The Fashion Trends People Love and Hate Amid Covid-19
Online shopping has increased substantially since the pandemic – the retail market has been growing exponentially since January. But as this pandemic has forced many of us to stay at home, new fashion trends are now the surge of interest for shoppers. Platforms such as Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook are highly visual, promoting brands and styles much more straightforward making it easier for the everyday consumer to find what fits their personality best.
As older trends such as skinny jeans, crop tops, blazers, and button-down shirts come and pass, these new and upcoming trends have enticed the average daily shopper. No matter what though, the bag game remains strong. From wearing fanny packs to keep your mask and hand sanitizer in, to backpacks for larger commutes, it is a way to make a statement no matter what outing you go on. Even if the majority of our outings are to grocery stores these days.
So, what trends have arrived since this new dawn of social distancing? Here’s what we’ve noticed.
Since the need to dress up for that date night or party has diminished this year, comfort has become a priority. Sweats, tights, socks, sweatshirts, and t-shirts have become the norm, and the term “athleisure” describes this hybrid of athletic and causal and makes this consumer trend highly popular among many. Brands such as Lulumon, Athleta, Zella, and JoyLab have taken this trendy look and redefined it through its affordability and comfort level. With these styles using soft cotton and adding an appealing flair.
Gen Z has also recently come across “flared leggings,” a term which is blowing up on TikTok, but in actuality, they’re just yoga pants. It’s interesting to see how the younger generations bring back certain styles and rename them to fit their current vernacular.
Thanks to the pandemic, the fashion industry took a creative spin by providing patterns and custom-made mask-wear to add a bit of chic to your daily look. Floral prints, tie-dye, paisleys, skulls, and many other designs have infiltrated the industry as a new accessory option – and considering how masks are now required, why not wear the patterns you love while also being safe? If you’re wondering if designer masks will help you during this epidemic, the CDC has recommended people making homemade masks and wearing those masks in public, and if you don’t know how to sew, purchasing a mask with your favorite pattern will work just as well.
Since there’s nowhere to go, strappy heels and formal shoes have gone out the window and have been replaced with relaxing, comfortable slip-ons and flip flops. When confined to your indoor activities, but need to go out for a food supply run or a doctor’s appointment, sliding into your crocs for the day makes going out a lot easier. Brands such as Birkenstock, Gucci, and Adidas have turned shoe wear into a fashion statement, combining equal parts style, comfort, and support.
Make-Up: Eyes Forward
Think about it – No one’s going out, so no one’s doing a full face makeup routine. No one will see your trendy lip color or contour, so eyes have become a central focus for completing your daily look. Since the eyes are the gateway to the soul, and during your Zoom work call or a day at the office, eye makeup has brought life back to our half-hidden faces. Brands such as NARS, Urban Decay, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and Smashbox have taken to this trend and made eye shadow pallettes increase in popularity with their unique pigments blends and new color varieties.
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