The Casting Dock

The (tiny fragment of a) fashionista in me recoils.

Look, I’m no fashionista.  Far from it, in fact.  I grew up with older brothers, playing sports, and fighting for the remote.  Sure I like to get dressed up here and there, but most of the time, I throw on jeans and a t-shirt or I snuggle up with a hoodie and sweats. But while I may not be “into” the latest and greatest fashion trends, every once in a while, something strikes me as so hideous that I am completely dumbfounded as to how it has become the new, cool trend.  I mean, honestly, who “decides” which fashions are in and which ones are out, anyway?  And why in the world did we give those people power when they are declaring this fashionable (my apologies if you sport this look; I personally think it looks ridiculous):

Yeah, you saw that right. Socks. With open-toed heels. And this isn’t a rogue photo. It’s a trend. I noticed it as I was browsing through the newest JCrew catalogue last night, which is littered with images of this sort. Socks with open-toed heels. Am I missing something? I’m not even complaining about the fact that these particular bright pink socks look ridiculous; it’s the greater principle of why is she wearing socks at all with open-toed heels? Take another look:

Sometimes I feel like people in the fashion world just get bored when there aren’t a lot of new fashion ideas and styles circulating so they just take something absurd and start touting it as if it’s a brilliant and gorgeous twist on a classic look. EHHHH, WRONG. It just looks absurd. Period. Stick with the classics, or at least with new trends that make sense. I mean, socks with closed-toed heels is bad enough…

…but open-toed, c’mon.

It’s like that part in Hoosiers when Coach Norman Dale is trying to help out Shooter, the alcoholic father of one of his players, by giving him a second chance as an assistant coach and the son says, “What you’re doing with my dad…I’m not seeing it.” That’s how I feel. I know I’m not a fashionista, but I’m not seeing it.

5 comments

1 chiebz { 11.17.10 at 6:49 pm }

I remember the days of “Tevas” with socks, wool or cotton.

It still hasn’t gotten any cooler. Buy hey, at least this trend is more comfy!

2 jenna { 11.17.10 at 10:15 pm }

noooooooooooooooooooooooo.
and you ARE a fashionista. i’m still reeling from the outfit you wore to the ashley’s rehearsal dinner.
you are, in fact, quite lovely.

3 Ashley { 11.18.10 at 1:13 pm }

So I should take back the hot pink socks I bought you for Christmas?

4 Lisa { 11.19.10 at 3:50 pm }

Oh, I’ll take the socks…I just won’t wear them with open-toed heels…

5 another perplexing fashion trend. help me out, people. | The Casting Dock { 03.09.11 at 8:34 am }

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