It’s no secret that a new outfit can make you feel ready to take on the world. While, for many of us, our world is more or less confined to our living room, we can still secure a mood-boosting wardrobe refresh from some of Alexandria’s boutiques, courtesy of curbside pickup and/or delivery. Whether you’re planning a date night in, upgrading your Zoom game or scheduling a virtual celebration, get style inspiration with the looks below.
If you’re looking for chic, simple yet impactful work-from-home looks, look no further than Threadleaf. The Old Town boutique’s signature aesthetic includes billowy dresses with funky hemlines and geometric patterns, ready to be dressed up or down with stilettos or sneakers. To top it off, the collection curated by Nicole McGrew, an attorney with a design background who previously worked for the Obama administration, exclusively features eco-friendly independent brands based in the U.S. and abroad.
Feel put-together as you sign on for the day with work-friendly pieces from The Hive, a luxury lifestyle and clothing boutique from Elizabeth Todd of The Shoe Hive. The Hive boasts designer brands including Ulla Johnson, Veronica Beard, Citizens of Humanity, Mother Denim, Sundry and many more. Pair one of The Hive’s statement blazers with a pair of jeans or their slouchy work trousers with a sleek and simple top.
As you cinch your work-from-home look by styling your own hair, get a little help from your neighborhood salons. Order a Hair Color Refresh Kit from Salon DeZEN, along with facial and mani/pedi kits and more. Then, check out their Instagram for hair and makeup styling tutorials.
Make an at-home or virtual celebration special with a style boost from 3 Sisters. Grads and birthday girls can rock a stunning spring dress, jaw-dropping jumpsuit and more.
Top It Off
Based in Del Ray, Top It Off is a women’s lifestyle brand bursting with mood-boosting color and cuts at an affordable price. Browse blouses, dresses, accessories and wraps sporting springy shades and pastel patterns for your next virtual or at-home special occasion.
Date Night Dress-Up
For your next romantic night in, order a wardrobe refresh from Mint Condition, a go-to source for current women’s clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories in new or mint condition, named one of DC Metro’s Best Consignment Stores by Washingtonian. You can find styles by Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, Lilly Pulitzer, Chanel and more at a fraction of the retail price. Peruse Mint Condition’s Instagram for a taste of what’s in stock, then give them a call to stake your claim.
The Lucky Knot
For a fresh look to spice up an at-home date night, take a chance on The Lucky Knot, a hub for all things preppy with a nod to the nautical. Find dresses, statement tops and accessories by designers like Vineyard Vines, Jude Connally and Lilly Pulitzer.
Your at-home date night might entail a candle-lit table, take-out from a new or old favorite and cocktails to-go. For the final, fashionable touch, TSALT offers private label styles along with complementary brands for women seeking chic and sophisticated clothing.
Test out a new signature lipstick shade, experiment with smoky eyeshadow or to find your foundation when you order from Bellacara. Then, be sure to tune into their makeup tutorial for ALX at Home LIVE on May 26, 2020 at 4 p.m.
Workout and Athleisure Apparel
Seeking an endorphin boost via neighborhood walks or runs? Treat your feet to a new pair of shoes from Pacers Running, your go-to source for stylish and state-of-the-art workout gear. Find the perfect size with a virtual fitting, available both for running shoes and sports bras, and check out Pacers Running’s limited-edition offerings such as their brand-new, D.C.-themed Landmark Collection.
Tucked into a beautiful brick courtyard on Cameron Street, Donna Lewis carries his and hers designer apparel, yogawear, shoes and accessories. The Yoga Sport collection has your at-home athleisure needs covered with vibrant leggings, chic and strappy sports bras and more.
Once you’ve cemented your signature workout style, challenge yourself with a free online group sessions for Get Fit Studio members or rejuvenate with Mind the Mat’s physical therapy wellness session on ALX at Home LIVE.
Self-care can look a lot of different ways, but our favorite might be the confidence-boosting loungewear from Bloomers, Old Town’s headquarters for all things comfortable, practical and pretty. Order anything from cute and cozy pajama sets to distressed tees to super soft cocoon wraps and joggers. Plus, now’s as good a time as any for an undergarment upgrade, so you can feel self-assured in your skin as you settle on the couch with a cup of tea.
The Old Town Shop
Oversized T-shirt calling your name? The Old Town Shop is chock full of soft and snug Alexandria-themed apparel. Pull on one of The Old Town Shop’s Spirit Jerseys and settle in while repping your city.
Bonus: Outfit-Making Accessories
Craving an understated yet sophisticated look? She’s Unique specializes in stunning simplicity, offering jewelry from up-and-coming stateside designers as well as globally-sourced pieces.
Wear Ever Jewelry
For statement pieces that will pop on virtual calls, peruse Wear Ever Jewelry’s curated collections of authentic hand-crafted jewelry by U.S. artisans. Want to craft and customize your own necklace, earrings or bracelet? Order one of Wear Ever Jewelry’s DIY kits.
Comfort One Shoes
For new kicks for your neighborhood walks, Comfort One Shoes has you covered. The Old Town shoe depot specializes in bringing you the highest quality, most comfortable and best-looking shoes on the market.