Photo courtesy of Pernille Teisbaek
Living in day clothes has certainly been blissful, but there are certain situations – say, going to your local goo shop, an outdoor cafe with your working wife, or a backyard dinner with your quarantine team – that require something more significant. “Real clothes” don’t have to be scary. Case in point: these helpless, relaxed prospects of leaving home.
If the thought of wearing tight jeans triggers a reaction of fight or flight, opt for undisturbed wide legs with soft folds and significant handcuffs. The classic navy is a neutral background for simple accessories (sculptural knitting, cream blush coating) in tempting colors, such as olive and cherry.
We have come to the point where wearing a beautiful dress for going out brings an almost unreasonable amount of joy. If the mentioned dress is made of a soft, stretchy merino-silk mixture, even better. Winter it with a chunky sweater and sneakers, then replace it as soon as the snow melts.
PSA for all runners, hikers and ten-thousand-step steps: That weather-resistant anorak you currently wear everywhere? It will work well until spring with several strategic styling replacements (leather culottes for leggings, flip flops for sneakers) and a color carrier slung over the shoulder.
The cardigan gets a cool girl on black and oatmeal in a gorgeous Italian merino. Plus: pockets. In the spirit of manifesting milder occasions, we portray him in shorts made of paper bag; gentle, shimmery accessories; and this modern riff on Mary Janes.
Here’s what’s about tracksuits: It’s all fun and games until you work under a weighted blanket and overheat faster than a laptop with twenty open cards. However, tracksuits have built-in climate control and are more suitable for doing business than theirs – dare we say? – slightly overrated brothers and sisters.
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