Fashion is a funny and fickle thing, I’ll be the first to agree with this. As Seb accurately observed to me a while ago when we spotted two girls wearing identical onesies with matching ugg boots in a shopping centre – ‘if someone hadn’t told people this was “fashion” they would never ever wear it!’.
Don’t get me wrong, I more than encourage people to wear whatever the hell they want to wear, even if it is a controversial onesie/ugg-boot combo, but I do find it entertaining the way people suddenly get obsessed with dungarees, onesies or tie-dye for a season and I wisely chuckle to myself that my charity shop foraging keeps me aloof from such foolishness. When flicking through the latest season of Topshop it has even occurred to me that fashion is more about what you can get away with wearing, as opposed to what will look good – but that could be my inner granny talking (although to be fair, many of us look to our grandmas’ generation for fashion inspiration).
Actually, tie-dye brings us a smidgen closer to the actual topic at hand. I may laugh in the face of fashion, and chuckle at temporary trends, but I admit – I have jumped onto that bandwagon as keenly as the next Country Living-reading Pinterest-pinning Blog-loving twenty-something. And it ain’t pretty. Oh wait, hang on, that’s the point – it actually is rather pretty.
To get to the point, an old 1930s chair given to me by my grandma now looks like something from a Country Living feature. I got the idea from this fantastic DIY blog. I suppose in one way though, this is a slight twist on contemporary fashion. After all, most dip-dye their hair. I dip-dyed my chair.