Things To Wear To After Spending A Year In Sweats

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Take your closet from ~meh~ to ~style icon~ with these summer-ready looks.

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A pair of unbelievaby comfy pull-on Levi’s jeans that’ll help make the transition from lounge pants to denim much less painful than anticipated.,

Promising review: “A must-have in my wardrobe! As soon as I opened the package, I tried on these pants. They fit PERFECT! I really like them and so glad I took a chance and ordered both a blue and a black pair right away. I am going to go back and see if I can get more colors!!” —Cat 16

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in women’s sizes 2-28, three inseams, and six colors).

2. A ruffled printed tunic available in a variety of patterns and is loved by over 7,000 reviewers for being soft, comfy, and stunning! 

Promising review: “Absolutely love this, so soft and flowy. This company has the best clothing ever. Would recommend this or any other clothing from them. Fits great, not tight at all.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $18.55+ (available in sizes 1X–4X and 20 colors/prints).,

Promising review: “This dress had me at pockets! What a great dress, especially for work! It has pockets on both sides, a work-appropriate hemline, and the material is the kind where you can sit for hours, but it’ll never show a wrinkle! I’m 5’6″ and 150 lbs and the medium fits great. With wedges, it’s the perfect outfit for work: comfy and practical yet classy.” —AprilAries

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 22 styles; also available in sizes 14–26 here).


A lightweight button-down tank for a breezy look that can easily be dressed up or down without sacrificing comfort.


Promising review: “Absolutely love this top! I got a ton of compliments and it fit perfectly and the quality was better than I expected. No one could believe I bought this top on Amazon!” —Ashley9217

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in 17 colors and in sizes S–XXL)

5. A pair of high-waisted dress pants that work great in both business and casual settings! Choose from a variety of fun colors and enjoy how it elevates even the simplest top into an iconic outfit that’ll be your new fave.

Promising review: “Really like these pants! I’m a ballroom dance instructor and had been looking for pants tight at the thigh with movement below the knees and these were perfect. I also have long legs and most pants shrink to the ankle after washing. These are perfect for me with a small heel. They look and feel high quality too.” —Kristin H.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in S–5XL and in 26 colors).


Some oversized sunnies that look way pricier than they actually are *and* cover most of your face so you can fly under the radar when you’re not feeling all that social.

Promising review: “Wow these feel like expensive glasses. The edges are smooth and the bag it comes with is really soft so you can always clean it without scratching. Many of the cheap sunglasses here come with this plastic harsh chemical smell that gives me a headache and is cut with like a weird shape when they knock off styles, but this one did not. I get so many compliments and many friends asked where I got it from and assumed they were $300 sunnies! Great buy!” —Beautylicious

Get it from Amazon for $13.98+ (available in nine shades).,

Promising review: “This swimsuit is sexy, comfortable, and affordable. Love it. Would give it 10 stars. Bought it in red and olive.” —Holly

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 18 colors; this is a super cute plus-size option as well).


A wrap dress here to help you serve up boho-chic looks whenever your heart desires.,

Promising review: “I got this for Easter 🐣 ! It’s super cute and the dress is well made. It’s a wrap style dress it’s easy to adjust! And for sizing I went with my regular size.” —C.L.

Get it from Amazon for $29.74+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 24 styles).


A hat for anyone who wants to look stylish while hiding from the sweltering sun.,

This hat also has a chin strap so you’ll never have to worry about blowing away at the beach or if you’re riding in a convertible (hey, you never know!).

Promising review: “This hat is perfect proportions for my taste. The brim is large enough to protect from the sun but not too large to move it into the floppy sun hat category. It folds so it will travel well. It looks great on me as well as my daughter. It provides a stylish look. I am happy.” —Mary Holstein

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes M–L and 4 styles).


A maxi dress with two slits so you can feel as ~cool~ as you look even when the temperatures are rising.,

Promising review: “I wanted a comfy dress but still wanted to look cute as well. This definitely fits both descriptions. The dress has pockets. I am 5’8″ and got the XL. Fits true to size (12–14) and length is good. I have worn with the front tied as well and get compliments each time I wear. The fabric is not see-through and held up well in the wash. It can be dressed up but I choose to wear it casually.” —BargainBecky

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 25 colors/prints)


Low wedge flats with a lil’ extra touch of style that’ll solidify them as your new go-to pair.

Promising review: “I went through many options for black flats before stumbling upon this one. I’m so glad I did! It’s been almost a month now and the quality is good for the price. Comfortable and seems like you don’t really need to break them in. They look realllllly cute and go with almost anything.” —Karin Krisdiva

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 14 colors)

12. A mesh top you’ll be obsessed with the moment you look in the mirror.

Promising review: “This shirt is the I love it wear it with a long skirt. I love love love ❤❤❤. It fit true to size. I highly recommend it. Now, I am going to order another for my friend.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in sizes 0X–4X and in five styles).


