With limited social gatherings/travel restrictions, and lock downs, staying at home does not mean that you can’t level up your dress game to be stylish and comfortable indoors. In fact there are a few of us (I rank among those), that dress formally at home to satisfy a personal esthetic taste during the colder seasons and the current pandemic.
However if you are of a more casual nature, there is a (simple and practical way) to accomplish this with ease by simply elevating the essentials of your current wardrobe. And just what is essential you ask? Well clothing essentials are the items and pieces that you rotate and wear each week, by mixing and matching with other (essential pieces) items in your wardrobe to create a variety of looks.
Some fashion experts contacted me to discuss the state of affairs in merging style and comfort after reading one of my articles “The Benefits of Building a Seasonal Capsule Gentleman’s Wardrobe”. I am happy to share: The Stuck at Home Guide to Elevating Your Essentials with you all!
FOOTWEAR: More often then not a great outfit can be thrown off by a pair of sneakers. Instead go with a loafer to give you’re outfit a sleek look without sacrificing comfort for all your stuck at home affairs.
Pants: Dress pants can be a bore in addition to being a bit uncomfortable at times in a stuck at home situation. Choosing a tapered pair of sweatpants or skinny-fit jeans is a better option to stay cozy and elegant in style.
Sweatshirt: The ever comfy sweatshirt is the epitome of leisure wear, but can derail the semi-sophisticated look and elevation of your outfit. However you can trade the “about to do the laundry look” for a more “elevated” turtle or mock neck that can lift up the elegance of your ensemble to a higher standard.
A cardigan worn over the mock/turtleneck will give you a more distinguished look, ensuring the elevation of the look of your outfit.
Wristwear: Wristwear? They say you’re never fully dressed without a watch. Luckily, there’s a lot of great options that can really accentuate your outfit. Take Thümm & Co for example — They just launched their men’s watches making it the no-brainer solution for merging dressy and casual. Meticulously engineered for work and play.
Man Bracelets (also wristwear) is a great way to make a statement about your new elevated look. Justice By Justine Jewelry makes a plethora of semi-precious stone bracelets (they make custom as well) that will take that platitude to a higher latitude. Justicebyjustine.com
Knit Hat: A solid color knit hat is the perfect finishing touch to balance out your newly elevated stay at home look. They will take you seriously without thinking you a prude indeed!
So now that we have pointed you in the right direction, get started on your stuck at home satirical aspirations and elevate you’re attire!