There’s nothing like spending a week with your immediate family in close quarters to help you “get” the whole normcore phenomenon. When it is just you and the people who knew you when you still wet the bed and constantly tried to sing like Ariel from The Little Mermaid at the top of your lungs – to everyones horror – you almost need to ditch the makeup and coordinated clothing in order to fit in and avoid judgement. (i.e. Really? Bronzer?)
It is a bit of a relief and at the same time a comfort then, to focus all of your energy on conversation, food, nostalgia – life really – rather than your self and your sartorial choices. No one is going to judge my Chicago Cubs t-shirt, air-dried hair, or mascara-free eyes in this house. My jeans and t-shirt and ponytail are just fine, as am I. I think I could get used to this!
Jerry Seinfield may cringe at the thought that he is the poster child for this ‘normal clothes’ trend, but in this instance it is very fitting to quote him when he said “And that’s when I realized, when you’re a kid you don’t need a costume, you ARE superman.”
Now if we could all figure out how to believe that as adults, we’d have uncovered the secret to happiness.
Have a fun and safe Labor Day holiday weekend! And don’t forget to hit up my favorite labor day sales!
In alphabetical order: (I’m Virgo like that)