Normcore, the new It in fashion?
Normcore stands for the so-uncool-it’s-cool look. Yes, I am talking about logomarnia and showing brands’ names on the clothes. I’m not talking about wearing a statement bag with a Y or MK, but having the logo full on as the decoration or print of the item. This trend got its name by New York magazine early this year.
Can women over 40 wear Normcore?
Well, the trend got me. I love socks that have terrycloth inside and needed new ones in black. The only pair I was able to find in Fairbanks was one with the brands logo as knitted-in decor. There is this saying in town “if you don’t get it at Fred Meyers, you won’t get it anywhere in Fairbanks.” Thus, I was not excited, but keeping the saying in mind, I crunched my teeth and just bought them despite I was looking for just plain black socks with terrycloth inside.
At home, when putting them in the sock box, I still was grumbling that I now would always have this white flash when I cross my legs when wearing them with pants. Then I thought make it the statement and came up with this #normcore outfit.
How to get Normcore to work over 40
Why does it work? Well I created a sock sandal combo that on the first view looks like a booty. What works with booties also works with this “fake booties.” To not look like a flash back from the 90s, I kept everything simple and classic.
If you had told my 20 years old me that one day I would wear socks in sandals on purpose, I would have said “not over my dead body.” Well, never say never. Tweet this.
Do you like the Normcore trend? Have you tried it? How do you style it? Let me know, I am curious.
Photos: G. Kramm (2014)
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