Yasmeen Abu-Obaid, The Circle
Let’s take a moment to look past the boundaries of “nice outfit” because we are currently living in an Era where fashion and style are beyond the purpose of simply looking “nice”. We can see this as we scroll through our Instagram feeds, holding up a poster which mimics the shrieking of your voice is no longer the only way to make a statement, but also through what you choose to put or not put on your body.
As Anna Wintour, British-American journalist and editor at Vogue magazine, sat critiquing fashion week, she stated that the runway highlights the “biggest cultural shift, being women, and how they’re treated in the workplace”. I’m not sure if you’ve seen any of these fashion week shows, but they vastly showcased this transitional movement of women into the workforce.
Aside from the vibrant colours and sharp structures, what especially caught my eye was the over-sized suit trend. Not only on the runway but even on the streets of London and Newyork, we are seeing this identity of the “Working Woman” wearing an over-sized suit, sometimes even with sneakers.
Personally, I love this trend, not because I’ve seen it on Instagram, but because it makes a statement. Suits, in general, symbolize power and conformity. You throw on a conventional fitted suit when going to work or for a job interview. It is an impressive attire that conforms to our social norms and expectations. However, an over-sized suit symbolizes an unconventional form of power. What a powerful tribute to the women’s movement it is. With confidence and grace, a woman in an over-sized suit embodies this true sense of power, determined from within us, rather than social boundaries.
My Style Take On Annie Hall
Along with pretty much everyone else, Annie Hall is one of my favourite style icons! The way she combines masculinity and femininity is absolutely timeless and will continue to inspire! I don’t think its possible for anyone not to fall involve with Annie’s quirky round glasses, baggy beige trousers, and striped button-ups. In an Era that no longer views fashion and clothing as an identifier for the “female” or “male” label, but as a form of self-expression. Therefore, Annie Hall is a timeless inspiration because she embodies this belief, and utilizes fashion as a form of self- expression rather than a label of her gender.
“Utilizes fashion as a form of selfexpression rather than a label of her gender”
With this as my inspiration, I put together two outfits that not only represent the modern day Annie Hall (hence the MacBook) but also my own personal style.
The thing about Habits
When I hear the word “Habits” it takes me back to something my grandmother once said. I know that is such a cliché of a phrase. And honestly, my grandmother isn’t one for setting governances and provisions, but she told me something that I engraved into my long-term memory, constantly scratching my mind. She told me “do something constantly, for 10 days, and it will become a habit”