Six Ways Our Style Trends Changed In Quarantine
As the pandemic continues, people across the globe have modified their wardrobes to suit the new normal. But how will the fashion scene change in the post-COVID era?
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot about our lives, from how we shop to how we work out and how we work from home. It has also changed how we dress. Most people spent so much of 2020 quarantined at home, gone are the days of business casual wear for the office and dressy outfits for night outs. Instead, everyone turned to comfier, around-the-house alternatives, from laid-back sneakers to cozy loungewear. Also, no roundup of pandemic fashion would be complete without face masks, which have become the ultimate, essential accessory of the past year. Here are some changes in style trends that the world witnessed during the pandemic.
As work-from-home has become the new normal now, women are opting for fashion pieces that are easy, breezy, and comfortable to wear, while maintaining a fabulous style quotient. Styles like denim, print-on-print, color blocking, floral and flowy silhouettes, athleisure, loungewear, polka dots became popular. All these trends are certainly going to be in demand for a while. Clothing with multifunctional value will stay on top of the popularity charts.
Loungewear, the even more relaxed cousin of athleisure, was one of the hottest commodities of the pandemic year, and it continues to be trendy in 2021. Whether it’s a matching co-ord set or a comfy pair of joggers, loungewear became the new stay-at-home uniform.
Our clothes aren’t the only things that have become more casual during the pandemic, so have our accessories, specifically our shoes. The sale of sneakers has witnessed a striking rise in its sale all over the world.
Stylish face masks
Due to the pandemic, masks are making a new fashion statement and will be around for a long time, even in the post COVID era. Masks are taking a snazzy spin and are getting designed in all kinds of fabrics, prints, colors, and textures. Some may even flaunt quirky quotes and interesting prints. Personalized masks are also in vogue as they are customized to suit you.
Sure, loungewear and athleisure are great when you have nowhere to go, but they aren’t exactly great for video meetings with your boss and coworkers. Enter Zoom calls, in shirts that are appropriate for official video calls. The key is finding something that’s polished yet comfortable, like a puff sleeve blouse or a breezy button-down shirt.
When gyms closed last year due to the pandemic, virtual fitness classes and home workout sessions exploded in popularity. With them, came an increase in the sales of activewear. Plenty of amazing brands to pick from, for fitness enthusiasts.
All fashion trends suggest a palpable pattern in people’s purchases and the major motivators driving the same are now comfort, sustainability, and most importantly, highly individual choices informed by nothing but what feels good on the skin.