Where's your shoe at, Kristen StewartIt used to be that one couldn't leave the house without a hat, gloves and stockings at least (that's the case at the moment too, but for entirely different, weather related reasons), but now thanks to changing times, these items are not necessities of dress. Similarly, where once 'black tie' for a gentleman actually required a tie, many men now make do with a white teeshirt, ill fitting blazer, dark coloured skinny jeans and feel like it passes for 'dressed'.
Our attitudes to what constitutes an acceptable level of casual wear are certainly getting more relaxed, and if celebrities lately are anything to go by, it's all down hill from here.
I'm not even talking about the reality TV stars we adore for their lack of composure, either. I'm talking about the polished ones. Take Kristen Stewart for example. She has a great sense of red carpet style, and a penchant for vertiginous stilettos, the only problem is, she can't keep the damn things on. Now you'd think a lady of her star power might have a helper with flats at hand, or at least a pair of these in her minaudiere, but apparently not.
A worse offender is Isabel Lucas, who has gone barefoot on the red carpet (gross) and at Coachella (grosser, at least the red carpet doesn't have cigarette butts and half-dissolved tabs of acid that might stick to your sole for a sneaky surprise-high), and then there are the menfolk, some of whom, like Matthew McConaughey, act as if they wish shoes were never invented.
Maybe it's the way we have to publicly remove our footwear at airports now days that's loosening our standards on this one (as a poor shoeless Cindy has demonstrated), or perhaps, like in Stewart's case, a decline in footwear morals is proportionate to a rise in the hight of heels.
Whatever the case, it's a scourge that should be stopped.
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