Stylish and Socially Distant: Fall Looks, Zoom Calls, & Zara Trends

Written by Jode-Leigh Nembhard
Styling and Photography: Naomi Esayas

Okay, we get it. You haven’t exactly needed to get dressed up in months. Most of us are spending time looking at people through those little squares on Zoom, and even for that, we’re probably not wearing pants (secrets out). Speaking of Zoom, Zoom has officially become my go-to for meetings, date nights, and celebrating friends’ weddings and birthdays. My everyday look consists of a dress top, and well, Nike shorts. As long as my top half looks professional on video, I’m all good. For the last couple of months, online shopping has become a go-to more than usual. I’ve been buying clothes, but they remain in my closet as I don’t have many places to go to.

With fall upon us, I’ve decided to dress up a little bit more. I might be inside, but why not make dressing up fun again. Whether you’re attending a virtual night in with friends or attending a date over Zoom, here are some trendy outfit ideas! Now, if you decide to go out, remember to social distance, wear a mask, and follow the public health regulations in place for wherever you are!

 

First Look: Date Night

Naomi Esayas @omismart/ Instagram

Why not surprise your significant other on your next date night in. Switch up your style with this menswear-inspired look. This suit from Aritzia gives chic a new meaning.

Similar look: LAPEL COLLAR FROCK COAT | ZARA

 

Second Look: Working from home – Loungewear & Sweatsuits

 

We all love the comfort of sweats. Burgundy is always in for fall, and this sweatsuit is everything! To spice your sweatsuits up a bit, try layering with your favourite necklaces and a white tank underneath! Perfect for working from home and zoom lectures. This set combines style with comfort easily.

Similar look: LIMITLESS CONTOUR COLLECTION LEGGINGS | ZARA

 

Third Look: College look – Zoom Meetings

 

This outfit screams pumpkin spice lattes, while also being 70s inspired, with flare pants and a mesh top is an ode to the throwback trends that is now back in style. This look is also perfect for zoom meetings and zoom lectures.

Similar look: FLORAL PRINT BLOUSE | ZARA

 

Fourth Look: Zoom Date Night – Classy & Chic

 

Nothing says fall like leather pants. Paired with mesh pumps and a navy striped vintage button-up, this looking is giving classic 90s vibes.

Similar look: FAUX LEATHER PANTS | ZARA

 

First Look:  Zoom Date night

Clayton Jarrett @__clayv/ Instagram

Causal, cool, and laid back – perfect for that special date night. From date night to grocery store runs, this outfit is multi-functional. These colours are fall-ready while giving you a pop of brightness. 

Similar look: TEXTURED SUIT PANTS | ZARA

 

Second Look: Zoom Photoshoots

 

We love a monotone look for fall, and this look just takes fall to another level. Perfect for casual photoshoots at home or for dressing up for dinner with the fam.

Similar look: TEXTURED SUIT JACKET | ZARA

 

Third Look : College Look – Zoom Meetings

 

Who says men can’t be chic and stylish with some comfort on the side? Effortless style and comfort in a simple polo and men’s chino pants, perfect for those early zoom meetings!

Similar look: STRETCH SLIM FIT CHINO PANTS | ZARA

 

Fourth Look: Athleisure

 

This cozy cream crewneck, brown pants and sneakers are the perfect weekend picnic look. Whether you’re just enjoying your coffee on your patio or going for a walk around your neighbourhood, this will for sure keep you warm and looking effortlessly cool.

Similar look: KNIT SWEATSHIRT | ZARA

 

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