Greetings on this Good Friday. For Christ followers this is the day we commemorate the sacrifice Jesus made for us through His death by crucifixion, so it’s really a solemn day for many. But, while I definitely will spend a little extra time reflecting on that gracious gift today, the anticipation of Easter fuels me with joy and hope as we begin the weekend. I’ve got a festive menu planned for my husband, daughter and me, and I’ve got fresh flowers in vases. So now it’s time to think about what to wear for Easter at home.
Honestly, I really haven’t decided what I’ll be wearing this Sunday when we celebrate Christ’s resurrection. But I have been giving it some thought. I definitely want to put on something pretty and festive. While we can’t attend a worship service or gather with friends afterwards for a buffet dinner or Easter brunch, I still want the day to feel special. And I know that part of making any event feel like a celebration is wearing clothes that reflect the joy of the occasion.
So I thought I’d just gather photos of my recent spring fashion posts to share here today. Maybe these will spark our imaginations and give us some ideas about what to pull from our closets for Sunday.
And while I share these outfits (along with all the shopping information just in case!), I thought I’d share some ideas for making this holy day a happy one for you and your family (or whoever you’re social distancing with!). We may be stuck in our homes and prohibited from gathering with friends, but we can still celebrate the joy of the resurrection so that this Easter doesn’t slip by unnoticed.
At Home Easter Outfits & Celebration Tips
Under each outfit you’ll see links to either shop the look or read the post. So click through to those if you’d like styling tips or merchandise links.
Pastels & Jeans
If the weather is as cool as it’s forecasted to be, I very well may be wearing this pretty madras print shirt and jeans. I love wearing anything that coordinates with my baby blue Ecco Soft sneakers (now marked down 33%)!
Celebrate Easter at Home Tip – Bring some blooms inside! Yesterday as I put more tulips in a vase along with some Easter lilies, I thought, “Since we’re no longer running the heater, we can pay for flowers! Ha!” Well, I’m not sure my husband agrees, but this gal needs some flowers in her home. Especially if we’re celebrating Easter here.
Black & White with a Splash of Color
Celebrate Easter at Home Tip – For many of us, Easter just isn’t the same without the joyful music that celebrates Christ’s death and resurrection. I found this Easter 2020 playlist on Spotify that could enjoy playing through your computer or mobile device. Perfect!
White Jeans & Pastel Top
I’ve got a couple of celebration-worthy looks with white jeans. The first one is with a simple soft hued polo sweater.
Celebrate Easter at Home Tip – Hopefully your church is offering an online service this Sunday morning, but if not (or if you’re up to “attending” two!) I’d like to invite you to join my church for our online service at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. You can join us on our Facebook page or on YouTube.
White Jeans & Polka Dots & Bright Color
There’s just something about polka dots that seems perfectly suited to Easter. Don’t you think? With or without a bright colored cardigan, this look is so right for the day.
Celebrate Easter at Home Tip – Egg your friends’ yards! It’s not too late to carry out that little idea I suggested in My Revised Spring Bucket List. Write scriptures or messages of hope, joy and encouragement on slips of paper and fold them according style. Put one (plus other goodies if you’d like) in each plastic Easter egg. (Make sure you use clean hands while packing and distributing eggs. Maybe even wipe each one with a sanitizing wipe.) Then toss an egg or two into the yards of your friends. Don’t forget to sign your name to the slip of paper so they’ll know who it’s from.You may want to text your friends and let them know “the Easter bunny” left a little something in their yard.
Green – the Color of New Life!
I actually wore this outfit yesterday (but with these shorter jeans). There’s just something about green that works beautifully for Easter. Maybe it’s because green is the first color we see sprouting from the ground as Spring begins.
Celebrate Easter at Home Tip – Gather with the gang on one of the social networking platforms. You can invite your friends and/or family to meet up on Facetime (if everyone has an Apple device), Google Hangouts or Zoom.Click through for more information on any of these services.
A crisp over-sized white popover is perfect any day. Add some color in your shoes or accessories if you’d like. Or put your popover over a colorful pair of pants!
Celebrate Easter at Home Tip – Give an offering. I certainly encourage you to tithe to your local church during this time of social distancing, either by dropping a check in the mail or giving electronically. But Easter is a great day to give an offering above and beyond the tithe, too. Consider giving to an organization like Samaritan’s Purse, which is operating field hospitals in New York City and Italy for Coronavirus patients.
Celebrate Easter at Home Tip – Set a pretty table and make a scrumptious meal. Whether you make a brunch for two, a buffet for five or a simple feast for one, make it something yummy and special. Since you’re not getting together with friends or all the family, you can have just what you want, too. Because my daughter doesn’t care for ham, we’re having chicken piccata, brussels sprouts, these asparagus, pancetta and puff pastry bundles and carrot cake. Yum!
Celebrate Easter at Home Tip – Make empty tomb cookies and talk about the meaning as you go. Here’s the recipe I use for Resurrection cookies. It includes the scriptures and directions for sharing the story with children. But adults can enjoy this activity, too.
Celebrate Easter at Home Tip – Start at sunrise. Why not set the clock for 0 dark-thirty and begin the day with the rising of the sun? Whether you just greet the new day on your back patio or a nearby favorite spot, you could reflect on the beautiful meaning of resurrection Sunday in the quiet of the morning.
Wear a dress!
Who says you can’t wear an Easter dress??? You absolutely can. And even if you didn’t buy a new dress for the occasion, you can pull a simple one from your closet. There’s nothing more festive than a pretty dress!
The dress above is no longer available, by the way. But I’ve created a Shop the Look page where you can shop for a very similar and equally lovely blue dress. Below you’ll find another dress that’s no longer available. But here is a very similar one from the same brand.
Colored Jeans & Popover
Another great option for spring and Easter is colored jeans, especially pastel colored denim. I’ve put together Shop the Look pages for each of these outfits from last year. They feature very similar items available now. But meanwhile, I hope these looks back at last spring give you some inspiration for what to pull from your closet this Sunday.
Celebrate Easter at Home Tip – Read the Biblical accounts of Jesus’ resurrection in the Gospels. You’ll find all four accounts here, as well as supporting scriptures from other New Testament books. You could select scriptures to share over your Easter meal, use them in your personal devotional time, print out scriptures and put in plastic eggs to be opened throughout the day or send them in cards to friends and family.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post and maybe found a little style inspiration for your Easter at home. I’d love to hear from you today. Share with us all how you will be celebrating Easter. The most important thing is that we do something to truly make it a celebration. Don’t you think?
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Some of you may have lived through other national and international times of crisis, such as World War II when life changed for everyone. But this is the most unusual thing I’ve lived through for sure. Yes, the events of 9/11 were earth shattering, but they didn’t send us into our homes like this pandemic has. Life as we’ve known it has definitely been upended, at least temporarily. And that kind of jolt has given me a taste of fear like nothing before.
But with the approach of Easter, I’m reminded that there is no power on earth that is stronger than the victory of Christ. Through Him we have hope. Hope. Hope. That word reverberates in my mind lately. How do people live without hope? Praise God, we don’t have to. Let’s rejoice like never before that we have an unshakable hope because Jesus lives.
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ 1 Corinthian 15:54-57