According to The Cut, the newest fashion trend sweeping the crazy streets of New York City is a surprising one. Dubbed “normcore,” it’s not the trend of young women dressing like Cheers-era George Wendt (much to our dismay), but rather young people “embracing sameness deliberately as a new way of being cool, rather than striving for ‘difference’ or ‘authenticity,’” by which the writer Fiona Duncan means: standing out by not standing out. You know, like wearing non-New Yorker clothes such as khakis and sweatpants and turtlenecks and sneakers. Sure, this is just one more bit of proof that New Yorkers and fashion people live in a bubble, believing that every choice we make is interesting and fashion-forward, but what if it inspired some other non-interesting non-fashion trends? We came up with a few we’d like to see. Or not.
Do you love jumpers paired with 20-something malaise? Then you’re totally mumblecore.
It’s more than just wearing skorts — it’s about appreciating all varieties of hybrid fashions: jeggings (jean leggings), jorts (jean shorts), shormals (formal shorts), even sweatquins (sequined sweatshirts)!
Often referred to as a Canadian tuxedo, the denim-on-denim look is coming back in a big way. I’m wearing a denim shirt and denim pants right now!
If you attended any midnight screenings of the Harry Potter movies in your best wizard robes, congratulations — you were a pioneer of dumblecore.
If your affinity for large flying dogs is so deep that you start to resemble them yourself, you’re definitely making Falcor a thing.
Can you pull off a giant apple costume when it’s not Halloween?
Ruffled necklines, tights, powdered wigs. If you’re dressed like a Twelfth Night character, you’re nailing bardcore.
Remember when you’d just roll into the dining hall for breakfast at 3PM on a Saturday in pajama pants and the largest graphic T-shirt you could find? Total d-hallcore.
Are you exhausted after work and falling asleep on your subway commute home? Join the club — napcore is all the rage!
You know, Cliff Clavin really revolutionized USPS chic in the ’80s.