The year is 2023, but current events suggest a certain late-aughts déjà vu: There’s a new Twitter. Our ongoing situationship with economic catastrophe is as sultry as ever. Jennifer Lawrence is starring in a bawdy, R-rated comedy, while Taylor Swift has spent the year revisiting her entire musical oeuvre via her blockbuster Eras tour and, as of today, a new reissue of her 2010 album Speak Now.
But thankfully fashion, like lots else, has changed in the last ten years, which has loosened up even the tightest conventions of personal style (or, as the case may be with many famous people, personal wardrobes curated by a stylist). The line between womenswear and menswear has never been hazier. In their latest high-profile moments—Jennifer Lawrence on her No Hard Feelings press tour; Taylor Swift in her Eras era—both stars have donned a host of nouveau-preppy menswear staples: loose button-downs, baseball caps, derbies, low-profile sneakers, trench coats, sweater vests, nice watches. They look cooler than ever.