So long, sweats—it's time to get dressed. As the world slowly returns to in-person events, we need to make sure our closets are ready for real life. And even though 24/7 athleisure was liberating for a while, there's something about planning and putting on a special outfit that opens up a world of possibilities. We're here to help you ease back in, with four going-out looks that'll get you excited to be seen.
This casual morning catchup is the perfect place to debut a new you. Feeling preppy? Own it with a crisp polo and an A-line skirt. Orange accents in the shoes and accessories add an optimistic pop against all the blue.
Heading for a hot spot downtown? If you'll be sitting outside in the afternoon sun, keep things cool with a sleek top and high-waist shorts. A white blazer and summery espadrilles pull it all together.
Happy hour is downright ecstatic when it isn't at your house. Take the opportunity to play with summer's fun trends, like an asymmetric top and a color-popped bag. Denim is always appropriate, especially when paired with strappy sandals.
You're finally going out—so go all out. A high-drama print and fluttery fabric are just right for date night. The dress does most of the work here, so you can keep styling simple with a black bag and sandals.