Camila Mendes shares glimpse into her 'wholesome era'—and it's giving us all the inspo

Cami is over on Instagram teaching us the true meaning of wholesome living....

 Camila Mendes wears a white dress and waves as she attends the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California./ in a pink and purple template
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There's wholesome and then there's Camila Mendes' "wholesome era". The Riverdale star has shared a photo dump teaching us the art of cozy, gentle living, as she revels in everything from baking to having a day in with her pet...

Yes, it seems Veronica Lodge herself is ditching the high school drama (and weddings apparently?!) and fully embracing some rest and relaxation time at home. In fact, her latest Instagram photo dump, which also featured Camila's boyfriend, Rudy Mancuso, is the definition of—in the words of fellow Riverdale co-star, Lili Reinhart—"pure patootie energy."

So, while we wait out the last few months before summer, how can we take a leaf out of Cami's book and enter our own wholesome season?

How to recreate Camila Mendes' wholesome day

For anyone struggling to make plans in this transitional period before summer, or who is in need of some self-care day ideas, get set to take a few cues from Ronnie herself (aka Camila Mendes).

On Tuesday, April 11 2023, the Do Revenge actress shared a look into her life as of late, proclaiming that she's, "in my gosh darn wholesome era," with the first snap showing her with a coffee in hand, while repping a very coastal grandma-esque cardigan, comfy black trousers and some black Hailey Bieber-approved sunglasses.

Then, in the next slide, she—and someone we're assuming is her boyfriend and Música costar, Rudy (based on slide 4)—can be seen baking a delicious-looking chocolate cake/dessert before we then see a picture of Camila studying her lines.

In the fourth slide, we see Camila and Rudy posing together for a selfie, with Rudy kissing her cheek before the final picture shows Cami's pup Truffle—who has a tennis ball in his mouth—sitting on the back of her sofa. 

Basically, the post represents the kind of chill downtime we could all use every now and then (or every day) and proves you don't always have to have plans to enjoy your days off.

So, our Cami-approved wholesome day itinerary is as follows:

  • Chose a cute and cozy outfit from our capsule wardrobes
  • Bake something sweet
  • Do some studying, journaling, or perhaps a chore (y'know, to feel cute and productive) 
  • Make plans with our partner or best friend 
  • Then cap off the day by playing with our pets. If you don't have a pet...consider getting a pet—or alternatively, look up some cute cat videos on TikTok.

Well, that's next weekend sorted—thanks Cami!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.