…And it’s all down to Victoria Beckham, who has single-handedly made comfortable cool again. Fine – we also have Nike, Adidas and Gucci to thank for services to sneakers – but if we learnt one thing from NYFW, it was this: VB wants us to feel comfy. Low-slung waistlines, drawstring tops, flats… She calls her SS17 collection ‘fresh and carefree’. We call it ‘perfect fashion fodder if you love potatoes and hate blisters’ (all of us).
Peeling off bandage dresses and stillys in favour of shirts and loafers, Posh has finally flicked her noughties alter ego the ‘middle V’. For the rest of us? It means: 1. Your ‘chilled Sunday’ outfit is now OK for bigwig board meetings too. 2. That baggy shirt’s set to become the hardest working item in your wardrobe. And 3. Eat potatoes.
Oh, and VB: thank you for using your powers for good, not evil. We love.