An entire year has passed since the pandemic hit our world and turned it upside down, yet we learned to adapt, to change our behavior and to enjoy the present moment. As we are slowly going through spring with new a set of rules, I thought I would add a new type of spring capsule that you should consider in 2021.
Like many of you out there, I am working from home 100% of the time and the main focus for the outfits is to be as comfy as possible, while still looking like I pun in some effort and not that I have just rolled out of the bed. The pandemic changed my style and it made me reevaluate what I absolutely need in my wardrobe. Here is the list of items that I've added to my spring capsule.
1. Rain boots
I live in a place where rain is part of all seasons. From spring to winter, I always have to be prepared for a short shower or a full week of pouring rain. The best item that I’ve added to my capsule last year was the pair of Hunter rubber boots. From walking the dog to spending a rainy day at a festival, I plan on maximizing the outfits where I will incorporate them.
If you don’t want to invest that much money in a “branded” pair, there are some many other options with a much smaller price that you can buy.
2. Cute and colorful raincoat
It goes very well with the point from above. Even if the weather is not the best, I do need to walk the dog or go grocery shopping. Not to mention that since I am locked inside I do want to take a short walk each day to get some fresh air. Therefore I will not let the weather get in my way and stop me from enjoying this.
I preferred to add a coat from a fast-fashion brand that I’ve purchased from an outlet store, just because I feel like a rubber coat would be just as good from any seller. Feel in love with the baby blue color and the casual look it gave me.
3. One backpack to rule them all
I had to admit that even if I am such a fan of bags, since the pandemic hit I’ve mostly worn the same backpack over and over again. I only go for walks, shopping and dog walking, so it is important that I have something where I can hold a couple of my necessities (wallet, phone, backup mask and poop bags for my dog) while not actually holding anything in my hand.
I found it important not to have to keep a bag in your hand all the time, so I went towards a smaller backpack where I can put the basic stuff. No more carrying the whole house with me, since I am indoor 90% of the time anyway.
4. Black thick leggings
I know leggings are not pants and that these should never be worn outside of the house, yet I do find that if you actually buy a very thick pair, that will not be see-through and you will wear those under a longer coat ( or blouse) and your butt will not be in public display, it can be extremely comfortable and fashionable.
I’ve had my pair for over 3 years and they are still going strong. I don’t plan on replacing them anytime soon and to be honest, the look is a bit of a uniform that I default to.
5. The huge scarf
One of the issues that I have with spring is that I almost always catch a cold, given the very unfortunate situation that we now have worldwide, the idea of me coughing is scary. So the best way of avoiding this is having a big scarf that I can pun on top of my coat, letter jacket or dress. Sometimes the weather can be deceiving during this time, so it’s important to be prepared.
I do plan on keeping those items as basics after the Covid19 will be long gone, if it’s something that we’ve all learned this year is that things don’t always go the way we planned and that we need to adapt to a life very different from the one we had up until 2019. When it comes to fashion I do think comfortable is here to stay, although I am looking forward to the moment I will walk into the office wearing my stilettos and smart casual look, in the meantime I will prepare for another walk to the dog park.