Closet Content Analysis: "Sweat" Chic
Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.
Style is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style.
But what a turnaround! For generations the world has been looking to France for chic and now, a French edition of a magazine based and founded in the United States is telling us that sweats are chic. I prefer not to believe the French editors on this one, even though Alice Augustin does her best to maintain balance.
This is where the subject turns to "chic-ness", which has nothing to do with trends, but with the style with which one wears an item of clothing.
. . . Today everybody can look chic in inexpensive clothes (the rich buy them too). There is good clothing design on every level today. You can be the chicest thing in the world in a T-shirt and jeans. It's up to you.
In my nature as a Libra, with the scales/balance guiding me, I leave you with the words of American etiquette specialist, Elizabeth L. Post:
Check out the Fall 2012 street style "sweat" look in Paris during fashion week. It's number 24 of the 72 looks given on the Harper's Bazaar site.