I’ve come to notice little cliches everywhere. There are few I actually like, the rest I am very irritated by. The Merriam Webster definition of Cliche is as follows: something (such as a menu item) that has become overly familiar or commonplace. Maybe it’s just that I love the new and change so much that overly-familiar can be very, very depressing. Overly used phrases….”Failure of Epic Proportions”, “Ur Mom”, “Burn.” no longer make you cool for saying them. I guess the point here is that a thing, once new, now overdone is simply that, over. But why?? Why can’t a thing just continue to be “cool”? The answer, I don’t know but we know it isn’t. So let’s get over them shall we? Drop the old and be “fresh”. Stop digging in the same areas that have already been dug in for gold.
(Insert angry look here!! Start: new irk)That’s why fashion repeats itself so much, we can’t think of anything new so we take the same old things: jean button-up shirts paired with skinny dark jeans and simply update it and call it the latest trend! What?? That’s why designers such as Tommy H., DKNY, and Ralph Lauren are washed up. Their 1991 catalogs look EXACTLY the same as their 2011 catalogs. They are stuck in a rut. A fashion rut. While WE, the general public are stuck in a rut. Period.
Why can’t we get out? Why are we stuck in this infinite circle? Getting “cool” then getting “cliche”. It NEVER ends. Can’t someone just come up with something that will last forever in the realm of cool? Or is cool just in the eye of the beholder and I’m really just writing this post out of annoyance….? Probably.