I haven’t gone Two Buttons Deep on this general subject yet as we’re still in the early stages of our site, but once we’re up and running with some regular beats for our readers to follow, fashion is one that I hope to dive into quite a bit.
For now, we’ll be basic and call it Let Me Talk Fashion, because let’s face it –fashion is completely up to the individual. This is just one opinion, and I’m not the voice of the masses (even though I wish I could be).
When Joan Rivers passed away (R.I.P. my girl), I like to think she sent down a signal to me, yes, me, and said: “Taylor, you got this. Dress classy, dress sassy and please for the love of God don’t let the Fashion Police die!”
While I’m not nearly as funny or fabulous as her, I do my best to keep an eye out for all things fashion forward or way, way backwards. And tonight as I watched my nightly dose of cheesy entertainment news, my heart stopped when the line quickly crossed between fashion and politics and an unthinkable statement was spoken:
Hillary Clinton has brought back the pant suit.
She brought it –back?
And if you’re thinking I’m appalled that pant suits are apparently now back in style, you’re wrong. I f*cking love them. But whoa whoa whoa, slow the brakes. Mrs. HRC has not been the most trailblazing female in the fashion world today or ever in history.
Yes, she’s the first female presidential candidate and that’s just fantastic, but don’t you dare credit her with the return of a fashion statement like the pant suit! Have some respect! She’s no Michelle Obama, who has most certainly slayed during her eight-year term as First Lady. It’s obvious our future female Commander in Chief could use a serious fashion overhaul.
Back to the pant suit. Pant suits rule. It’s all about women taking on the menswear trend, whether it’s in the office, out at the bar or on the red carpet, and glamming it up with a pair of pumps, statement jewelry or a shocking hair style. It’s about confidence, clean lines and a tailored look that makes you forget that it’s the same item of clothing that Hillary Clinton puts on her body every day. John Oliver sure got to the heart of her true fashion inspiration these days (you’re an un-funny fool if you don’t click that link).
If anything, HRC is putting this super sweet style to shame. Stop talking about the emails and the politics, and let’s #MakePantSuitsGreatAgain.
And for future reference: Try this, not that. 2012 vs. 2016. Get with it, Hillary.