Pre-pandemic, the idea “comfort dressing“Never really crossed my mind. In the office, I always dress to impress, attracted to tights or blazer where I could barely move my hand. After work, I then met some friends for a happy hour drink and wore Cuban heeled boots, tights, and a sticky top that would itch and scratch me all night. Ah, memories. Come home, a little buzzing because of my martini – my arch sick from the boots I tucked into my feet – I won’t regret it at all. I don’t care because I look good right now.
The words “comfortable” or “practical” were words I rarely thought of in my wardrobe before last year – but ironically, comfortable clothing is finally becoming my main fashion focus in 2020. With stay-at-home and work orders new- From the home-from-home lifestyle, I suddenly found myself dressed uncomfortably in my clothes this big break last year. The most shabby item in my wardrobe has become Sports clothing—And admit it, it’s yours too! I work in sweat, I run errands sweating – I’m not much do not do it while sweating. And with no one around to see what I’m wearing, why bother with anything when I can comfortable?
However, that was then – and this is now. Spring is officially here, and the vaccine is here is being launched, looks like it’s the official time to rethink this world. And more importantly, it’s time to get dressed up again. I definitely skip stretching statement clothes and wear something uncomfortable, just for the sake of the look. Beauty is pain! And as it turns out, I am not alone in this sentiment.
My colleague, Mode Market editor Rachel Besser agrees that it’s time to get out of heels, corsets, and sleek tops again. “This past year, I haven’t wanted to think about, let alone feel, my clothes on my body as I spend my days cooped up at home,” says Besser. “Now, with a comeback on the horizon, I find myself craving the antithesis of clothing that prioritizes comfort. I want to wear clothes that I can physically feel in my body again. “
Luckily for both of us, there are a few the trend of spring emerging now, which is perfect for testing our anti-comfort sensibilities. Is that skyscraper heels, cute tights, or thick (and heavy!) earring to finish off the ensemble, there are a number of fashion-focused outfits that can start to reconsider this season – they might even make us feel “normal” again too. “For me, getting a little sore from a pair of heels, or feeling comfortable and attached to a structured top when I go out to dinner socially apart, actually helps mark the end of a long, turbulent year,” says Besser. “Time to feel uncomfortable again.” Bye, sweatpants!
Below, four things we’re ready to put on again this spring.