What To Wear To Feel Like You’re Getting Dressed Even Though We’re Still On Pause


I wouldn’t say I’m tired of wearing sweatpants because #cozyAF, BUT I will say I miss wearing “real” clothes.

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Last weekend was honestly SUCH beautiful weather in New York City. I was super busy with work on Friday, but luckily I was able to step out to go to Starbucks. I decided I wanted to “get dressed”, so I added an oversized denim jacket to my WFH look. It’s crazy how put together I felt just by adding that piece. And since then, I’ve started getting dressed again.

I know many people will be working from home for the foreseeable future, so I wanted to share some tips on how to “get dressed” without truly “getting dressed.

comfortable pieces but not sweats

Luckily, I have just the place for you to find these pieces. OBVIOUSLY IT’S LOU & GREY. I’m really not kidding when I say I’ve pretty much exclusively only worn Lou & Grey since quarantine happened. And not just our Upstate Sweatshirt and Sweatpant. I mean, yes, these pieces are PHENOMENAL for staying extra cozy, but we have a ton of pieces that I wear to feel like I’m truly getting dressed.

So yes, it started with that Starbucks run – and I’ve made an effort to get dressed every day since. Over the weekend I…even…put…on…a…DRESS. CRAZY. I know. But it felt SO good. It was a gorgeous Spring day, so why not put on a new, pretty dress?!

Then, I was FaceTiming with my sister yesterday morning, and she said, “Why are you dressed up?”. And guess what I was wearing? These pants and this cami. So you could say I’m an expert in mastering the art of getting dressed;)

I’m also an advocate for denim shorts at the moment (denim short guide coming SOON!)…meaning they feel way less restricting than jeans, still make you feel like you’re dressed. And look SO cute with an oversized sweatshirt or sweater!

add a third layering piece

Like I mentioned above, adding a denim jacket basically changed my entire mood. I wore it to my WebEx meetings for the rest of the day, and just felt so much better — almost like I was sitting in a meeting in our office.

do your hair and make up

I got my curling iron and honestly GAME CHANGER. I feel so much better when my hair is curled. And when I say “do your make up”, I mean SUPER minimal make up. To be honest, I don’t wear a ton of make up to begin with. I truly stick to the basics, and it’s been helping during this time at home. My basics include: Brow gel, cheek cream (instead of blush), sometimes I throw on highlighter, and now that I don’t have my lash extensions (UGH), I OCCASIONALLY add mascara. I linked these products last summer..and I’m still using these exact ones to this day!

accessorize!

I’ve really never been an accessories gal, but there are a few pieces that I consider weaknesses. One of them is DEFINITELY earrings and ear cuffs. Last year, I added three new piercings to my ears and I really love the way they looked, so I decided to look for other cool earrings and cuffs to “edge” up my ear. I love to shop for cuffs from Miranda Frye, Baublebar, and Sixty Stax.

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5 Comments

  1. 5.20.20
    Laura Leigh said:

    LOVE both looks and also both photos! We’re dress twins too. Although I of course have the floral version haha. Love how you styled it with an oversized denim jacket – adds the perfect casual touch.

    xo Laura Leigh
    https://louellareese.com

    • 5.21.20

      Thank you, friend!!! When you posted the floral version, I was like omg LOVE THIS SILHOUETTE…and then I realized it was because I HAD the same dress.

      Great minds;)

  2. 5.21.20
    Lisa Autumn said:

    I love your denim jacket x

    Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • 5.21.20

      Thank you, Lisa! Definitely one of my most versatile pieces!

  3. 5.21.20
    Morgan said:

    Love the layering tip! Can make all the difference!

    -Morgan
    the HER chronicles [] http://theherchronicles.com