There is an uncomfortable trend among us. Maybe you’ve seen it on your restaurant server, the boy posing as a man at the table next to you in the coffee shop. It could be anywhere, at any moment. There is no escaping the beige, banal look of what fashion experts are calling Mennonite chic.
“Well, what people are really loving about this look is just how nondescript and easy to cultivate it is. You may remember the bonnet craze that took the neighborhood by storm around this time last year–this is merely a more elaborate extension of that,” commented Bushwick trend forecaster Molly Soda.
Stark grays, indecipherable blues and, of course, puke greens are all the rage with color schemes at local Bushwick outposts like Beacon and Mary’s Closet, Friends and even the usually avant-garde vintage store Worship. “I used to be really into Miami hues–nothing but bright, bright, bright,” stated Samantha Hardagain, a 25-year-old who has embraced the Mennonite look. “But now I see how color blind I was. It’s all about modesty, blending in. Everyone is everyone, after all.”
Written by Genna Rivieccio