There’s no denying that the effects of COVID-19 are going to, and already are, hitting the fashion industry hard. Not only have consumer’s buying habits changed due to the lockdown, once we all start going outside again I truly believe things are going to be different, and some things forever. While we may need to, or be recommended, to wear a mask and gloves for some time, I think there will be less consumption of fast fashion and “trend” buying. There’s lots to talk and think about regarding people’s buying habits after quarantine, but today I’m going to be discussing the topic of dressing for the new normal once we all start to head back into our “normal” lives.
Midge’s looks on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are absolutely fabulous, and her summer outfits have to be my favorite. The swing dresses and glamorous hats are the perfect retro, 1950’s inspiration I need for my summer wardrobe. After all, the 1950’s is where I get lots of my fashion inspiration from.
Lately I’ve been loving the look of a statement top and pair of jeans. For the spring and summertime I think it’s a chic look perfect for not only day but night as well. When the weather begins to get warmer I don’t layer as much, so a statement top does the trick, unless I accessorize with a light-weight scarf.
When it hits mid-May although it isn’t summer for another month, it starts to feel like it. Classes are finishing up for those who are in school, and now summer is fully on my mind. We’re all not sure how this summer is going to turn out, whether we’ll be able to hit the beach or if we’ll be inside. But summer shoes are starting to show up on e-commerce sites, and I’m sharing my favorites below.
Wearing a jumpsuit is a fun way I like to switch up my wardrobe. Somedays I don’t feel like wearing a dress, and I have a view jumpsuits in my wardrobe I love to wear in the summer. They’re comfortable, cool, and chic.
Although I here and there wear a pair of flared jeans or dress pants, I’ll always be a dress girl through and through. Nothing makes me feel more comfortable, and I love the feeling of throwing on a dress with flats and a pair of statement earrings. I feel put together, but still comfortable, which is so important. If you aren’t comfortable in the clothes you’re wearing, it shows.
When I’m looking for an accessory and can’t find it at a retail store, I immediately go and search for it on Amazon. Amazon has every accessory I’ve ever been searching the internet for. I’ve found my lace gloves, fascinators, and headbands all on the app for insanely good prices. Sometimes the piece I’m looking for just isn’t being sold in retail, and Amazon has never let me down in finding it.
This Spring my friend and I were going to head into Central Park and have a picnic, but with COVID-19 our plans haven been postponed a year. But, even since we’re all in quarantine this doesn’t mean we can’t have our own picnics with our family or whomever we are spending this time with.
Blue and white are signature colors for the summer. With May finally here I know that summer doesn’t officially start for a little bit over month, but there’s always a shift in my closest during this time. Blue and white pieces are a feast for my eyes and a pair that I adore to bring out in May. The two colors are so pretty together and I’ve found so many pieces I love that I’m sharing below.
If there’s a color that I want to get up and wear in the morning currently, it’s fuchsia. The purple-red color is a perfect vivid hue that brightens my day and leaves me motivated and inspired, and that’s exactly what I need. It’s a color that you can wear any season when styled correctly, which is perfect if you’re trying to buy less.
When the weather starts to get warmer and the sun’s out for longer it makes me feel excited to get out of bed in the morning and start my day. Maybe it’s because of the temperatures rising, but I can’t justify sitting around the house wearing loungewear even if I’m not leaving. Since we’re all in quarantine I thought this would be the perfect time to share linen pieces that are great for the warmer weather, even if you’re not leaving the house.
There’s no denying that tennis is the chicest sport. Magazines often do fashion tennis editorials that are absolutely fabulous and make you want to get out on the court and look just as good. Looking for a physical activity where you can also have fun fashionably? I think you’ve found it.
Orange is a color that I normally associate with late summer, like the sunset, and autumn, like the leaves. It’s not a hue that I would think to wear in the spring. But, I’ve been seeing lots of the color over on my Pinterest that’s making me inspired to wear it now.
Sometimes I wonder how much my phone is really listening to me, and when I got an ad on Instagram for the brand Andreeva I was freaked out, but in a good way. I just got over telling my mom how I’ve been looking for a coat that has feather cuffs or is hemmed with them, and nevertheless Instagram answered with a beautiful mint and orange jacquard coat with feather cuffs.
Hats are my most favored accessory. They not only hide a bad hair day, they elevate any look. A chic wool beret in the winter, or a vintage inspired straw hat in the summer, I can’t help myself in adding new ones to my collection every season.
I love wearing gingham in the springtime. In a classic blue or red hue, or in yellows and pinks, it’s a playful pattern everyone needs in their wardrobe. Featured on headbands and a teal smocked blouse, and even on a sparkly top. I also believe that a pair of black gingham pants are a staple and must have for an easy, yet stylish look for when you’re running out the door.
I came across Lirika Matoshi a few years ago on Instagram and immediately became obsessed with the designs. Lirika is from Kosovo and launched her first collection at 20 years old, wow! Her playful, sparkly, and romantic take make her pieces stand outs for your wardrobe. From accessories, to crystal embellished socks, to dresses and more, Lirika Matoshi is a wonderful brand to have on your radar.
Cardigans and sweaters are great lightweight layers to style spring pieces when the weather is still a bit cool. I find myself wearing sweaters over my shoulders or tied around my neck loosely to create an effortless look. Most of my spring and summer dresses are shorter sleeved, so cardigans and sweaters make for the perfect additional layer.
Although we will all be staying in the Easter, that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate as we always do. In fact, during these times of uncertainty it’s better to keep tradition then to stray away if possible. A beautiful tablescape can instantly lift my mood and they can be a fun way to spend some time diy-ing.