There are certain trends that I know I'd never try unless I saw them somewhere else first.
Red on maroon would be one of those trends.
Also on the list?
The phenomenon of see-first-wear-later is one by which I've been sufficiently confused for some time now, I admit.
This red coat and these plaid pants sit no further than three feet apart - both buried deep in the depths of my much-too-full closet.
But not until seeing the red/maroon combo walk across many a blog update did I think to join the two in happy unison.
Why is this?
Why must I actually see the pieces on another human form in order to fully realize their combined potential?
Is there something aspirational here? Am I only fond of the styles I see exemplified by those I admire?
Or is it a more visual component - something physiological?
Might I actually have to see the clothes in action before realizing their power as a couple?
I mean, after Gigli, could you have foreseen Bennifer in all its glory?
I certainly couldn't have.
I'd continue musing on the psychology at work here had I any real theories to put forth other than that based in the history of celebrity power couples.
As it is, I'll quit while I'm behind.
PS: Pics are back in a big way.
Apologies to those of you having trouble viewing them on Google reader - I don't know how to fix this!
I'll keep working on it.