There is very little doubt that 2020 is a year of peak comfort. As people squat in their homes and adjust to working remotely, they completely change their style wardrobe essential. Leisurewear was in the spotlight and has pretty much stayed there ever since. Sweatsuits are now a completely acceptable form of office wear, and PJ is no longer just in the bedroom. (Because if you haven’t worn separate silk to the grocery store, you’re not really alive yet.)
What are the signals of this new dress norm for the future of fashion? For starters, comfortable clothes aren’t going anywhere, at least not anytime soon. Meanwhile, last year, the athleisure sales only started to slow down After years of rapid development, and some predicting the inevitable death, a pandemic is coming and is rapidly changing that trajectory. These days, we go through the undeniable an athleisure explosion as people flock to their favorite retail site for biker shorts, oversized hoodies and yoga pants.
Even when the pandemic is over and we all return to the actual IRL trips and encounters, there will be a significant transition phase. For some of us, it’s not easy to swap leggings for real trousers that have buttons. But that’s why it’s important to invest in items that will stand the test of time, no matter what the trends say.
Previously, take a look at this list of editor-approved fashion essentials you should consider becoming a new wardrobe staple. These are pieces that will play around in your closet a lot, whether you stay more comfortable in the whole way or you can’t wait to start dressing up again.
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