I’m no fashion expert, to be sure. My wardrobe consists of a lot of plain jeans, trousers, sweaters, blazers, and a few skirts and dresses. I can tell you what it does not consist of, though. It does not consist of skinny jeans, high-waisted jeans, or pencil skirts with pleating at the waist.
These items have been making a big fat comeback lately, as evidenced not only by their presence in the Magazines and Big Cities of Fashion, but also by their popularity among the young coeds of Wordsmith College — not a fashion forward bunch, I assure you. If these unflattering retro-eighties styles can make it here, they can make it anywhere.
And do you know what this means? Do you know what surely must be coming next? Pleated, tapered pants. PLEATED, TAPERED PANTS. Mark my words, people; they are coming. This calls for vigilance. CONSTANT VIGILANCE.