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Fashion: Keep the Comfort for an Evening on the Town

Dressing up can be fun, but don’t try to reinvent the wheel.

Now that some live shows and entertainment are coming back in a limited capacity, does anyone remember how to dress?

After the months of lockdown and self-quarantining, it can feel a bit jarring to have to dress for certain occasions, especially the more elegant ones; however, there’s no need to let the idea of an evening on the town turn into a night-out nightmare.

I remember watching the Grammy Awards and people wore masks that matched  their dresses. I’m not sure anyone needs to take it that far, but it’s exciting to dress up again once in a while — and you can keep it classy while still maintaining comfort.

One of my personal favorite transition pieces from the office to an evening out is the new twist on joggers. We’ve worn joggers for so long now at home, you don’t have to give them up to go out. They come in leather, silk and velvet materials now. Even some of the high-tech fabrics have a nice sheen to them that can have a dressy appearance. Any of these varieties paired with the cute jacket and shoes can be a great work-to-evening outfit. It’s fun to pull them up on your calf for a sporty capri look too.

I’m also a huge fan of dresses; they are easy to accessorize, comfortable and can also be great transition pieces. For instance, a short black dress with a blazer at the office can be easily transformed for evenings with a fun, clean pair sneakers and a denim jacket in favor of the blazer from the office. Or a long-sleeve maxi dress with a belt and heels for the office can be switched with the same ease as the short version.

Dressing up can be fun, but don’t try to reinvent the wheel. Think of the things that you have been happily wearing for months but dressing them up rather than going back to the way you dressed before the pandemic. I’ve learned a lot during this time, but my biggest take home is always trying to be comfortable wherever I am or whatever I’m doing.


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