Shopping for clothes during quarantine might seem futile, but with nothing but time to spare it’s actually an opportune time to track down your next grail. Whether it’s a pair of vintage jeans or that sneaker collab you slept on, all it takes is a little time and energy to find what you’re looking for — and given the current situation, it’s likely you have plenty of both.

If you’re on a budget, you can use this downtime to do a little mood-boarding, plan out your warm-weather look, and organize the clothes you do have so that you know what categories need supplementing (or maybe even replacing). After all, being strategic and thoughtful with each purchase is key to ensuring that you only invest in pieces you’ll wear season after season, not just while you’re stuck inside. Plus, one of the best aspects of shopping for the future is that many summer wardrobe essentials happen to be great for lounging indoors — loose-fitting pants, tanks, oversized tees, a dress if you’re feeling it — so you can enjoy them now and style them up later when life returns to normal.

Below, we’re sharing seven smart things — from summer shoes to designer swimwear — to buy now for warmer days ahead.

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