As the strange summer of 2020 winds down to a close, 2020’s overall weirdness has become a matter of course for most of us. We’re left wondering if this is the new normal or if things will return to how they were.
As lockdown restrictions continue to ease with even those shielding let out in late summer, sweatpants and all-day pajamas aren’t set to make a comeback. Even if we aren’t let into a nightclub anytime soon and the office Christmas party shows no sign of happening, we still need to update to appropriate clothing. Hush Style can help you update the wardrobe without breaking the bank.
Avoid being arrested by the fashion police. That’s a bit extreme, so avoid being laughed at and gossiped about by wearing the correct fashions.
Don’t try to squeeze into last year’s autumn and winter wear. Being out of style is bad enough, but being out of fashion in clothes two sizes too tight is even worse. It isn’t very good for your health either. Tight clothing cuts off circulation.
Don’t try to find something that fits in the High Street sales either. Brick and mortar retailers were ordered to shut their shops in March, only being allowed to reopen in summer. It may be tempting to grab a bargain leftover from last winter, but times have changed. We have to carry around a lot more in the form of masks and anti-viral hand gels. Last year’s fashions were thought up when the idea of a global pandemic sat in government contingency plans gathering dust.
Bargain boxes of clothing are out. It be okay to order one box for around the house and help out factory workers in far-flung places, but it won’t work when you have to show yourself to the world. The colours may not suit you. Then there’s no way of knowing what brands you’ll be getting. Each brand runs their women’s sizes differently. Clothes could be too small or too big by a large margin.
Women’s clothing is well known for not having appropriate pockets. Global pandemic or not, this hasn’t changed. Without pockets to carry around the basic phone, wallet and keys plus the new essentials of masks (with a few to spare), gloves and hand gels, women need a good sized handbag. It needs to be large enough to fit at least all of that and possibly more. Cross body bags leave you hands free while keeping your bag close. If you’re walking to the office to avoid the virus on public transport, a rucksack can carry everything plus your office shoes.
Face coverings are a must if you plan on entering any shop and most other buildings in the UK. Only a handful of exceptions exist. That doesn’t mean your face covering needs to be ugly. A scarf meets regulations while protecting others. It is a stylish way to cover your nose and mouth.