does fashion still matter in the new “normal”? it’s hard to believe that in a matter of weeks, our conversations and concerns have shifted so dramatically and profoundly. the things we were focused on in February are no longer top of mind—not even by a long shot. as i go through our photo archives, the places junior style and i shot at no more than 6 weeks ago have been totally shut down. the world, and us along with it, have changed almost overnight.
it begs the question then, what is the role of fashion? i continue to believe fashion as a distraction is a unifying force. it can bring us together as a point of intersection and commonality. for those of you that joined me on Facebook Live last night, that much was clear. despite these uncertain times, a group of women were able to gather—separated in some cases by oceans—to enjoy the virtual company of others. it’s a powerful thing to know that we are united during these uncertain times.
does fashion still matter?
we’ve spent a lot of time over the past few weeks shifting our content to accommodate these changing times. we’ve talked about staying healthy and fit while maintaining social distancing. we’ve also talked about hosting a virtual dinner party—something i wouldn’t have thought to do until recently. but today, i want to return to the heart of this blog; i want to post a pure OOTD. a fashion distraction. i hope you enjoy!
i’m showcasing one of my classic preppy looks. it’s composed totally of neutrals. and it’s perfect for those cooler spring days which, here in Georgia at least, are still sprinkled in-between more summer-like days. i’ve paired a (similar) blazer with a (similar) sweater and a pair of white ankle jeans from Talbots. white jeans are classic and essential for any wardrobe. they serve as the perfect neutral base that can be matched with just about anything.
for my long time followers, you know that i’ve served as an Easy Spirit ambassador. they’re such comfortable and convenient shoes, that i even featured them in one of my latest YouTube videos: top five sneakers for spring and summer.
today, i’m featuring a pair of bell dress shoes from Easy Spirit. use the code Beth25 for a discount at checkout.
fashion as a distraction
in these uncertain times, there’s nothing more important than friends, family, and your health. the focus right now is rightfully on just those things. however, let’s not forget what has become peripheral: music, literature, movies, comedy, and of course, fashion. these things, however frivolous they may seem during times like these, are what bring us together. they foster conversation. they bring smiles to our face. sometimes we just need a distraction.