while black is chic and hides all sorts of flaws, it is also boring and unoriginal.
You see people with bright clothes as being friendly and smart – bright. You see people who walk slowly as being less intelligent – slow.
As Christian Lander, author of “Stuff White People Like,” pointed out in an interview with NPR, you compete with your peers by one-upping them. You attain status by having better taste in movies and music, by owning more authentic furniture and clothing. There are 100 million copies of every item or intellectual property you can own, so you reveal your unique character through how you consume. Having a dissenting opinion on movies, music or clothes, or owning clever or obscure possessions is the way middle-class people fight each other for status. They can’t out-consume each other because they can’t afford it, but they can out-taste each other.
The latest fashion trends, according to Goldman Sachs: military, jeggings, and the same prints and plaids you wore last year.
jeggings (a new abbreviation for jean leggings),
For about $40, says Dr. Duker, you can get a pair [of sunglasses] that offers 100% protection against ultra-violet rays. If you spend maybe $70 you should be able to get a pair with decent quality polarizing lenses that cut out glare. Beyond that, the medical benefits tail off pretty fast. … cheaper glasses work pretty well.” And they will probably block most UV rays, even if not all of them, he adds.
Query whether these yoga pants have jumped the shark? I find their purple and their squiggles delightful, but they have been the subject of enough commentary to make me question my normally impeccable fashion sense.
Ha, love it, but then I like funky fashion on girls :)