Practical fashion is all about problem solving: absorbent fabrics, smart soles, even creative bag placement. But a shrug seems to indicate the opposite. What’s the use of a pullover, with loose sleeves if there’s no body part to go with it? However, in its simplicity, the shrug – or bolero, as it is often referred to – is proving to be a style worth trying.
Amy Smilovic, founder and creative director of Tibi, said: “I’ve always found it interesting to have a ‘trend’ that is also highly applicable – when those two worlds intersect, it’s amazing. . “I really like off-the-shoulder tops – something about balancing out a pair of wide-leg pants, wide-legs or a really full skirt is fun for me. But when it gets cooler, a ruffled shirt will help keep you warm.”
Trending celebrities such as Emily Ratajkowski, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Olivia Rodrigo and Paloma Elsesser have flaunted their individuality in the dance, proving it’s easy to style with yoga suits as well as with trendy streetwear. Smilovic argues that there is a pragmatism: “It certainly has a modern feel. (The designer coined the term ‘creative pragmatist’ to highlight women who seek reverent clothing.) honor individual expression with function).