My big mommy use to say,” keep that it will come back in style, just wait it out.” She was so right. As I look at the new designs they are reminiscences of past fashion, they may have taken on different style names. No matter how true this is I always found myself shopping for something new.
I spent time with a women from South Africa touring the U.S. with a theater company. As we walked downtown Chicago she was spelled bound by the “Well Dressed American Women.” She kept repeating to me how she found the women in this county to be polished and style driven. As she repeated this to me over and over, in my mind, I was thinking to myself, the American Women was stressed out trying to be style driven. And how I envied any women working for the Post Office who got to wear a uniform at this point. I was stressed working downtown Chicago contemplating daily about what to wear to work.
Today the work attire has changed like most things in our society, work attire now is more “Business Casual.” More companies have relaxed their dress codes to attract the Millennials. Those are the adults who reached adulthood around the 2000’s. As the demand for millennial talent grows and more Millennials step into decision-making roles, expect the trend towards more casual to grow. Some are recommending companies turn to what they call “Smart casual” which is considered a combination of casual, business casual, and business dress codes. Formal and casual clothing pieces can be mixed and matched to combine into a "smart" ensemble. It's considered neat, conventional, and professional yet relatively informal. The best of all the dress code worlds.