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Fashion bloggers everywhere are rocking styles that are completely unexpected: old running shoes, vintage band tees, sweatpants, ripped jeans – and it doesn’t stop there.
This up-and-coming trend of wearing vintage, unusual clothes has become affectionately known as “normcore,” and is a mix of sporty, yet grungy styles inspired by the ’90s.
With so many style icons and their followers creating ensembles with the newest “in” clothing, it’s hard to make a unique fashion statement these days.
Nomcore is a response to this. How? By creating a statement by going back to basics in order to stand out. Below are some examples of normcore clothing you may not have noticed your classmates wearing, but that are undoubtedly trending on Central Michigan University’s campus.
Vintage Band Tees
One of the best parts of normcore style is that it gives you an excuse to bust out that old AC/DC or Rolling Stones t-shirt. A great way to rock old band tees is to contrast the bagginess of the shirt with a pair of skinny jeans and some vintage shoes.
Muscle tees, once popularized by men, are now making their way into the closets of many women. These can be made feminine with a pair of leggings and colorful flats, or you can grunge them up with some acid-wash jeans and combat boots.
Long Sleeves Tied Around Waist
The once popular trend we all loved in middle school is making an exciting comeback. This time, though, it is typically done with flannels rather than sweatshirts. A cute top, dark jeans and a flannel around the waist is a great way to add some curves to your outfit.
Ripped jeans are a trend that will always come and go, but right now, they’re in. Complement the outrageousness of your ripped jeans by pairing them with a basic top and simple shoes and you’ll be rocking the normcore look in minutes.
Old Gym Shoes
If you are looking to bring some normcore to a sporty look, breaking out the vintage gym shoes is the way to go. For guys, it can be done with a simple pair of shorts and a plain-colored top. Girls tend to rock their vintage shoes with a pair of yoga pants and something neutral on top. No matter what outfit you pair them with, make sure that all the attention goes to your cool shoes.
Have some cool sandals or tennis shoes you want to show off, but your pants get in the way? Roll up your pants and turn them into floods. While some of us may have been made fun of in elementary school for this, floods can actually help bring attention to your shoes and add some flair to a basic outfit.
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