Five key wardrobe pieces to get you through lockdown in 2021
Undoubtedly, being stuck in the house for most of this winter has left many of us with a collective craving for at-home looks that ooze glamour and colour but keep us comfortable.
Lounging about in our sweatpants and pyjamas has long since felt like a novelty and is proving to be a drain on our mental health; upper-half dressing is a little cliché, and we are seeking distinctions between work and play when they both exist in the same space.
Despite 2021 not garnering the shift in social interactions we are all missing, it is the perfect time to upgrade your day dressing with essential lockdown pieces. Whether you want to stay cosy in comforting knits, feel free in a floaty kaftan or wear an elegant pair of wide-leg trousers, fashion has the solution for the endless quarantine.
During winter’s dark nights it is tempting to reach for your favourite hoody for comfort but keep your look elevated during the day with relaxed, sophisticated knitwear. Oversized rollnecks are a comfortable upgrade to sweatshirts, especially when paired with whimsical costume jewellery, or keep it simple with a staple cashmere crewneck.
Free yourself from the form-fitting, and frankly uncomfortable, skinny and slim-leg silhouettes with 2021’s biggest women’s trouser trend. Billowing wide-leg trousers in soft cotton or lightweight wool are an elegant alternative to tight trousers and unflattering sweats. Perfect for staying comfortable on back-to-back Zoom calls.
Infinitely more glamorous than an outsized Muumuu, a kaftan is the ideal investment piece to transition out of lockdown and into summer. Loose cuts and natural fabrics allow for exceptional comfort, so choose a silk, cotton or linen option for maximum comfort and effortless style when the sun returns.
Simple, yet endlessly effective, the humble wrap dress is an instant upgrade to the dowdiest of lockdown wardrobes. The cut of a wrap dress makes it an ideal wardrobe staple for almost every body shape. Play with length, pattern, colour and fabric choice to find the perfect dress to elevate your lockdown look.
Less restricting than their cotton counterparts, silk shirts offer an elegant and sumptuous upgrade to even the most basic outfits. For minimalist looks, opt for off-white or cream shades paired with loose-fit denim or go bold with one of spring’s striking floral prints.