What’s Wrong With Youthful Fashionistas? They Clash!
Sometimes the younger generation blows my mind… and not in a good way. I realize I may be sounding old, judgmental, and crotchety. But, hey, I am… and I’ve earned it.
The other day I was again reminded why I’m glad I’m a woman of “a certain age.” While out shopping, I spied a lovely young lady, colorfully clad in a sundress with a brightly hued flowered print. As I found myself beginning to envy her youthful energy and the pert bounce to her step, I became aware of what I considered to be a huge and distracting fashion faux pas. She clashed!
Now, I don’t mean her outfit or her accessories. I mean her body! One entire forearm was adorned with the figure of a large fire-breathing dragon while her other arm boasted an equally large bouquet of roses surrounded by scarlet hearts. These renderings were, most definitely, not coordinated themes, nor did either provide the appropriately muted backdrop for her wildly colorful dress. The backs of her knees sported figures too, but I wasn’t close enough to discern them.
Wow! And I had been worrying about covering up my spider veins, freckles, and age spots. At least we boomers had the good sense to limit our youthful indiscretions to those that impacted the insides of our bodies. Yes, we may have grown out our hair—both on our heads and under our arms—but that was an easy fix in later life. Not so with piercings and tattoos.
Just imagine how that dragon will appear in twenty years as it begins to sag and wrinkle. And the bouquet will be a pitiful sight with its rose petals drooping and the accompanying hearts melting into folds of flesh.
But this gave me an idea. I’m taking notice and buying stock in the cosmetics industry. You’d better believe they’re salivating just thinking about all the tattoo remover/wrinkle cream they’ll soon be selling… just the right place for us savvy, fifty-plus fashionistas to place our bets!