Guest Blogger: Elspeth Suber

2084

FASHION FROM THE FUTURE

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What are you going to be wearing in 2084?

What am I going to be wearing in 2023?

Let's speculate. Let's use the fact that I'm currently wearing a 70's sheer psychedelic printed top with a pair of Nike running shorts as our base for contriving funky futuristic outfits composed of pieces we would think would never go together (but do, in fact). Coming up with far out, unanticipated combinations is what keeps fashion fresh. This is what FASHION FROM THE FUTURE is all about.

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Two years ago, if you were to tell me that last winter I would've worn my soccer sweatpants from sixth grade with red Zara ankle booties, i would've laughed at you. (that outfit did in fact happen; if you don't believe me, click here.) And certainly if you were to tell me that I was going to wear my aquamarine running shorts out and about with a funky top, I'd've called you a liar....

Well, here we are....

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In my opinion, fashion from the future cannot be complete without borrowing from the past. Using this epic retro 70s top as a base is great for any ensemble, and it becomes ~futuristic~ when you pair it with other clothing/accessories that no one else would think to pair it with.

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Fashion shouldn't be about always running out to buy new stuff all of the time. Instead, it should be about using your creativity to use the clothing you already have in your closet to create fresh pairings and ensembles that make you feel confident and special.

And scoring yourself some classic vintage  or statement pieces that you can style in a multitude of fresh, unexpected ways is what everyone's goal should be. And who knows? Maybe you'll still be wearing some of these pieces in 2084 with a space suit and sandals or something.........

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For more ~futuristic~ ensembles featuring gym shorts paired with regular clothes, check out Harling Ross's article on  the blog Man Repeller.

For a great place to find cool vintage and classic wardrobe staples, visit Gladiola Girls Boutique (in Lexington or Lynchburg) or check out their website (www.gladiolagirls.com)!

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