Can I tell you a secret? One of my favorite things about thrift store shopping is that I get to embrace old lady comforts while I pretend to be stylish. In fact, I’ve been rocking some Easy Spirit white eighties sandals for three days straight. We can pretend it’s fashion- but truth be told- they are practical, supportive and comfortable AF. In fact- I can buy things from Goodwill that I would never buy in real life (Don’t even get me started about my secret love of Talbots) but suddenly it’s trendy because it’s thrifted. What is not to love about this life???
So of course- yesterday when it was 85 degrees and I needed something to run errands and do some outdoor walking around town in- this whole pseudo Normcore thing just kinda happened… Urban Dictionary describes Normcore as:
“A subculture based on conscious, artificial adoption of things that are in widespread use, proven to be acceptable, or otherwise inoffensive. Ultra-conformists.
First featured as a fictional population in the webcomic Templar, Arizona, but normcores are totally real.
The act of deconstructing fashion by purposely dressing blank or dull. What once started as a post-ironic anti-fashion, “purposely uncool” trend by hipsters in an attempt to pull away from the subculture fashion that were becoming commercialized and popular, norm core is quickly becoming a legitimate fashion trend. Characterized by boxy, unflattering jean jackets, oversized sweatshirts, gift shop baseball hats. Anything that looks like it might be featured in a Calvin Klein from 1998, or anything you’d wear around the house on laundry day.”
There are arguments as to whether it’s an actual fashion trend or just a massive joke– but either way you slice it- I find it to be amusing. So as I set out to seize the day with my neutral tones, granny-love sweater, Anne Taylor “perfect for the office” skirt and my white, elastic blend Easy Spirit comfort shoes, I was happy to know that this Sienfeld inspired fashion “trend” had my back.
And for the whole “no filter” situation- I’ll admit that almost no photo gets onto 365dot without a trip to VSCOcam but somehow with the monochrome normcore vibes, the freshly green spring grass and that perfect sunlight- I was able to grab these straight off of my phone with no filter whatsoever.
So without further chit chat on the matter here it is: Sweater: I honestly don’t remember where it came from but it’s thrifted and no more than $4, Anne Taylor Skirt: Goodwill $5, Sandals: Goodwill $4.99 Total Outfit Cost: $13.99 (zam!)
I hope you all are getting your green ready for St Patty’s day!
Love and Thrift,