Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Strange, irrational desire to wear horizontal stripes
With this knowledge in mind, I have successfully avoided the dreaded stripes for years, seeking out their counterpart, vertical stripes, and constantly buying them on pants to grant myself the illusion of extra height.
I have snubbed horizontals, and all who wear them, especially those who do so in ignorance.
But last time I went into a store I found myself drawn to them again and again. Navy and white cammi with lacy top, pale yellow and cream v-neck cardigan, on shoes, on bags, on underwear!
I wanted them bad. So I tried some on.
Here are my conclusions: the more pronounced the stripes, the worse they look. Really thin or pale stripes aren't so bad, and on a shoe, they are downright cute!
So I indulged a little, and got the cammi - everything in moderation, right?