Comfort Takes The Wheel…
With our current stay-at-home situation, my style focus has certainly shifted. A few weeks ago I would have told you that my biggest wardrobe gap was “going out clothes.” You know, those pieces to create cute outfits for meeting friends for brunch or a date night with le Monsieur. With going out on the back burner at the moment, (Zoom get-togethers notwithstanding), I’ve been keeping an eye out for pieces that:
- have wear-now-wear-later potential: comfortable enough for at-home wear, but put-together enough for being out in the world once we’re doing that again.
- are lightweight enough for Spring or Summer, and can layer. (I have a lot of warmer sweaters, but few lightweight tops and sweaters.)
- are washable
I find I’m mostly veering away from anything complicated or trendy, unless the “trend” is something I’d wear anyway. Keeping it simple feels grounded and reassuring at the moment. And more than ever, I’m holding out for quality over quantity.
Above, that cotton-cashmere hoodie is one of my new favorites. It’s SO soft and lightweight, perfect for cool mornings and evenings, and has a refined appearance. Despite the “dry clean only” care label, I’ve washed it with no problems. (Cold water, gentle cycle, cashmere wash, in a lingerie bag, then reshape and dry flat.)
I’ve long been a fan of Eileen Fisher’s silk jersey pieces. They’re comfortable, refined, great for travel, washable, and (in my experience) wear like iron. For the last few seasons, short-sleeved tee shirts have been missing from the lineup, but I spotted this one a few days ago and have it on order. I’d wear now as a lightweight base layer underneath a sweater, and later with a jacket or even on its own. Also available in Black and Lunette (silvery grey) color, in Misses, Petite and Plus sizes.
Shifting gears a bit… working in the garden over the weekend made me wish I had a waterproof slip-on/slip-off sandal. I remembered seeing these while searching for something else, so went back and ordered them. I figure I can wear them for yard work, to take the bins out to the curb on trash day, and wash them to wear around the house. Stay tuned… (Lots of other colors available too.)
A Mini-Facial At Home
I’d planned to start getting regular facials this year but, there’s another plan that’s on hold. I’ve been seeing a lot of buzz about facial rollers lately, and decided to give this one a try. It’s supposed to relieve muscle tension (hello, frown lines) smooth and tone the skin. I’ve been using it the last couple of days in between my serum and moisturizer, and find it relaxing. I do think my skin looks a little smoother and less puffy afterward, but will have to report back on long-term results.
How is your wardrobe holding up with our “current normal?”