Some high-waisted jean shorts with a folded hem that you’ll wanna wear every dang day. Pair ’em with a thrift store tee or something flowy for a classic summer look you’ll never get tired of.,

Promising review: “I’m IN LOVE with these shorts. Being a short girl with an hourglass figure, I found it was impossible to find high-waisted shorts! They wouldn’t be stretchy enough, or they would stretch enough to get over the legs but then leave a gap in the back! These are stretchy.. ahh perfectly stretchy! No struggle getting them on. I got a billion compliments on them the first time I wore them out!” —Melody

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 15 colors)


A pair of overalls that’ll look great over borderline anything. Good luck trying to put together an outfit that doesn’t include these once you have them at your disposal.

Promising review: “I liked these when I tried them on and after wearing them for a few hours, I ordered four more pairs. These are perhaps the most comfortable thing I have ever worn, that includes a pretty awesome cashmere lounge set. They looked cute running errands and were so perfect for chores of all kind, including outside on a hot winter day (gotta love Florida). I have made a lot of Amazon purchases (a whole lot, lots of lots), and these are definitely in my top five.” —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–5XL and in 21 colors)


A Carhartt workwear T-shirt that begs the question: “how can such a simple tee look so stylish?” The answer: it just does. Pair it with your fave cuffed pants, throwback sneaks, and dad hat for a normcore vibe that looks effortlessly fashionable.


Promising review: “Best shirt I have ever found! I generally only wear t-shirts and jeans. So, when it comes to T-shirts, I’m a bit of a snob and a connoisseur. Generally speaking, the vast majority of t-shirts available are too thin. They are made with a very light material. They tend to shrink badly, become misshapen and wear out quickly. These K87 T-shirts are the best I’ve found. They are made with a very heavy material and obviously will last a long time. They launder well and do not noticeably fade after several washings. They are soft and comfortable. I generally make it a rule never to give free advertising to a company by wearing their branded attire. These Carhartt shirts do have branding on the L chest pocket, but it is small and understated, so I make an exception by wearing them. These have become my go-to T-shirt indefinitely.” —dr. keith

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in men’s sizes S-4XL, including Tall sizes, and five colors).


A whimsical acetate barrette to keep you looking stylish even if the rest of your outfit isn’t your finest work.


Chunks is an Asian woman-founded accessories brand started by Tiffany Ju. Its nostalgic designs also include jumbo claw clips and bejeweled combs.

BuzzFeed shopping editor Melanie Aman is a big fan saying, “I recently spent what some would consider to be a silly amount of money on hair clips but these bring me such joy (something we all need right now) that I can justify it. I have straight Asian hair but it’s quite thick and these clips do a great job of holding it back without ripping out strands every time I remove them.”

Get a pack of two from Chunks for $10 (available in two colors).

17. A crewneck sweatshirt perfect for bonfires and relaxing evenings out on the patio.

Promising review: “I love a shirt with pockets since most of my leggings don’t have pockets. This fits really well. I have a hard time purchasing plus-size clothes online, but this one fit as expected.” —Ashalee

Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes 14–28 and 28 styles).


A lace mini dress ideal for everything from happy hour to relaxing beach days. Plus, it has a tie back and adjustable straps to ensure that it fits exactly the way you want it to!


FYI, this dress is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you’re a member!

Promising review: “This dress is REALLY pretty in person. I like it a lot. I don’t think there is any way to wear a bra with it but the material is thick enough that it’s not necessary. The back is really beautiful. You must tie it right to get it to lay flat.” —Connor McKay

Get it from Amazon for $25.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 33 colors).


A simply stylish pair of soft and comfy pumps if you wanna dip your toes into some heels without fully committing.

Promising review: “I am not a big heels person – I work a professional job and attend a lot of meetings and do a lot of walking. I typically stick to flats or shorter heels when absolutely necessary. I love the way heels look, but never seem to find them comfortable enough to endure all day. I ordered these LifeStride Parigi pumps and several other heels at the same time, but these were the CLEAR winner. They are so comfortable!!! I only really intended to wear them for one occasion, but they are so comfortable and stylish that I’ve worn them several days already.” —Erin D.

Get it from Amazon for $19.98+ (available in sizes 5-12 and 16 colors)


A trendy bucket hat with your choice of a super cute embroidered smiley face or flower design on the front to take your outfit to the next level.,

Promising review: “This hat fits great and covers my face from the sun. It’s really well-made. I love it and want another one!!” —Heather

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 21 colors/styles).


A midi skirt and tank set that comes in a variety of fun prints for anyone whose closet is missing a statement piece.

