Something that's become very apparent to me lately is that I have a deficit in the wardrobe category referred to as "going-out clothes"—and with good reason. It's been two years since I've bought anything to wear out at night during the summer, but now that the country has opened back up and I actually have places to wear fun things that wouldn't look right before at least 5:00 p.m., I'm finding myself in need of some new items.
You've probably noticed that staying-home sweatsuits have been replaced by going-out minidresses and the like on Instagram, and I've been keeping track. Several major categories have emerged, and knowing what they are will lay the groundwork for some productive shopping for going-out clothes. People have really been going all out (no pun intended) with their looks after being stuck at home for so many months, so feel free to have as much fun with it as the stylish women below are having.
Scroll on to educate yourself on the biggest going-out fashion items of 2021 and to shop them for your own potential wardrobe deficit.
Thanks to all the slippers and flat shoes I wore throughout 2020, I was starting to think my feet were getting flatter, but that's all changed now. Even though there were times I thought I'd never want to wear heels again, they're actually all I want to wear lately.