This should’ve made my list of reasons why 2017 is not America’s year. But it’s Fashion Friday so we have to give this unfortunate collaboration between Forever 21 and Taco Bell its own spotlight. This is SO 2017 it hurts. I feel guilty for even giving this collection clicks to their website to get to the bottom of what’s going on here.
A lot of this is personal, but that’s what being a blogger with hot takes is all about —me! Ha.
I have so many questions, but also…it totally makes sense. Millennials and honestly everybody else has way too many obsessions these days. The amount of graphic tees, memes, phone cases and Facebook header images that have something to do with:
- Pizza, pizza and MORE pizza
- Being a cat lady = goals
- Tacos –and subsequently margaritas, tequila, guacamole, etc.
- Rosé (all day, duh!)
- Joking about owning 100 dogs! Lol!
- Wine and your couch being “bae”
UGH. We get it! We do, we do. But it’s such a thing now that if you have ever mentioned one of the above, every gag gift you get around the holidays, every gif that comes your way via social media has something to do with your new #1 cultural interest. So, Taco Bell fans are about to snatch up this new collection SO FAST!
I very clearly do not support this and have pointed out some major flaws which allow me to SMH.
Issue #1: These trends are just getting out of control. People purposely want to brand themselves with inanimate, edible objects and in a way, they let it define them. It’s a bit childish and the trends have such a short lifespan of being cool that the investment probably isn’t worth it. People just ain’t gonna take you seriously in this.
Issue #2: How can you make a hoodie with 100 tiny Taco Bell logos look cute? I’m the style expert and open to (most) things, but I really cannot tell you that there is one single way to style that outfit to a point where you’re turning heads in a good way. It’s one thing to be a fan of something, but like is the clothing actually stylish? NO.
Issue #3: You might be getting too old to shop at Forever 21. One of the harsh fashion rules of life is that when you get older, make more money, etc. you realize that quality beats quantity every single time. And Forever 21, while inexpensive, does not produce garments that will last you through the years. They’re one-and-done, and I guess in this case that’s OK since you should not be sporting Taco Bell attire for any substantial length of time.
But what I’m saying is that just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s worth it. Spend some time browsing through nicer brands and saving up the bucks for a piece of clothing that you’ll have for a while.
Issue #4: I’m just going to leave this right here.
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