Has the past year changed the way you dress?
Have you started wearing casual outfits to work-related Zoom-meetings? And have you popped into your local supermarket wearing your loungewear (or even a nightie)?
In my case: yes, yes, and yes.
I admit I’ve always been rather flexible when it comes to personal style: my idea of ‘formal wear‘ is smart casual at best. But I’m sure over the past year we’ve all blurred the line between work and play, at least as far as style is concerned.
And why not? Why should we categorise certain clothes as ‘work clothes’ and others for ‘leisure’? And what makes a certain item appropriate to wear at home but not for a night out in a restaurant?
Obviously, I’m not talking about functional clothing (such as fitness or gym wear, for example), but the elusive line between loungewear and streetwear, and whether there should be a distinction to begin with. Or, to put it this way: who cares?
I’m not a fan of clear distinctions. What can I say? I’m Generation X: I remember the time when it was OK to blur the lines, and refuse to fit neatly into the assigned box, or any box, for that matter… You could simply mix and match this and that to suit your personality, rather than your social class / gender identity / ethnic origin.
As you may have guessed, I’m not a fan of identity politics, either. Or intersectional whatever. Although I would definitely call myself a feminist, I see no point in assigning further labels to it. Suffice it to say that I want to feel empowered, not partake in a victim identity contest. And while I refuse to accept any labels assigned to me by others, I also claim my right NOT to define myself, or my clothes. In other words, if I have to fit into a box, it’s not my game…
hoodie (old): EDC / t-shirt (old): J.Crew / trousers: Ritva Falla / socks (old): Marimekko
Would you wear loungewear as streetwear?
PS: There’s a new Dilettante Artist post: a self-portrait. Or two, actually…
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