Updated: Mar 31
There’s been some hinting just lately, at the demise of the dressing down trend that’s all but defined fashion the last year.
Just like that, joggers are out, and smart (ish) slacks are in, as we all grapple with the challenge of trying to reclaim some semblance of identity and confidence.
Granted, it started out as a luxury, but with the elastic waists and no-bra-days having paradoxically shoehorned us into a new form of discomfort ... it’s no wonder the predictions of a ‘roaring 20s’ repeat have been so well received.
This idea of dressing up for any and all occasions (popping out for milk included!) is not just entirely conceivable in the current glam-starved climes... but also somewhat exciting!
As such, back-stepping into our pre-lockdown wardrobes is now putting much more emphasis on the ritual and the details than ever before.
Jewellery, make up, perfume...the process is just as pivotal as the finished look, and can have a huge impact on confidence levels.
This is especially the case when choosing items that we like, that reflect who we are, and in which we are comfortable....rather than according to what’s ‘trending’ at the time, with parrot earrings no exception!
With this process alone often proving enough to shift our mindset in the right direction, it’s a testament to the virtues of ’enclothed cognition’...and the climbing currency of clothes (and accessories) in the post-pandemic future!