While I’m all for dressing chic and often do keep an eye out for trending colors, prints and pieces of clothing — let’s get real — the pandemic got all of us loving and living in our sweats, and you’re lying if you say otherwise! As happy as I am to jump into some sense of normalcy, I truly miss the era of Zooming when it was socially acceptable to attend meetings and classes in your jammies from bed. So, here are my current fashion favorites — a collection inspired by my year and a half of staying at home.
- Graphic sweatshirts
Although I find it hard to imagine now, I was never really a sweatshirt kind of girl — a well-fitted sweater is as far as I’d go! It just seemed slouchy and shabby to me for some reason. Fast-forward to two years later— thank god for street-style and athleisure because my closet has an entire drawer dedicated to graphic sweatshirts that scream comfort and look pretty cool, too!
- Oversized Graphic Tees
Much like my obsession with graphic sweatshirts, I’ve grown to appreciate oversized graphic t-shirts and how versatile they really are. You can wear them down with a pair of leggings or tie them up with a pair of distressed denims and a few dainty chains and rings. It’s definitely my go-to when I want to look put together without trying!
- Mom jeans
Is it just me, or are skinny jeans just not the move anymore? Even before the pandemic hit, I would prefer straight-fit bottoms that don’t hug every inch of skin on my body. But after over a year of wearing sweatpants every day, mom jeans seemed like the perfect combination of being comfortable and looking presentable and girl, I could not be any more correct! If you (like me) are struggling to love your jeans again, get yourself a pair of mom jeans— just like your mom, they’re always right!
- Oversized denim jackets
Can you tell the oversized-everything is my new vibe? But seriously, a good oversized denim jacket in an unusual color can make a plain T and a pair of pants look trendy. I have a pastel green one that makes any outfit look like the perfect transition from summer to fall.
- Chunky Sneakers
Now that we’re finally getting out often to soak in the people, the vibrant energy, and the sun (while it lasts), I have to say, a comfortable pair of sneakers is an absolute must-have. Rather than wearing simple white ones, try finding some with a pop of color on them, much like my favorite pair from Adidas.