If this is mutton, sign me up.
Seems this is a hot topic these past few days.
Linda Grant at The Thoughtful Dresser says Fie! on the “Mutton Monitors” (and dons a lovely leather rocker jacket), and today argues in favor of dressing with attitude. Linda says,
“The point about these three was that they understood that the parade has most certainly not gone by. None of them looked ridiculous, they had elegance and distinction and above all, a strong sense of personal style. You understood at once that their clothes mattered to them, because they understood why clothes matter.
Look at me, they said. And I did.”
Materfamilias asks “Who wants to be a lamb anyway?” and makes a case for developing an individual style that incorporates both classical and whimsical elements.
Meg at Faking Good Breeding takes Patricia Fields to task for putting SJP in getups that look like “she fell into the dumpster behind Forever 21” and makes the point that just because one can wear something, doesn’t mean one should.
I’ve been reading “It’s So You: 35 Women Write about Personal Expression Through Fashion & Style”, edited by Michelle Tea, and Laura Fraser makes a great point about developing an individual style that is never “out” because it was never “in” in the first place. It seems to me that women who continue to look stylish as they age and don’t fade into the woodwork are the ones who have figured this out.
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