Will no one think of the dresses? Alas, in 2020, we had little reason to wear them. Thanks to our lack of social lives, no trips to the office, and the proliferation of leggings and jogging bottoms, plenty of our favourite frocks were cast aside in lieu of our more casual and easy WFH looks. But I say enough. It's time to recognise that dresses need to come back into our day-to-day looks, and I'm here to give you some much-needed inspiration. Thanks to Instagram, we have a variety of outfits to draw from that I know are going to work for right now (when it's totally freezing) and well into spring.
There are your classic shirt dresses, which look great with knee-high boots, knitted frocks that work with small heels, and some great layered dress outfits that I'm definitely copying. As for the warmer months, I spied Ellie Delphine of Slip Into Style wearing a fantastic yellow dress with a pair of blue Bottega Veneta heels, and I'm counting down the days until I can re-create this look. I'm also obsessed with Grece Ghanem's boxy cotton dress in khaki that looks ace paired with brown sandals.
While all of the looks below feature "outdoor" shoes, you'll definitely be able to wear all of these with your favourite slippers. Once it gets warmer and spring arrives, you can pair them with your favourite sandals. So keep scrolling, dust off your frocks, and get ready for some dress outfit inspiration.
Style Notes: Layering tips don't come any cooler than from Hodan Yousuf. Select your favourite puff-sleeve frock (because it's one of the biggest-selling pieces from 2020) and layer a black roll-neck underneath. Add a pair of stomper boots for your daily walk.
Style Notes: I'm under no illusion that any of us will be wearing fancy heels "out out" any time soon. But there is a school of thought that says wearing proper shoes during the day when you're working from home will increase productivity.
Style Notes: If I had to select one look from this whole piece, it would be this. The khaki colour makes this a great wardrobe staple, but the twist is adding interesting sandals and a super-cool It bag.