Saturday, August 15, 2009
There was a time, a couple of years ago now, when it was cool to wear a military-inspired jacket or shirt with epaulets (shoulder straps) on the shoulders. This time is now passed.
It was a trend, and as with any trend, anybody and everybody jumped on the bandwagon and epaulets began popping up everywhere, including stores like H&M and Zara, which means everybody was rocking these way-overused shoulder garnishes. Even more corny was that these straps began showing up where they certainly didn't belong or make sense, including t-shirts, leather jackets and sport coats, all of which look absolutely ridiculous.
Today's tip: stay away from any kind of sleek, modernized form of the epaulet. Unless you are wearing a vintage fatigue jacket or a classic trench coat, or you are in the military/law enforcement, a pilot, or a park ranger, try to stay away from shoulder straps altogether...most of the time it screams "look at me, I'm hip and trendy!".
Yours in style, Style Blogger.
Posted by D Trepanier at 2:47 PM