8 Things That Define This New Era Of “Dressed Down” Style

At this point, I think we can all agree on that a lot has changed about the way we get dressed nowadays. For one, being comfortable has never felt more important. Our wardrobe basics really do all the heavy lifting. And frivolous pieces simply aren’t as appealing as they used to be. All that is to say, that the last five or so months has left an indelible mark on our approach to style and I don’t think it’s temporary. If you ask me, I think we’re entering a whole new era of fashion that will be defined by this casual and “dressed down” approach.

I don’t just mean sweatpants and leggings, either. I’m talking about those casual outfits you still wear out of the house—they’re cute but by no means fancy. Since we’re all collectively leaning into these casual-cool outfits more and more, I wanted to give an overarching view of the pieces that are defining our new style right now. They’re a mix of loungewear items, basics, and comfortable style staples. From flowy dresses, slide sandals, and easy matching sets, below are the eight elements of this new dress down trend and I even bet that several of them can be found in your own closet. Keep reading to discover them all.