The Great Indoors: Loungewear To Invest In When You’re Working From Home

Working from home? Who isn’t! And while things like celebrities serenading to us in their multi-million-dollar mansions might annoy us once in a while, social distancing shouldn’t be disheartening or lacklustre; it’s just as important for us to create joy, in whatever way possible. This could mean virtual happy hour, Netflix hangouts, or you know, our favourite — sartorial therapy, now made even more enjoyable because look how comfy these look.

 

Essentially, we’re looking for off-duty looks that are still smart enough for those teleconference calls. Loungewear that’s laidback enough to luxuriate in, but throw on a sleek blazer, some statement jewellery, and you’re good for hours of productivity, distractions be damned. No one will know you’ve just rolled out of bed 10 minutes ago! As an added perk, we’ve also made it a personal mission to pick loungewear versatile enough for future outings, probably so we won’t feel too guilty about how swift we’re adding these to cart. Shop safely people!

LOOK 1: CLASSIC

Sleepwear gets luxe with London label Asceno and their silk pajamas, which we’d totally settle for in the name of “self-care”, especially when this cream set works both as #WFH attire, and layered under a blazer for that effortless boardroom vibe. Thing is, you’ve got options. Are you snuggling up in a knit cardigan with sweet scents wafting through the air, or brisk walking through Shenton way with Celine’s structured number and those slingback heels in tow, because you’re that boss? How about both!

1. & Other Stories Oversized Alpaca Blend Cardigan, USD149
2. Dior So Stellaire 05 Heptagonal Acetate Glasses, $370
3. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Rue des Groseilliers Candle, $130
4. Asceno London Printed Washed-Silk Pajama Pants in Cream, USD211
5. Muji Linen Twill Cushion Slipper, $19.90
MAIN, 6. Asceno London Printed Washed-Silk Shirt in Beige, USD23
7. Mango Essential Structured Blazer, $59.90
8. Maria Black Elvira Earring Green, €83 each
9. Uniqlo U slim tapered ankle jeans, $59.90
10. Celine Nano Belt Bag in Crocodile Embossed Calfskin, $2,950
11. Charles & Keith Mary Jane Strap Slingback Pumps, $53.90

 

LOOK 2: FEMININE

A blazer may feel too crisp and formal for everyday, and we’re not judging. Get away with it by donning a floral robe, easily layered over silk jammies or the classic style of a simple white tee and blue jeans. Just swap those knit slippers for Hermès’ more elevated pair of coral sandals, bust out Loewe’s Balloon Bag, and be prepared to kiss quarantine goodbye. We’re projecting, of course. When the time comes okay! A tip: Le Labo’s much-appreciated Santal 33 is ideal both indoors and when you’re out and about.

1. Le Labo Santal 33, €197.50
2. Aquis Rapid Dry Hair Turban Striped, $48
3 & 4. Olivia von Halle Bella Silk-Satin Pajama Set in Azure, USD246
5. Eberjey Ariana Bohling Ballerina Pom Alpaca Slipper, $256.05
MAIN, 6. Floral Side Slit Robe in Green, $49
7. Chan Luu Gold-Plated Pearl Hoop Earrings, USD56
8. Muji Indian Cotton Jersey Stitch V Neck T-Shirt, $13.90
9. Mango Cropped Skinny Jeans, $55.90
10. Loewe Balloon Small Bag Ecru/Tan, $3,100
11. Hermès Oasis Sandal, $990

 

LOOK 3: MINIMALIST

Muted doesn’t mean boring — in fact, we’re quite pleased with this palette of neutral and light pink hues, which you can recreate given the right textures. You’ll notice the soft cotton of Skin’s slouchy top contrasting against smooth satin and leather. Nothing spells loungewear like the combo of Sleeper’s roomy robe and Silk’s eye mask, but when the weekend calls, you can easily switch them out for a flowy satin skirt, bucket hat, sneakers, and that understated Maje bag for some low-key style.

1. Sleeper Paper White Linen Robe, USD240
2. Slip Sleep Mask Caramel, $80
3. Skin Washed Stretch-Silk Satin Pants in Pink, USD211
4. Charles & Keith Criss Cross Slide Sandals, $46.90
5. Wanderlust & Co Heart Gold Locket Bracelet, $69.79
MAIN, 6. Skin Florence Slub Cotton-jersey Top in Blush, USD11o
7. Zara Seashell And Pearl Necklace, $39.90
8. Prada Logo Bucket Hat White, $530
9. Topshop Dusty Pink Satin Bias Maxi Skirt, $79.90
10. Maje Tweedd Mini M Bag With Chain. $245
11. Golden Goose Superstar Leather Trainers, $520
12. BKR Water Bottle, $60

 

LOOK 4: OFFICE / OUT-OF-OFFICE

You get the point. Loungewear can work for your daily wardrobe as well. So while these Zara printed pants can work as PJs, we’re taking them up a notch by styling it in two more distinct styles — office, and out-of-office. You’ll be the envy of your desk mates when going for a coordinated print-on-print outfit, just low-cut enough to show off this sexy bralette. On your next holiday, ditch the boardroom bag (just for a while), and welcome sunny swimwear, raffia, and holographic sandals. Of course, Chanel eyewear – and that granny-chic sunglasses chain — gives you even more sartorial edge.

1. Chanel Butterfly Sunglasses, $1,490
2. Eres Les Essentiels Larcin Swimsuit in Mustard, USD380
3. Tohum Large Puka Gold-Plated Necklace, USD366
4. Jacquemus Soleil Nubuck and Raffia Bag, $550
5. Bimba Y Lola Iridescent Leather Strappy Sandal, $400
MAIN, 6. Zara Geometric Print Trousers, $69.90
7. Gentle Monster LALA BC4, USD280
8. Zara Geometric Print Shirt Dress, $89.90
9. STAUD Rey Leather Shoulder Bag in Tan, USD272
10. Fleur Du Mal Lily Triangle Bralette, $205
11. COS Sling-Back Leather Shoes, $190

 

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