I have really not been shy in my mocking of Lucky magazine and the fashions it chooses to showcase. And that's just on this blog. Have brunch with me sometime, I can rant about it for hours.
And yet, I am still a loyal subscriber to the magazine.
So I was pleasantly surprised when I was paging through the most recent issue. It was full of affordable fashions. And features on how to dress so many different body types and not just the rail-thin model types. There were even pages I tore out because I thought I could replicate some of the looks and not look like a circus clown. I almost couldn't believe it. Was this the same magazine that a few months ago that an oversized motorcycle jacket was a necessary "basic" I needed in my wardrobe for forever? I kept flipping to the cover to verify that I was, in fact, reading Lucky.
I was just about to give Lucky magazine a big ole two thumbs up when I flipped on this page.
I have issues with short suits in general. Mainly that they are often marketed as office-friendly. Unless you work in a creative field or something similar, they are not.
But it wasn't even the concept of the short suit that bothered me. It was that they were encouraging people to make a short suit work...in February!!! What in the world.
I get that there are parts of the country where people are currently wearing shorts. But for the bulk of the country, I am guessing most of us put on a winter coat this morning. And probably a scarf. And pants! Or fleece-lined tights. Lucky magazine, there is already a flu outbreak. Must you advocate dressing to catch a cold too?
There is a time and place for making a fashion statement and then there is being responsible and dressing appropriately for the weather. There are plenty of months in the year when it is so flipping hot outside that the short suit would be more "incredibly cute" and make so much more sense. (But just not to the office. Please.)