The term gaudy, according to the dictionary is 'extravagantly bright or showy, typically so as to be tasteless.' It's an adjective that's associated with everything garish, lurid, loud, over-bright, glaring, harsh, violent, flashy, showy, glittering, brassy, ostentatious! Crazy, isn't it? Well, did you know that the term 'gaudy' is derived from a person's name? Yes, it's derived from Antoni GaudÍ i Cornet.
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Antoni Gaudi was a Spanish Catalan architect from Reus and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. GaudÍ's works reflect an individualized and distinctive style. Most are located in Barcelona, including his magnum opus, the Sagrada FamÍlia. His designs are super loud and can't be missed! Several of GaudÍ's works have been granted World Heritage status by UNESCO, would you believe it?
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'Wear Something Gaudy' Day is one day when you can freely flaunt your brightest, loudest, wildest clothes, shoes and make-up and not have a care in the world! Forget about simplicity and colour coordinating and get those garish outfits out! You can pretty much wear anything and get away with it.
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Take a cue from this woman here, she's looks like a rainbow in the flesh! Yes, this is the way you can celebrate 'Wear Something Gaudy' Day. Find those vivid shaded pants and throw them on, followed by the most jarring blouse you've got. Men, get those neon printed shirts and trousers and team them up with bright coloured sunglasses and what not!
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Who said top designers don't love gaudy stuff? Check out this ensemble by Dolce And Gabbana. We think that is you can afford designer ware, you ought to pick up something like this. Go wild, this is one day when you can be totally tacky and not get judged!
Whether you wear designer clothing or something you bought at a local mall, 'Wear Something Gaudy' Day is for everyone. Get out there are add some colour to your world! Cheers, mate!