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.
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”
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 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 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”
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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