Style & Then Some

Barbara Hulanicki thinks your wardrobe is a bit boring

Veteran fashion designer, Barbara Hulanicki described women’s wardrobes as “boring” in an interview earlier this week to promote her new book, Seamless. Sorry Babs, we are doing the best we can.

Barbara Hulanicki, Biba, Seamless

The Biba founder appealed to women of the world to steer away from fashion trends claiming:

“There’s too much interest in clothes now and it makes women dress less well. I think people are too concerned about what’s fashionable…Women have such boring wardrobes these days,”

The poor Yanks got the brunt of her recent tirade. Apparently American women’s style is “terrible; they all wear the same thing.” Slight generalisation there Babs (I will try to stop calling her Babs now).

I understand that she just wants us to embrace our individuality and be more adventurous with our fashion choices; I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve walked down the high street tallying up all the ladies wearing identical (usually Topshop) clobber. At the same time, as long as you are comfortable and happy then wear whatever you want and do not fear the boring style label – there are far worse things to be accused of in life. I really do applaud style risk takers and all the trendsetters out there like Barbara, it just takes a lot of time and energy to try to be one of them all the time.

Despite having a degree in fashion design and contributing weekly to a style blog, as much as I enjoy and appreciate beautiful, alternative clothing, you won’t have seen me in much else lately other than my anything-but-exciting trusty skinny jeans, jumper and blazer combo. So no need for insults Babs (last time I swear), is boring really that bad?


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