Trend Report: You Can Dress Like a Monk This Fall

TheRow, Pre-Fall 2014

Those pocket flaps on your denim shorts may have provided the most coverage your body experienced this summer. So if you’re ready for a change and some chastity vows, avant garde fashion is listening. The loose-fitting monk robe, once the providence of men who chose the monastic life, is finally accessible to lay folk, minus the whole “no more boning” part. Even if you wake up with your head inside a tub of cookie dough after your wino night, you’re still eligible to participate in monk culture.

Invest in one of these hot monk numbers to make whatever you’re wearing underneath it irrelevant. Just make sure you tie up your monk outerwear tightly and secure the flap. (We found that on a scroll of pro-monk fashion tips.) You can try this drapey belted chalet coat in that unmistakable monk shape (none) with their featured sandals. Or this sportier version with pockets for your various yeasts and notes on the day’s chants. Or just wear pretty much anything from The Row and call it a day. While we’re at it it, let’s throw #monkwear in the mix.

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