Lord and Lady Fashion have taken a long look in the rear-view mirror, revved up their black sedan and reversed, full speed into the the 80s and, upon slowing down, arrived at the 70s. As baggy bottoms become the cool for the lady, her boyfriend’s jeans are becoming skinnier by the second. The briefcase is the office fashonista’s favorite asset and the man-purse is taking softer edges instead of sharp, square ones. Women roll up their trousers today; men roll up their trousers even higher tomorrow. The platforms, the bright colors, the Coogi® sweaters (oh yes), the blazers, socks with heels, bowties, oxfords, et cetera, et cetera.
Recently I tried my very first visible lipstick - a pastel-esque pink color that my friend coerced me to wear. Apparently this was the act of stepping out the tight little box that I had imprisoned my fashion-forward inner child in, and I should have been proud of myself. For putting on lipstick.