What The Idiots In Our Office Think About… SS14 Trends

Claire and I work with genuine fools delightful people. In an office of 6 boys and only the two of us to defend ourselves against football and their horrible pulling techniques, we have to keep ourselves amused by forcing them into girl talk. While this often involves us pestering them about their tragic love lives, it also can get fashion related. And safe to say, they don’t quite understand it. Just the other day, Claire wore a crop top to work and they began asking invalid questions like, ‘did you shrink your tshirt in the wash’ and ‘did you buy a baby’s tshirt by accident’. Sigh and sigh again.

So obviously, we thought that it would be a jolly good laugh to ask them some questions about the current SS14 trends and get some boys’ perspectives on all of the fabulous things us girls are wearing at the moment.

Cleated Soles

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First off we showed them a picture of a pair of white cleated platforms. Safe to say that they weren’t particular fans of our summer staples. And here is what they thought:

  • “Errr they are rubbish”
  • “These are basically for the summer hooker, and in black they are even more hookery”
  • “I think my nan used to have a pair” and “they look like granny shoes”
  • “They cause an immense amount of sadness within me”
  • “They look like you should be in prison or a desert”


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Claire and I love co-ords at the moment. Unfortunately, the boys didn’t much like them. At all.

  • “Who the fuck is going outside in their pyjamas”
  • “Whether you wore a long or short version, you are going to look like a tit”
  • “I would stamp on someone in the street if they wore that”
  • “It looks like a joke”
  • “These are like meggings and should be illegal”
  • “It looks like a hospital gown”
  • “It’s like bananas in pyjamas, except it’s a lady”

Baby Pink

Baby Pink

Baby pink is the must have colour this summer, and this was a SS14 trend that the boys liked the most.

  • “We like baby pink”
  • “Although not if you wear all of it at the same time, you would look like a skeleton”
  • It’s ok, but it might look like you’re naked if you stood far away”

Unfortunately, the lads weren’t fans of girls with pink hair, with one commenting that he would “spit on people with pink hair”.

Holographic Accessories

Holographic Clutch

Holographic accessories make me and Claire hugely happy. We both love it with a fiery passion. Again, the lads weren’t keen. When shown a picture of a holographic bag, they said:

  • “What the fuck is that”
  • “Erm, it looks like a condom packet”
  • “It looks like someone can’t afford a handbag and has to use kitchen foil”
  • “It looks tacky”

Jelly Shoes

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We are also fans of the jelly shoes here at Stylingo. Again, the boys were not. We showed them a number of different colours of jelly shoes and none of them appealed. Here’s what they said:

  • “…Oh no”
  • “If you are over the age of 3, you should not be wearing these”
  • “Do you want to look like a child?
  • “If you wear these, you need to have a sit down and have a long, hard think about your life and where it is going”
  • “Why can’t you afford real shoes?”

Well, I think that all this can prove is that boys genuinely know nothing. Let’s all just ignore them and go on put on our baby pink co-ords, match it with a holographic bag and cleated platforms. Good day.

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12 Responses

  1. Claire May 24, 2014 / 3:34 pm

    ‘Hookery’ is my now new favourite word, love it! And I love the comments about spitting or stamping on people in the street with bad fashion sense, can that become a thing? Ok not really, that’s a bit mean. But if both of those comments came from the same bloke, I would worry walking in front of him in town, I really would 🙂 x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

    • Lauren May 27, 2014 / 8:55 am

      Hahaha I think you should 🙂 They are interesting people these lads pahah xxx

  2. Kelly Palmer May 24, 2014 / 5:44 pm

    What a fab post! We’ve always known that most men know little about fashion, although I have to say that I agree with them about a couple of items here. But if we all looked the same life would be pretty boring.

    • Lauren May 27, 2014 / 8:56 am

      Haha totally agree, although they do need to get a grip on life slightly xxxx

  3. Kim Wilkes May 24, 2014 / 8:26 pm

    Lots of people have strong opinions on Jelly shoes! I love them personally 🙂 I’d buy a pair if I had lots of outfits to wear them with.xx

    • Lauren May 27, 2014 / 8:57 am

      I love them too! I think they are practically universally disliked by boys though haha xxxx

  4. Lauren May 24, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    Lol this is fab! I agree with them on the cleats and jelly shoes

    • Lauren May 27, 2014 / 8:57 am

      Awww I love a good cleat! But definitely not for everyone 🙂 xxx

  5. Naomi May 24, 2014 / 11:05 pm

    Love love love this post! Xxx

  6. arielle May 25, 2014 / 10:41 pm

    haha omfg this was hilarious! It baffles me why people don’t see the gorgeousness of the SS/14! Love this blog!x Arielle

    • Lauren May 27, 2014 / 8:58 am

      I KNOW. I love all of SS14 trends too 🙂 xxxx

  7. Nicola June 4, 2014 / 10:28 am

    Oh wow, these guys are brutal!! Doesn’t look like I’d be getting a date with any of them given that I wear nearly all of these things ha ha. I’m glad my boyfriend is too blissfully ignorant of fashion to comment!! xx


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