My thoughts on the Silly Bandz trend have been discussed on this site before (fine for kids, not cool for professional women). But my dislike for the plastic wrist adornments have barely put it a dent in their meteoric rise to trend domination.
Last night, I was sitting in a community meeting with nine other grown women and no fewer than four of them were wearing Silly Bandz. And while I’m willing to give the lady with three kids a pass, the other ladies had no business rocking stretchy palm trees and airplanes next to their Rolexes and Cartier.
So imagine my surprise when one of the women announced, during a discussion about which shapes each was wearing (I know, it was painful), that her Bandz were Marc Jacobs. We all laughed, sure that she was kidding. But alas, she wasn’t.
I will admit that, for a moment, I looked at this photo and thought: “Wow, those are kind of cute.” Then, I realized what I was saying and slapped myself across the face. Because like Uggs, Silly Bandz are a gateway drug to bigger faux pas.
Bottom line, if you’re over the age of 21, you need to put the Silly Bandz away. Because yours truly is going to start carrying scissors, and if you think that I won’t cut them right off your wrists Hill Staffers, you are sorely mistaken. Think of it as a particularly brutal fashion intervention.