Everyone’s wallets are being pinched and even if cash flow isn’t a problem for you, fashion that’s decadent and expensive isn’t a trend that’s lasting amidst the rise of fashion companies that give back to others while giving you style. What everyone wants is something affordable and something that shows that your actions speak louder than your clothes. Surrounded by everyone decked out in Victoria Beckham and walking around in Jimmy Choo, the Normcore trend goes beyond what you can afford and shows everyone that you’re not even trying to compete – in fact, you’re already on top.
Normcore is more than just a passing phase. Luckily it’s an easy trend to love and more than likely, you already have what you need in your closet. Boyfriend jeans and white t-shirts are fine for casual brunches or trips to the farmer’s market, but is the Normcore for the office? Absolutely.
With the help of the folks at the GAP (and their new campaign #dressnormal), here are some outfit ideas that will let you rock Normcore style at the office or anytime you need a more polished look. Mix and match these pieces for your M-F work style.
1. White t-shirt
2. Chambray button down shirt
3. Grey sweater
4. White button down shirt
5. Tan leather pencil skirt
6. Black pencil skirt
7. Black skinny jeans
8. Boyfriend cut jeans
The trick to dressing up Normcore is to keep your shirts tucked and save the sporty slides and Birkenstocks for the weekend. Instead, opt for simple black pumps, black loafers or sport socks with strappy sandals instead. Keep accessories to a minimum and keep your makeup and hair simple to really channel the look.