Fashion by region..a mystery
Fashion should be so simple as 40 years ago. People then wore suits and dresses when traveling by air. Now it's flip flops and board shorts. Living in Birmingham, we all dressed for church-there was no casual service. Little girls wore big bows in their hair and little boys dressed like Little Lord Fontleroy.
Gulf Coast living is easier where fashion is concerned. Business casual is more relaxed, flip flops are accepted almost everywhere at any time, and tshirts are the norm. I am very happy to be casual most of the time. But then..sometimes only pearls and heels feel right. Generations or geography cannot change that.