I think we’re all feeling about the same right now: it is the 197th day of March, yet somehow it’s August. It’s all too easy during this time to get stuck in the cycle of a Groundhog Day-esque routine of feeling like we are living the same day over and over again.
One thing that has truly been keeping me sane for these last few months is putting on real clothes. To be clear, I am not getting dressed to the nines or wearing jeans around my apartment (I’m sorry, I just absolutely could never), but I do make a conscious effort every day to change out of pajamas and at least put on some semi-acceptable loungewear.
And when we are leaving the house for a socially-distanced dinner or a small and safe gathering (with masks!), everyone is still keeping it casual with something like straight-leg jeans and a cute top. So, it’s clear that comfy loungewear, simple wardrobe staples, and elevated basics are truly reigning supreme in 2020—and will continue to do so for a while.
If you’re feeling stuck in a rut of the same casual outfits day in and day out, try out one of these five combos to switch things up this week.
1. Lightweight blouse + boyfriend shorts + raffia tote
2. Bike shorts + oversized T-shirt + baseball cap
3. Ribbed tank + leggings + mini backpack
4. Comfy tee + sweatshorts + white sneakers
5. Light-wash jeans + tie-dye tank + gold sunnies