This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to be given a ticket to see the Broadway play, The Lion King, currently playing in Atlanta. I figured I'd make it a day of the arts and go to the High Museum before the play. I put a lot of thought into planning my wardrobe for the day, since I knew that I'd be wearing it for both outings. Eventually I went with black tuxedo pants, a white v-neck blouse, and green metallic flats. I added a funky denim jacket for my trip to the museum and traded it for a black blazer for the theater. I thought it was the perfect look for a day of culture. When I arrived at the play venue, it appeared that I didn't get the memo on how to dress for the occasion.
I witnessed so many capris and flip-flops, I felt like I was going to a barbecue instead of a theatrical production. Have we become so casual that anything goes when it comes to our attire? I know that historically, teenagers have always found a way to annoy adults with their appearance, from the long hair of the 70s to the baggy jeans of today. But when did the grow-ups start slacking? I'm not saying this to put anyone down. I'm just trying to understand what happened to dressing up when you're going to a special event. Maybe it's just me.
Do you think that people in general dress too casually?