Monday, September 12, 2011
Urban Outfitters used to be the mecca of my fashion sensibilities. I'd pour over the catalogue pages of cute but quirky girls in all their indie rock glory. 90% of my wardrobe used to be Urban goodness and a perfect Saturday would always include a trip to ye olde Outfitters. But as the years have passed (not that many of them) and I've aged (hardly at all, you could even say backwards) the UO look has become less and less desirable to me. Don't get me wrong, I still listen to indie rock and dress on the quirkier side of the fashion spectrum, but when I received the most recent Urban catalogue in the mail I was appalled. Is this really what they're pimping to us? Drab, unflattering, 90's flashback that even my grungiest friends wouldn't wear? Please someone give that model a brush and some blush.
Now, I pride myself on my open mindedness when it comes to alternative fashion. I cherish an original mind, a woman who isn't afraid to stand out from the crowd and I never knock a gal who's willing to play with her style, but no-one should be telling those impressionable teenage girls to dress like this. Please, stop the madness.