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2020 was one of the weirdest years I’ve ever had. Sometimes it was amazing and sometimes horrible and the rest of it was downright bizarre. It felt like I had been warped into another dystopian universe. The birth of a new decade has created many fashion trends, some for the better and some are almost as grizzly as the virus itself.
If you're anything like me, you have a closet full of clothes. Although, I don't actually have a closet. Instead, I have dressers and containers overflowing with clothes. Some of them are high-quality items I've had for years. Others...not so much. But regardless of whether it’s your closet or something else overflowing, you’ve likely got at least a few pieces that would qualify as “fast fashion.”
I started crochet last March at the start of the pandemic lockdown. After a few youtube tutorials, I finally got the hang of simple stitches and moved onto granny square patterns and eventually a whole cardigan. Let's just say, I was hooked (sorry not sorry).
2020 was the year of joggers, pyjamas, your high school hoodie with names of people you now hate. I.e wearing things you already own.
I have seen many fashion trends come and go in my time. I was born on the cusp of the dungaree trend and remember wearing flashy and glittery scrunchies in my hair as a child. I grew up in the era of skinny jeans, emos and the post-punk phase that was the ‘scene’ culture. And yes, I had the hair to go with it. But I have never really looked at a trend with so much disdain as I have looked at the fast-fashion hippie trend because I feel that though it looks pretty good - it is a tad bit ironic, isn’t it? Let’s see why.
There are many fashion statements and choices that I'm glad humanity has left behind and hope never return. Corsets, in my opinion, were not a very good piece of women's fashion. Parachute pants from the '90s were never a good choice and I don't care who says otherwise: those people are just wrong. Capes may have looked cool for a time, but as movies like The Incredibles reminds us, they could be more trouble than they were worth. Fashion and the concept of what is and is not trendy wears has always been filled with mistakes and terrible trends that only should be remembered so we are not doomed to repeat them. However, there is one fashion trend that started in the 2010s and continues to some degree in the 2020s that I believe needs to die. It is a trend that mocks the very dignity of the less fortunate in this country and anybody who continues to glorify and participate in it are part of the problem that leads to issues like income inequality in this nation. I know that is a bold statement to make, but it's a statement that I truly believe in. This fashion trend I wish would go away permanently is one known as 'homeless chic'.
The Perks of Working from Home Working from home has been popularized and equated as working in bed with your PJs anytime you want. Your schedule is fully flexible. Your work, your ways!
Puffy sleeves need to go the way of the dodo. I am not sure why anybody feels a need to increase their bicep area with layers of billowy fabric filled with air. Perhaps, many are trying to convey a secret message. Maybe it is a subconscious attempt to show their bosses and co-workers that they have spent hours and hours on tedious computer work in their home offices. Thus, they have developed super-hero sized arm muscles.