Walk of Fashionista


Today in COM 497, my professor Jane Natt shared a humorous observation with me. She spotted a girl walking to class on campus wearing “workout shorts & heels.” I’m not sure what this girl was thinking, but I wish I could have witnessed it myself. No matter where you are or what time it is, workout shorts & heels are never a good match. If someone sees you wearing this they will most likely shout out “walk of shame!” Although it is not guaranteed that this girl spent the night with a guy the night before, it seems to be the most obvious guess.

Walk of shame definition: One usually wears either the clothes they went out in (skirt and heels) or the clothing of the person they slept with (large t-shirt and basketball shorts) the morning after.

No girl in their right mind would ever volunteer to do this “walk of shame.” Fashionistas on the other hand should always be prepared. I thought it would be interesting to get a guys point of view on this topic. Vinny Barraco is currently a senior at Purdue and a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He witnesses “shackers” (aka girls that spend the night) doing the walk of shame very frequently.

Q: What do you think about girls wearing guys clothing and their heels from the night before?

A: I think it’s actually pretty hilarious, but very embarrassing. I must admit, guys actually sit and watch out their windows for shackers to walk by.

Q: If you saw a girl wearing “workout shorts & heels” on campus, what would you think?

A: I would automatically think she was walking home from the night before.

Q: What day of the week do you see the most shackers doing the “walk of shame?”

A: Definitely Friday morning. The girls try and leave around 8:00am before everyone wakes up for class.

Q: What is the most popular article of clothing for guys to lend out to a girl?

A: Basketball shorts. The girls like to keep their shirts and heels on, but for some reason they love to steal our shorts.

Q: How can a girl prepare herself to avoid this situation?

A: Guys that have girlfriends that stay over a lot will most likely drive them in the mornings. Some girls bring over “shacker bags” of clothes to wear home. If a guy doesn’t let you borrow his clothes or offer you a ride home, call your friends to pick you up and never talk to him again.

Hopefully all you Fashionistas will learn something from this interview and NEVER wear workout shorts or basketball shorts with heels! Even if you aren’t walking home from the night before, you will still look like a shacker. Prepare yourself with a change of outfit or rock the same outfit from last night. Keep those basketball shorts for the guys to wear, you are a Fashionista!


About Courtney Cox

I am currently a senior studying Retail Management at Purdue University. Fashion has always been my main interest. My past experience in the fashion industry both domestic and abroad has given me the opportunity to stay updated in the lastest trends.

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