Recent times have led us to realise more than ever that how you dress each morning can really impact your mood and productivity – it can be easy to fall into a fashion slump. But at the same time, you don’t want to have to go to too much effort just to spend the day at home – it’s all about hitting that middle ground. That’s why versatile wardrobe basics are your new best friend. Whether you’re working from home, being mum and teacher or simply enjoying some downtime, we’re here to help you tackle those tricky style dilemmas when you’re not going out.
Your go-to jeans – perfect for the work Zoom call
Wearing your sleek workwear styles at home is less than appealing. Yet you still want to make that distinction between “work time” and “home time”, as the dress for success mentality is key for a productive working-from-home day. Everyone has that one pair of uber-flattering jeans that are usually reserved as “going-out” attire. Until your next evening on the town, why not channel the confidence saved for the cocktail bar and bring it to the boardroom? A design like the iconic pull-on jeans by Diane Gilman are perfect for keeping you comfortable during extended periods in a desk (or arm) chair, and when paired with a classic white shirt, like this one from MarlaWynne, you’ll ooze sophistication, without feeling restricted.
A pair of joggers – ready for the supermarket sprint
Joggers are usually an “indoors only” option, however, when styled correctly you can create an on-trend athleisure wear look that’ll keep you cosy, even if you’re queueing up for supplies. We love the Slub Joggers from ModernSoul. With an elasticated waistband, cuffed ankles and a relaxed fit, this flattering style skims over your legs without overwhelming your figure. With a tucked-in loose-fit T-shirt (we’ll be going for this Ruth Langsford style), trainers and a biker jacket, like this staple from Centigrade, you’ll look effortlessly put-together. Plus, once you’re home, you’re already in your comfies. Whether you’re chilling in front of the television or tackling the kid’s homework, you’ll be hitting the balance between style and function all day. Win win!
The maxi dress – time to soak up the sun
While we might not be heading off on, it doesn’t mean that warm-weather styles can’t feature in our outfit rotation. A splash of colour can instantly lift your mood, and in these uncertain times we could all use a boost of happiness! From drinking a homemade cocktail in the garden to grabbing an hour of daily exercise, we’ll definitely be wearing this Attitudes by Renee number. For cloudy days, every wardrobe has a denim jacket in it like the classic Denim & Co. design, so layer up and make the most of that fresh air.
Snuggly loungewear – for when you need to unwind
This isn’t the easiest time for anyone. Some mornings you may be full of get-up-and-go, but others may be destined to be duvet days – that’s completely fine. We can still make it chic though. Relaxed sweatshirts and leggings are the way to go here, as they’ll suit a potential midday nap as well as still leaving you feeling fabulous as you step out for Thursday night applause. Why not pair the Women with Control denim leggings with this hoodie from Cuddle Duds? Cosy and stylish, this combination will definitely be one of our favourites this season.
For more style inspiration, be sure to check out our loungewear edit.