by Ceilidh McConnell
2020 – what a year so far. Who would have predicted that we would be living through a worldwide pandemic? Covid-19 has been a scary, uncertain time for everyone and has affected nearly every industry on a massive scale. Fashion is no exception. Not only have huge designer labels had to halt production, but due to huge lifestyle changes, even what we wear has changed. On top of all of this, many people are now dealing with the financial stress of reduced work or job loss. With all this in mind, it is a perfect time to get on board with consignment shopping. And let us tell you, once you start, you’ll never go back!
Consignment shopping is the ideal way to shop when you need a whole new wardrobe that coincides with your day to day life, especially if you are strapped for cash. Only in a consignment boutique will you be able to find a huge selection of items in various styles, brands and price points. When you shop consignment, you can get all your favourite brands for a fraction of regular retail prices. So, what are you waiting for?!
Before you head into the store to get your ‘shop on’ check out some of these pandemic fashion trends we are obsessed with below.
Tie Dye Baby
We have never quite seen a trend rise to the top so quickly like tie dye has. While tie dye sets have been huge, we prefer trying this trend in a more subtle way. We recommend finding a bright tie dye tee and wearing it knotted with your favourite denim cut offs. Alternatively, you could try a tie dye accessory. There are so many cute tie dye scrunchies and headbands available that would be a great addition to any casual look that is otherwise comprised of neutral pieces.
Comfy & Cute: Lounge Wear
With Covid, everyone’s work environment changed abruptly, transitioning from office wear every day to suddenly working from home. This quickly resulted in sweatpants and other lounge wear making a statement in the world of fashion. Now, as certain restrictions have been lifted, we are leaving the house more often, making many question how appropriate it is to still be rocking those quarantine sweats. But we truly believe you can be both comfy and cute. Our ideal lounge wear outfit is a pair of joggers with a cute graphic tee accessorized with Converse sneakers and a leather baseball cap.
In tough economic times we tend to see fashion trends become more basic, and Covid is no exception. With the extra financial stress that has come with the pandemic, it is no surprise we see pieces that can be worn again and again becoming the focal point in the fashion industry. When choosing basics to purchase, we recommend finding high quality pieces that will survive being worn over and over again. A great choice is a white or black bodysuit which can also be incorporated into a more sexier look, but can also be super professional when you throw on a blazer. Our C’est Moi line has a huge assortment of basics that are so comfortable and definitely worth checking out. The whole collection is available online here.
What has been your fashion go-to during this pandemic? And what trend are you so over? Leave us a comment below. And no matter what you are into, we are sure to have it in store or online. New items arriving daily. Follow us on Instagram @salvedgefashion and @salvedgeon17th to ensure you don’t miss out on any of our hot new arrivals and amazing deals!