There are certain rules, so they tell you, for what one should and shouldn’t wear on television. Solids are good, as are darker colors and flattering cuts like v-necks. White is definitely a no-no, same goes for patterns and busy prints. But where does a fuzzy, red, rosette-textured holiday jacket fall on the spectrum of TV-appropriate? That is the question begged by Sarah Palin’s appearance on Sean Hannity last night.
Is it a bathrobe? (It looks comfy!) Is it a blood-stained polar bear pelt? (Unlikely.) One thing is for sure: it was a conscious decision. Palin offered her thoughts on this year’s stable of GOP candidates from a holiday-ready living room complete with a fireplace and well-lit Christmas tree. And what goes better with a Christmas-y living room than a shawl-collared holiday jacket?
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work quite so well on TV. This, sartorially speaking, is what we like to call going rogue.