Pocketless jeans, mustaches and other fashion no-nos

Jessica Lumpp

Rolling out of bed, getting dressed from items on the floor and going to class knowing you look homeless is totally different than thinking you look great on a Saturday night wearing a leather jacket trimmed in leopard fur.

There is no excuse for looking out of style when Kent State has such a great fashion school; yet, I see atrocious outfits daily.

The main reason I was encouraged to out the fashion victims of Kent is because I really wanted to get something off my chest. It’s been bothering me for months, and I am finally going to be the first to speak out and stand up for what I believe in. Leggings are not and will never be pants!

That’s right. I said it.

In no way, shape or form were leggings ever created with the intention of wearing them by themselves.

A designer never sat down at his or her table and thought “Wow, these are going to be great! They will show off every crevice, curve and instance of cellulite. Perfect!”

No, the designers thought, “These will keep legs warm on days when it’s too cold to wear a dress or skirt.”

Now with that off my back, I feel I can conquer the world – one bad, plaid miniskirt at a time.

As much as I love the fashion majors with their ever-trendy wardrobes, I look forward to watching them slip and slide up and down the hills to class in high heels. I totally understand it’s worth it when going out, but why would anyone ever wear heels to class (unless they had to give a presentation)?

Furthermore, I think the Facebook group called, “Pocketless Jeans are Gods Way of Labeling White Trash Girls” says it best, and I feel no need to elaborate on this issue.

However, there are more things to keep in mind when avoiding the white trash look. Just because you have a pink shirt on does not give you the right to wear pink eye shadow. In fact, you are never supposed to match your eye shadow with what you are wearing.

And if you don’t have enough time or money to keep up with your roots, please don’t dye your hair a drastically different color. There is nothing worse than having a half-blonde, half-brown head of hair. I’ll tell you a secret – I use hair dye that costs $2.97 – and it works great.

The next item of business is for the guys: the little-known two button rule. Unless you are wearing an undershirt or are part of a Latin band, only unbutton the top two buttons on a dress shirt.

Oh, and mustaches are strictly for pedophiles – in case you were wondering.

And for those curious professors out there – remember, no mini-skirts after 35.

Jessica Lumpp is a sophomore magazine journalism major and a columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact her before you update your wardrobe for the summer at [email protected].