Formal Fridays are all the rage in the quarantined world of fashion these days - and these pieces are giving some much-needed inspiration.
When we once used to look forward to Casual Fridays as a break from the monotony of formal dressing, now all we want is one excuse to dress up and feel office-ready. The new monotony is now coloured with grey joggers and the same white t-shirt as this day last week (and every day in between), and we would give a left arm to dress up in a blazer, pretty dress and heels (well, maybe not that far, but we're getting there).
That's why Formal Fridays have begun to pick up steam. To break from the norm of pyjama-esque dressing, social media is now challenging us to go all out of a Friday, dressing up purely for ourselves (and the odd Zoom meeting) to finish off the week. Grabbing the most glamourous outfits from the depths of your wardrobe is a sure-fire way to cheer your sartorial senses up, and if you're in need of some inspiration, the new-in sections of many of our favourite brands are providing plenty of it.
Teagan blazer, €80 from Weekday
Showbiz scallop shirt, €68.95 from Sister Jane
Linen blend waistcoat, €39.99 from Mango
Wide long dress, €59.99 from H&M
Stine Goya Serena tiered hammered-satin dress, €272.89 available from Net-a-Porter
Emma 60's floral long-sleeve midi dress, €303 approx. from Rixo (photo: @monikh)
Pink grandad single breasted blazer, €120 from Topshop
Ganni floral-print satin headband, €75 from Net-a-Porter
Wide-fit voile dress, €89 from Arket
Flutter-sleeved dress, €49.99 from H&M