For all that didn’t happen this year—the concerts, the sporting events, the bar crawls, and the birthday parties—one thing remained constant: the fashion. It started with perfectly cinched sweatpants for baking bread and evolved into cheetah-printed chiffon inspired by Tiger King. We tuned into Zoom meetings wearing chic tops and very un-chic bottoms. (But hey, who could tell!) When Taylor Swift blessed us with folklore, we traded in tie-dye for chunky knits. Somewhere, in between it all, TikTok induced a boom in butt-leggings and strawberry dresses. There has never been a better time to switch up your style, because who, in isolation, are you trying to impress other than yourself? As days blurred into weeks, months, and now one year of pandemic-induced quarantine, we continue to find comfort in clothes. Getting dressed makes us feel good, even when the world around us is not.
The tie-dye trend tapped our childhood for comfort. From shoes to biker shorts to masks to tanks, everything—all of a sudden—turned technicolor. Spotted on runways and on celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Rihanna, tie-dye was the talk of the town. Will the nostalgia stick past lockdown?
Download TikTok and there’s no turning back: The Gen-Z video app is addicting. All you need is a ring light (TikTok’s most-followed teen Charli D’Amelio has her own brand), some chunky chain loafers, and a pair of good butt-leggings, which if you know, you know.
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