If you are currently staying inside for a while, or are working from home for the first time, you may be struggling with find that sophisticated at-home style that strikes a balance somewhere between having a dressed to the nines day and keeping it super cozy & relaxed.
We recommend finding your style between chic and comfy to help you feel put together, yet cozy enough to easily mix in a midday nap while you are stuck at home for the pandemic.
1. Don’t PJ-all-day
While it may be tempting to keep it to pajamas all day when you are first staying at home for a while, you may end up feeling a little blah and miss having more structure to your day.
We recommend setting your alarm to the same time every morning, waking up with a steamy shower, and then popping into something comfortable (but definitely not sleepwear.)
If you are sticking to a daily yoga routine, or plan on hopping on your treadmill during the day, keep it sporty yet trendy with sneakers, yoga pants, a workout top, and a cute strappy sports bra. You will feel put together and efficient, since you can hop into your workout at a moments notice.
Or, maybe you just want to feel more put together while working on those reports for work. Slip into a comfortable but chic romper, jumpsuit, or breezy skirt with a cozy sweater for a look that is casual Friday worthy, while still making comfort a priority.
2. Experiment with chic heat-free hairstyles
If you are staying at home now for the first time in a while, use this as an opportunity to give your hair a heat holiday.
If the curling wand or flat iron used to be your daily go-to styling tool, your hair is likely way overdue for you figuring out some cute heat-free styles for sophisticated at-home style.
Try out some braids, top knots, classic ponytails, or get fancy and figure out how to do your own air-dry twist waves and curls for some volume without a blowdryer.
3. Apply a face mask on the regular
If you are being more of a homebody right now, you have no excuse to not make sure your skin is getting top-notch treatment.
Go for a chocolate mask or clay mask a few times a week to get an effortless look sans makeup.
Turn off your laptop camera and pop one on during your business meeting to get work done while secretly pampering. This is a great way to get sophisticated at-home style and work at the same time!
4. Take your skin routine up a notch
Staying at home isn’t just a great time to treat your skin more during the day, but you will likely have more time available for your morning and night skincare routine as well.
Slapping on your usual basic moisturizer twice a day is a good start, but if you want a night and day cream that really puts in the work, look into high-quality pharmaceutical-grade beauty creams with validated ingredients like brightening vitamin C and fine-line busting Tretinoin.
You can have a free 10-15 minute online consultation with a doctor at StrutYours.com to make sure these high-powered creams are a good choice for your skin issues, and if you are a good candidate, your beauty creams can be shipped right to your front door with free 2-day shipping.
5. Keep your nails polished
You are likely catching a look at your nails a lot during the day if you are now working from home, so why not make them pop?
Keeping your nails trimmed, filed, and nicely painted is a quick and easy way to feel fancy and put-together.
Keep it a simple clear coat or pale pink for a classic look, or shake things up a little bit and go for a neon yellow, chartreuse, or french tips to put a little pep into your at-home day.
6. Go for a barely-there makeup look
If you are going to be hanging out at home for a bit, you may want to give your skin a break and try out a fresh and clean barely-there makeup look.
If you normally go for an all-out contour, smoky eye, and fake lashes look, your skin may be craving a bit of a breather.
You may not want to go completely sans make-up every day, so try out some simple light makeup looks to help you feel pretty and put-together while staying in.
A lightweight concealer, pale pink glossy lip, and a swipe of mascara can work wonders for having that sophisticated at-home style without spending too much time in front of the mirror.
7. Invest in some luxe nightwear
Outfit changes from day-to-night are a great way to divide up the monotony of staying in the same place for so long and can help you mentally switch from work time to relax time.
Since you are already going about your day in comfy leggings or rompers, you can really amp up the luxe fabrics with your nightwear to emphasize the difference. Get yourself some of the most comfortable pajamas in the world and kick back!
Time to dig out your silky nightgowns, plush slippers, and fuzzy robes to glam it up while staying in. You’ll see you can have a sophisticated at-home style and still be comfortable.
Being stuck at home for the lockdown doesn’t mean that all of your fashion sense has to go out the window.
After all, your clothing choices are for you to feel and look your best, so you don’t really need an audience to take the time to love your look that day.
Put the emphasis on cozy styles to make sure you are staying comfortable while still looking great. You’ll find that it’s easy to have a sophisticated at-home style!
Use some of your extra spare time to give your hair and skin some extra care for that effortless fresh look without having to reach for a bronzer or blowdryer during a pandemic.