Arra (who appears to have elected herself as my style duenna) told me to try the normcore trend. So I tried it. For the uninitiated, a definition:
And this is what Vogue (in their article “Meet Norma Normcore“) says it looks like.
(Photos from Vogue.com)
In Arra’s own words, it’s (and these are not her exact words, but close enough) “…dressing to go to the supermarket on a lazy weekend, but it’s doing so fashionably.”
…I’m just as confused as you are.
Still, I decided to give it the old college try. Here’s what I managed to pull together today:
Dress/Top: Knit gray tunic from Namdaemun Market (?)
Belt: “Vintage Store” near Millennium Seoul Hilton
Leggings: Body Music (Shopwise)
Boots: Crown Vintage (Designer Shoe Warehouse, New Jersey)
Cardigan: Vintage, from Mum’s old clothes.
Obviously, this is nowhere close to “stylishly un-styled,” but it’s loose and lazy and ridiculously comfortable (unlike, I’ll admit, some of my other looks), so maybe Vogue will give me a pass (though I doubt normcore devotees will).
Photos/Editing by Nike Amistoso.
I think it’s impossible for me not to overthink things, so this particular style subculture may be a bit out of my depth. However, our model-in-residence Roch De Mesa has no trouble working the look without trying. Here she is to school you on how normcore (as stylists see it) is really done:
It probably helps that, normcore being a style popularized by “models off duty,” Roch is actually a ‘model off duty,’: genetically predisposed to look fabulous even without trying. Still, I haven’t given up yet! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s entry, where I try for Round Two!