January 27, 2021News
Did the word ‘Zoom’ exist in our vocabulary before the pandemic? After COVID-19 made us all quarantine inside and switch the office for working from home, Zoom became our principal method of communication with the world outside our front door. You might feel like you’re living in Groundhog Day, with one Zoom call after another. The beauty of a Zoom call is that your companions can only see what you’re wearing on top. We’ve all showed up to a Zoom call with a nice shirt and a pair of pyjama bottoms. If you’re ready to shake up your look and brighten up your zoom meetings, we have five accessories for you to try.
Depending on the angle of your laptop or iPad screen, your Zoom camera is likely to only catch from your neckline up. While this is ideal for hiding your loungewear or PJs, it’s an opportunity to get inventive with your headwear. Throwing on a headband is an easy way to elevate your look and make it seem like you definitely didn’t just roll out of bed. Headbands come in every shape and style. Whether you want to make a statement with an oversized pearl option, or keep it casual with a thinner band, they’re a Zoom must-have for your work meetings.
If you’re not a headband person, or if you’re prone to headaches, hair clips are the perfect alternative. There are almost 1.5m photos on the #hairclips on Instagram, giving you plenty of inspiration for the styles you can choose. Everyone from Chanel to Gucci and Zara have come up with hair clips, with diamonds and pearls being two of the most common embellishments. Embrace the middle parting and pin your hair back behind your ears with a hair clip that’s sure to catch everyone’s attention on your next Zoom call.
A ponytail is a sleek Zoom look and ideal for stopping you from playing with your hair in the duller moments of your meeting or virtual pub quiz. Statement earrings can make even a basic white t-shirt look elevated. Tying your hair up lets your earrings do all the talking for you, or you can go for a more casual look by keeping your hair down. If you’re attending a virtual graduation ceremony, bridal shower, or birthday celebration, this is one accessory you’ll want to incorporate in your look. It’ll make the screenshot look all the more Instagram-able.
Necklaces have always had the power to brighten up an outfit. Depending on your Zoom angle, you might not be able to get your entire necklace into the shot. Here is where chain necklaces truly shine. Choose a statement necklace with a thick chain, like the style worn by @casscass2102, to embrace the trend from any Zoom angle.
For better or worse, Zoom has become a fixture in our day-to-day lives at least for the foreseeable future. This puts us in a weird position because on one hand, we are at home lounging around all day and the last thing we feel like doing is putting on makeup.
Refreshing your wardrobe every season can be expensive. More of us than ever are choosing to build capsule wardrobes and take a vow of minimalism. Unless you’ve got the budget of a Hadid or a Kardashian, it’s unlikely you can buy into every fashion trend. Thankfully, trends are like boomerangs that eventually come back around.