Just when you thought every kind of clothing has already been invented, someone comes up with ankle scarves.
If you've been on the internet a lot lately, you might have seen a bizarre ankle scarf doing the rounds.
I'm not the most fashion-forward person in the world, so it's probably safe to say that my sense of fashion settled in college, and it never really progressed.
So it takes a far-out fashion trend to get my attention and, well, these ankle scarves did it. They are, in a word, weird — weird enough that no one could have predicted them, for a good reason.
Showing off your ankles has become fashionable somehow
People have finally fought against the norm of wearing socks to cover your ankles. We all know there's something cool and beautiful about being raw and just showing that part in between your pants and shoes.
But that looks really cold.
We all have that one friend who just refuses to acknowledge winter or cold seasons and let cold weather tell them what they should and shouldn't wear.
Perhaps it's a bit much to suggest that shorts should be everyday wear when the snowflakes start to fly. You'd have at least thought those ankle-showers would consider a pair of socks, right?
Well, according to an Italy-based publication, Lercio, the answer isn't socks, just ankle scarves.
But even if it's a fashion statement with a tripping hazard, people continue to rock in them.
Arguably, some even look sexy. It seems we can rock them even in summer!
But, to be honest, from the sounds of Lercio's rundown of the so-called trend, you've got to wonder if they're just having us on.
According to the publication, ankle scarves seem a hipster-driven trend, but their description raises some doubt.
For one thing, they've quoted a "well-known DJ in his bedroom and Little Tony record collector" saying:
"Long pants bring them only grandmothers and grandparents, uncle! But after twice I had chilblains, my doctor warned me that I could lose my ankles, risking not going to Starbucks to feet. Fortunately, the fashion of the ankle scarves has exploded, so I can keep them warm and at the same time, be fashionable."
Every hipster's dream
Though it might be a bad translation by Google's AI — and it sure doesn't look great — that has to be satire.
The article even goes on to say:
"The ankle scarves market is booming. The various models, often hand-crafted by African children, are sold on e-commerce platforms. Undoubtedly their practicality and versatility: with the change of season and the heat's arrival, you just have to remove them, and you are ready for summer."
No surprise, people online are rightly skeptical of ankle scarves' actual practicality.
So yeah, not many can get behind this fashion idea.
Unless you're somehow convinced that the satirical idea of fashionable scarves for your ankles is a good idea, it's safe just to laugh and move on.