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“I love a matching set because it takes most of the work out of putting an outfit together. And this one is such a great deal! I love how comfy and easy it is to wear. I was concerned about it being see-through, but it wasn’t! It has a stretchy waist and a cute tie detail in the front of the skirt. For spring days, I just throw a denim jacket over it. And, of course, I plan to wear it all summer as well. I would 100% buy more colors in this — and there are so many to choose from!” —Kayla Boyd, BuzzFeed editor

Promising review: “Absolutely LOVE this! I want to order a few more in different colors! It’s stylish, dress it up or wear it casual! I got lots of compliments. Very comfortable and soft. Moves nicely with the body! Very cool looking top!” —Jules

Get it from Amazon for $18+ (available in sizes XL–5XL and 36 colors/prints).


A gingham midi dress with puff sleeves and an open back that’ll make you wanna drop everything and head to the park for a picnic ASAP.

Mint Cloud Boutique on Etsy

Mint Cloud Boutique is an L.A.-based Etsy shop filled with super cute dresses, jackets, jumpers, and more.

Get it from Mint Cloud Boutique on Etsy for $65 (available in sizes S–L and in two color options).


A pair of palazzo pants that’ll make you feel like you’re walking down the runway even if you’re just heading to the grocery store.,

Promising review: “These pants as so comfortable and flowy! I stepped outside of my usual skinny jean outfit to try this style and I never want to take them off! They are great casual pants for work, and can be dressed up for the evening with a fancy shirt and heels. They are as comfortable as pajamas, without looking like it.” —Nash

Get it from Amazon for $10.78+ (available in 25 colors and in sizes XS–XXXL)


A ruffled backless dress just begging to be worn to a destination wedding.


Promising review: “I have been wanting this same dress from Free People but it was $118. I was leery about this considering it was much cheaper in cost but it is PERFECT! Great length too. Keep in mind you can’t wear a bra with it and if you are larger-busted (I’m small, an A cup) then it may fit totally different. It’s thin and lightweight but with skin-colored undies, I had no problem with lines or visibility. I’m considering buying it in another color 😍” —Bullitt02797

Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 22 colors).,

Promising review: “It’s pretty hard for me to find round glasses that fit my larger face without making me look like I’m part of the three blind mice, but these were perfect! I think these would work really well with smaller faces, too. They’re a great pair of everyday glasses. The case is super sturdy and zips as well. It comes with a cloth to clean the lens. A lot of more expensive brands have flimsy cases. The polarization is great because it doesn’t distort color and reduces glare making it easier on your eyes, but iPhones also have this so together, it’ll make your screen look pretty weird. Besides that, amazing glasses” —Ange

Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in six colors).


A lightweight velvety tank top with enough of a stretch to it to keep you cool and comfy while looking fab.

Promising review: “I can’t believe how great this top is for the price. Not only is it cute, it’s also comfortable! The fabric has a bit of a stretch to it and does not feel heavy at all. So far the quality seems great but only time will tell. I’d highly suggest buying this! I feel like it will become a new staple in my wardrobe.” —Alison Wildes

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in nine colors and sizes XS-XXL).


Eleven60 is a Black-owned business that sells clothing in sizes 10–28.

Get it from Eleven60 for $89 (available in sizes 1X–3X).


A pair of elastic-waist shorts to add some bold colors to your summer wardrobe that’ll help your outfits pop a little more.


Promising review: “Super comfy, nice soft material, washes really easily.” —Lori

Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 30 styles).


A pair of polarized aviator sunglasses that come in a variety of colors to ensure that you look impossibly cool while protecting your eyes from harsh UV rays.,

Promising review: “Awesome purchase, great price! Really dig these, love the fun colors. Get compliments every time I wear them. I keep them in the holders they came with since the frames are slightly thin. Holding up well through my travels, hard to beat the price!” —Sylvia P.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 10 styles).


A striped tee with different colored sleeves to add some funky ’90s flair to your summer style.,

Promising review: “I really liked the material and quality of this shirt! I wasn’t expecting it to be such good quality for that price! It is soft, fits well, and I love the design. Great purchase!” —Laurel

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in nine styles and sizes XS–3X; straight sizes and plus sizes are available as different “styles” on the same listing).


A floral romper dress with shorts that’ll make you wanna frolic in the flowers all day long.,

Promising review: “This skirt is amazing! I found through a blogger and have to say this has been one of my favorite purchases lately. The fit is great and perfect to toss and and head to brunch. Absolutely suggest this!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 14 colors).

Greek Chic Handmades / Etsy

Greek Chic Handmades is an Athens, Greece-based shop from Eleftheria Tyraki. Almost all of their designs can be customized, so if your sandal of choice doesn’t come in the exact color you were hoping for — just reach out and ask if it’s possible!

Promising review: “They’re exactly as pictured. The laces are not stretchy so you’ll have to flex your legs while tying them or else they’ll be too tight. This means they stay up on my leg perfectly though. I’ll definitely order more sandals from this vendor.” —Abs Inthe

Get them from Greek Chic Handmades on Etsy for $82.24 (available in sizes 4–14 and in three colors).

