A story recently broke on Fashionista about a sorority present sending out a long list of dress code requirements. Some of the highlights would have to be:
— Denim leggings are appropriate as long as it’s done right: aka, not from American Apparel and worn with chic, cool, chunky boots over them and a longer top.Like many of you, I was pretty horrified by this. Personal style is what really invigorates the fashion industry, not a fashion dictatorship!
-Accessories: I expect EVERYONE to be wearing accessories. This is an important part of every outfit and can make or break many ensembles.
-I'm not saying you have to be wearing the Harry Winston wreath for me to like it, but I am saying I will not tolerate any gross plastic shizzz... I love things on wrists and I demand earrings if your ears are pierced.
— No satin dresses. No one looks good in satin dresses unless it’s from Betsey Johnson or Dolce & Gabbana, you weigh less than 130 pounds, have three pairs of Spanx on and it’s New Years Eve.
— Booties ok if you can pull them off, aka probably not.
But then I thought... hey I could use my own fashion drill sergeant. There are so many days where I don't push myself, where I try to kid myself into believing that I'm going for minimal but I'm really just being lazy. Maybe I need someone to yell at me to change up my earrings, which I shamefully admit to you now have been the same for the past six months.
No, I'm not advocating the clone-generating extent of the letter, but wouldn't it be a fun experiment to have a friend dictate your wardrobe choices for a week? Standby for a follow up post, because I am SO doing that for NY Fashion Week!