working from home
When I work from home, I like to wear loungewear that somewhat reflects a “work” outfit. It really does boost my productivity levels. I guess once I put it on, it signals my brain that work needs to be done and there’s no way around it. For me, turtlenecks have always been associated with a “work” outfit. So, I like to wear them when I know I have a busy blogging day ahead of me. But it has to be very stretchy and soft. Even though, it’s kind of a “work outfit” it still has the “loungy” feel about it. The pencil skirt is optional.
Just kidding, guys. No pencil skirts! Instead, I wear soft and stretchy leggings that don’t restrict my movement. So, I can sit cross-legged on the couch when I’m writing. This outfit is usually my most “polished loungewear outfit” if that’s even a thing. But you get the idea! Another perk of this outfit is that I don’t need to change if I have to make a coffee run in the middle of the day to stretch my muscles from sitting and to change the scenery. All I need to do is throw on a coat and put on some comfortable slip-ons and I’m out the door.
The best description of a casual loungewear outfit is something that you would wear on a snow day to stay in. For me, a snow day is the definition of the most relaxing atmosphere. Maybe because it’s so deeply connected to the memories of my childhood. Everything felt special on those days. There was no classes or homework and my mother would always make French toast for breakfast. There was a birch tree growing by my bedroom window and it would get all covered up in snow. The backyard was a winter wonderland at it’s finest. I would stay glued to the window for hours, cozied up in my favorite sweater.
I sat there admiring the snowfall, while sipping a hot cup of tea. Snow days will never lose their magic with me. I still make French toast for breakfast and celebrate the day by not working on anything whatsoever. I like to wear a cozy sweater with soft leggings like the ones in the picture. Which is perfect, in case I decide to take a walk in the cold winter air. A warm teddy coat, UGG boots and a hat is all I need to feel warm outside. Even if it’s not a snowy day and I just want to lounge around at home, as soon as I put this outfit on, I instantly get the feeling of comfort and relaxation.
after work leisure
Typically, I wake up at 4 a.m. on weekday to get everything done on my to-do list for the day. Working out and all of the blog work has to completed before I leave for my full-time job. More on that and why I have been waking up so early will be in next month’s blog post. So, in the evenings I’m usually pretty tired. My evenings are reserved for meditation, reading and watching Netflix. Naturally, I want to spend as little effort on anything as possible. It’s the time when I cozy up in my man’s sweatshirt by the fireplace with a book and a cup of tea. But when I do have some energy left and not in the pajama mood quite yet,
this is what I wear – a tank top, warm leggings and a cardigan. This is the most relaxing outfit of all my loungewear outfits. So here you guys have it! Of course, I don’t encourage you to jump off your couch and run and spend all sorts of money for loungewear. But what I do encourage, is to love your clothes and to wear only the clothes that make you feel beautiful. When you no longer have to wait for the occasion to look pretty and to wear something that makes you feel beautiful at home, not only your approach to the way you dress changes but also the approach to life is as well.
Post editor: RORY WILBUR