With so many sheltering in place, there’s a big debate raging internally within millions of Americans: should I put on pants today? If you’re not going to the office, to the club, or to see your friends in person, why bother with all the fuss of make-up and dress-up? Well, because sometimes it helps just to flex and feel pretty.
New Yorker staff writer Rachel Syme gets it, and so has been encouraging others to follow her lead by treating Sunday as an excuse to get fancy while maintaining social distance. Thus the hashtag #distancebutmakeitfashion was born.
Selfies poured in as Twitter users took it to the hallway like it was a runway.
Almost didn’t participate bc I was tired, but I did it anyway bc i had been looking forward to it! Soo…a thrifted vintage capelet that still feels too fancy to wear anywhere + 👗 from ASOS that always gives me Lydia from beetlejuice vibes #distancebutmakeitfashion pic.twitter.com/fLVBskOkuc— eriquarantine 🎀👻 (@iamericaleigh) March 30, 2020
OK @rachsyme I may have gone a wee bit overboard here. Faux fur, sequins AND feathers. But I’ve been living in yoga gear for the last week and so I damn well went for it. #distancebutmakeitfashion pic.twitter.com/NshFFVYxYp— Jessica Goldman (@ApplauseMeter) March 22, 2020
It's Sunday…we're wearing outfits!— prettybluelites (@prettybluelites) March 29, 2020
A jacket I never wear because it has no pockets, but who needs pockets in quarantine?
Also, thrifted purple suede pumps.#distancebutmakeitfashion pic.twitter.com/zxox4Ar34R
#distancebutmakeitfashion there’s a delightful challenge @rachsyme started to dress up and wear something fancy & neglected this quarantine Sunday…here we have a velvet maxi dress and lots of pins I don’t usually wear cause warm LA temps and curious cat pic.twitter.com/tYIGi75vsg— Perculia @ Wowhead 🖤🌺 (@perculia) March 22, 2020
At @LauraMLippman’s suggestion, I found #distancebutmakeitfashion, and it did raise my spirits. Thanks for the idea/inspiration to break out the faux fur and hat, @rachsyme! pic.twitter.com/jdcnwC7efR— Monica Castillo (@mcastimovies) March 22, 2020
"Accessories are like vitamins to fashion." @annadellorusso— Jamie Benson (@jamiebenson) March 29, 2020
Your Mission: Handle deadly germs, but make it #fashion.
Inspired by @rachsyme's #distancebutmakeitfashion#LGBTQuarantine #ShareAFactNoOneAskedFor pic.twitter.com/NTwp1nI3Xs
Take it from the aunties of Pushing Daisies, just because you’re a shut-in doesn’t mean you can’t be fabulous.
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