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Oh, honey… no– College fashion pains me

November 30, 2010

Let me start out by admitting that I can, on occasion (or possibly more often), be a judgmental person.  Nowhere is this aspect of my personality more apparent than when I walk around the college campus where I work.  If working and living in a college town has taught me one thing, it is that NO ONE is willing to spend more of their limited disposable income on tragic, tacky, fugly fashion choices than college women (not that the men don’t have their own very judge-worthy behavior, like wearing buckets of axe “cologne”, or getting a Justin Bieber haircut).  I utter “Oh, Honey, no…” more audibly, and more often, than is probably polite and charitable, but whatever.  They walked outside like that.


And certainly, I am under no delusions that my own fashion is setting the world on fire or anything.  But at least I am able to dress myself so that my ass doesn’t hang out and people can’t see through my pants.  The same can not be said for many others.

Examples of the insanity:

Leggings/Tights as pants

THOSE ARE NOT PANTS!!!  I do not want to be that familiar with the intimate curves of your woman-parts for the love of all that is holy!!!  There should be a law.

And I am also hearing that Stirrup pants are making a comeback.  SERIOUSLY?  Stirrup pants?!  I wore them when I was 7.  And they were a bad choice then.

PINK Sweats tucked into UGG Boots

This look combines two of my least favorite brands, PINK and UGG.  The ALL CAPS of their name annoys me, in addition to the general ugliness of their product.  Why do people go out dressed like this?  Ok, if it is Sunday morning and you are going to get some hangover food, maybe that is OK.  But to go out in public dressed like this?  To class?  To Professors’ office hours?  To your job?  You look like a very brand-conscious homeless person.

Dressing like a street walker

Ok, so Miley is not technically a college student.  But, I think if she was going to college, she would be a major offender in this area.  Just because you are in college does not mean that you need to spend every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night dressed like a skank.  Also, if you are dressed like this, you are probably heading out to get drunk, so, it’s pretty poor planning on your part, because you are probably going to fall down in your heels that you can’t walk in and flash everyone because your skirt barely covers your ass when you are standing up straight.

Someone needs to stop the insanity.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 30, 2010 2:59 pm

    I used to have serious problems with the whole wearing-pjs-everywhere back in college… and when it happens at a local Safeway out in “polite society”?? Well, that just grinds my gears!!

    On a personal note, HI KELLY! Hope all is going awesomely for you! Heard you, too (as am I), were a victim of the blogosphere & wanted to check it out.

    • November 30, 2010 4:18 pm

      Hey Candace! I have’t seen you in forever! Glad to hear all is well, and I’ll have to mosey over to your blog and check it out


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