Stop the (Tube Top) Madness

No matter your views on global warming and the poor little polar bears in Alaska, it’s impossible to deny the weather in Oklahoma has been cuh-razy over the past few months.

Cold one day, sunny the next, monsoon the following week…and though this is arguably normal for a state where seasons seem to change overnight, it still poses an interesting dilemma for those of us wrapped up in the charade we call fashion.

For instance.

At Saturday’s Bedlam game (BOOMER!) I was struck by the odd combination of Sooner attire.  Seeing as it was nigh December, I expected Uggs and crimson sweaters and crème scarves with matching gloves.  And though I saw some of that (which made me feel validated, as that was the seasonal theme of my own ensemble), I also saw girls in baby t’s, and shirt dresses, and I kid you not, tube tops.

Tube tops after Thanksgiving?  Are you kidding me?!

Now I can’t be too critical, because it did heat up to a balmy 70-some-odd degrees mid OSU butt-kicking.  But I will pose this question, and I do hope you’ll help me find an answer:

Should we dress for the season, or for the weather outside?

This is never a big issue for me personally, because I tend to wear whatever is clean and cute and fits me well on any given day.  But I do wonder what the general consensus is regarding seasonal fashion faux pas, because if you ask me tube tops after Thanksgiving are like white after Labor Day.  It may make no logical sense at all, but you do.  Not.  DO IT.

I’m led to believe Mother Nature is about to make a drastic turn towards winterdom in the next few days, and for the sake of all those confused fashionistas out there I hope this is correct. If we could just get some snow, or some of that lovely ice-slush Oklahoma is infamous for, I think Sooners statewide would feel comfortable retiring their summer gear in exchange for more season-appropriate attire.

But until then expect to see an awkward mix of tank-tops and turtlenecks…unless we enlist a “no short-sleeves after Halloween” law, I just don’t see any other way around it.

Now let us go forth in the name of fashion, and pray ever morn for a white Christmas.  For even if you don’t like snow, at least this will prevent wayward Sooners from wearing sun dresses on New Year’s.

Much love.

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  1. Kristina
    30/11/2009 at 9:49 am Permalink

    My personal favorite is the hooded sweatshirt, running shorts, Ugg boots combo. In 30 degree weather.

  2. Ashley
    08/02/2010 at 2:54 pm Permalink

    What if you live somewhere where it’s ALWAYS a balmy 75 degrees? Must we wear sweaters after Thanksgiving?

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