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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Juicy Tracksuits - Juicy NO More

A few years ago I went through this Juicy Couture velour track suit phase (the operative words being a few years ago). I spent a lot of my money buying six tracksuits because I was in LOVE with them. So I wore them during the fall and winter and then I wore them some more, and then I STOPPED. Like perishable goods, certain items in the fashion industry too come with an expiration date. And just like that, Juicy tracksuits expired. A long time ago.


Now I rarely indulge in writing about stuff I don't like on my blog, but certain fashion crimes are so blatant that you really need to get it out of your system by talking about it. My blog is playing the role of a shrink today.

As I loaf around Delhi on a daily basis, minding my own business at the salon, at the mall, at the gym, I can't help but be blinded by the sheer volume of women I see in these velour suits SCREAMING juicy. And I don't mean in the last few months, I've been observing this for over a year now.

Once, I was doing a styling thingimijig which required me sourcing clothes from ZARA at 11am.Two women walked in proudly wearing their juicy's. One was in a bright red suit , paired with Salvatore Ferragamo stilettos. A stark red lipstick and bleached blonde hair with black roots popping out completed her look. The other lady was a little understated wearing an aubergine suit with flats. I wonder if they coordinated their outfits to go on a shopping spree. Hmmmmm.

On another given day, I saw six women at different locations wearing these velour suits. This was in just one day! Oh, I forgot to add, I have also seen a mommy and her 6 year old daughter both in different colours of blingy juicy's. I don't think it can get tackier than that. Mommy and daughter, matching matching. How cute. NOT!

I have to say though, their hoodies do have a really good fit, so there are times when I'll just pair that hoodie with jeans or Nike Dry Fit track pants and go for a coffee run or grocery shopping. But in 2014, I would rather be caught dead than be seen head to toe in velour in public.

 I know people might be hating me for saying these things, but the truth is that people would look far better in an Abercrombie & Fitch track suit (hey Anna Dello Russo wears them when she's travelling) or even wearing a Nike Dry Fit hoodie and tracks rather than loud, monogrammed Juicy Couture.

So my point is, if you're still holding on to all these tracksuits, save them for lounging around at home or use them like pyjamas like I do because they really aren't fashionable anymore.