This is shaping up to be a pretty bad year for pretty much everything. In these dark times, take a bit of solace in the fact that the fashion world is offering some surprisingly lovely trends. From enormous, colorful dresses to actually comfortable shoes, the once elitist, stilettos-only world of high style is becoming more egalitarian, and more accessible, than ever before. And in this new, democratized world of style the biggest rule is that there are no rules. You can wear a princess gown with sneakers! A bath robe to an evening event! Even slippers to the office! Your gym clothes are now your work clothes and your party outfits are your weekday pick-me-ups. Everything’s topsy turvy and that’s not all that bad.
So, for those looking for something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season, we present 8 of-the-moment trends that will make our lives easier—and chicer—for the rest of 2017 and beyond.