What are you going to be wearing in 2084?
What am I going to be wearing in 2023?
Let's speculate. Let's use the fact that I'm currently wearing a 70's sheer psychedelic printed top with a pair of Nike running shorts as our base for contriving funky futuristic outfits composed of pieces we would think would never go together (but do, in fact). Coming up with far out, unanticipated combinations is what keeps fashion fresh. This is what FASHION FROM THE FUTURE is all about.
Two years ago, if you were to tell me that last winter I would've worn my soccer sweatpants from sixth grade with red zara ankle booties, i would've laughed at you. (that outfit did in fact happen; if you don't believe me, click here.) And certainly if you were to tell me that I was going to wear my aquamarine running shorts out and about with a funky top, i'd've called you a liar....
Well, here we are....
In my opinion, fashion from the future cannot be complete without borrowing from the past. Using this epic retro 70s top as a base is great for any ensemble, and it becomes ~futuristic~ when you pair it with other clothing/accessories that no one else would think to pair it with.
Fashion shouldn't be about always running out to buy new stuff all of the time. (HAAAAaaaaa! read about how I trained myself to fight my materialistic tendencies here). Instead, it should be about using your creativity to use the clothing you already have in your closet to create fresh pairings and ensembles that make you feel confident and special.
And scoring yourself some classic vintage or statement pieces that you can style in a multitude of fresh, unexpected ways is what everyone's goal should be. And who knows? Maybe you'll still be wearing some of these pieces in 2084 with a space suit and sandals or something.........
For more ~futuristic~ ensembles featuring gym shorts paired with regular clothes, check out Harling Ross's article on the blog Man Repeller.
Thank you to Gladiola Girls for sponsoring this post. (www.gladiolagirls.com)
Top: Gladiola Girls
Necklace: my mom
Sunnies: random store in Apalachicola, FL.
I couldn't not take pictures in this hotel. I've been to so many Marriotts in my life, and I have never seen a hallway with a color scheme that i vibe with as much as this one. The golden wallpaper..........The blue and brown geometric print carpet that would've been on a stretchy polyester/neoprene blend business style tank from 2001..........The fact that I forced my cousin to take these photos of me at 12 am after we got back from my other cousin's graduation party...........The fact that I don't look good in any of these photos and my mom actually told me not to post any of them on here........WELL, HERE WE GOOOOOO.
This silver chain that I stole from my mom in sixth grade finally broke so I started playing with it.
Also, as anyone who knows me would know, this dress has such an epic psychedelic paisley print, and I got it from this thrift store in North Carolina four years ago for $2. I've worn it to three formal events in the past year and am totally going to bring it back for homecoming weekend in September. Get excited.
Today, my cousin took pictures of me being a tourist in Apalachicola, FL. He actually wanted to; I didn't even have to force him. I wore my wrap around crop top that I sewed out of an old sheet and one of my vintage tennis skirts from the thrift store. I also took the fish necklaces for an outing because I'm really into layering them rn. That's pretty much all I have to say about this.
Photos: Ben Suber