Was on campus yesterday picking up a friend for lunch. Witnessed the new herd of sorority sheep lining up for their rush parties. There was a bouncy-house in front of one greek palace with a big sign proclaiming "Think Theta."
And here was the uniform of the day, head to toe: Bottle-blond ponytail, cellphone pasted to ear, pastel cashmere pashmina tossed carelessly but perfectly around the shoulders, thin T-shirt, teeny-tiniest cotton knit shorts (typically gray) showing off tanned legs, beige Ugg boots (the high-calf style).
Got the picture? The pashmina and the Uggs keep the upper and lower floors warm, but everything in between is left exposed to the elements. It's schizo-fashion.
Granted, it was warmish here yesterday. But those tees and shorts! In January! With Ugg boots!
It's the designer-trashy profile made famous by Britney Federline. The neo-Lolita look.
As my lunch-friend said, "What a country."