I’m an over-scheduled, under-sleeping multi-tasker in 24/7 smoky eye, so when I get home you know I’m not just going to throw on a stained sweat suit. Some women might find baggy, unflattering clothing helpful while working from home, but frankly I find it depressing. How could I instruct clients on living the glam life while dressing like a depressed farmhand? Even in private, your personal style should- and easily can- remain true. Loungewear should not be boring. Comfort should not be bland. Sweat suits should not be worn.
Silver screen sirens such as Bette Davis in All About Eve or Faye Dunaway in Mommy Dearest are the icons when it comes to glorious loungewear. They may not have been good, but they were something far more interesting: glamorous.
My at home uniform consists of leggings, an ultra soft T, and the defining piece: a kimono or bed jacket. Toss on a shiny silk kimono or rich velvet bed jacket and my bedroom becomes a boudoir. I instantly feel sophisticated and prepared to face an overflowing inbox with grace- not guilt. Even if reality television remains playing ever so softly in the background.
Kimonos also made an appearance on the Spring/Summer 2014 Runways, signaling an incoming trend. Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, L’Wren Scott, and Emilio Pucci all used kimonos in their Spring/Summer 2014 collections.
Best of all, kimonos and bed jackets are available in every price range. No matter who you are, you have no excuse to wear some terry cloth monstrosity while working from home or just vegging out in front of the TV. Kimonos and bed jackets will save you from a home life of fashion frump.