Dressing up is so last year…
My style has always been quite relaxed and casual, or ‘smart casual‘ at best. However, recently I feel that even what I call ‘casual’ has reached a whole new level of, well, casual…
OK, it’s summer, and nobody dresses up in summer. And we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, and avoiding contact with other people means that our so-called social life is non-existent at the moment. Or at best limited to checking our friends’ social media platforms every once in a while.
And work… well, everybody looks weird on Zoom: talking heads with giant headphones in bad lighting. Who cares what we’re wearing?
As I spend most of my days working from home, wearing some ratty old thing passing for ‘loungewear’, I’m finding it increasingly difficult to ‘dress up’ when I leave home.
It’s not that I wouldn’t know how; it’s that I can’t be bothered. Even putting on some make up feels like a chore now. OK, I admit I’ve always been rather lazy when it comes to make up: a little bit of eye shadow, powder and lipstick, that’s what passes for make up in my world. But now I find myself wondering if I even need that…
Don’t worry, I haven’t lost my interest in style and clothes. I still read fashion magazines, and I just watched all 3 seasons of Miss Fisher (again) just for the fabulous outfits.
It’s just that it seems like so much effort to put together an outfit and make myself presentable. I’m exhausted even thinking about that.
Could it be that I’m suffering from some sort of social isolation exhaustion or quarantine fatigue?
linen shirt: Marks and Spencer / trousers: Onelife (old) /
bag: Coccinelle / sunglasses. Longchamp / shoes: Clarks (old)
How do you stay motivated when it comes to dressing up these days?
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