When was the last time you went out-out? You know, minidress, heels and burger on the way home out-out? Life now is all about video calls, sweatpants and The Circle. Back then, it was centred around Saturday Night (capital S, capital N), whether that meant cocktails with friends, raucous dinners at hole-in-the-wall restaurants or dancing until dawn.
But with the roadmap to freedom underway as of last month, the prospect of getting our night lives back is a glimmer on the horizon. Hallelujah! With that in mind, thoughts turn, naturally, to what on earth to wear. And this is where celebrities come in handy. See, while they’ve also been subject to restrictions and lockdown laws, they’ve also seen a little bit more glamour than the rest of us. Whether it’s going out for dinner wearing stilettos with ties that criss-cross up the calf (Rihanna), or sporting a teeny-weeny pair of leather shorts (Alexa Chung). Without further ado, here’s our rolling gallery of ideas for what to wear this summer courtesy of our friends who haven’t been stuck in sweats.
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Hailey Bieber has dispensed with pants entirely (that's LA weather for you), wearing a tuxedo blazer with spike-heeled pumps from Amina Muaddi.
Our favourite out-out muse wore this leather blazer and sheer trousers look in New York.
Rihanna combined midriff-flossing with criss-cross calves for her latest outing, wearing top-to-toe Rick Owens. Add red lipstick and shades, always.
Kendall Jenner's outfit of an itty-bitty mini, tank top, leather coat and knee-high boots is a roll call of '90s hits. Too retro? As if!
No one has ever looked this glam in an underground carpark, but that's because Kylie Jenner, queen of out-out style, wore a little pink shirt dress from Valentino.
You might be hearing alarm bells at the thought of a bustier top, but, paired with high-waisted jeans or a silky slip skirt, it might just be the look of summer 2021.
Nicola Coughlan has been our fashion muse for most of lockdown, and we'd love to steal this ruffled number from The Vampire's Wife.
Nobody does back garden dressing quite like Tracee Ellis Ross. This tomato red suit (thrown over the gate by her stylist Karla Welch) is pure magic.
If you're not going to go short, why not opt for some flirtatious keyhole cut-outs à la Victoria Beckham, who wore her gathered jersey dress for a mirror selfie.
It's all about the contrast between a pair of short-shorts and a prim poplin button-down on Alexa Chung. Bonus points for sheer tights (sexier than opaque).