I decided to do a post on suits because that insufferable Blake Lively has been making headlines for her “clapback” to a blogger who commented on her week’s parade of suits. Before I get to that, let me talk a bit about my outfit in the pictures. Every style post you read will tell you that skinny pants are out and that loose fits are trendy. Whatever. Wear what you feel comfortable but obviously, you can’t deny that loose equals comfort. While it’s true that you’re seeing a much larger selection of wide leg pants from the low end retailers all the way up to your favorite designer brands, it’s a trend that I first saw in Seoul several years ago. It just took the rest of the world a little longer to catch on. The point I’m trying to make is that I bought these pants in Korea four years ago. They’re a very wide fit so I needed the top to have a relax fit to match the style. That’s why I went with a houndstooth unstructured blazer. A white shirt is the easy route but I wanted something more unexpected so I went with a blue pin striped shirt to clash with the houndstooth. Separately, the pieces aren’t all that special but together, the silhouette is much more interesting.
On to some criticism. Blake Lively’s been doing her usual sidewalk catwalk where she does multiple changes a day to promote her new movie. Blogger Catherine Kallon of Red Carpet Fashion Awards posted a photo of the “actor” and noted how she’s wearing her 1356th suit, obviously a joke. Blake’s response was to say that it’s a double standard because a man wouldn’t have his suit wardrobe analyzed. First off, doesn’t look like she understands what a double standard actually is. Secondly she’s out in the boldest suits SPECIFICALLY to sell her movie and now she’s telling people that they aren’t allowed to talk about it? A celebrity of her status has the power to use fashion to HER advantage and she’s trying to say that people pay too much attention to these “material” things? Acting like she’s above it makes her an asshole. This acting performance is better than any tv or movie she’s ever done.