We’re a month into lockdown now in NSW, which means we’ve officially entered the grown-out roots and trackie-dacks stage of the pandemic.
Well, maybe not officially. But if Gladys fronted the weekend press conference wearing jogging pants to match her natty North Face jacket, could you blame her? Me neither.
Right now, cosiness, comfort and self-care are the things that matter most – whether that means curling up with Netflix and a glass of wine or resorting to the same, comforting sweatshirt, all day, every day.
But if there’s one lesson I took from the last lockdown, it’s that maintaining some semblance of personal standards means that you’re less likely to sink into a pit of your own despair. And just because we’re missing out on restaurant meals, office banter and interstate holidays, doesn’t mean we have to abandon style, too.
Luckily, says stylist Lucy Wood, opting for something relaxed yet presentable is easier than ever. If you’re in a position to shop, Nagnata, Staud, PE Nation and The Upside have long offered great, stylish activewear and loungewear, while Rebecca Vallance, C&M, and Maggie Marilyn are among those who have recently introduced pandemic-inspired casual capsules.
Below, Lucy has pulled together five comfortable – but still stylish – looks that won’t make you feel as though you’ve given up on fashion (or life) altogether.