Did you miss this? Sorry for the rather long hiatus, but as you can probably imagine, the shopping (and dressing) isn't quite the same as it was back in February when NYFW had just wrapped up and there were endless excuses to buy, wear, and share various fashion finds. Of course, I've still found ways to make the new normal of dressing predominately for the home both more exciting and comfortable, just at a bit of a slower cadence, which is why I'm finally ready to share some of my methods and "tools" with you here today!
With a little help from my shopping-focused Instagram account, @trustmebuythis, where I post my own (mediocre) snaps of items I'm into at the moment, below you'll find a few outfit combos I've been wearing more than I'd like to admit, along with some straight-up shopping recommendations that I can't help but tell everyone I know to buy. So whether you're in the market for slippers, sandals, sweats, or just a distraction, simply continue on for all of the above and more.
Two things I've written at length about here on WWW are the slit-leggings trend and the current New Balance craze. I guess this outfit (which I've been wearing repeatedly) is the equivalent of putting my money where my mouth is. But really, I love how these leggings fit and look with both sneakers and sandals, and as far as the New Balances go, I've pretty much forgotten about all my other tennis shoes since I started wearing them.
Here are those leggings again, but this time with sandals. Specifically, this under-$100 Who What Wear pair (bias aside) I am actually obsessed with. They are my first foray into the sporty-sandal trend and I don't know why it took me this long to get on board. I love that they're comfortable enough to wear all day on the weekends but also when I like to take my short daily walks in between working from home. Plus, everything looks better in mock croc.
While I tend to lean toward the neutral and simple categories of clothes, it's always nice to have a more exciting outfit to throw on for a pick-me-up every once in a while. This set is from Donni, but in case your size isn't available, I've included another fun one I've been eyeing below, too. With it, I'm wearing one of my many pairs of athletic-inspired socks (because I've been wearing just socks more than actual shoes lately).
Speaking of pick-me-ups, throwing on some jewelry is a great way to achieve a similar effect, without quite as much effort as changing your entire outfit. Here, I've added a gold bracelet and trending gold chunky ring to an older one that I always have on. I must say, I did feel fancy for a day or so, and have started integrating more pieces into my casual weekend looks—even if it's just for a stroll.
If there's one thing I'm actively shopping for right now, it's athletic and athletic-inspired shorts. As the temperatures start to rise, they're ideal for wearing both at home and outside, and I just love the sporty feel they give an outfit. This pair from Nike has been serving me quite well lately, and while they are sold out, I found a similar style from Puma that I may just buy myself, too. Here, I paired it with one of my many go-to ribbed tanks and this Cotton Citizen sweatshirt-style button-down that I've also been living in.
In the market for some slippers? Normally, I wouldn't expect much of an enthusiastic response, but in today's world, I'm betting a lot of you just yelled "Yes!" inside your heads. So if like me, you're more of an "open-toe slippers" kind of person, I highly recommend these from Ugg. If not, I've got you covered with tons more pairs here, but either way, I'd suggest throwing on some tie-dye socks for good measure.
Want to upgrade your lazy day sweatpants-and-tee look? Make it monochromatic. On this day, I went for all white and it really did feel like I was kind of dressed up. Of course, the pearl necklace doesn't hurt things either.