Florals? For spring? So 2019. This season’s groundbreaking must-haves are toilet paper, hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes.
Work-from-home essentials are naturally topping shopping lists during the quarantine — but you can still social distance in style. From silk charmeuse face masks and Zoom-ready home decor to micro-mini bags for stowing your sanitizer, here are spring’s chicest survival staples to shop now.
Give your hand sanitizer a stylish update with its own teeny-tiny carrying case.
“Micro Merry” bag, $118 at Susan Alexandra
Staring at your laptop screen for hours on end can take a real toll on your eyes. Keep your peepers in their prime with a pair of blue-light blockers — add a charming detachable chain for even more eye appeal.
“Rapunzel” eyeglass chain, $195 at Lele Sadoughi
Quay “Jezabell” blue light-blocking glasses, $65 at Nordstrom
Considering we touch our devices more than 2,000 times on any given day, it’s time to give your iPhone the same TLC as your hands. The UV Sanitizer promises to destroy 99.9% of the germs living on the surface of your phone, with 100% of proceeds going to the GlobalGiving Coronavirus Relief Fund.
UV Sanitizer, $120 at Casetify
Who would have guessed that simple accessories like socks and slippers would become the key players in your daily uniform? The “WFH Care Package” from footwear brand Koio comes with a sporty pair of striped tube socks and moisture-wicking wool slippers. Send it to someone who’s working from home and the brand will make a small donation to the charity of your choice.
“WFH Care Package,” $58 at Koio
Designed from 100% repurposed fabric, this sustainable, washable, protective face mask is also chicly charitable. With every purchase, Johnny Was will donate a set of masks to essential workers in local communities.
Face mask, $25 (set of 5) at Johnny Was
With nowhere to go and little to do, we’re all guilty of being glued to our devices (thank you, FaceTime and Instagram). This handy-dandy cleaner rids your touchscreen devices of pesky smudges, keeping screens crystal-clear.
iRoller, $20 at Nordstrom
Off the wall
Whether you’re using Zoom for work meetings, family check-ins or a romantic rendezvous, a little change of background scenery will add the perfect touch of pizzazz.
East Urban Home peel and stick wallpaper panel, $72 at Wayfair
Bring the great outdoors inside with a smart indoor garden kit that waters itself.
Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden, $100 at Nordstrom
Start your quarantine day by jotting down a few things you’re grateful for in a sparkling diary with page prompts to inspire reflection and positivity.
Gratitude journal, $12 at Amazon
Saturday night savior
Areaware’s disco-ball puzzle will cure your stay-at-home weekend blues.
Disco ball puzzle, $15 at Areaware
Keep your health on point with this go-to kit. This convenient bundle includes medicines to alleviate cold and flu symptoms, plus mini hand cleanser sprays.
“Preparedness” kit, $30 at We Are Cabinet