. (And if you use the term fuddy duddy, that, too, will age you.) Well, I guess rock this trend if you pair it with that tiny leather skirt.
But, for the rest of us, what’s wrong with unbuttoning that top button? This looks great:
So, take caution. But if you are baring lots of other parts, or wearing super tight… sure, button up!
Now, onto a trend that may make you look naked. Well, perhaps not naked, but people may think you left your pants at home: beige jeans.
These look benign, don’t they?
As I was shopping last week, I tried some jeans on, similar to the ones above. The problem was, they were far too close to my skin tone. Paired with a long tunic, my daughter noted, “At first glance, you look naked.” Out of the mouths of babes. This is especially true with the skinny jean style.
So, while beige jeans are all the rage, please take a child with you when you try them on and encourage them to speak the truth. If they say you look naked, find another pair in a different color! As most of these photos are from Nordstrom, I would like to point out they they have stylists on hand to help you. So speak up and let them help you find the look that is best for YOU!
Have a nice weekend,