The epitome of college life and often the place to “see and be seen” is the quad. On those warm and sunshine filled days when all you want to do is lay in the grass and throw around a Frisbee, you better be sure you’re looking good. Be on point on the quad in a trend that has Fashionistas everywhere blurring the lines between what looks good and what doesn’t.
After The New York Times published a well-written think piece on this new wave of dressing, dubbed “normcore,” it became evident to me that this was about to become a very popular style. Normcore is essentially a style that is no style. It’s for people with better things to do than stand in front of the mirror and try on a million different outfits. With influencers such as Seinfeld and Steve Jobs, you could say that it’s actually an anti-style of sorts. It involves sporting items that are typically deemed ugly and the opposite of fashion-forward. This Fashionista’s pairing of skinny jeans with running shoes pretty much sums up what normcore is all about (or not about).
Her understated outfit of basic black jeans and a white T-shirt might not catch your eye at first. Upon second glance, you would notice the interesting details that make her anything but ordinary. Mirrored shades, a slouchy knit beanie (a bold move for the middle of summer) and cool Nike sneakers complement this neutral color scheme. I also noticed her yellow-tipped nails that add an unexpected pop of color.
One Simple Change: Heading right to class? Stick with the basics and throw on an oversized jean jacket. You’ll be the only one not shivering under the blasting air conditioning of the lecture hall. Not to mention, you’ll nail the casual yet cool look, taking your twist on normcore to new heights.