Impact of pandemic on our personal style is something that many of us have experienced or are still continuing to experience while we were in the midst of the lockdown, trying to navigate the new normal. The pandemic has changed the way we approach life, carry out our daily activities and the way we work. It has inevitably changed the way we look at clothes, and the way we approach the routine of dressing. As we find ourselves quarantining in our homes, we find ourselves turning to more comfy clothes, loungewear and laid-back sneakers and slippers. After spending more than a year since the pandemic started, the top personal style trends that all of us are experiencing collectively are the following.
How is quarantine supposed to be comfortable without loungewear? These types of clothes that are comfortable, relaxed and cozy were the biggest trends of 2020 and still continue to be in 2021. They have become the staples for stay at home, and let’s hope this continues even after the pandemic!
Staying at home more means choosing comfortable pairs of slippers instead of the business formal shoes and heels. Last year they became so popular that they sold out in many places. The popular type of slippers are the Uggs which are extremely soft and comfortable.
The pandemic saw the closure of gyms and workout space; this resulted in an explosion of home workout routines and virtual fitness classes. Last year saw an increase in the amount of activewear purchases thanks to the impact of pandemic.
Face masks have become an essential accessory in our dressing or getting ready routine. Whenever we are stepping out from home, we sport a face mask. These have become a style statement on their own and part of our own personal style.
Pyjamas have no longer become just commodities to sleep in, but ‘essentials’ to do any daily activities. Whether that’s work from home or cooking. They continue to be in great demand as the pandemic continues.
Tie and dye fabrics
During the initial stages of the lockdown when people were getting used to the stay at home approach, the tie and dye fabrics trend saw an increase. Many people were experimenting with its techniques and recycling and repurposing old clothes to create them. They have entertained people while being in quarantine which resulted in it becoming a fashion trend in itself.
Comfortables sneakers have found themselves preferred as the pandemic continues. Complimenting a work from home lifestyle the sneakers go well with the loungewear and the comfy clothes that we sport at home. This has increased their demand and our preference for these classic fashion items.
Impact of pandemic on our personal style continues as the pandemic progresses. With the requirement of the current scenario, we find our personal style adapting to meet health and comfy guidelines. The pandemic which had brought the world to a standstill has given a catalyst to a digital movement that is aimed at comfort and protection. JD institute’s fashion styling course explores the ways in which the current climate of the world affects the fashion styling practice and the dynamic nature of style that evolves itself with time and situation.