At first glance, Lindsay Lohan's new line of leggings [read: two pairs of leggings, one pair of leggings with leather kneepads, and one pair of "ankle gloves"] seem like something only Lindsay Lohan would wear. After all, most people's style choices aren't cushioned by a thick layer of fame and perceived insanity. When an ordinary person wears leopard print ankle gloves in public, for example, observers won't look at her unfortunately sheathed (though warm?) ankles and say, "Look: it's Lindsay Lohan," they'll simply say, "Look: a weirdo."
But upon closer inspection, the items in Lohan's 6126 leggings line, so named for Marilyn Monroe's birthdate, are very versatile. According to the website, Marilyn Monroe was Lohan's inspiration for these leggings, and it's easy to see why, when you put them in a proper Marilyn-Monroe context. In fact, here are a few Marilyn-Monroe-inspired places where Lindsay Lohan's Marilyn-Monroe-inspired leggings wouldn't look at all out-of-place:
1. The local wave-pool.
Marilyn did love the water.
2. On the set of Mad Men
After all, the show is set in 1960—Marilyn's heyday—and those side zippers are sooo 60s.
3. On stage in a production of Death Of A Salesman
Arthur Miller, Marilyn's one-time husband, probably would have written ankle-gloves into a play at some point, had they only existed when he was alive.
4. At Madame Tussaud's
They should really consider putting the Marilyn statue in the leggings. Built-in eather knee-pads just seem so much more her.
5. To a picnic in the park.
Ok, so this locale has nothing whatsoever to do with Marilyn Monroe. But isn't nature the perfect backdrop for leopard-print ankle gloves? You can hardly tell where one ends and the other begins.