Comfort is key — well, sort of. After a year-long of staying at home, we’ve almost gotten used to wearing clothing that is oversized, loungy, and super comfy. Yet, we need to embrace what life would look like, or rather what fashion would be like in the post-pandemic world as we begin to emerge from the wrath of Covid-19.
So how do we adapt our year-long obsession with loungewear to a functional and fashionable wardrobe?
As fashion adjusts to mirror our times, it must embrace smaller, more individually powerful notions of style. That explains why, like everything else right now, so many of the collections are in total disagreement with one another. Our bets are on a period of rebellious personal style and rebirth of subcultures.
Style is the only thing you can’t buy. It’s not in a shopping bag, a label, or a price tag. It’s something reflected from our soul to the outside world—an emotion.Alber Elbaz
From back-to-school basics, slip-on shoes, slinky knitted dresses, to mismatched prints, bulky silhouettes and sequined dresses, this fall’s looks are over the place but here are some of the key ones:
This season’s patterns take your Grandma’s printed couch to a whole new level, designers are experimenting with quirky prints to produce coats, dresses, and even bodysuits!
Sustainability is high on almost every brand’s mantra. We see a patchwork of unused fabric scraps in coats, dresses, and upcycled tees. These collaged garments are not only sustainably-minded but also nod to a new, idiosyncratic aesthetic that is less about head-to-toe dressing and more about personal expression through style.
Bulk is in. So yes, puffers are still in this winter. After a tumultuous year, this silhouette, with comfort and tangibility in mind, feels like a much-needed hug.
Low-Slung Jeans for High-Stress Times
Sweatpants are not forever. At some point, you’re going to have to wear something else. The alternative could be the slouchy, wide-leg jeans that have been widely seen on the fall runways. Consider these roomy and durable trousers the ideal get-it-done pants for our post-pandemic lives.
Knitwear is always a must for fall. It has really come to the fore of our wardrobes over the past year; not only is it ideal for days at home, but its cozy factor has a soothing effect.
This season we take it up a notch with knitwear sporting spaghetti straps, elongated knitted vest dresses, even sexier body-conscious silhouettes.