It Turns Out We're "Tacky" (Thanks A Lot, Weird Al)

While we were catching up with a few words of wisdom from Weird Al Yankovic today (as one does), we came to a brutal realization. We — yes, we the fashion editors of R29 — are tacky. Bummer, right? Keep in mind, however, that we're basing our conclusion solely on the lyrics and costumes of the comedian's latest musical masterpiece.
Borrowing the melody of Pharrell's "Happy," "Tacky" is just as "why am I humming this six hours later" catchy. But, instead of celebrating good vibes and big Vivienne Westwood hats, Al's version is kind of a sartorial burn book. In fact, it takes issue with many of the weird/wonderful, ugly/pretty style tricks we've condoned lately. What gives, Al?
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Photo Courtesy of MSGM.
Weird Al says: "It might seem crazy wearing stripes with plaid."

We say: Please — plaid and stripes are just the beginning of our print-clashing capabilities.
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Photo:Via @refinery29.
Weird Al says: "I Instagram every meal I have."

We say: How else would you suggest we share brunch with friends?
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Weird Al says: "Wear my belt with suspenders and sandals with my socks."

We say: We can't say we're regular suspender wearers, but socks with sandals are our jam. Geez, it's like Al's never met a fashion blogger before.
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Photo: Courtesy of ASOS.
Weird Al says: "Wear my Ed Hardy shirt with florescent orange pants."

We say: Bright pants — or bright colors in general — are basically wardrobe staples. Ed Hardy on the other hand...
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Photo: Courtesy of The Row.
We say: While there are no lyrics to support the fact that Weird Al believes fanny packs are "tacky," the costumes in the video suggest it's true. Allow us to introduce you to something a little less, ahem, bedazzled.
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