Things I haven’t missed during the pandemic: a daily work commute, non-QR code menus, crowded spaces, and…high heels.
Like many, I’ve accumulated a steady supply of WFH-friendly fashion — hoodies, stretchy pants, slides, even a pair of rubber clogs — since March 2020. Now, as we begin to emerge from the depths of the pandemic, it seems fashion’s overlords have decided it’s time we get out of our collective rut.
On the Spring/Summer 2022 runways in Milan and Paris, high heels abounded. Turning up their nose at our mercifully cushy
It only makes sense that fashion’s ever-moving pendulum would swing back towards dressed-up footwear, given our nearly two-year-long embrace of loungewear. At some point, the clog-slide-slipper bubble was bound to burst.
There is something viscerally thrilling about slipping on a pair of sky-high stilettos — but still, it’s with teary eyes that I accept fashion’s inevitable return to the high heel.
Farewell, my flat-soled friends.