This is an example of High WASP-approved clothing. It’s from a line I had never heard of. Thread Social. We like brands no one has ever heard of. Disciplined, lacking in frou-frou, beautiful in material, restrained but memorable color schemes. Some of their clothes are admittedly more High WASP than others. Take a look at number 18. Some pieces not so much. As in the jumpsuit. We like to think we’re broadminded. Homage to trends is lovely if you don’t get carried away. But please don’t make us wear jumpsuits. Or leggings, for that matter.
The best High WASP-approved style will most likely appeal to a range of tastes. For instance, I found these clothes at some notes on napkins, a cool-fashion-forward-young-person site if ever I saw one. Generally enthusiastic about studded shoes with 6-inch heels, zippers, and things shredded or transparent. She liked Thread Social’s 2009 Resort Line. So it must be a little bit out there.
Upon further examination, I realized that some of Thread’s dresses sported nautical motifs. Which would bring us to the realm of prep style. I asked two leading arbiters what they thought. It’s a go. Said Muffy,
I really love the clean lines and fun aesthetic of the dresses. They are simple but clearly well made.
The items actually really remind me of Gossip Girl outfits, can you see that? I can just see Jenny Humphrey showing up in one of the more eclectic styles and Blair donning the more classic, chic dresses.
Thank you both for your quotes, by the way. Much appreciated.
I suppose in our slightly headstrong High WASP way, a la Katherine Hepburn, we are going to insist again that we like an aesthetic, not a brand per se. We will say that the more groups who find our style appropriate, the better. We hate to be inappropriate, no matter where we go or who we sit with. I think my mother would put it best. I hear her voice clearly, “Very good-looking darling.” She might have worn this, when she was my age.
She calls me darling. I call my children darling too. Shopping habits are only one part of the zeitgeist (big word of the day), albeit the part the generates the best pictures. Everything I say is as true as I can make it. Who knows if it matters?