Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Good, The Bad and The Really Ugly

Tons of new Spring arrivals are popping up on Anthropologie website. Though many new styles are quite appealing, overall, I find the collection to be inconsistent, with the good being diluted by plenty of butt ugly frumpy items that Anthropologie still can't seem to shake. Let's see here...

First, the good.
Eunice Cashmere Cardigan
The little pocket and the perforated details make this cashmere cardigan
special. I do wish it came in more colors like a light blue or gray.

Ladder Stitch Cardigan
Interesting and unusual. Wish it wasn't made of modal/viscose/nylon.


What a sweet, flattering summery dress. Also comes in white.


Openwork Cable Cardigan

Ethereal Pointelle Sweater

Twill Honeybee Blazer
The embroidered bees are really cute.

Konza Dress
Delicate and feminine.



Fashion has taken a few wrong turns here.

This reminds me of Strawberry Shortcake or Raggedy Anne, or something,
a look that is just WRONG for a grown woman.

Good idea - bad execution. This had potential and 
could have been a really lovely blouse, however the cutout design 
makes it look like it was made from my grandma's curtain.

Maybe, if you're having 70's flashbacks and
going through a "flower-child" phase.

A big 'ole denim shirt? If you must wear one, couldn't you get it at 
Walmart or K-mart or some other mart for $12.99? 

Too loud and shapeless.

Carmelita Tunic
I can't make up my mind what bothers me most about this one.
Is it the juvenile bow, the lack of shape and structure, or the bland color?


Beyond Ugly. Fashion Suicide. 
Anthropologie, I'm disappointed.

80's silhouette with gold buttons? The horror! 

 Loud prints and shapeless silhouettes 
should not be worn outside of Palm Gardens retirement community. 

What the **%@? 
Looks like something gigantic women wear as a beach cover up.
Alternatively, can function as a happy hued hospital gown.

Hera Feather Jacket 
Miami Drag Queen style

Shapeless, psychedelic and completely unattractive.

How many ugly dresses in this nutcase babydoll silhouette do we need to see this Spring? 

In conclusion, trends come and go. Some trends may appeal to us temporarily, yet a few years down the line we look at photographs of ourselves and ask "what the hell was I thinking?"  
So before buying a new outfit, ask yourself "will I still like this 3 years from now?" When in doubt, it's always better go with an understated look than to end up looking like a clown. 


4 comments:

Melissa said...

I think everyone has a different style. I actually like the left bank jacket. It looks like something a magazine editor would wear. Maybe made by Celine, or Stella McCartney... and I like the Hera feather jacket. This stuff may look weird to you, but I think Anthropologie will continue with this kind of stuff b/c they are trying to be edgy.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IYeP5K5jj-w/TpGo_Wt-JvI/AAAAAAAAAkc/eBC5M7Ev35M/s640/Celine+Coat+vogue+Nippon+oct+10+photo+lachian+bailey+blog+lace+and+tea+mathilde2.jpg

http://www.hypemeanseverything.com/2011/07/23/celine-coats-pre-fall-2011/

ANTHROPOLOGIE LOVER said...

If you don't like this jacket it's probably because you haven't seen it in person. The pictures on the website don't do it justice...It looks so cool on! You can't tell but it has racing stripes on the sleeves that really make it pop. You don't know what you're missing...I love it!

ANTHROPOLOGIE LOVER said...

If you don't like this jacket it's probably because you haven't seen it in person. The pictures on the website don't do it justice...It looks so cool on! You can't tell but it has racing stripes on the sleeves that really make it pop. You don't know what you're missing...I love it!

Jess Ye said...

The Left Bank Jacket is AMAZING! I look impossibly chic in it. It's got this supple leather trim all around and a stripe down the sleeves that just elongates your body. I don't usually spend so much on my clothing but when I tried it on in store and got a million admiring looks from the other shoppers, I knew I had to splurge for it. I feel so Parisian when I'm in this jacket.

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