Lulu Guiness American Flag Lip Clutch
I really enjoy your Friday Footwear and Friday Fashion features. Though I can’t wear the high heels you feature, I’ll tip over and hit the pavement, I do enjoy keeping up with the glittery crowd. I know this is weird, but I have a fashion question. I’m going to attend some tea party rallies, but I don’t want to be one of those people who just wears T-shirts, jeans and flip-flops. What do you recommend?
Desperately Patriotic But Tragically Unfashionable
Thanks so much for writing. Karen has been telling me for quite a while that I should multi-task as a fashion critic/screenwriter/man about town. So I’m delighted to weigh in on your fashion dilemma.
You are what you wear, so for a Tea Party, your clothing should proclaim your patriotism, love of liberty and fashion.
T-shirts and jeans. Boring. Unless worn by Kate Moss. So, yes, it’s a good idea to steer clear from this oh-so-tedious uniform.
As to flip-flops, my advice is simple and deeply felt:
Seriously, flip-flops do nothing but make you walk like a duck. And that slapping sound is sooo annoying. It’s like a leper’s bell announcing your arrival. Civilization is imperiled by these crimes against footwear.
Here are a few ideas on the proper wardrobe and accessories for Tea Parties and Town Hall Meetings. But if you live in a Democrat district and show up in these outfits, you can be sure that your questions will be ignored. In fact, you’ll probably be barred from entering by the SEIU goons who enforce for the Dems.
Salute the flag with an appropriately beringed finger
When on your feet for long hours, it’s important to be comfortable. These Converse flag sneakers will do the job.
But once the rally is over and you go out to dinner with all the new Tea Party friends you’ve made, you can step into these beauties by Zanotti, appropriate for a learned discussion of the Constitution.
How about a dance after the Tea Party. The Goddiva sequined flag dress will transform you into the Dolly Madison of the ball.
Red and white flag tights are the perfect way to round out your look.
Accessories can make or break an outfit. This pin by Tarina Tarantino is elegantly retro. I can see this as part of Sarah Palin’s wardrobe, pinned to her beautifully tailored leather jackets.
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and patriotic Shabbat.
Send in your fashion questions and I’ll be glad to offer my advice.