This year has shifted more than a little about the way we live, maybe for keeps. One of the changes we’re happiest about: cozy-casual daytime clothing is where it’s at from now on. (Pants? Those sounds vaguely familiar…)
As we head into the holiday season, we’re thinking about things that bring others (okay, and maybe also ourselves) that extra hit of comfort when we could really use it most. That is to say, these would all make for welcome gifts. And if there was ever was a year to get all that holiday shopping handled early and online, safe to say this would be it.
All dressed down with nowhere to go? Good, then you’re doing it right. See what we’re working with this fall-winter…
All About UGG
Shoes? Who needs them anymore? For at home and around town, all anyone really wants to be wearing is functionally fuzzy, warm and wonderful shearling UGGs. And while there will forever be a place in our hearts and in our homes for archetypal slippers like Tasman and the iconic, go-everywhere, waterproof Classic Mini Boot, we’re also really feeling the hottest trend of the season, the cool as can be Fluff Yeah slides.
Get Your Jog On
Until further notice, coordinating jogger sets are the new jeans and a T-shirt. These all-day chill outfits are, well, not for jogging. Rather, they make you look and feel pulled-together, even though you’re still as comfy as if you were wearing your pajamas. Fresh prints like modern plaid and leopard (pretty much a neutral as far as we’re concerned) are what to wear now and once we can hop on airplanes again.
Velvet and velour are key to surviving in style when the mercury dips. Touchable sets from fashion favorites like Kate Spade New York and Donna Karan come in collect-them-all prints and jewel-toned solids you’ll want to build a new day-to-night wardrobe around.
Leggings You’ll Love
No big surprise here; leggings have long been our elastic-waisted holiday helpers. What is fresh and surprising, though, is all the leggings popping up around the sleepwear department. (Just in: Cuddl Duds.) A slimmer silhouette these bottoms can work a double as loungewear for running a quick errand.
Fit To Be Tied
Luscious bathrobes are the top layer we all wear to fend off chills, so may as well choose one that looks fiercely fabulous even when you’re not leaving the house. Pick the fabric that feels like your own personal version of a heavenly cloud, be it thick chenille robes from Kate Spade New York, stretchy-plush robes from N Natori or hooded fleece robes from P.J. Salvage. They’re so spectacularly soft and fluffy, they’re like the socially sanctioned, wearable stuffed animals of adulthood.
Let’s be honest, more than a few of us are still working from home in our jammies. The line between lounge and sleep has never been blurrier and, as it always does, fashion has caught on, so what used to be considered an air of I-give-up at best can now look completely pulled together. To ensure sartorial success, turn to the tastemakers of the pajama space, like PJ Harlow, Bedhead, Honeydew Intimates and PJ Salvage.
Brooke is the editor of this here blog. In a previous life, she was an editor at Good Housekeeping and O, The Oprah Magazine. Brooke has written for Glamour, Travel+Leisure, New York Magazine and more. She’s into concerts, travel and her exceptionally adorable daughter and husband.