UNRULY | Plus-Size Outfit Ideas Places We Miss

All the Places We Miss Going Most, and the Outfits We’d Wear to Them If We Could

Ah, the outside world. What a concept! Sure, it’s completely cliché and consistently quoted by all Joni Mitchell fans, but you really don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone, folks. Only, in this 2020 version, instead of paradise getting paved over for a parking lot, it’s most of the world stuck inside their homes for the foreseeable future. At this point, getting dressed is a mere afterthought to everything else going on in the world, but planning for the days ahead when we’re all finally outside and living normal lives again is somewhat of a mood-booster. So go ahead and wear your pajamas all day while online shopping for your summer wardrobe or looking at plus-size outfit ideas you definitely won’t wear for another month—Who cares?! You’re allowed to do whatever the hell you want during this weird (and honestly traumatic) time.

Seriously, there are no rules right now—other than, like, being a kind and generous human and not hoarding toilet paper like a fiend—so go ahead and dream about all the places you wish you could go instead of your living room. Whether it’s sunny and grassy parks, where you can have picnics with your friends and loved ones, or movie theaters, where you can sit back with your date and slurp on a cold ICEE, sometimes reminiscing about simpler times—and planning for when things are simple once again—can help remind us that everything is temporary. We’ll all get through this, and then (ideally) feel more bonded than ever as a society.

There are places to which we collectively miss going and things we miss wearing. So, naturally, why not combine the two into a visual aid and shopping guide for ~better times~ to come? Below, you’ll find all our favorite places to go and what we’d wear to them if we could visit them right now. From seemingly mundane places to locations that we don’t frequent as often as we now wish we had, there are so many plus-size outfit ideas for every occasion. Hopefully these ideas will inspire you to dive headfirst into life once 2020 resumes—or at least make your time stuck at home a little more bearable.

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1. Beautiful Museums

Oversized Blazer, Graphic Tee, and Mom Jeans

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blazer — $149.95 from Eloquii
graphic tee — $24.50 from Addition Elle
mom jeans — $89.95 from Eloquii

2. Loud (But Fun!) Concerts

Black Leather Skirt, Green Graphic Tee, Animal Print Boots

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faux leather skirt — $12.49 from Addition Elle
graphic tee — $12.99 from H&M
heeled booties — $138 from Anthropologie

3. Local Ice Cream Shops

Denim Jumpsuit, Neon Bag, Animal Print Sneakers

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denim jumpsuit — $49.99 from H&M
neon bag — $12.50 from boohoo
printed sneakers — $150 from Anthropologie

4. Grassy Parks

Striped T-Shirt Dress, Pink Lip Gloss, Yellow Purse, Black Sunglasses

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t-shirt dress — $55 from ModCloth
lip gloss — $16 from Urban Outfitters
yellow bag — $35.90 from Zara
oversized sunnies — $49.50 from Zara

5. Warm Beaches

Animal Print Bikini, White Pool Slides, Oversized Brown Sunglasses

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bikini top — $29.99 from H&M
bikini bottom — $17.99 from H&M
oversized sunnies — $34.99 from H&M
pool slides — $70 from Anthropologie

6. Cozy Coffee Shops

Black Booties, Blue Jeans, Brown Striped Sweater

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striped sweater — $120 from Anthropologie
cropped jeans — $68.60 from Addition Elle
black booties — $59.90 from Zara

7. New & Hip Restaurants

Denim Skirt, Black Cami, Pink Mule Heels

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denim skirt — $48.30 from Addition Elle
black cami — $27.30 from Addition Elle
pink mules — $39.90 from Zara

9. Bougie Cocktail Parties

Dark Tan Dress, Black Slingback Heels, Black Hair Clips

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midi dress — $39.99 from H&M
slingback heels — $59.90 from Zara
hair clips — $12.99 from H&M

9. Popcorn-Filled Movie Theaters

Blue, Gray and Green Striped Sweater, Light Wash Jeans, Chunky Sneakers

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colorblock sweatshirt — $31.85 from Torrid
tapered jeans — $39.99 from H&M
chunky sneakers — $160 from Anthropologie