Maybe it's just me (most dangerous first sentence-starter ever),
but is this whole "kitschy" thing suddenly getting a little tired?
"Suddenly" is probably pushing it, considering that this wee phenom's been running rampant for quite some time now,
but I like to pretend that I'm relevant.
At first, I hated it - as I do most fairly obnoxious trends.
Then, I sought to embrace it.
A 5th grade dinosaur-printed tee? Don't mind if I do.
Now, after some (incredibly heady, mind you) consideration, I'm sort of ... ambivalent, to say the least.
And I find myself perpetually asking:
is this cool,
or is it just really really annoying?
It seems to me, it's pretty damn easy to throw on a bunch of weird prints or an eyesore clutch and call it day - but if it doesn't appeal to your personal aesthetic - how cool is it, really?
I guess the same can be said for any trend, it's just, this one's just slightly more .... "trendy".
It's true - it's all just another iteration of our current society's fixation with ironic dressing, and bad, child-like clothing, but it's starting to get, dare I say it . . . a little (lot??) annoying. I'm starting to feel like the fabrics and textures I'm truly drawn to are too classic to be cool - a sentiment that's leaving me rather unfulfilled as of late.
Not an eyesore? Well, not blog-worthy.
Also sucking? The outrageous prices for, in my opinion, not expensive quality clothes.
Oh sure. I'll pay $300..oh, excuse me $1,200 .. for a shirt my phantom little brother would have worn before it became really uncool in like, 1st grade.
Maybe I'm just bitter. Maybe my tender ego has me wishing I could pull off weird as well (?) as some of the big timers.
Or maybe I'm super right (first time for everything!) and this trend is super annoying.
Anyone? (anyone?) (anyone?)
(the diminishing text size was me evoking an echo into the depressing abyss)