It was New York writer Jocelyn Silver who claimed amidst the dark depths of NYFW last year that the most fashionable statement at fashion week might just be looking “like shit.” Such a feat is not easy for the very beautiful attendees of this season’s Paris shows, but there are still those who admirably deliver the most by doing the absolute least — and we’ve tracked them down.
I know what you’re thinking: a $4,000 dollar Céline (note the accent) suit with a plain white tee is not dressing down just because it’s ‘minimal.’ You’re right — and that’s not what we’re looking for here. No, no. This is a space model of off-duty sweats, brands typically purchased for outdoor adventuring, and looks that might’ve come from the ASOS 70 percent site-wide sale (which we all know they definitely did not). It’s a tribute to the fashion people who don’t try, the fashion people trying not to try, the non-fashion people who just happen to be in the vicinity and all the brave paparazzi who consider them worth capturing.
Let us review, and may you find style inspiration from the un-stylishly stylish for spring/summer.
We call this look, “Dude, where’s my juul?”
You can’t tell, but that’s an actual bodega bag.
‘Your mom’s social worker friend who just got back from a “life-changing” trip to India and bought one of those slideshow photo frames, so the pictures can permanently be on a looped display’-chic.
Every time North West reviews her “No Pictures!” pictures, this is what she sees.
When you stole everything you could from the sample sale and have to smuggle it all out under your thrifted windbreaker.
Excuse me can you stop over-intellectualizing my look I clearly didn’t try.
When you were just on the way to fulfill your community service sentence and someone compliments you.
“I’m tired and honestly don’t really care.” Kaia Gerber, 2019 (probably).
She’ll be teaching all your classes next semester.
Leaving your friend’s house in the morning after you lost your phone, wallet, and keys in the club the night before.