Are you the kind of person who tends to stay away from vibrant patterns and ‘funky’ prints when it comes to your choice of clothing? If the answer is yes, then you might be a part of the latest fashion style without even realising it! Normcore is the new term assigned to the kind of fashion sense that relies on things like block colours, single colours, no prints and ‘sensible’ classic silhouettes, and it is fast becoming one of the most popular styles around. With one of the year’s biggest shopping days and weekends coming up soon, now is a better time than ever to do some research and find some deals that will fill your wardrobe up for months to come. With that in mind, here are some tips for getting back to basics this Black Friday with your normcore style.
● Plain T-Shirt
The plain t-shirt is arguably the cornerstone of normcore fashion. Grabbing a solid block colour tee from a store that dedicates itself to simple, high-quality fashion is a great place to start. When you have a large collection of plain t-shirts in various colours, it opens you up to an entire range of outfit ideas that all centre around simple style, single colours and strong shapes.
Another staple of the classic normcore style is a great pair of sturdy boots. Online stores present great choices in boots possess that winning combination of style and substance in equal measure. Boots can be a plain colour but still make a huge impact on a look, especially when they have special features such as the way the lacing is set up. Whether you like a black boot, brown boot, or even beige boot, the key thing is to keep it as neutral as possible so it blends in with the rest of the normcore aesthetic.
Stay away from the overly stylish trouser options like skinny fit jeans, instead opting for a slightly looser straight leg cut that looks more traditional and less attached to any particular style subgenre like goth or emo. Again, colours like black, brown, and variations of beige are great options for normcore. Visit your favourite store to get fantastic options for keeping with the style.
Scarves are an essential accessory in the winter months and they can be one of the most noticeable items in your outfit. Again, block colours are most in keeping with the normcore aesthetic, but this is one area where it might be sensible or acceptable to add a very neutral, transitional tartan or checkered pattern to your look. For this Black Friday check Gap to get the best offers.
The biggest area of consideration is the neck cut. V neck sweaters and crew neck sweaters are both classic choices and go will with any of the trouser and boot combinations discussed above. With a V neck especially, you can experiment with layering one of your chosen plain t-shirts underneath to add some different colour tones to your outfit whilst keeping the normcore style.
Happy shopping this Black Friday!