I took this photo in Starbucks in Washington, D.C.
This woman is waiting in line for coffee wrapped in a sheik light blue blanket covered with Minions and the UK flag.
Apparently, this is a new fashion trend that is catching on–as I saw a second young women in the street “wearing” a blanket (not a coat) and walking with what looked like her boyfriend.
This fashion statement is a little weird in light of the homeless people around town that frequent the street when it gets cold wrapped in these horrible dirty wool grey blankets.
But the blankets these young women are wearing are not shawls, sweaters, coats, and are far from grungy, but rather they are sort of colorful and playful.
The blankets give the impression of course, as someone still in their PJs, just getting in or out of bed or just casually lounging around because they can.
Depending on how you look at it–cool, relaxed, and fun or lazy and time to turn yourself over and go back to sleep.
You never know what sparks the next fashion craze–it could be like SpongeBob says, I want my blankie! 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)