Travel + Leisure recently published an article ranking the cities with “the worst dressed people.” You all know that I absolutely hate “worst dressed” lists, but this one reaches a new level. This article makes fashion look narrow, and it’s not true.
While stating what some of “the worst dressed” wear, the article calls out overalls and beehives as examples of what is unfashionable. So maybe I’m not about to wear overalls anywhere, and maybe I don’t even really own a pair, but who’s to say that they can’t be high fashion? (Actually, they can.) Although I most certainly cannot pull off a beehive, many fashionable figures do it quite well (cough, Tavi?). To remind you, what I love most about fashion is the creative expression people have to be anyone they want to be. And if they want to be a ’50′s beehive wearing standout? Well then, why not?
What most stood out to me was the quote, “If you’re going to take time to dress up in Baltimore, you better be on your way to somewhere specific. Otherwise you’re going to stand out, and you’re going to feel awkward.” Since when is standing out such a bad thing? What this article fails to remember is what makes people interesting: diversity.
Above: Tavi rocking the beehive