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Stayin’ in

If staying in is the new going out, you might as well dress the part.

I’ll admit, the further I get into my thirties the more adept I get at stay-at-home dressing versus dressing to go out-out. I’ve always been a more dress-down than dress-up when it comes to fashion, living pretty much in jeans and cosy tees, slouchy jumpers and comfortable flats. So when it comes to finding suitable lockdown loungewear, I’m pretty much in my element.

Still, it can’t hurt to luxe things up a little – whether it be fantasy fashion picks, or a few little isolation treats to indulge in just now. My day-to-night outfits seem to blur into one these days – there’s no lockdown law that says pyjamas aren’t suitable daytime attire – so treating myself to a little silk, cashmere or organic linen seems like a perfectly worthwhile investment. And especially now that the sun is starting to come out more readily (seriously, has there ever been as sunny a Spring as Manchester in 2020 lockdown?), throwing a couple of resort-wear styles to slouch around the house in – and fantasise about exotic escape – makes just the right amount of sense, even without a balcony or garden to enjoy them in.

What are you living in these days? Are you still dutifully getting dressed each morning, or waiting until mid-afternoon to shower and change outfits like me?

lead: Fashercise Grey Maceo sweats • 1/ Oysho yellow soft touch tshirt  •  2/ Beaumont Organic cotton eye mask  •  3/ Sézane Olric jumper* •  4/ Free People Easy Livin one piece* •  5/ ME+EM slouchy lurex stripe tee* •  6/ Olive boucle round neck jumper7/ Beaumont Organic Serenity cotton top •  8/ Yonder suede babouche slippers •  9/ Beachgold Jasper jumpsuit

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