Saturday, April 20, 2013

R is for Ripped Jeans And Other Fashion Trends, I Just Don"t Get

Ripped jeans have been around for a really long time.  They were even popular for the free spirit type when I was  young.  Back then you would buy jeans shiny and new and then you would work on them to look old and ratty.  Now you can buy them already old and ratty with strategically placed rips and holes for a nice hefty price tag.  I did not get it then and I don't get it now, but maybe its just me.

Stylish pants with holes, not my cup of tea.

A  hair trend that I am seeing is the ombre look where your hair starts as one shade at the top of your head and then changes colors along the way.  I have to say I do like in a ombre textile, but not so much in  hair.  Even more dramatic is the, "I think you need a dye job look".  This is when your dark roots are left and the rest of your hair is dyed a light color.  Nicki Minaj has it on American Idol and I saw a shampoo commercial with Hiedi Klum with the same look. YIKES!  sorry for all of you out there that may have one of these looks.  I don't get it, but maybe its just me.

Big dark roots, where's the Lady Clairol?

The next trend that I am going to mention is one that I did not even know was a trend.  More often then I liked, I would see people, mostly women out prancing around in their pajama bottoms.  I have seen them in department and grocery stores, waiting for buses and at the movies. The bottoms are mostly brightly colored with Minnie Mouse or Smurfs or Snowmen, very festive.  In my mind I was thinking that these people were just too lazy to get dressed, but crazy me that is not the case.  This seems to be part of a trend called the Pajama Movement.  I was watching an early morning New York City talk show a few weeks ago  and they mentioned how comfortable it was to go out to dinner in pajama bottoms.  WHAT!!!! who knew.  I don't get it, but maybe its just me.

Go right from bed to a gala event who knew?

I'm sure I could go on and on.  Is there any trend that you don't get?

Mary Ann


  1. I don't get any of these trends either. (Although I did have that dark roots/light hair thing going on for a while when I couldn't get to the salon. LOL)

    Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

  2. it is really bad here with the pyjama bottoms, some shops sport the sign that you are not allowed into the store with pj's. I like wearing my pyjama home, where no one sees me. I do not get the ripped jeans look either, or the skinny jeans look...i liked the ombre hair but only cos I dye a section of my hair a different colour like pink, blue or purple...cough

  3. I am totally into the ripped jean look at the age of 63 because I can't afford new jeans and mine are pretty bad. It is the only time in my life where I might actually be in style. I get looks from the youngster because I think, they think, I'm to old to run around in ripped jeans. Too bad for them!

  4. I'm with you on all of the above. lol I was in Walgreens a few days before Christmas picking up some meds and there was a lady with her husband and 3 or 4 kids just kind of roaming around in her bright red flannel pajamas and slippers.
    Slippers are also popular at the university campus. I can kind of get this one.

  5. I don't get the whole "four weeks overdue for a dye job" look either.

  6. I don't get the torn jean look either. Then and now. I have worn torn jeans but that's because they got torn. And, then I only wore them when I was doing dirty work. Oh, and the outrageous cost for buying ripped jeans. My gosh!
    Take 25 to Hollister
    Don't be a Hippie

  7. All of these looks are horrid and I see people all the time with one or the other and think to myself "what are they thinking?"
    You are so right on with this post!

  8. Ummm, my hair was doing that and I had to wear a hat. Only, my roots were gray. Can that become a cool trend?

  9. Oh, funny... lol. PJ bottoms, oh my word, what next?