Friday, May 9, 2014

Would you wear...

A slogan tee? I change my mind about this constantly. A couple of days ago, I saw a woman who was approximately my age (let's just peg that at 40ish) wearing a sweater. It fit beautifully, was appropriate for the activity she was involved in and shouldn't have garnered more than a passing glance. But the sweater was a grey marl with neon yellow writing that said #SELFIE across the chest in large letters. My first thought was that it would look adorable on my daughter. My second was that it didn't look quite...right on her.

I know this is a personal opinion. I always wonder if I'm too old for a slogan tee, and there are some gorgeous ones that I've purchased over the past couple of years. However, they seem to languish in my closet, regardless of cost, fabric composition or brilliance/wit. When I reach for one and pull it on, it just feels wrong. I try to make it work in different ways and seem to come up short every time. Yet I go back to the well every spring with the new crop of lightweight intarsia sweaters, tees and tanks that catch my eye even though I know in my heart of hearts that whatever I spend on them is sadly wasted.


I love every one of the tees in the roundup above. So where is that line between age and appropriate? What is your fashion kryptonite? Is there an item you love and buy but can't ever manage to work into your wardrobe?

Kudos to that woman for being secure enough to wear a slogan sweater. I clearly don't have the chutzpah to pull it off.

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