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Last night while I was out with some of my friends I saw a girl with a silver sequined mini dress on, blue tights, and black flats. Normally I would get incredibly excited at the sight of this (and a little jealous too, who doesn't want a sequined mini dress?) but not this time (why would I be telling this story?). No, this girl had on that amazing ensemble and...a black corset. I was confused and shocked and didn't know what to say. She was wearing a dress with sequins on it! What more did it need?
This tragedy of an outfit is a perfect example of people layering too much. I see it all the time now. Calm down people! You do not need to wear all of your clothes at once. Do you really need to wear yet another shirt? I do not think so. I think there should be a mandatory 2 shirts maximum rule put in place with a clause about sequined and other embelished tops stating that you do not layer those (unless it's kinda see through and you have a tank top on underneath). Of course, sometimes more than two layers can look fine but people just get so carried away nowadays and end up wearing 5 shirts. Maybe we should only have the rule for the next 3 years, I'm sure after 3 years people's senses will come to them.

picture from Urban Outfitters.


Blogger Sarah said...

I totally agree!

4:15 PM  
Blogger molly said...

i agree too. layering is getting a tad old.

4:22 PM  
Blogger molly said...

okay okay, wait a minute. i saw your thingy in elle girl as i imagine most people did. are you some fashion dear abby or what? that's cool, that's cool. but let me say this: you have sweet taste in music. the grateful dead? im very impressed ive never met someone else my age into the grateful dead.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

totally dissagree. that outfit was...horrendous, at least thats how you explained it. but layering is amazing with life. end of story.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Jill the Near-Sighted said...

Sequined mini dress?! I'm drooling just thinking about it.

8:19 PM  
Anonymous jools said...

well i can't say i like the outfit you described anyway, but yes layering is overdone and overated!

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Skyla said...

i agree with jools-cool namebtw!-i dnt really like the sound oft he outfit but layering can look so bad! just depends how u put an outfit together.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Rin said...

I don't really understand the pic you posted but whatever. I love layering. I've never seen it really overdone but I suppose when its too overdone it can be bad. No one around here layers except to put an Old Navy cami underneath their Aeropastale polo. It's tiring. I think layering gives makes your clothes an outfit and puts some life into your style.

And the sequined minidress sounds divine!

6:27 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

as well as over-layering, i think some people get a little carried away with trends too. there was this girl visiting at church today that had amazing style, i could tell, but something was wrong. like she had too much going on, from the tight peacock earrings down to the same undershirt with stripes and hearts from wet seal that i am wearing this very minute. It was like she took all of the cool clothes out of her closet, threw them all on and still looked stylish. maybe i'm just jealous. i dunno

8:42 PM  
Blogger Gloria said...

From what you describe, I have to agree with the cuteness of the sequined mini-dress/blue tights/black flats. Corset anything is overkill (for me)- esp. if it's done layering.

2:15 PM  
Blogger buttonsandstars said...

Wow, I love the sound of that mini dress. It reminds me of a gold sequin mini skirt that I remember seeing Karen O in... It was incredible!

4:51 PM  
Anonymous rebekah said...

i agree. layering is quite overdone. however, i haven't seen much of it here in florida, as it is eight thousand degrees every day. heh.

7:15 PM  
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12:03 AM  
Anonymous Casey said...

Leith, i have something ive wanted to say to you.
Shut the Hell up. Some of your posts are respectable, but blogs qare for personal tastes, not to trash other peoples outfits. So what, if your all about being original, why posts other peoples outfits online and make fun of them?
i HOPE with all my heart your not one of those girls at school who thinks shes all that because she doesn't shop at pac sun or a and f, ive seen those girls, i used to be one of those girls. But then they're was the Tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina and i realized....hell, why rate and judge other people on their clothes, i still love fashion, but its about personal taste, not about trends. You talk about fashion like its some sort of savior.
Dont tell me to X out of the page, people are here to post they're opinions, good and bad.

Take a look around everyone, there is so much more.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous  said...

i totally agree! LAY OFF LEITH!

1:28 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Ummm...so if this blog bothers you so much, then why don't you stop reading it?

Fashion is an interest for many people. I'm pretty sure everyone (Leith included) recognizes that there are much bigger issues in the world. But why not enjoy the simple things in life too? Like a heavenly sequined mini dress. :}

2:18 PM  
Blogger the muse said...

your posts are getting a tad boring.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Isabel said...

Sequinned. Minidress...It sounds adorable, I am practically freaking out! By the way, well said Erin. People can have opinions, but it's just freakin' hyposcritical to post a hate comment telling someone to stop being critical. Wake up and smell yourself "Casey".

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Tab said...

To Leith: Your blog is pretty darn snazzy. Even though I wouldn't wear some of the stuff you post (only because I know it wouldn't look good on me) I respect your opinions and agree with most of them.
To all the haters: I don't personally know Leith, but not once has she claimed to be a fashion god, and this little blog is only one aspect of her; not even Freud could analyze her personality based on just this. Also, fashion is mulit-faceted; people have different tastes, not to mention that whats "in" in some parts of the country (or world) isn't in others. So back off. It's not her fault that you have nothing better to do than find any and everything wrong with her blog. Besides, picking fights over the internet is childish and immature.

7:17 PM  
Anonymous CoinOperatedGirl said...

The outfit sounds amazing, I wish I could pull off something like that. Layering can be great and add depth to an outfit but unnecessary shirts can look stupid. I love your blog!

10:13 PM  
Blogger *emma* said...

wow, heavy blog drama. ooh lala.
about layering- dear god, i completely agree with you, leith. ITS AUGUST FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! i can see, MAYBE, like, tee-over-long-sleeve shirt (even thats a stretch in this HEAT though). but do you really need the printed tank AND the sequined tank AND the lace tank AND the shrug and god knows what else?
no, you do not.
everyone's entitled to their own style, and i get that these nine-shirt people are trying to be hipster-chic, but please. there is a way to dress hip that doesnt involve looking like a crash test dummy or someone about to go foraging in antarctica. save up the layers for winter, ladies, and try a nice tank top. ONE. is there, like, an overdressers anonymous these ppl can join?

11:43 PM  

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