But it can do more for us while we are staying home to stay safe. As our sartorial ambition has been deteriorating, we are desperately holding on to our dignity trying to stay engaged with humans in the real world.
There are levels to this sh*t. And getting fly from the waist up for a Zoom meeting or similar seems like the new trend where we can hella style inspo from.
Naomi Campbell has been hosting a YouTube series called “No Filter with Naomi” where she gets real with some of fashion’s most prominent figures. A recent episode featured Marc Jacobs, lounging in a Prada sweater over a Lacoste shirt while pearls rest around his collar.
The two spent a reasonable amount of time talking about the emotions behind dressing up. They dived into valuing your clothing – especially the expensive brands.
Marc went in about how he needs to get dressed and most importantly, as Naomi and Marc both agreed, they “have to make the bed.” Marc goes on about how these things are an “act of self-care.”
Marc Jacobs continues to rant:
“I HOPE BY MY ACTIONS, SOMEONE WILL FEEL FREE ENOUGH TO PAINT THEIR FACE, DO THEIR NAILS, WEAR HEELS AROUND THE LIVING ROOM, GET DRESSED FOR DINNER EVEN THO YOUR ALL BY YOURSELF. I KNOW I DO IT FOR THE ATTENTION OF OTHERS. BUT FIRST AND FOREMOST, I DO IT TO FEEL GOOD.”
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Let’s be honest, we all have gotten lazy, maybe depressed. We haven’t seen our hairdressers and barbers in over a month. Makeup tutorials can be helpful but you’ll be wearing a mask if you decide to head outside.
There hasn’t been much to do other than getting the fulfillment of getting dressed up. Pillow challenges and living room runways are all we – fashion people – have, lately.
We all have our way of feeling adequate enough, presenting ourselves in our best fashion, simply just to feel good about ourselves.
Whether the home style is the best version of you or the laziest, it’s still a style choice that makes us remember why we like fashion. Fabrics, comfort, confidence, and individuality; we simply should dress up because we can…