Everywhere I look, I see young people dressed like slobs.
They seem to have taken “casually chic” and transformed it into something completely sloven, or as observers of Hannah of TV show Girls call it, “ill-fitting chic”.
Fair enough, if you want to be seen in public like that.
You are grown ups and grown ups get to wear whatever they want, whenever you want to.
Wear the same clothes to go grocery shopping as you would to go to bed at night. Have lunch with friends in a “dress” that looks like it is a loose, wrinkled top (did you forget your pants) and shoes you could hike in.
Leave your hair looking like a bird’s nest and conveniently forget you own an iron, and an ironing board.
Just keep it out of the workplace, alright?
We are lucky that so many workplaces allow their employees to dress much more casually than they used to, but we should still look as though we have had a wash, and made a bit of an effort.
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Look, I get it. It’s all about self-expression and individuality.
Except all young people seem to be doing it, so I’m not sure how that is unique in any way.
I was young(er) when “heroin chic” was a thing and while I did temporarily enjoy not washing my makeup off before bedtime to achieve that much-revered “drug-fucked” look, I didn’t turn up to work like that.
Yes, you can wear whatever you like whenever you like, but there are consequences, particularly when it comes to your career.
I once heard about a young girl who turned up for a job interview for an office position wearing a hoodie.