TODAY’S STYLE: BAGGY JEANS AND SWEATPANTS
Current fashion trends are moments recycled from the past, and we love the modern twist they have been given! The latest trend for women’s fashion has been the ʼ90’s oversized apparel, and it is refreshing to see. This year has been all about comfort and confidence.
For years, the hestaple pair of jeans has been the classic skinny fit. Although skinny jeans will always be a staple piece, they will never be as comfy as a good pair of sweatpants. However, sweatpants have primarily been viewed as a form of loungewear until now.
Matching crewnecks and sweatpants have been the hottest style in streetwear this year. In addition, the classic ʼ90’s baggy jeans with oversized jackets, sweaters, flannels and even sweater vests are back in style.
The key to creating these loungewear looks and making these baggy pieces appear formal comes down to accessorizing. Wearing a crewneck sweatshirt with the matching sweatpants can be presented as lazy, but add small gold hoop earrings, layered dainty necklaces and a fresh pair of sneakers; then, that loungewear outfit becomes a streetwear look.
There have been several celebrities that have embraced this comfortable style, including the Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez and especially Billie Eilish. Eilish even participated in a Calvin Klein “speak my truth” campaign, where she stated, “I never want the world to know everything about me. I mean, that’s why I wear big, baggy clothes. Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath.”
Experimenting with different fashion trends is always an exciting opportunity, as there are different styles that make each person feel the most confident. Still, it can be a bit discouraging at times, because there are days when people don’t feel as confident in form-fitting clothing as they do in loungewear.
It is refreshing to see loungewear being embraced and to see people feeling confident within apparel that might previously have been thought to bring about less confidence. Above all else, it is important to remember that confidence comes from within.