I was so thrilled to speak with Allyson Payer for Who What Wear to discuss the emotional reactions to the current and upcoming trends. I shared my insights into the trends we are drawn to and repelled by from social distance dresses to oversized bags.

“Studies have shown that people have fun by merely engaging in the act of wearing out-of-the-ordinary clothing because it allows us to experience escapism. Outlandish dresses and voluminous silhouettes will allow you to escape the hustle and bustle now associated with loungewear basics.”

“For many of us, travel and commuting have been severely limited, making the need for oversized bags redundant. Shoulder ache and overstuffing is so 2019. We’re more invested in the ease and comfort of the tiny Y2K-esque shoulder bags which could fit a flip phone at the least and a tiny dog at the most.”

Read the full piece here and scroll down for my looks inspired by these trends!

Ugly Shoes
Fun Accessories
Elevated Basics
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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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