WHAT WE'RE WEARING NOW
DesignSTL|November/December 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has influenced how people think about getting dressed for the day. For many, relaxed comfortable clothes have taken on greater importance, whereas others have maintained preCOVID wardrobes in an effort to foster a sense of normalcy and hope. We photographed eight men and women from a variety of backgrounds and spoke to them about their style and shopping habits. For each, clothes provide a sense of continuity in unsettled times.
VERONICA THEODORO

Colin Bruns, 27

DIRECTOR OF SALES, KIENSTRA

“I’ve really leaned into routine. I try to be mindful of the fact that with everything that’s going on that we can’t control, I can only control myself and the socks that I put on my own two feet.”

SHIRT GREYSON CLOTHIERS PANTS LULULEMON SNEAKERS NIKE AIR MAX 1/97 SEAN WOTHERSPOON

Maddie Bert, 24

VINTAGE SELLER, MAY’S PLACE

These days I value comfort over everything, but comfort and still look really good and really cool.”

JUMPSUIT HANDMADE 1940S VINTAGE, THE RUSTY BOLT MULES VINTAGE (MAY’S PLACE) JEWELRY VINTAGE ( MAY’S PLACE)

Richard Tao, 70

RETIRED ARCHITECT AND FASHION DESIGNER

“I realized that if I go through the day and I don’t dress like I want to focus on something,

I’m not in a work mindset. I’m not as productive because I didn’t really prepare myself mentally.”

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