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Promising review: “This is such a great product!! I always get too hot when I wear button ups below my sweatshirts and this is the perfect way to look stylish and put together while also being super comfy. The straps on the side are adjustable to make it fit just right and it looks like a real shirt! 10/10 would recommend.” —Jada Commodore

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three colors and in round and pointed collars).


A truly stunning Plant Kween x Tonlé Torey Tunic that’s basically a work of art. It features a hand-printed plant motif, two side slits, hand-carved coconut buttons up the front, and a patch pocket on the chest, solidifying its destiny as your new favorite piece.


Tonlé has a mission to create sustainable, inclusive, and honest fashion. As a community of makers and wearers, they’re envisioning a new fashion ecosystem— one where those historically sidelined or exploited by the traditional fashion industry are recognized and centered as leaders and creators.

Get it from Tonlé for $86 (available in sizes XS–3XL and in four prints).

36. A bandage one-piece swimsuit that’ll make you wanna hit the beach every chance you get this summer.

Promising review: “This hot pink suit is bright and fun! I feel very comfortable wearing it! I am happy with the fit because it doesn’t cut me anywhere. I highly recommend this bold and bright suit!” —Amazon reviewer

Get it from Amazon for $28.75+ (available in sizes 1X–4X and eight colors)


A cute dress with cut-out sides perfect for warm weather *and* a tropical pattern that’ll make you feel like you’re living it up at a resort even if you’re in more of a staycation-type mood.

Keer Orr / Lilly’s Kloset

Lilly’s Kloset is a Black- and woman-owned online boutique that sells clothing, accessories, and more.

Get it from Lilly’s Kloset for $108 (available in sizes 1XL–4XL).


A short-sleeved printed button-down that’s the perfect combo of breezy and classy.

Taylor Stitch

Taylor Stitch is a California-based clothing line established in 2007 that specializes well-constructed, long-lasting apparel using sustainable fabrics.

Promising review: “Fantastic piece. Love the design pattern, fabric, and fit. One of my all time favorite shirts.” —Gavin L.

Get it from Taylor Stitch for $125 (available in men’s sizes XS–XXL and seven styles).

39. A lace-trimmed tunic for a casually stylish look that’s also super soft and comfy.

Promising review: “I love this shirt for the cooler months ahead! It’s lightweight, flowy and super cozy! I would order a size down if you’re wanting it to fit like a shirt. Since it’s a tunic, it will lay past your hips. The lace detail on the bottom is the perfect touch to a casual long-sleeve shirt!” —Christian

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 14W-26W and in 20 colors).


A tie-waisted midi dress you can get in a bunch of fun patterns for anyone whose closet is missing some bolder looks.


Promising review: “This looks SO much better than the photos! At first glance, I wasn’t a huge fan of the pattern/colors, but I thought the style of the dress was fabulous, so I knew it’d all work together – success! I love this adorable dress. It’s perfect for spring and summer. The asymmetrical way the front/back slits are cut add a unique and modern touch to this classic style and I love the rolled up (stitched in place) sleeves.” —LadyJean

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 10 styles).


Some colorful huaraches you should only buy if you’re OK with everyone you meet asking where you got them.

Macarena Collection / Etsy

Macarena Collection is a Buena Park, California-based small business with all sorts of leather sandals, embroidered Huipil shirts, and home goods.

Promising review: “I LOVE these shoes! I was greeted by the smell of sweet leather. I immediately put them on and couldn’t believe how cute they were in person! I’m normally a size 6.5 and have a wider foot across the toes. I ordered the size 6 and they fit perfectly. I wore them all day and no issues, no blisters, no ‘new shoe’ uncomfortableness. I would highly recommend!” —Memphis Market Co. David and Grace

Get them from Macarena Collection on Etsy for $40.72 (originally $50.90; available in sizes 5–10).

Artesanías Camila / Etsy

Artesanías Camila is a Carthage, Texas-based shop from Blanca Olivera. All of their Mexican-inspired huaraches, bags, hats, and apparel are handmade.

Promising review: “These are not just gorgeous shoes — they are comfortable and supportive. I have trouble finding shoes that fit properly (I have a high arch) but these fit great! No blisters or scrapes, plus as soon as they arrived, I could walk over a mile without having to break them in. I get so many compliments on them, too! I highly recommend.” —emnkugler

Get them from Artesanías Camila on Etsy for $44.99 (originally $49.99; available in sizes


And finally, a colorful midi dress that’ll leave you stealing glances at yourself in every reflection you encounter.

Mr Water New York on Etsy

Mr Water New York is a New York-based Etsy shop filled with unique, stylish, and sometimes vintage-inspired pieces.

Get it from Mr Water New York on Etsy for $89 (available in sizes S–XXL).

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