Over the past two months, we have gradually adjusted to the new reality that is living in the COVID-19 pandemic. Lugging ourselves out of bed every morning and juggling our to-do lists of responsibilities now require immense self-discipline when there’s no urgency to go anywhere or meet anyone. What’s even the point of getting dressed up when you can stay at home all day in your pajamas? With our usual routines out the window, we have lost much of our drive and willpower. However, we should not succumb to our growing lethargy and discontentment, but rather take this time to reinvent our looks and have fun with fashion!
Go With The Flow – Embrace The Mask
The first step is making the face mask your new BFF as this trend won’t be disappearing anytime soon. In Asia, people have been wearing masks everywhere for nearly a century due to scarring past experiences with vast pandemics and air pollution. If you strive to be both environmentally friendly and stylish, you can buy a washable mask available in multitudes of colors and prints! Shop for fashionable face gear at Armed Angels, Modulare and Airnium, and turn to Japanese streetwear for inspiration: these models totally rock the high-end, glamorous mask combination.
Tracksuits Are Back
At the moment, tracksuits are re-emerging as popular sportswear, taking over even the most luxurious designer wardrobes of celebrities like Bella Hadid and Billie Eilish. Hoodies and sweatpants are not only oh-so-comfortable, but also super versatile. Who would’ve thought they’d pair so well with heels, fine jewelry and classy trench coats? If you’re going for a fun and effortless combo, Asos, Urban Outfitters, Les Girls Les Boys and Les Tien are worth a look.
Create endless chic outfits by mixing and matching different pieces à la Princess Diana! Her iconic sense of style was way ahead of her time and remains today an inspiration to many. When you feel like dressing in something comfy yet cute, there are countless approaches to marrying summery trends with more classic, practical pieces.
The Hottest Trends Of Summer 2020
On campus, lots of students flaunt the chunky jewelry trend by adorning their necks with extra-long gold chains. Other popular final-touch decor include metallic leather and puffed sleeves. Tony Bannister, a renowned designer and trend forecaster, claims “utilitarian fashion is here to stay,” and H&M offers an abundance of these inexpensive outfit components for you to easily integrate into your self-isolation wardrobe.
Seasons Of Color
Tie-dye made a mega comeback during quarantine. Nature-inspired hues like off-white, cream and ecru are predicted to cast a huge trend across sustainable materials, according to high-fashion forecaster Christine Boland. Muted shades of blue, red and pastel top off the delicate color palette of the upcoming season. If you’re searching for fun tie-dye pieces, explore Polo Ralph Lauren, Urban Outfitters or an at-home DIY project!
words & design_tanja moissl