Back before Blackberries, iPhones and Katy Perry, geeks were, well, geeks. They played chess during the week, hit up Star Trek conventions on weekends and picked their noses the rest of the time ;) Not that there's anything wrong with that (except for maybe the nose-picking part). Now, geeks have become full-fledged rockstars; they've created our can't-live-without iPods (and iPads), used their smarts to invent lifesaving medicine and have taken over the entertainment scene with Marvel Comic blockbusters and shows like The Big Bang Theory and Glee. Seems like nerds are having their moment in Vulcan's sun (I googled that..thanks to geeks).
Fashion, never wanting to be left out, has fully joined the geek chic bandwagon, with designers paying tribute to our brainy friends with brilliant, feminine takes on the trend. Here are 6 ways to channel your inner Rebecca Black:
1. BRIGHT PANTS
Go for bold, bright, skinny pants in lunge-friendly fabrications. You'll be happy for the stretch when you beat your buddies at 10-pin bowling. Plus, the bright colours will save you from getting lost in a trash can. Fashion AND function - brilliant!
2. MENSWEAR PRINTS
Checks, plaids and tweeds can easily look masculine so it's imperative that you pay attention to fit. Pick a fitted, feminine blazer, a curve-hugging tweed dress or pair a flowy plaid shirt with skinny jeans. Boy meets girl. Squeal!
3. PREPPY SHOES
Fall 2011 is all about preppy footwear, whether loafers (flat or high-heeled) or spectator brogues. Bullies giving you a hard time? Kick 'em to the curb (figuratively speaking of course) with a sweet pair of shoes.
Every wannabe geek needs a great, go-anywhere bag to carry their gadgets. A great leather satchel will hold all of your books, a boucle bag will be the perfect glee club accessory and a croco envelope clutch is ideal for a night of showing off your hot dance moves.
When the temperature drops, it's time to break out a trusty jacket. A corduroy blazer, plaid coat or ultra-trendy varsity jacket will put you at the head of the class.
To achieve nerd nirvana, the right accessories are a must. Don't forget your rimmed glasses, your owl ring (a tribute to Harry Potter, of course), and a pair of argyle-patterned tights to finish off your look.
Hope you're all having a great 1st week of September, whether you're going back to school or not. And remember, we're all just little geeks inside. Snort, snort.