As a child, did you have one garment or accessory that you simply could not live without? You know what I’m talking about: little Fashionistas prancing around in their pink tutus over jeans and little Fashionistos jumping off the second to last step screaming “I can fly” as their silky Batman capes flow behind them during the short fall? I had two accessories that were vital to my happiness in my youth; my Dorothy ruby red slippers and my banana purse. I loved that bag. It was everything to me. I vividly remember opening that little bag on Christmas morning. One fateful day my little banana bag was lying on the floor, and my mother stepped on it. Her stilettos broke through its bright yellow exterior. I was crushed. Sometimes I feel like we need to care about our garments and accessories more, not just be a “serial shopper” and throw an item in the trash after it hits the ground. I could use some more favorites in my wardrobe. Perhaps I need to be more childlike in that aspect.
While out and about this week, I spotted a Fashionista that had this exact idea. This Fashionista looked effortlessly cool and fun, which most people (including myself) forget to be in their outfit choices. Her ensemble included a pair of vintage Levi’s denim shorts with a watermelon tank along with tons of dainty rings and a pair of classic sandals. One accessory she wore hit me like a ton of bricks. She was wearing a watermelon bag! “A fruit bag!” I exclaimed in my thoughts, “I must ask her where she found it!” It was a definitely a piece worth mentioning. What a refreshing sight! I’m tired of seeing brown, black and even neon leather bags. It’s boring. Every Fashionista/o needs a few pieces in their wardrobes that aren’t so serious. It turned out that she too had that little banana bag as a child. When she saw the watermelon bag at H&M she simply could not pass on the opportunity. As you already know, fashion enthusiasts, the world of fashion is constantly changing. Who knows, perhaps one day Vogue will be featuring tutus and superhero capes.
Spotted: Dolce & Gabbana featured fruit and vegetable patterned fabric in its spring 2012 collection.