The world needs to know that there are patterns other than stripes and polka-dots. Seriously. Everytime I go shopping with my friends they always agree and say that they are over them. Bubble hems too. Enough is enough.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, leith what do you suggest as replacements? there's a reason why stripes and polka dots are everywhere- stripes are classic, sophisticated, and flattering- polka dots are fun, fliry, and youthful- they both have advantages. patterns like houndstooth can be too professional and haughty, just to name one that probably won't get global following. so i really am curious, as to what you have to offer

5:32 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

i understand how you always see polka dotted shirts. but there's nothing wrong with them, they're just over worn. stripes on the other hand are stripes. like jayne said they're classic.

what else do you suggest? plaid, plain pastel colour shirts, tweed, mesh (eww)???

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

wellll i do like the sweater dress...=D

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they're lovely patterns. I just get annoyed when stores will put them onto ANYTHING just becuase the patterns are super trendy.

then people buy them for that reason.
buying an item becuase one element is super-trendy is a pet peeve of mine.

Long live plaid, houndstooth, and florals!

5:56 PM  
Blogger S said...

I happen to love bubble hems. I think they sophisticate an outfit. As for polka dots and stripes? Why not. Its classic attire.

6:06 PM  
Anonymous rebekah said...

stripes equal love. end of story.

6:20 PM  
Anonymous keely said...

According to Anna Wintour, when she was on the Today Show, Plaid will be in for the fall. Perhaps that's a replacement.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where are those from? i love them, as well as the classic patterns.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Lexie said...

i love smalll florals and some plaids. i am a stripe fan, but i am easing off the polka dots.

8:47 PM  
Anonymous lexie said...

oh - bubble hems were never that great to begin with.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

way to be wrong leith. If we get rid of stripes and polka dots we won't have much left.

9:46 PM  
Blogger the muse said...

I happen to love stripes and polka dots. Stripes are classic. You can never stop wearing those. And y'know, the whole "leith is bitch" thing is starting again.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree with your statement about stripes and dots because they are a classic, and, I'm amazed that other people, and even magazines, consider you to be "hip, chic, and modern" because looking through your archives, and while reading most of your blogs history, I was really disappointed. Nothing you post here is original, and I'm actually shocked and wondering why everyone goes to you for fashion advice. Everything you post about is generic, and can be found in every store that's in every mall. You also seem to think of yourself as "more in the know" than everyone. And truth be told.... it's actually very sad and insecure of you.
I'd bet money that you know nothing about fashion history, and would never make it in the industry. And therefore, your opinion on such matters are not highly regarded....or regarded at all for that matter.

This may come across as harsh and just plain mean, but I am so unbelievably frustrated with your immaturity that I just don't care.

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear leith,
you are NOT GOD.
you cant just say what's in and what's out.
nobody is going to listen to you


9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop picking on the gal, JEEZUS CRUST.

Seriously though, as "classic" as polka dots and stripes may be, if I see one more half wit girl posing on myspace, wearing a polka dot or stripey bowed headband on....I will scream and severley hurt those around me.

1:47 PM  
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5:04 PM  
Anonymous Valeria said...

Who cares?
If everyone stopped wearing things just because they're 'out of season' we would be missing out.
And wow, your friends are over them!
That'll make me throw out my polka dot and striped stash right away!

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UGH, I know. I'm so sick of seeing polka dots & stripes. SO over. even if I am still wearing a striped tee shirt RIGHT now..

12:49 AM  
Anonymous riley said...

fuck plaid!

1:16 AM  
Blogger Rin said...

I love stripes. I have a bunch of striped polos. These people are right, stripes are classic. Polka dots are fun. I really haven't seen these "everywhere" but whatever.

Other prints do need their time to shine, however. I like plaid most of the time. I have a few floral patterns but only on dressier clothing.

They are other patterns, too, as a lot of commenters are failing to see. I have plenty of shirts with interesting patterns that are stripes nor polka dots.

Also, tweed and mesh aren't patterns. They are fabrics.

1:52 PM  
Blogger *emma* said...

whats wrong with dots? i mean yeah theyre everywhere but what are we supposed to wear instead of stripes and polkadots- paisley?
not cool. i do like houndstooth but i mean u cannt base a whole outfit around it.
playing fashion god is NOT cool.

6:19 PM  
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12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow anonymous (who wrote the long comment) I agree with you COMPLETELY!! Leith isn't ahead of any trends, she only points out whats obvious in a bitchy way lol. This blog isn't anything special. this is my first and last time here.
ps- if you're reading this blog to look original, you're gonna end up looking like everyone else!! the clothes on here are so TYPICAL!

12:22 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

The dress on the left looks kind of cheap and the dress on the right looks terribly unflattering.

Sorry leith, but you could have done better finding stripes and dots on the web!

3:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

people make me laugh. you honestly take the time to type a long comment about how stupid and what a bitch leith is. so you don't like what she said...get over it. if you're ridiculous enough to take the time to read something you obviously don't enjoy, you really need not to open your mouth. you are all fools.

7:26 PM  
Blogger Julz said...

I love stripes! Not small ones that are busy, but big bold ones. And usually nautical.

But the point of this posting is that I WISH EVERYONE WOULD STOP POSTING UNDER ANONYMOUS TO BE MEAN. Just post under your name or don't at all. It's not cool to be cowardly. And I don't think Leith thinks she's god...do you?

And when stripes go out argyle will be back in and we'll all have to carry around tennis rackets to look fashionable. I play tennis and go to a preppy school, but let's spare the world of that and stick with stripes.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but I have always loved bubble hems ever since I was a child, when the catwalk chose to embrace them I rejoiced but just cus everyone has been wearing them does that mean I should start disliking them??

7:41 PM  

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