A little side note before I start, I have never attempted to write a fashion blog so please excuse me if I don’t do the fashion world justice.
Like everyone, the TV during meal times is at the moment constantly fixed on Eurosport and the Olympics. Now, those who know me well enough know the Claire and sports don’t mix. I don’t enjoy watching it and I especially don’t enjoy doing it, so if you’re confused about why I shall be writing about the Olympics, you should know this post shall deal with something closer to my heart, fashion ( and a little complaining).
Just as the August heat has taken over Malta, we seem to have been taken over by the British patriotism bug. But that’s not the problem, I’ll get to what’s annoying me in a second. The British have always been patriotic and anyone who’s been to London knows that flags and the red, white and blue theme is constantly shoved into your face. Also, the whole thing has recently entered the fashion world even more and pieces with the Union Jack on it or a mix of the three colours have become a must have.
But, of course, us Maltese have to be our usual selves and go and ruin the whole trend. So what’s happening? The lovely Maltese, instead of pairing a plain denim short (please note the bold and underline word) with a basic t-shirt with the Union Jack on it, they go all out. And whilst going all out and wearing red,blue and white pumps, red, blue and white sunglasses and red,blue and white head bands, they get confused. Confused you say? Yes. You see my fellow Maltese
fashionistas lose track of which country they are endorsing and all of a sudden they go across to the other side, and put on a belt with the American flag on it. Now I’m all for mixing patterns, don’t get me wrong, the words patterns and mixing invented to go together, but from Union Jack to stars and stripes…hmm…not my piece of cake. Now in the beginning of Summer, I thought it was a couple of people who by mistake over did it a bit, but as we are going into August, these dreadful UK and US walking cocktails keep on increasing and increasing. You see, I work at a clothes shop, situated in Malta’s largest shopping mall, so I luckily I get to see loads of these people.
I do actually have a picture a friend took of someone wearing just that, but I don’t want to go all out just yet, we’ll just have to wait and see if this “trend” is just a result of this heat getting to people’s head. And please remember guys, one country at a time, and the subtler the look, the more effective. Leave the atrociousness for Lady Gaga. Or Elton John, depending on which side you’re on!