Hot or Not: 'The Body Mullet'
With the sizzling days of summer just around the corner, stores are shelling out ads urging us to stock up on shorts and other warm weather fare.
But at least one fashion combo to come across my inbox in recent days is, imho, NOT hot.
I’m talking about what I’ll coin the ‘body mullet.’ Y’know: Business up top, party down low.
The look is courtesy of Express, which is running a sale on shorts. I loved the hot pink blazer, white collared top and gold watch the model in the ad wore. The flowery shorts were cute. But somehow I felt a disconnect between the photo and caption: “Cute couple: Jackets and shorts pair up for a hot mix.”
I don’t know if this is one of those big trends expected for Summer 2013. But I’m gonna go out on a limb and advise that when confronted with a choice between beach and work wear, it’s best to not try to get overly creative and cross the two.
Or maybe I’m just off, deevs. After all, I wear blazers with jeans all the time. Perhaps it’s just this particular pair of shorts’ print or length that’s throwing me off here? Maybe this would work as a great night or weekend outfit with a more casual blouse, heels and fun accessories?
What do you think, folks: Is this look fab or fug?
--Deal Diva Keyonna