Ok so I’m not sure when but I feel like around 2013 fashion started getting…how do I say this….comfy?! Trainers blew up (so massively that ‘the Dad/Steve Jobs’ shoe is now a trend), Gigi Hadid wore a tracksuit and suddenly everyone was wearing a tracksuit, vintage band tees became an excuse to not put trousers on in the morning and 90s trends started being code for ‘sloppy but edgy’.
Lemme tell you something, I enjoy getting dressed. I t h r i v e on it actually, so much so that my personal statement for uni began with something along the lines of ‘The only reason I get out of bed in the morning is to get dressed’ #stillrelatable
Don’t get me wrong, I like a good Stan Smith, I too can appreciate a chic airport look or a Yeezy sweatshirt but when did it become the norm to dress sloppy.
I’m not into it, put on some pants.
I read an article a while back called “In praise of being over-dressed” which stated “If you look your best, you feel your best, and if you feel your best you have more fun”. This, I feel, is totally true. It is always better to be overdressed; it’s polite and you’ll always feel wonderful. So shall we all invest in a hairbrush in 2018?!
Luckily, I can feel the tides turning and I’m sensing that this year is going to bring back the more polished, put together, classic style i.e: people are going to get dressed….and dressed well. This doesn’t even have to mean fancy pieces, just grab a shirt some jeans and then chuck on that pair of tennis shoes…maybe even a pair of heels.
And for those of you who rolled your eyes and sighed, just think, the pieces that you react with a ‘wow’ or ‘that’s beautiful’ or even ‘I wish I could wear that’ too, are they ever a matching tracksuit set from Boohoo…..