Many of us have been spending a lot more time at home than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic and states’ stay at home orders, but what shuts down must open up eventually! While we long for brighter and more cheerful days ahead, one way to pass the time is to plan out all of the cute and trendy warm-weather looks we’ll get to wear once we take some more steps toward heading back to normal.
From breezy dresses to cute swimsuits, here’s some style inspiration to help you get excited for summer outfits after quarantine.
FLIRTY SUMMER WORKWEAR
If you’re longing for the chance to prep cute work outfits, you’re certainly not alone! While Zoom meetings are a great substitute, there’s something just so fun about dressing up for a day at the office. Whether or not you’ll be working a regular 9 to 5, you can still put together some poised and professional outfits for various occasions.
Flowy summer dresses with delicate accessories and a structured tote.
You can absolutely style your summer dresses for the office! To keep from looking too casual for a workday, start with a dress that hits no shorter than right above the knee and covers your shoulders. Strappy sandals, small hoop earrings and a neutral-colored tote bag finish the ensemble.
Printed midi skirts with a pair of pumps and a gauzy tank top.
Midi skirts are the perfect mix of comfort and style, and with so many different prints to choose from, they’re really easy to dress up or down. Balance a bright floral printed midi skirt with a tucked-in tank and pair of nude heels. Complete the look by sweeping your hair up into a glossy ponytail.
It’s been reported that more people have been appreciating physical activity during their time in lockdown, using their exercise routines as a way to stay fit and to cope with the uncertainty of it all. As we transition away from spending 24/7 in our homes, different types of athleisure looks offer a comfortable, trendy way to get back to normal!
Add a feminine edge to sporty joggers with floral sneakers and a white jean jacket.
Floral sneakers are so fresh for spring and summer. They go with everything, so style yours with a pair of olive joggers and a crisp jacket for a look that’s comfy but put-together.
Pair platform sandals with a classic T-shirt dress.
The T-shirt dress is an absolute wardrobe staple, giving any look an athleisure flavor. To make this casual piece ready for brunch with the gals, style it with a pair of trendy platform sandals and a crossbody bag. Finish the look with a pair of oversized sunglasses and you’re ready for the paparazzi.
BREEZY DAYTRIPPING LOOKS
Even if you had to cancel your summer plans, you can pretend you’re in the tropics by dressing like you’re on an island getaway! Plan a day trip to the beach, pool or park and get creative with cute outfits that shine as bright as the sun.
Cover up a cute bikini with high waisted shorts to look boardwalk-ready.
Cute swimsuits are obviously poolside staples, but they easily transform into boardwalk-ready outfits with just a couple extra layers. Throw a pair of high waisted jean shorts over your bikini bottoms, step into a pair of platform sandals and add a lightweight cardigan for an easy and flirty date night outfit.
Dress like you’re on vacation with a blousy beach coverup.
Whether you’re wearing a bathing suit or panties underneath, an opaque beach coverup can serve as a cute, flowy dress that’s perfect for a summer evening. Add a silky fabric headband and straw bag to feel like you’re sunbathing in the tropics as opposed to strolling around the block.
Just because lockdowns are starting to lift doesn’t mean that you have to jump into days full of outside adventures right away. Whether you still have more of that guilty pleasure to binge or just feel more comfortable spending another week at home, life after quarantine can still include cozy moments spent lounging around the house.
Elevated pajamas and nightgowns offer romantic vibes.
There are so many trendy pajama sets out there. Silky fabrics and blousy silhouettes are charming as daytime outfits - just be sure to brush your hair and add some jewelry to avoid looking like you just rolled out of bed!
Trendy tie-dye sweatshirts for chilling out at home.
If you spent any time on social media during the lockdown, odds are you saw at least one of your besties making most of the tie-dye trend. Whether you DIY-ed your own or ordered one online, a tie-dye sweatshirt is the perfect solution for air-conditioned living rooms - or chilly summer nights by the bonfire. Style yours with shorts and chunky sneakers for a vintage vibe.
TIME FOR SUMMER SUNSHINE
While some of us are still dreaming of a time after quarantine, the promise of summer sunshine and stylish new outfits is something to get excited about! Even if it doesn’t actually make the days go by faster, it can help them feel like they are.