I don't know about you guys but with the rapid rise of Vetements, the strong return of 90's grunge, and the popularity of DHL graphics, I have been seeing a serious amount of stuff that makes me question recent trends. The bright primary colours of Modrobes/Dickies paired with a tight crop top was the look I aspired to have in the days where Julia Stiles in Save the Last Dance was my style icon. Since then, baggy sweatpants and neon tanks have been relegated to the back of my closet, only to be worn while lounging or doing yoga. Yet, increasingly I have been tempted to channel my inner Bratz doll and wear a bra as a shirt, OUTSIDE of the gym. Though I don't feel quite ready to wear flames, at this point I won't say it's out of the question.
One of the beautiful things about New York is that people are always taking risks with what they wear (though I'm not confident that it's intentional). Also, it's not uncommon to see styles from every decade walking down the same street. Anywhere else I may feel out of place wearing this outfit, but in the city it felt just fine. Dare I say it, even natural?
With the increasing popularity of athleisure it is sometimes difficult discern whether someone is a gym-goer or simply likes wearing sports bras as tops. Jury is still out.
About the look:
Am I going to the gym? Or am I just pushing the boundaries of acceptable day-wear? I’m truly not sure. Anyways, feel free to try this look at (or outside of your) home, it was fun. Let your inner Sporty Spice fly.
One other cool thing about wearing a sports bra as a shirt is that trying on clothes is a synch.
Photographed by: Sydney Kelman