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Easy, Cozy Looks Worth Showering For
Social distancing is sexy: It’s a proven way we can all take action in this time of crisis. And for a strong prescription, self-isolating has only superficial side effects—forgetting to shower, drinking wine in sweatpants, and overzealous snacking are incredibly easy to remedy. As tempting as it is to stay in your pj’s when you’re stuck at home all day, marking transitions makes a big difference. An easy way to do it? Change your clothes to suit your activity—just as you would if you were leaving the house. Below, four lounge-worthy (but not sloppy) looks for staying in.
Stop and smell your neighbor’s bougainvillea.
Garden-peeping and getting some steps in is the much-needed morning inspiration we’re after right now (and a good idea any day of the week). For a walk, run, or jog, the get-ready-quick combo is a bra top with extra coverage, stretchy knit shorts, and a zip-up hoodie. Slip on a pair of streamlined sneaks and you’re out the door.
It’s your kitchen—you can cook what you want to.
As Michael Pollan says, “Eat anything you want, just cook it yourself.” We agree—and suggest wearing a splatter-hiding geometric apron and utility-inspired denim in a natural wash, because making cookies from scratch can get floury. Roll up the sleeves on a ’90s-inspired polo sweater, and keep a rich cream on hand for after the dishes.
This is a good time for a Nancy Meyers marathon.
If you start feeling stir-crazy, pull on a silky-soft ribbed top and straight-leg sweats you can answer the door in. Step two: Cozy up with a preppy puff-sleeve sweater, a calming candle, and a feel-good flick…or five. We recommend starting at least as far back as Father of the Bride.
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Elevate your self-care Sunday.
We’ve rounded up our most soul-soothing items: a magical bath soak designed for emotional detox, a calming opalite eye mask, and a dewy, detoxifying face masque. The best thing about your home day of wellness? Your own stretchy, slouchy jumpsuit beats any spa robe.