538124745 days into quarantine life, and we are now well-acquainted with work-from-home and virtual meet-ups. Locked out of places where we’d typically dress up, we’ve found sartorial comfort in easygoing off-duty clothes instead. Loungewear is definitely the new favourite — whether you’re logging into a Zoom presentation or playing board games with your family.
For afternoons spent bundling up with a book in your favorite corner of the house, think beyond those grey and black sweatshirts that you’ve worn out by now. Nothing spells cozy and cute quite like soft greens, blues and whites. Pastel hues are soothing and instantly uplift spirits. Add to that a breezy silhouette like a printed tunic dress, and you can feel dressy without leaving the house!
A+CO Recommends: While the cotton dresses by Purvi Doshi are lockdown staples, the flirty styles from Varq by Varun Nidhika are ideal to spend your downtime feeling stylish.
The smart waist-up dressing is the new power dressing. Take a break from your basic button-downs and make an artsy shift with deconstructed shirts, printed tops and clever collar detailing. This is the time to bring out your accessories — layered necklaces, elegant rings or Zoom-appropriate earrings that can peek out from behind your Airpods!
A+CO Recommends: Trade your tailored button-downs with flared shirts by KaSha or go off-beat with deconstructed styles by Chola.
Ever since stepping out came with the limitation of for-essentials-only, errand-appropriate pants have claimed importance. Breathable khadi and cotton palazzos, comfy draped pants are practical picks for lounging and oh-so-chic for in-between coffee runs.
A+CO Recommends: Custom-made for comfort, boho-chic pants by Payal Pratap and printed palazzos by KoAi will keep you far off from falling into the pyjama trap.
Weekends may now comprise of cocktails in the balcony, picnics in the garden or karaoke with the family, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up. Those vacay kaftans by Masaba can now be reworked to suit your new weekend routine. Saunter in them just like Kareena Kapoor Khan and Malaika Arora to elevate your #lockdownOOTD game on the gram.
A+CO Recommends: Add more life into your off-work days in bright and breezy kaftans by Masaba and Rajdeep Ranawat.
Shop from Aashni + Co’s curation of easy-going silhouettes here.