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During my junior year of college, I was completely immersed in upping my GPA to correct my pretty unsuccessful sophomore year. And when I say, “completely immersed,” I mean that I was literally all about school. I was so all about school that I abandoned my sense of fashion and my sense of style, and I ended up wearing sweatpants to class every day. Every. Day. Really. I was brutally cognizant of how uncool (and unkempt…) I probably (like, 99.9% probably…) looked wearing sweatpants to all of my classes, but I didn’t worry about how I dressed. I worried about that one assignment or that one paper or that one professor I needed to talk to. But, I digress.
The point: I was shamelessly wearing sweatpants in public way, way too much. Sweatpants are supposed to be the go-to, “comfort” clothing you wear when you’re not feeling well or you’re going to the gym or you’re going to sleep and etc. – I was wearing sweatpants casually – the baggy, wide-legged, terribly unflattering type of sweatpants I wore in gym class in the 6th grade. Of course, now I see my error. But the sweatpants suffering appeared as a good memory for me when I reviewed many designers’ Fall/Winter 2014 collections at NYFW. Sweatpants are happening in a really good and really effortless way – for men and for women – and though these sweatpants aren’t at all nostalgic of the ones I wore during my junior year of college (or during 6th grade gym class), I like to believe that I was far, far ahead of the trend – and maybe I’m actually a trendsetter.
Menswear has been teeming with sweatpants, and womenswear is borrowing the effortless style from the boys. My favorite, favorite looks for womenswear sweatpants come from Rebecca Minkoff’s F/W 2014 collection. She turns the volume up higher and higher by offering sweatpants in metallic silver, metallic gold, and vertical stripes. The silhouette for the metallic colors is a little baggy, but tapered through the leg and fitted at the ankle with (elastic, I assume) cuffs. The boldness of the metallic colors and the shape of the sweatpants is, I believe, a flawless marriage. And the vertical stripes? Slimming, and a smooth way of mixing prints into a wardrobe. I’m the biggest fan of Minkoff’s collection, and I believe that these sweatpants will be massively successful off of the runway.
My next favorite look comes from J. Crew’s F/W 2014 collection. Black, tapered sweatpants with a type of sateen, silk finish are paired with a dark charcoal, menswear-inspired car coat, white button-down, and black bow tie. The look is finished with a feminine, gold-detailed heel, stunning red lips, and effortlessly and elegantly styled hair. All of the neutral colors work wonderfully together – the black, the charcoal, and the white – and they work seamlessly with the pop of gold to the feet and the pop of red to the lips. The style is completely smooth, and the menswear-inspired details really affirm how “borrowed from the boys” is actually borrowing from the boys – these designers are borrowing menswear looks and pulling them into womenswear with classic and feminine silhouettes and fits. It’s spirited, and it’s winning my heart more and more.
If I wore metallic silver sweatpants to gym class in the 6th grade, I would have attracted a little attention (and a little attention is always good, right?). And if I wore J. Crew’s sweatpants to class all during my junior year of college, I have a feeling that I would have been anonymously deemed the most casually comfortable and the most successfully and intelligently dressed boy on campus. What I love about these styles is that you can dress them up and you can dress them down – they’re loud enough to make a statement, but the volume of the statement depends on how they’re worn – what they’re worn with. Metallic silver sweatpants can be completely casual if worn with a black, crewneck sweater and running sneakers (how about black and white Nike Flyknit sneakers?) or a neutral- and solid-colored oxford shoe. (But, let’s be brutally honest – metallic anything is always going to attract eyes, but that’s not a disadvantage – standing out is always an advantage!) And metallic silver sweatpants can be dressed up with a printed, cropped t-shirt and the highest heels in your wardrobe. There are countless ways to style these sweatpants, and I know I’ll be wearing them endlessly – dressing them up and dressing them down – next Fall and Winter.
but we were prepared for this — back in december, bay clearly explained her goals, “i think gap has always been the greatest iconic american casualwear brand, and that’s really what i want it to be. i want to own super casual, iconic pieces and be the go-to brand for the wardrobe — almost like building blocks.” this first bay-branded collection certainly has me excited to see more. also, gimme dat tropical print bomber.
but then that depends on where you work
We’ve been wanting to call this “The Day After” … for no real reason other than … well … itsarifitz spent most of the day after Valentine’s Day (which also happens to be her bday … everybody say “Happy birthday, Ari!”) editing it.
Also, because folks spend A LOT of time trying to create some dream of love or lust or intense desire for 24 hours only, 1 day a year … but we kind of want that the day after too … and then every day after that.
And don’t we deserve it?
Lucky for us, we get to do all of that with some amazing creatives + even more amazing fashion … pretty much anytime we want it!
So here’s a “Few Days After Valentine’s Day” gift from us to you! If you’re interested in any of the pieces, we’ve got some amazing shots coming from Meg Allen Studio this week! Stay tuned!
And … fall in love or lust or intense desire … with something!
9 hours. 3 girls. 1 Elevator.
Special thanks to JackLucy for providing the featured track, “Poison Me to Blend.”
This film was shot, directed, and edited by Ari Fitz.
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