Fractions. Do they still teach fractions in math, I wonder? Fractions, proportion, percentages. I remember, when I was in school, kids rolling their eyes, or blurting out in frustration… “When am I ever going to use this?”
Ah… like… all the time, kid. It’s amazing how many times I use the skill of manipulating fractions or playing with percentages in real life. And I don’t mean manipulating fractions like when Hubby decides that he’s going to double or triple a recipe for chili, and he needs to know how many 1/2 tablespoons of whatever. I’m talking fashion.
Fashion Math. And it’s been a long time since math class for most of us, so we need a summer school refresher course. On fractions and proportion. Don’t you think?
Now, I don’t mean proportion in the sense of choosing a short, slim jacket over wide leg pants, or a long, loose top over skinny jeans. Although I would probably wear those combinations. In fact, do wear those combinations. I’m not talking about the changing proportions in fashion either, all those huge pooling pants, or hilariously long sleeves. Let’s not go down that road again. Been there, wrote the post. I mean proportion in the sense of achieving balance between the feminine elements of an outfit and the masculine, between the edgy and the classic.
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