By Bukola Amoboye
Are you that millennial pretending to hate Gen Z fashion but in reality, what you want is to know how to dress like them? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered! Gen Z is famously notorious for their unapologetic fashion sense, which is one of the reasons everyone is obsessed with them, including millennials, who are just one generation behind. Check out these simple changes you can make to your fashion choices to get that cool Gen Z look going.
Ditch that skinny Jeans
Skinny jeans go in and out of style but if the plan is to look like a Gen Z, then baggy or mom jeans are the absolute way to go. Alternately stylish pants also do the work.
Big bags with space for your entire wardrobe or mini chain bags may have been the trend even last year. But now, it’s baguette season! We don’t need chains on our bags, nor do we need to pack a bag so big it could fit a two-year-old in it. Baguettes are just right, and they go with almost any outfit.
If you really want to disguise as a Gen Z, you better ditch that old fashion magazine because the new ones scream “Corset! Corset! Corset!” Whether it’s wedding dresses, ‘aso ebi’, casual or corporate wear, corsets have made a banging comeback, and they are not going away anytime soon. If you find it too daring, you can do like Mary and wear it underneath a chiffon top.
Fashion over SPF
Let sunscreens do their work and give us our statement glasses. How to know a millennial from a Gen Z? Check their shades. The average Gen Z will choose statement glasses with tiny coloured lenses over huge glasses that cover nearly the entire face. “Is it not sunlight?” We’re ready to face it head(eyes) on.
Going on a date? Or, having a night out with friends, whichever the occasion, slip dresses are easy. They’re comfortable, light, classy and very sexy.
For the guys, they’re not doing excessively long pants anymore. Tapered pants can come in various materials, including jeans, and they can be worn casually or corporately.
plain tees are a standard part of casual dressing with Gen Z. Whether male or female, a plain-coloured tee is a must-have in your wardrobe.
White sneakers are the perfect finish for most outfits amongst Gen Z. They pair them with almost everything these days, whether casual, traditional or corporate fits, so you might want to have a couple of white sneakers lined up in your wardrobe.
By now, you’re probably thinking about or staring at your wardrobe and realizing it needs a complete overhaul. Not to worry, you can start small. Make one switch at a time and find what works for you.