I know this is an overstatement, but lately, every time I leave the house, I utter the ubiquitous phrase “I have nothing to wear“. The reason being, over the course of the past year, with social events, trips, and fun nights out put on the backburner, all I seem to have bought was loungewear and house shoes. Based on the sheer number of stories Who What Wear has published about those two categories since March 2020, I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in this.
With vaccinations on the rise, the weather getting nicer, and cautiously hopeful rhetoric from doctors filling the airwaves, we’re all looking forward to returning to some sense of normalcy this year. (Although it’s, of course, important to keep wearing masks and avoiding crowded places, among other guidance, as advised by the CDC.) And with this new normal comes a need for some new wardrobe essentials. If you’re of a similar mindset, read on to find out which items I recommend for reemerging back into the world, and shop them along with me.