Cupid's Pulse Article: Fashion Tips: Keep it ‘Corona Casual’Cupid's Pulse Article: Fashion Tips: Keep it ‘Corona Casual’

By Alycia Williams

COVID-19 has been forcing a lot of us to stay home on days that we would’ve been going outside. At first, it felt great to know that we can lounge around in our pajamas all day, but as the months go by, it becomes harder and harder to feel good about ourselves not getting ready for the day. Just because you’re not going anywhere, doesn’t mean you can’t get dressed and focus on fashion. You’ll need some fashion tips for staying home and dressing casual.

Here are five fashion tips for dressing casually while staying home.

1. Get dressed: Now, it’s time to get dressed. Getting dressed really helps with your mood as it gives you a sense of purpose for the day. You’ll feel more productive when you put on clothes versus pajamas. It’s also good practice to throw on a pair of jeans once a month just to check in and make sure that they all still fit.

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2. Put on something that makes you smile: Enough with saving things for a special occasion. You know what makes you feel the best when you out it on, don’t hesitate to dust it off and put it on for the day. Whether it’s a top, earrings, or even a pair of high heel, just make sure you feel great in it. It’s a instant mood lifter.

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3. Wear a color that makes you happy: Studies have shown that the color yellow is perceived as a high energy color and is often used to create a sense of excitement. We could all use a bit of that right about now. If yellow is not your thing, find a color you love and that makes you feel good, and wear it often. It could be something as simple as changing the colors of the laces in your running shoes from white to blue, or pulling out the perfect red lipstick to get through your Zoom meeting with confidence.

4. Level up your loungewear:  Exciting prints and comfort can apply to the loungewear we choose to wear outside of the house as well. Instead of lounging in your printed pajamas, throw on your favorite tee, some printed joggers, and sandals to pull together a casual, yet comfortable look that can be worn in the comfort of your home.

5. Grab your mask: Interestingly enough, in absence of seeing your smile, your mask may just be your best accessory these days. Choose masks that match your personality from showcasing your Packers or Badgers pride to abstract and animal prints, the possibilities are endless.

What are some other fashion tips for keeping it casual? Start a conversation in the comments below!