5 spring staples that will make you want to dress up again
You aren’t going to find sweatpants in here. Not even lovely candy-colored Pangaia.
As Karl Lagerfeld once said — wearing sweatpants is like telling the world you gave up. It’s manifesting helplessness, boringness, and bad taste.
So maybe it’s time to kiss them goodbye…or more like kick them in their stretched asses? One thing I’ve noticed for sure is that sweatpants don’t spread good vibes to anyone — neither to a wearer nor to the fashion-hungry watchers. Wear a white shirt with a little stain and it’s somehow forgivable, presuming it’s likely to be accidental and fresh, but wear a tracksuit with a spot and you’re at high risk of gaining a label as a blowzy human. So skip sweats. The second thing I’ve witnessed is that this pandemic provokes people to neglect all the rules of conventional dressing and finally go outside bursting in colors, styles, and hippy accessories they’ve bought almost blindly online. The funniest thing indeed is when we shop online feeling so hungry for new flashy things, having enough of sitting pretty at home & wishing to finally show off so badly that we instantly make emotional buys of the trendiest thing on a market. Applause to tie-dye bucket hats, beaded sunglasses chains, micro bags, super-wide and (way too long ) trousers, or mini shrunken bralettes, which as we realize, later on, look ridiculous on us. Tie-dye buckets are ok for teenagers, but even influencers admit they are only good for camera shots. Beaded sunglass’ chains are so overpriced at high-end retails that it makes us shrug — aren’t there any common sense left? Micro bags…well what are they good for? Unless you admire beautiful things that have no purpose, just beauty per se. The other funny character — super wide and enormously long jeans that look mysteriously creative and laid back on social media, but in real life they usually make a big part of returning packages. Oh and we love bralettes...they just don’t usually love us back, do they? Those tiny little creatures balance on a thin line between aesthetical nudity and tasteless vulgarity. But one cannot deny they look just perfectly in place under oversized blazers!
Despite all these silly complaints that are neither false nor undeniable, I am sure we all love watching risk-takers & color-junkies (remember Copenhagen fashion week attendees?). No matter how risky they look from our perspective (which is behind the screen); it’s by all means revitalizing and challenging what they do. After all, the most persistent critics at the same time are the biggest admirers. They will continue watching, criticizing, and…admiring. So relax, take a deep breath & go outside wearing something crazily colorful and apologetically stylish. It’s a style game!
As for 2021, even the most conservative style amateurs are starting to take risks, admitting street style is the easiest way to revive & liberate from agonizing pandemic apathy.
Watching this subtle pandemic situation finally unfold to a more relaxed reality makes me want to share the joy and invite you to wear lemon, green, peach, pink, blue, and lilac hues!
It has been proven that wearing bold, colorful clothes makes others optimistic, hopeful, and eager to chase their own dreams. Dressing for success is a real thing too — well-styled are perceived as powerful, confident, and focused.
So here are 5 fashion-savvy and easy-to-style trends that will help you rejoice and rule this spring style game.
1. Colorful cardigans for chill spring evenings.
2. Rainbow-y blazers for city strolls.
3. Matching knit sets for cozy cafe dates.
4. Knitted vests for those days when the shirt is not enough, and the blazer is too much.
5. High heel mules for stepping up your shoe performance.