I’ve written before about clothes on numerous occasions. They're a big part of our lives, and a big part of some people's budgets. Beyond proper clothes, some other “wearables” that I’ve thought about for a while now are hats, scarves and sunglasses. These are typically considered accessories and not clothes, but they make people look different in a similar way. Both are functional at times, but often, these accessories are “abused." They are used for style purposes, even when their function is not needed. Hats once were used only to keep out sun or rain, or to hold in body heat, but now they’re frequently used either to show some style, make a statement or to look good. They’re like make-up, offsetting flaws such as unusually shaped heads, bald spots, or a lack of style in other areas. The obvious purpose of sunglasses is to protect the eyes against ultraviolet light and to be able to see properly in bright sunlight. I can't stand the latest fashion of sunglasses with huge lenses that make grown-ups look like children wearing adult-sized sunglasses. More importantly though, sunglasses of any kind have no purpose at night… except to look cool, to hide something, or to be deceptive. And the new style of wearing a scarf with a sweater is really annoying. I’m convinced that some guy’s girlfriend started this trend but what’s the point? It’s either warm enough that a sweater is sufficient and a scarf is not necessary or it’s cold enough that a coat should accompany the scarf. One can’t be blamed for having a full set of accessories, but when they’re worn all the time by a person, they stop being clothing accessories and start being style crutches. I hope they’re not being used as personality crutches.
DISCLAIMER: Hats don't look good on me.
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