If 2014 was the year of Normcore: New Balance 574’s paired with the kind of jeans typically ravaged with oil stains; “GAP” sweatshirts and socked feet beneath Adidas slides, then may I be so bold as to declare 2015 the year of Normcore’s remix?
New Balances are still here, but they’re to be complemented by spaghetti strap slip dresses. Kitten heels will bottom out the shredded hems of your dirtiest peg-leg jeans and if Jamie Lynn Spears has any say in the matter, Uggs will soon be widely accepted as an au courant black-tie wedding accessory.
Athletic wear is the new brunch uniform and brunch is the new Happy Hour. Turtlenecks have not only survived a graduation from Catholic school uniform and ultimate foray into style editor–staple, but has passed with flying colors. As in, yellow and green and red and orange. And while Zara – er, Zéline – has zero intention of retiring the “fashion sweat pant,” I remain unconvinced of their purpose. But as things go with Zara, all it takes is one really good sale for you to abandon your style principles and renounce dairy forever.
The marriage between the aforementioned sweats and the Sophia Webster mules (pictured) are a manifestation, I like to think, of the Normcore Remix; a union only made holier by the anterior’s $209, plus an additional 20% off, Net-a-Porter price tag. They are exactly the kind of shoe I never thought I’d wear, which makes them my most accurate blackout sale purchase.
Cheers to a year poised to deliver more mashups than a Girl Talk album.