By Kate Burke
When do you trade you nighttime sleeping costume for daytime yoga pants? Whose gonna see you and does it matter anyway? Of course it does. If you wanna feel good, you need to look good – even if it’s only for catching your reflection in your own bathroom mirror. (Although, I suspect this applies mostly to us females. Our Y-chromosone counterparts are less concerned with a bad hair day or what to put on for a day with nowhere to go.)
But there is somewhere to go—take out the garbage, walk the dog, wash the car, go to the grocery, jump on the treadmill, take a walk or a ride…
We may be in the middle of a self-quarantine crisis: Stay at Home (SAH), Observe Social Distancing (OSD) and Shelter in Place (SIP), but that doesn’t mean we can’t dress for the occasion, whatever that occasion might turn out to be. Add to that, spring is springing, so it’s a perfect time to clean out your closet, put away the boots and mittens, haul out the tanks, tees, shorts, sandals, and get ready for sunny weather. It’s still a little chilly though, so for outdoor adventures, especially in the morning, you may need that jacket.
We asked some of our readers to list their common activities that adhere to SAH, OSD, SIP, and share what they choose to wear for them. See if you can match up the activity with pictures of the best wardrobe choice for it! Look at all the stuff you meant to do and couldn’t find time to do. Well, now is the time, and now is a great time to dress right while you do it!
Remember, if you are connecting through various virtual or online conferencing, like Zoom, Face-time, or Skype, they can see you as well as hear you (although most programs do have option to turn off the video). Since it’s mostly above the waist that shows, it’s probably OK to still wear your bunny slippers and yoga pants, but you might want to think about hair, makeup, a nice shirt or top, and even some jewelry.
Ok, here we go. Please feel free to send us your pictures, ideas, suggestions. The list is evolving. Check back every couple days as we add more activities and examples.
Now… don’t tell me there is “nothing to do” while OSD, SAH, SIP. What else can you add to the list?
And when we can finally get out of the house? Next we’ll address WHAT TO WEAR AFTER!