⁠I was delighted to speak to The Guardian about the increased interest in tennis-inspired outfits this summer. ⁠⠀
“The fact that Wimbledon has been cancelled may, paradoxically, have fuelled the trend. With the pandemic causing many aspects of ordinary life to be put on hold, the idea of dressing vicariously, whether for Glastonbury or Centre Court, has seen the sartorial principle of wearing your Worthy Farm finest to sit at home and muddle through.⁠⠀
Fashion psychologist Shakaila Forbes-Bell thinks this idea of dressing for the occasions may be an attempt to regain control at a time when we have little power. “There is that collective desire to get back to our normal lives given this feeling that we’re missing out on so many things… ‘I can’t go but I can still look the part’.”⁠⠀
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Dress: American Apparel, Shirt: Zara, Sunglasses: Asos

Shakaila Forbes-Bell is a Fashion Psychologist and writer who has been featured in Marie Claire UK, i-D, Who What Wear, All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, Fashion Bomb Daily, The Voice Newspaper, Gal-Dem, Black Matters US and more.

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