Sure, TikTok has its endearing attributes, but at the end of the day, Instagram is the true hero of scrolling in quarantine. Hear me out: For those of you who, like me, have spent the last seven or so weeks cooped up at home with seldom a person to talk to, let alone get dressed for, it’s easy to slip into a routine of waking up, exercising (maybe), “going to work,” and heading back to bed again — all in the same ratty T-shirt and leggings. Who’s to stop you? The pharmacist you’ve seen a total number of two times since quarantine started? She likely has more on her mind than your sartorial choices (or lack thereof).
But, on Instagram, where you can keep track of your friends, family members, and, of course, your favourite celebrities, we are also reminded that getting dressed isn’t a bad thing. It’s actually pretty fun. Sure, in the physical realm, no one’s going to see if you slip on the sequin skirt you never got the chance to wear before quarantine or pair frilly socks with loafers to go absolutely nowhere. But your followers will. And these days, is that so different?
So, to kickstart the month of May on a stylish note, we’re challenging you to spend the next 31 days remembering the joy of getting dressed, even if your Instagram followers are the only ones to see it. And to help get you started, we rounded up 31 at-home looks, each one more inspiring than the next, in the slideshow ahead.1 of 32
Manolos and sweatpants go together like peanut butter and jelly.2 of 32
Pour one out today for all the house slippers out there keeping our feet warm. 3 of 32
Bright hues and banana bread are the two saving graces of life in quarantine.4 of 32
When in quarantine, undershirts are optional. 5 of 32
There's nothing like hot pink Western outerwear to put a smile on your face. 6 of 32
Not ready to ditch your leggings just yet? You don't have to if you style them right. 7 of 32
Fact: The bigger the collar, the better the outfit. 8 of 32
A sweatpants look we can stand behind. 9 of 32
Your dog also wants you to get dressed (even if it's only so that you'll remember to walk her). 11 of 32
A weekly reminder not to forget about your jeans in quarantine. 12 of 32
Wearing more colours will make you happy, we promise. 13 of 32
These boots were made for 14 of 32
walking staying indoors.
This look is straight-up angelic. 16 of 32
Going out tops are the new at-home tops.17 of 32
Do we all need a denim bustier? After seeing this one, we're thinking yes!18 of 32
Why wear cow print clogs if you aren't also going to pair them with lavender socks? Am I right?19 of 32
You heard it here first, kids: Unitards are the new leggings.20 of 32
An ice cream date calls for a really good outfit. 21 of 32
Canadian tuxedo who? We call this one a quarantedo. 22 of 32
Forget about yoga pants. We only wear leather pants on the mat these days.23 of 32
When you get a new bag and need to show it off. 24 of 32
The perfect vacation outfit, sans vacation.25 of 32
Who doesn't love a Diana-inspired 'fit?26 of 32
Colour me ready for springtime dressing!27 of 32
Another Friday night in isolation.28 of 32
No one's feeling blue if they're wearing this outfit. 29 of 32
A floofy white top beats a non-floofy white top every time.31 of 32
BRB, we're busy recreating this outfit.