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17th Aug 2021

This Twitter thread of fashion mishaps encapsulates everything that’s brilliant about Ireland

Fiona Frawley

If you grew up in rural Ireland, you know all too well that if you so much as wore a pair of gloves you might as well have announced you thought of yourself as the next Michael Jackson.

So naturally, this Twitter thread in which Irish people share their experiences of attempting to wear anything ~fashionable~ had us crying with laughter and just plain old fashioned crying last night.

It’s also just a beautiful celebration of the creativity of Irish people – nothing brings out our artistic streak like seeing someone wear a hat they’ve never worn before. Truly, these replies are nothing short of poetry. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites, all of which are making this grey and windy Tuesday a lot more bearable.

This one clearly came from someone who knows their fashion, pinpointing the era of the jacket and everything. Funny and informed.

If you attempt to return to your small town wearing a hat, on your head be it.

Simple and to the point.

You’d have to include at least one camo joke, in fairness.

Hermione Granger found shaking.

They’re right, to be fair.


Protecting herself from the sun? Who does she think she is?

Simple but effective.

This one is my personal favourite.

There are so many more I could have included, but I’ll leave some as a surprise. If you haven’t already, have a scroll through the thread. It’ll be the best thing you do for your mental health this year.

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