Given that outdoor, physically distanced meet-ups are the most low-risk social activity amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it's become increasingly clear that that's how we'll all socialize for the foreseeable future. You've probably discovered that one of the main obstacles for these meet-ups is figuring out what to wear, as the heat and sun certainly don't make it easy.
Something else that you may be taking into consideration is that you don't likely see your friends and family as much as you did pre-pandemic, so you may want to take this opportunity to wear something besides sweats or leggings. Not only that, but summer outfits should be fun, in our opinion, so why not let that guide your outdoor meet-ups?
Some of the most likely physically distanced activities are picnics, walks, backyard or rooftop hangouts, so think casual outfits that you'd be comfortable possible sitting on the ground in or walking in. And as with every situation these days, please take the necessary precautions such as wearing a mask (here are plenty to choose from), washing your hands or using hand sanitizer, staying at least 6 feet away from others, and keeping your hands away from your face.
With that, scroll to shop the pieces needed to re-create eight fun outfits that are ideal for the new wave of social activities.
A pair of lightweight jeans with a handkerchief top, sandals, and straw accessories will earn lots of compliments from your friends.
Keep things casual and fun with a tie-dye top, gym shorts, crew socks, and New Balance sneakers.
If you live in a cooler climate or are saving up outfit ideas for fall, this one is supreme. A fun top, straight-leg jeans, and white sneakers are always a safe, stylish bet.
Speaking of white sneakers, here's a more warm-weather friendly way to wear them. Just add your favorite summer dress and a lightweight cardigan.
Summer 2020 is the season of the camp shirt. As you can see, it's very effective when paired with a one-piece swimsuit, gym shorts, and flat sandals.
Denim shorts and sandals are a no-brainer, but if you want to look especially stylish, wear them with an on-trend ruffle collar top, like this pretty one from Ganni.
A breezy dress, loafers, and a straw hat makes for the prettiest of picnic outfits. Just check your Instagram feed—it's probably all over it.
Want to wear a bra and Birkenstocks? This is how it's done. If it's particularly hot out, just swap the jeans for shorts.