How To Dress For Activities Over Zoom Korean Style
Due to the constantly changing circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, many people have had their work, school, and even leisure plans disrupted. However, thanks to 21st Century technology, most of us have slowly been adjusting to this new normal.
Different places have different restrictions, but it is undeniable that the safest choice is to minimise going outside as much as possible. This means that many activities now take place over video call platforms, such as Zoom.
Even if you’re only hopping on a Zoom call with some friends, getting dressed up can not only make you feel more confident, but can also make the call at least a little bit more special. If you’re having trouble deciding what to wear on your Zoom calls, here are some ideas on how to dress for activities over Zoom—K-Fashion style!
Formal work meeting
Zoom is commonly used during work. As it may not be safe for a large number of people to gather in a small, confined space, Zoom is a great option for large meetings with a lot of participants. While not all meetings require video, it’s still a good idea to get dressed so that you’re in the appropriate headspace for work.
At the very least, even changing into a work-appropriate top can boost your productivity. But getting dressed doesn’t have to mean being uncomfortable; because the webcam can only capture the top half of your body, you’re free to pair your work top with a comfy pair of bottoms.
Hide Cutting Button Shirt in White, retailing at USD66 at StyleupK
Hide Pintuck Pants in Indi Blue, retailing at USD55 at StyleupK
If you want to add a little more formality, you can even throw on a light blazer. Adding layers to your outfit is not only an essential styling tip, it is also a good idea as summer approaches its end, making way for cooler weather.
Near & Dear Dorothy Summer Jacket, retailing at USD165 at StyleupK
Online lectures and classes
Online classes are not as formal as work meetings, and most of us are probably guilty of wearing our pyjamas during an online lecture at least once. While there’s nothing wrong with that technically, being dressed in pyjamas might tempt you to crawl back into bed midway through class. Not only might getting dressed help you fight off that morning sleepiness, it’s also a great chance to show off your fashion to your peers.
Mudidi Stripe V-neck Knit Vest in Ivory, retailing at USD112 at StyleupK
For a pop of colour, you can layer the Mudidi Pocket Long Sleeve T-shirt in Pink, retailing at USD82 at StyleupK, underneath the vest
Mudidi Bermuda Pants in Black, retailing at USD135 at StyleupK
Chillout with friends
Thanks to today’s technology, even though you might not be able to hang out with your friends physically, you can always hop on a video call with them. There are many things that you can do with your friends over Zoom—apart from catching up with each other’s lives, you can also play online games together.
Getting dressed up can help make the online chillout session feel more special, and while there’s no need to dress to impress your friends specifically, getting compliments for your fashion sense is definitely a bonus!
Oversized t-shirts are perfect for casual hangouts, as they are both comfortable and stylish. Teddy Island has many oversized tees featuring different cute designs of teddy bears, and you will definitely be able to find a t-shirt to suit any mood!
Teddy Island Toast Teddy Bear T-shirt in Black, retailing at USD44 at StyleupK
If you are your friends are planning to play mobile games together, it would be cute to accessorise with matching handphone cases.
Teddy Island Leon & Matilda Teddy Bear Jelly Phone Case, retailing at USD25 at StyleupK
Other than chatting and playing games together, you can also watch movies online with your friends—or even with your partner, as an alternative to a movie date. Unlike other Zoom activities, this time it’s perfectly acceptable to be dressed down. Not only because everyone will be too focused on the movie to pay attention to what other people are wearing, but also for maximum comfort.
If you want to recreate the feeling of watching a movie at the cinema (as well as beat the summer heat!), you will probably turn the air conditioner on. And that gives you the perfect chance to pull on your cosiest hoodies.
Lamodechief Simbol L Sweatshirt in Navy, retailing at USD98 at StyleupK
Fun fact: Jungkook (yes, the Jeon Jungkook of BTS) is a big fan of Lamodechief, and has been spotted wearing this exact sweatshirt. If you’re a fan of his, getting cosy in this sweatshirt might make you feel closer to him.
Mudidi Melange Sweatpants in Light Grey, retailing at USD97 at StyleupK
Group exercise session
Home workouts have become increasingly popular after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and if you’re the type of person who has a hard time finding the motivation to work out, then group exercise sessions may be the perfect solution. Working out with your friends is a great way to be motivated to exercise, not only because there will be people who are able to hold you accountable, but also because you and your friends can encourage each other as you sweat it out together.
Of course, it also helps to have a cute workout outfit. While there’s nothing wrong with working out in an old pair of t-shirt and shorts that you have lying around, you might just be more excited about exercising if you have some cute workout gear.
Many people opt to wear just a sports bra when exercising, but if you’re not a fan of showing that much skin, you can always throw on a loose cropped top over your sports bra for extra coverage that will not impede your movements.
Istkunst Oval Logo Crop T-shirt in White, retailing at USD43 at StyleupK
Clotty Sweat Shorts in Black, retailing at USD55 at StyleupK
23.65 V2 Multicolor shoes, retailing at USD185 at StyleupK, have also been worn by BTS Jungkook
K-Pop dance session
If home workout videos aren’t for you, then K-Pop dances are a great way to get fit while having fun! Some of you are gifted dancers who are able to pick up on K-Pop dances after watching the choreography a few times, but not all of us are rhythmically talented. But that doesn’t mean those of us who aren’t natural dancers can’t also enjoy a K-Pop dance session; there are many K-Pop dance tutorials available online, for dancers of every skill level.
Fashion is a big aspect of K-Pop, so now that you and your friends have found the perfect K-Pop dance tutorial, it’s time for a wardrobe change in order to channel your inner K-Pop star!
If you’re going for a more K-Pop idol dance practice look, sleeveless tops and sweatpants are definitely the way to go. And if you’re up for a little DIY, you can also turn an oversized sleeveless top into a cute cropped top.
Lamodechief Wide Sleeveless T-shirt in White, retailing at USD42 at StyleupK
The large sleeve opening also means that you can show off any cute sports bra you have, or even wear a cute tube top or bandeau top underneath.
Ames Two Torn Sweatpants, retailing at USD68 at StyleupK
However, if you’re going for a feminine K-Pop girl group stage outfit inspired look, then you should go for cropped tops and a cute pleated skirt instead.
Hide String Sleeveless Blouse Crop Top in Sky Blue, retailing at USD30 at StyleupK
Clotty Wrap Pleats Skirt in Navy, retailing at USD70 at StyleupK
Romantic virtual date
Not only has the pandemic made it challenging to meet up with friends, it’s also not easy to go out on dates. While having a date over Zoom might not be as romantic as a candlelit dinner in real life, that doesn’t mean it won’t be romantic at all. Having a romantic virtual date is totally possible, and you can even get creative by having a candlelight dinner over Zoom.
Apart from preparing the food and candles required for the date—both of you will also be able to indulge in some wine, since having an online date means no designated driver is needed—it’s also important to dress for the occasion.
Mudidi Square Neck Long Dress in White, retailing at USD177 at StyleupK
Engbrox Tilda Heart Layered Necklace in Silver, retailing at USD36 at StyleupK
Even though the webcam limits how much can be seen, getting completely dressed from head to toe will definitely help to set a romantic mood for the date.
Young Bridge Korea Elva Leather Sandal White, retailing at USD150 at StyleupK
While it is tempting (and very common!) to stay in your pyjamas all day since you can answer Zoom calls from the comfort of your bed, getting dressed can make a big difference in productivity levels, and can even set the mood for whatever activity you have arranged, whether you’re simply hanging out with your friends, or having a virtual date with your partner.
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