|Sweater – F21; Belt – AE; Jeans – Guess; Shoes – Payless.|
Forever XXI had always been one of my favorites – well, since it came to Canada. I love the fact that it’s trendy but at very affordable prices. I have to be wary of their skirts, shorts and dresses because they’re often far too short on me, but otherwise it’s a goldmine of wonderful fun trends. Lately, however there’s been a distaste associated with the brand. Since I saw on their site a shirt that said “Allergic to Algebra” I’ve had an unpleasant thought associated with the company.
I know that companies, like people, make mistakes, but the fact that they had such a shirt on their site just shocked me. What kind of ideals are we spreading to our young women? That their looks are more important than their brains? I like fashion – I write a fashion blog after all – but I’m not so naive as to think that my appearance is the be all and end all of my being. I certainly hope not! I’m no supermodel, so if that’s all I put stock in I’d be depressed most of the day. So, I don’t understand why we’re doing that to our young women. I know I won’t quit Forever XXI, but I hope that they have a conversation with their buyers and re-iterate the ideals of promoting integrity.