When we finally emerge from these months of “hibernation,” what will we want to wear? That’s a question I’ve spent no small amount of time noodling since last Spring.
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There’s no question that (small-f) fashion and style have been moving in a more casual, relaxed direction over the last several years. Will months of working from home, limits on social activities and travel, and other lifestyle adjustments due to Covid bolster or even accelerate that trend? Or will we have a wave of nostalgia for “dressing up” and look for excuses to do so?
I suspect the answer will be “both” and lots of ground in-between. The only predictions I’m making are that a) physical comfort will remain paramount, and b) sneakers will continue to dominate the footwear market.
Adding refinement to a stay-at-home outfit
Personally, I like getting dressed and feeling put-together, even at home. It’s a way of pushing back against entropy, and helps me to feel “present and accounted for.” Even if it’s just jeans, a sweater, a piece or two of my favorite jewelry, and some fragrance.
Top image: you can easily add some polish and refinement to an at-home outfit without giving up comfort. Just add structured a bag, and collared sweater blazer. Keep the sneakers, or swap out for a comfortable pair of loafers or oxfords.
Wear now, wear later favorites
How about you? Have you made changes to your wardrobe that will carry through once normal life resumes?