02 Feb Fashion is a Language- So Watch Your Mouth
“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” -Miuccia Prada
Fashion IS a language- and I like to think I speak it semi-fluently (although what I’m “saying” via my wardrobe may not always translate the way I hope it does). So tonight, with my brain almost entirely numb from an online shopping marathon and a half bottle of red wine warming my belly, I want to discuss something that has been weighing heavy on my chest. Literally.
The Graphic Tee.
It’s cute, comfy, and pairs well with a fitted blazer. It’s expressive (I mean it literally speaks for itself). And it can essentially take your totally-candid-car-selfie from pointless to “point taken, gurrrrl!”.
My problem is not with the graphic tee itself. My problem is with the messages that we, a group of empowered, intelligent, independent women, are choosing to wear boldly across our chests (while begging to be taken seriously).
Let us perv a couple of examples…
“Over It”. Literally every time you look in the mirror you’re just like “yup, still over it”.
“Dont Know and Don’t Care”? Might I suggest caring….about anything. Seriously, ANYthing. Global warming, homeless youth, rescuing animals, politics, being a good friend, your job?
Can you imagine a dude wearing a shirt that says “I Need a Nap Bro”? When did women become so inexplicably “tired”? You know what ya’ll need? A cat nap, a cup of coffee and something to really rev your engine. Get inspired- I promise you’ll perk right up.
So my fashion-hungry lady friends, I leave you with this…
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect graphic tee, I beg you, veer away from the apathetic and run fast in the direction of the positive/motivating/inspiring. While you’re there, grab one for a friend., because she could probably use a little positive reinforcement. #GOALS
Fashion IS a language. So watch your mouth ladies, because the “Universe” is always listening!
– “Create Luck” (and yes, I have that printed on a sweatshirt, ha)