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Liz Guber
March 26, 2021
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7 Women on How They'll Dress, Post-Pandemic

From banishing sweatpants to wearing cowboy boots to the grocery store

It’s my strongly held belief that everyone cares about fashion to some extent. We all make choices when we get dressed, and these choices transmit something about us to the world. And, as an anthropology professor told me once, “The only way to say nothing with your clothes is to be naked.” And even that would really be saying something!

The pandemic and resulting lockdowns have impacted every facet of our lives—in ways big and small, devastating and banal. And that includes our clothes. Sure, we joke about wearing sweatpants out of view from our laptop screen, but what happens when fashion, a daily source of joy and affirmation for so many, suddenly ceases to matter?

I asked a few women, mostly those who work in fashion, and some who do not, about their post-pandemic fashion plans. The answers, overwhelmingly, were about dressing “with gusto” and wearing clothes to be seen. As someone who cannot wait to swan dive back into my “before” clothes—the silly dresses, tight waistbands, clicky-clacky heels, I’m so glad to hear it.

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A personal challenge has been to wear less black.” –Jess Chow, co-founder at watch brand Vieren

“My style has definitely been impacted by the pandemic—and not for the better! In addition to lockdowns, I was working from home for the first time, which made it all too easy to roll out of bed and just start working in my sweatpants all day. It was fun at first, but then it made me feel lethargic, uninspired and not confident. I realized the importance of putting on something that would make me feel good.

During the pandemic, my usual go-tos have been my camo pants, which are fashion-inspired but also super comfy. I usually wear them with a basic white T-shirt, layered with a denim shirt. It’s easy to take it off and tie it around my waist if I get warm. Of course, I’m always wearing my Vieren automatic watch. When I don’t wear it, time stops and it reminds me to go outside and keep moving every day.

Now that it’s spring, I’m looking forward to upping my fashion game. There are so many clothes in my closet that bring me joy, and sadly haven’t seen the light of day. A personal challenge has been to wear less black; I somehow always gravitate toward it. Changing the way you dress tricks your mind into thinking that real change has happened, and I think that’s something we are all looking forward to!

Never again:“Nothing! Fashion is fun because it’s limitless.”

Dream post-pandemic outfit: “One outfit on the top of my list is this beautiful black dress designed by my co-founder Sunny Fong—a holiday gift from 2020! It’s cut on a bias and super flattering, and he even added personal details like the snakeskin straps because I was born in the year of the snake. For a watch, I would opt for the Matte Black for a casual dinner, or go with the White Diamond if it was a fancier occasion.”


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Liz Guber
March 26, 2021
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7 Women on How They'll Dress, Post-Pandemic

From banishing sweatpants to wearing cowboy boots to the grocery store

It’s my strongly held belief that everyone cares about fashion to some extent. We all make choices when we get dressed, and these choices transmit something about us to the world. And, as an anthropology professor told me once, “The only way to say nothing with your clothes is to be naked.” And even that would really be saying something!

The pandemic and resulting lockdowns have impacted every facet of our lives—in ways big and small, devastating and banal. And that includes our clothes. Sure, we joke about wearing sweatpants out of view from our laptop screen, but what happens when fashion, a daily source of joy and affirmation for so many, suddenly ceases to matter?

I asked a few women, mostly those who work in fashion, and some who do not, about their post-pandemic fashion plans. The answers, overwhelmingly, were about dressing “with gusto” and wearing clothes to be seen. As someone who cannot wait to swan dive back into my “before” clothes—the silly dresses, tight waistbands, clicky-clacky heels, I’m so glad to hear it.

vieren-matte-black-watch-jesschow-thekit

A personal challenge has been to wear less black.” –Jess Chow, co-founder at watch brand Vieren

“My style has definitely been impacted by the pandemic—and not for the better! In addition to lockdowns, I was working from home for the first time, which made it all too easy to roll out of bed and just start working in my sweatpants all day. It was fun at first, but then it made me feel lethargic, uninspired and not confident. I realized the importance of putting on something that would make me feel good.

During the pandemic, my usual go-tos have been my camo pants, which are fashion-inspired but also super comfy. I usually wear them with a basic white T-shirt, layered with a denim shirt. It’s easy to take it off and tie it around my waist if I get warm. Of course, I’m always wearing my Vieren automatic watch. When I don’t wear it, time stops and it reminds me to go outside and keep moving every day.

Now that it’s spring, I’m looking forward to upping my fashion game. There are so many clothes in my closet that bring me joy, and sadly haven’t seen the light of day. A personal challenge has been to wear less black; I somehow always gravitate toward it. Changing the way you dress tricks your mind into thinking that real change has happened, and I think that’s something we are all looking forward to!

Never again:“Nothing! Fashion is fun because it’s limitless.”

Dream post-pandemic outfit: “One outfit on the top of my list is this beautiful black dress designed by my co-founder Sunny Fong—a holiday gift from 2020! It’s cut on a bias and super flattering, and he even added personal details like the snakeskin straps because I was born in the year of the snake. For a watch, I would opt for the Matte Black for a casual dinner, or go with the White Diamond if it was a fancier occasion.”


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