What she Wore: Jean capris, grey t-shirt with swirly pattern in pink and dark grey, slip on tennis shoes. Perfect for driving.
Now, those who come here a lot know that I’m all about a funky, colorful shoe when the time calls for it, but today I’m going to bring out of the closet a little pet peeve of mine: CROCS!
What is the deal? These are clearly gardening shoes that have left the house. Perhaps that was not theIr best move. BUT, I’ve never been one to turn up my nose at a shoe just because it was a little funky. My main issue with these horrors is their context. People are wearing them with everything. Everything. People are wearing rubber clogs with capris–when have clogs and capris ever looked good together? Um, I think the answer is NEVER! Also, if you insist on commiting sins against fashion then can you please try to match? Please? If you wear brightly colored shoes, try to work the color in somewhere else. If your shoes are pink and everything else is different colors, you look like you forgot to change shoes before you left the house.
And why are we wearing these in summer? Aren’t flip flops considered comfy by most people? Must we wear rubber shoes that cover our toes in the heat of June? And I’m not going to think about how bad those puppies must smell–there’s a reason why people wear sandals.
The other day I heard a woman behind me saying, "I have all these cute shoes at the house–but all I ever wear are these things." I knew she was talking about those freakin’ crocs, but I turned around to check–sure enough, unmatching rubber clogs. I say, if you are going to commit yourself to these babies then buy a bunch of pairs–match. It’s not that hard.
OK, end rant. I feel better now.
If it’s not clear than let me make sure it is–I don’t hate the shoes–I don’t think I could ever hate shoes–I just don’t like the way people are wearing them with EVERYTHING. And so I don’t seems hypocritical, the pink in my funky shoes matched the swirl in my tee!