Return-to-office style: Letting go of dress codes; embracing hybrid fashion and individuality

Millions of Americans have traded traditional work wardrobes for loungewear in the nearly two years of working remotely during the pandemic.

Now, as companies discuss return-to-office plans, many people are also rethinking what their post-pandemic workwear might look like. Will traditional “work vs. weekend” wardrobes become a thing of the past after the pandemic?

“The lines between work and weekend have been blurring for decades,” Deirdre Clemente, professor of fashion history at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, told “Good Morning America.” “This transition, [due to the pandemic] has certainly been faster since business casual became the standard for workplace attire in the early 2000s. So what we view as pandemic dress standards have actually been coming slowly for quite some time.”

“Dress standards change as American culture changes,” she added. “The pandemic has put many aspects of our lives into sharp focus.”

As the trend of casual workwear

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the fashion houses vying to dress your online avatar

Virtual clothes have come a long way since the red sneakers worn by Sonic the Hedgehog in the 1991 game. A new generation will soon live virtual lives in the gaming metaverse – a collective virtual shared space – where they play, hang out with friends, wander around and, increasingly, dress up in designer wear.

While the concept may sound baffling to anyone born before 1996, for Gen Z (those born between 1996-2012) and Gen Alpha (those born post-2012) it is second nature. Having grown up with smartphones, Snapchat and Instagram, the metaverse offers a way to connect to anyone, anywhere and it’s where creativity and individuality can be freely expressed.

With an estimated 2.5 billion gamers, who spent a collective $100 billion on virtual goods pre-pandemic, it is no wonder companies are keen to be involved.

Hailed as the successor to the internet, the metaverse is an entirely digital

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Dua Lipa Copies North West’s Cow-Print Dress: Details

Dua Lipa Takes Style Inspo From North West — and It’s Honestly Goals

Dua Lipa
Courtesy of Dua Lipa/Instagram

Great minds! While they may be 18 years apart, North West and Dua Lipa are both style icons. In fact, they even have some of the same articles of clothing in their wardrobe.

On Wednesday, August 25, the 26-year-old “Levitating” singer shared a handful of fashion-forward photos, rocking the same $2,350 Mowalola Ogunlesi neon green cow-print dress that West, who is now 8-year-old, wore for her 7th birthday celebrations. 

While the dresses are undoubtedly from the same designer, it appears that West’s was customized. Her version had a zipper up the front whereas Lipa’s had a button closure as well as belt loops. 

The two fashion lovers also put their own spin on the look with accessories. West, who’s parents are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, rocked Ugg boots and pigtails during her Wyoming vacation. 

Lipa, for her part, paired the

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Holly Willoughby’s gingham midi dress is from one of her favourite fashion brands

Take inspiration from Holly’s wardrobe with this patchwork number (The Independent)

Take inspiration from Holly’s wardrobe with this patchwork number (The Independent)

There’s no denying that Holly Willoughby’s This Morning outfits have become as much of a talking point as any of the stories featured on the show itself – and this week’s looks are no exception.

Yesterday, Holly chose an elegant white midi dress from British fashion brand LK Bennett and it gave us some serious warm-weather outfit inspo.

For today’s show, the presenter has opted for another summer-ready dress, but this time it’s from one of her go-to labels – Rixo.

A brand she has frequently worn in the past – including this blue shirt dress (£305, Rixo.co.uk) – Rixo first launched in 2015 and has since built a reputation among the fashion pack for being the perfect destination for dresses, thanks to its ability to seamlessly combine vintage-inspired silhouettes with statement patterns.

Holly’s choice for today

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