Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Fashion is Crashing

Extra, extra, read all about it! The stock market is seesawing, our government is in shambles, and people are struggling to pay for gas, heat, and groceries.



1929? Nope, it's still 2008, but you wouldn't know it by the daily headlines and what you can find to wear in your local mall. Depression Era chic is in, so says a story that ran on Inside Edition a couple of weeks ago, plus the usual chain retailers like the Gap, Banana Republic, and Macy's. Call it a sign of our current downer time. That means lots of newsboy caps (weren't these in style already, like 5 years ago?), menswear inspired vests and baggy pants and lots of drab shades such as gray, black, and brown. Here's a cute herringbone vest I found on the Gap's site for $58.00.



And the colors aren't all bleak. Cloche or flapper hats, like the ones that Angelina Jolie wears in her new movie The Changling are very much in style as well. I found this bright red one in The Limited for $24.50.



Cute, huh? As cute as Christian Bale in Newsies.

1 comment:

d.funkt said...

oh my goodness get out of my head! i was planning to do a post just like this!

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