As we all enter and exit lockdowns worldwide, naturally, there comes a new wave of dress codes – some opt for sweatpants and a blazer combo for those Zoom meetings we’re all accustomed to now. However, we also see a new wave of off-duty dressing with an emphasis on short-chic. What does sport-chic entail, may you ask? Think post-pilates coffee meets errand-running between meetings. Viktoria & Woods have seen this shift and improved their design to align with this new wave of dressing, without compromising on style, of course.
Here’s our take on the newest 2021 dress codes, with everything you need to know.
Starting strong, with the easiest to slip into our old ways of wearing a sweater and sneakers with your pilates leggings. Think again, post-pilates throw your sweater to the back of your bag and pop on a ribbed tank and oversized wool coat, and swap the sneakers for fur detailed leather sandals – and with the switch of two items, your elevated post-pilates outfit is now 2021 approved.
Now, I know what you might be thinking… why on earth would you style a sports crop outside of working out. Well, we’ve seen tastemakers worldwise style their sports crop with loose-fitting jeans, leather sandals, and either an oversized blazer or sweater thrown over the shoulders. Luckily, Viktoria & Woods have eased us into this one, with a sports crop shape that could pass as a dress top any day – they weren’t kidding when they said they design with versatility in mind.
Viktoria & Woods have designed yet another key piece for this new wave of dressing that still isn’t too outside of our comfort zone. Their simple black cap with subtle branding is our next 2021 must-have. Pair this black cap with bike shorts, an oversized sweater, sneakers and a great pair of oversized sunglasses. This look is for those off-duty days when you simply need to get everything done, no messing around.
The final piece to add to your forever wardrobe, and as mentioned to pair with the Viktoria & Woods leggings – will serve you through sport-chic, workwear and eveningwear. Throw your oversized wool coat over bike shorts, leggings, jeans, skirts, slip dresses… the list goes on. This is our most familiar styling tool to this new wave of dressing – and goes to show the rest are here to stay and are versatile enough to integrate into our existing wardrobes.
Post, during, and in-between lockdowns in today’s environment, we’re increasingly seeing more value in dressing for comfort – and are taking this through our whole wardrobes with sport-chic.