One of the best things about working from home and generally, staying home for however long necessary, is living in comfortable clothes. Nothing beats going home after a typical work day, kicking off your shoes and getting changed into unrestrictive loungewear. Now, we're able to do that for an entire month.
We're big believers in fashion being able to set the tone of your entire day. The right combination of clothes—based on whatever that whets your fancy—can uplift your spirit. So while you're prepping to be as productive at home as your usual office-going self, it might help to dress up a bit, but in fancier loungewear.
Enter Emma Willis. Known for its bespoke shirts, the brand also does quite a wide range of other gentlemanly style assortments—boxer shorts, ties, knitwear and the like—that are all made in England. Its robes though, would make you want to wear one outside the home.
A MATCHESFASHION-exclusive, this particular paisley-print robe by Emma Willis is made out of silk twill—soft with that unmistakably luxurious feel of silk but also crafted to have some weight. The elegant shawl lapels and subtle piped details lend an air of formality, no matter what you wear underneath. And nothing is fancier than a paisley-print robe that's made in England by a bespoke shirtmaker.
That level of quality and craftsmanship comes at a price of course: approximately SGD2,565. Yes, that's equivalent to a price of a decent suit. But can you lounge comfortably in one at home? Don't think so.
If you don't need to spend that amount of money to look decent during Zoom meetings and that occasional Instagram selfie (#CircuitBreakerDay1), here are some other ways to remain stylish and comfortable at home.
Cotton pyjama set by mastermind WORLD (approximately SGD765 each via SSENSE)
Breezy and easy-to-wear—the makings of an excellent loungewear attire. It helps too that this looks nothing like those pyjamas you grew up wearing and seeing.
Tana Lawn™ cotton pyjama set by Liberty London (SGD355 each)
If paisley is not to your fancy, perhaps this arabesque-inspired pyjama set by print legend Liberty London is more your speed. We reckon no one would be the wiser if you choose to wear the shirt out after this situation is over.
Cotton pyjama set by Desmond & Dempsey (approximately SGD270 each)
Trust a brand that's sole purpose is to create stylish sleepwear, to create a piece that's as exciting as getting to bed after a long tiring day. Desmond & Dempsey's pyjama set looks like it can also belong at the beach. And when it comes to video conferencing, a wonderful burst of colourful energy to brighten up the team's mood.
Cotton and modal lounge Henley and trousers by Sunspel (approximately SGD239 as a pairing each)
If it's simplicity you're after, look no further than Sunspel's loungewear separates. Classic and undoubtedly comfortable—they're a mix of cotton and modal—we'd gladly live in a few sets without hesitation.
Cotton and spandex ultra-stretch sweat set by Uniqlo (SGD49.90 each)
Uniqlo's always thinking about the lifestyle of its customers. And when it comes to loungewear, stretchability and comfort that comes to the forefront. The ultra-stretch capability means they'll fit well and also provides unrestrictive ease of movement whether you're lounging on your couch or taking much-needed stretch breaks from typing.
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