Post-pandemic dressing has been a hot topic among my fellow Who What Wear editors this past month. We're all tackling our OOTDs a bit differently. While some of us are ready to wear bubblegum-pink heels to the grocery store, others are figuring out how much loungewear is socially acceptable to wear in public. To each their own.
So far, three specific shopping habits are trending among the team: elevated sportswear for maximum comfort, investment accessories that make a serious statement, and chic staples in neutral hues that can be worn with literally everything. What to shop and how to dress may still be up for debate, but using Affirm to buy now and pay for summer pieces over time (with no hidden fees, might I add) is not. With Affirm, I'll never pay more than I agree to upfront and it's super easy to use: All I do is select Affirm as my payment option at checkout, apply, and I see exactly what I owe upfront. Below, three editors make a case for their summer shopping and styling strategies.
"My approach to fashion right now is all about bringing elevation to comfort. You absolutely can dress up an off-the-shoulder top with a pantsuit or a pair of sneakers with a maxi dress. Exploring the line between comfort and fashion is really what I'm hoping to do as I begin to reemerge into the world. I never identified as a sporty person, but I love how both runway shows and women around the world have styled workout staples in interesting and elevated ways this season. I love the idea of shorts suits for the summer paired with sportswear pieces. It just adds a bit of polish to the look—not to mention, it's trend-forward. As I begin to leave my apartment more, I need a pair of shoes that can be dressed up or down, depending upon the occasion. I've always loved Adidas sneakers for that reason. You can wear them with a suit, a dress, or your workout clothes, and they always look good without fail."
"I love a funky 'fit, but I'm trying to give myself some ease going back to my normal style routine. To do this, I'm investing in special accessories, like a statement bag or a fun shoe. I tend to gravitate toward ones that have a unique color or print because that provides an easy way to make any outfit more fashionable. While this bag features a trending checker print, I can wear it with a variety of looks, making it a worthy purchase. Plus, a lot of my special bags are sourced from resale sites, like this one, which is from TheRealReal."
"While I'm continuing to incorporate casual pieces into my wardrobe (such as sweatshorts, ribbed tanks, and flats), I'm mixing them with more polished pieces as we ease back into going back out in the world. For example, if I'm wearing sweatshorts, I'll add a button-down or a cool jacket and chic, simple sandals. These modern, sleek TKEES slides go with every summer outfit, from a swimsuit and cutoff shorts to an LBD. Plus, the bands are more interesting than just one wide strip of leather."
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