Who says you have to look like a slob when you’re spending time at home? If you’re battling some dark feelings, paying more attention to your appearance might fix your mood. And many of just us feel a lot better about ourselves when we’re all dressed up even when we have nothing planned for the day. So how can you stay chic at home without being overdressed and uncomfortable? Here are a few ideas you can still for your daily at-home fashion show.
Get changed first thing in the morning
If you’re spending a day at home, it might be tempting to just jump out of the bed in the morning and stay in your PJs. But if you want to feel fashionable, productive, and chic, you need to wear something more formal. If you get out of your pajamas first thing in the morning and choose a pretty outfit, you will feel more productive and awake. This is your first step to looking fashionable at home.
Think outside the box
Being at home allows you to experiment with clothing as much as you want. If you’ve seen an outfit that you really like but it’s not seasonally appropriate or you still don’t have enough confidence to rock it outside, why not sport it around the house? As long as you make it comfy and functional for chores and lounging, you can wear that new outfit idea until it’s time for it to see the world or until you feel comfortable with how it looks.
Invest in stretchy jeans
Many people feel weird when wearing jeans at home, but they are a staple piece of wardrobe that usually hits that sweet spot between being casual and formal. If you don’t want to wear any classic jeans at home, get stretch jeans that will feel just like yoga pants yet look like skinny jeans. You will get all the comfort without risking your style.
Get pretty slippers
Unless you’re one of those people who wear shoes inside (nothing wrong with that) you must ditch your ugly sliders and opt for a chic pair of house shoes. For a truly fashionable look, go bold with statement fluffy sheepskin slippers that will provide you with all the comfort in the world and elevate any simple home outfit. These go well with everything from joggers to pants and blouses, and you will instantly feel and look put together and ready for those inspirational Instagram stories.
Concentrate on layers
One of the simplest ways to boost your outfit is to choose layers. For instance, instead of grabbing a hoodie, put on a shirt and throw a cardigan over it. This will add depth to your outfit and still keep you nice and toasty. In the summer, you can still opt for layers and stay cool. Here’s an idea: grab a sheer piece (chiffon, mesh, or lace) and put it over an opaque piece. You will feel glam while feeling that cooling breeze.
Play with accessories
If you want to elevate your outfit in a way that’s home-appropriate, reach for accessories like jewelry or head coverings. These won’t mess with your comfort levels yet they will make every outfit look more finished. If you cook a lot, stay away from rings but feel free to opt for bracelets and chains. A stylish head covering is also great for people who spend a lot of time in the kitchen since it will prevent any hair from getting into your food, plus it can eliminate all those bad hair days. Just make sure to be culturally sensitive when playing with headscarves!
As you can see, you can be both comfortable and fashionable at home, you just need to follow these few easy tips. You will always be picture-ready from the moment you leave your bed to the moment you go to sleep.