Wednesday, January 10, 2007

DID I MISS SOMETHING?...


So this week in London every female under the age of 35 is apparently wearing, only and exclusively:

baggy short shorts over leggings/tights,
the flat '80s boots everyone's been wearing for three years,
a peacoat,
shaggy long hair.

What happened? Did I miss the time Kate Moss wore exactly this? Why is everyone dressed the same? Did everyone get caught out by those leggings that are really just footless tights so when you wear them with a short dress or skirt everyone else (who may or may not also be wearing them) gets an occasional eyeful of your knickers or lack thereof. Did the Britney Spears photos strike so much fear into the hearts of young women everywhere that they're just being really cautious and protective of that area now and double layering?

Am most perplexed. Please advise.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah...well...here in Montréal it's the same story. And I saw two guys today (two blocks from eachother) wearing UGG's.

Shrugging my shoulders,
Delphine

Karinaxoxo said...

lol i am moving to london on my own in 3 weeks...so i'll be sure not to wear wat u just described.
:-p

MissK said...

I don't get the footless tights trend at all,especially when girls wear them under shorts or skirts dueing an Australian summer,what's all that about?

Bombay Beauty said...

No solutions for you, but I can also add that I've seen this look in NY as well. I seem to recall that in NY it was accompanied by some sort of Miss Muffet hat. Could it be an infectious disease?

Cheers,

BB

Lola is Beauty said...

Yes the hat! I couldn't think how to descibe it. Miss Muffet that's exactly it!

l'embrouillamini said...

Arg! I am sat in my university library as I type this, and I can see approximately thirty examples of what you have just described! Since the flat boots are something like £20 from Priceless Shoes, every (wo)man and his dog is wearing them.

Anonymous said...

mmmm??? why wereN,t you one of the bloggers chosen for the french voGue bit on fashion bloggers???? i am shocked.

Lola is Beauty said...

Wow, thanks...but am I a fashion blogger really? Sometimes I'm just a blogger...or maybe Carine doesn't like cats...

gracia said...

I am as much in the dark as you. Even here, where the weather is hot (too hot), the same outfit is being worn by so, so many (though without the peacoat, it is summer after all and one must be reasonable). A whole army of flat 80s boots and leggings teamed with the short shorts.
see you, g

eurobrat said...

The flat boots have only recently hit town over here...

Yes! You should have been one of the blogs on the list! Carine must love cats. She's only human after all :)

Claire said...

Just lay low, it'll soon pass.

a. said...

i don't see as many peacoats here in paris but i do see plenty of women in ballet skimmers/flats. and the tights. oh yes. that and the skinny jeans. as for boats, i've noticed quite a lot of stilleto, knee-high ones being worn on the colder days. i was back in boston for 2 weeks for the holidays and every women was in the flat boots/peacoat get-up as well. but not a lot of short shorts over tights.