Wellies Are Silly Outside Of A Puddle
July 31, 2012 7 Comments
In the spring and rainy climates, it makes a modicum of sense to have enormous, clunky rain boots. I do see the appeal, particularly since I did NOT have them in college and became acutely aware that there is no worse first world feeling than sopping wet jeans clinging to my ankles.
But like so many other things, you have to think about how you’re wearing them, otherwise the heaviness and the location of a strong line across your calves can really visually drag you down. I would also suggest that unless it is actively raining or there are huge puddles to be found, maybe the giant wellies are unnecessary.
What really makes me annoyed about this is how visually confused it is. Everything is hitting at awkward or unusual locations. The wellies draw an awkward line, followed by her largely unnecessary legwarmers or socks making another line right beneath her knees. And while her shirts are long enough to just barely cover her ass, she’s still got multiple layers on, drawing more lines. The whole thing just makes her look dumpy.
I would normally not blog about the whole wellies and a sweatshirt thing, but the leopard print leggings do throw a wrench in the works. Is she attempting poorly to be fashionable by adding leggings to a sad, frumpy look? Also, I see enough of these that I have to ask: Am I just being judgmental and crazy about the whole leopard-print-leggings-are-stupid thing? I think it’s a ridiculous look, but at the same time, I don’t want to sound like some cranky old lady shouting at the youngins to get off my lawn. Leopard print is just so loud, and leggings are so very not pants, and so tight compared to the rest of that look. It’s just a mismatched mess.
I’m annoyed by all of this.