Getting dressed up for Easter goes back to ancient times. But many of us will be celebrating at home today, instead.
My church is offering a recorded service, and though in the past few weeks, I have mostly watched in sleepwear, I think I may get dressed for this one.
“It's a whole new beginning and we celebrate that newness by going out in new clothes.” - The Oklahoman
I don't know about you, but I could really use the promise of a new beginning right about now. If you do, too, consider celebrating at home by wearing something nicer than you would normally wear. An upgrade.
Even if what you normally wear is loungewear...
Here are three outfit formula ideas for upgrading your loungewear for Easter or any other time you need it.
In the video, Alyssa suggests making use of the loungewear you already have and she uses sweatpants, leggings and a jumpsuit or dress as examples.
But what if, for instance, you don't have a blazer (as I don't?) Or a white blouse (as I don't) or a furry vest & belt (you guessed it - I don't)?
I am sure that you have something that is upgrade-worthy that you can use and still manage to be comfy at home.
I suggest: earrings, scarves, a cardigan, flats or anything that makes an outfit seem that much nicer.
I know it may seem like a small thing.
What difference does it make to wear something special on this day dedicated to celebrating Easter? Just being part of the celebration is all that matters, right?
But to me, upgrading my comfy outfit feels like an expression of hope, and an affirmation of my faith. And you can do this upgrade whenever you need a mood lift, a positive moment in an otherwise difficult day, or a physical demonstration of strength or hope.
What will you be wearing?
See you tomorrow!
P.S. Here's What I Decided to Wear...
In last week's post, we took a look at creating a loungewear capsule wardrobe. Many of us are sheltering in place at the moment and might be paying more attention to what we are wearing at home, than anywhere else.
That's true for me, too. And I have to confess that this is the part of my wardrobe that I tend to ignore.
I mean, I have loungewear.
But I certainly don't love it. I'd say we tolerate each other.
So I decided to today to take a look at what an ideal loungewear capsule wardrobe would be for me.
Toward a Loungewear Capsule Wardrobe: What I Have Now
Years ago, I bought several things that were meant to make me feel more cozy at home, but I didn't reach high enough. I bought a couple of robes, and a couple of house dresses.
They are very comfortable, but they don't feel like I'm actually dressed, to be honest. They are practical, but not very stylish. And not all that flattering, unfortunately.
This past year, I grabbed an old burnt orange cardigan that is still in fairly decent shape & paired it with a red loungewear dress and red-and-orange fuzzy socks. it has become my absolute favorite thing to wear at home.
Why do I love it?
Well, it's comfy and it feels like me! I like the sort of cheeky color combo, and the way it looks like I am wearing actual clothes at home.
But the next step, obviously, is to wear actual clothes at home. The only problem is that I don't want to wear out the clothes I wear elsewhere. So my goal is to choose clothes I will probably only wear at home.
My Loungewear Wish List
Though I may eventually want ten pieces, as I recommended last week, I am willing to start small.
Here's what I'm thinking for a mostly warm weather loungewear capsule wardrobe...
2 pairs of leggings - brown and heather grey
2 tops - one, a tank top; the other, short-sleeved
3 cardigans - a heather grey one, a burnt orange one & a green one.
The good news: I have all three cardigans already; I just haven't switched them over to use at home, except for the burnt orange one. And I have a pair of brown leggings that after more than a decade, are probably ready to retire, but are very comfy.
So I am almost halfway there. Eventually, I wouldn't mind adding a tank dress and a striped or floral top.
What's on your loungewear wish list?
See you tomorrow!
Free printable casual mom
capsule wardrobe planner:
use it to create your loungewear
Why Create a Loungewear Capsule Wardrobe
I have known many people for whom home is just a place to sleep. Or refuel before the next big adventure.
Even for homebodies (like me), or stay-at-home or work-at-home moms, most of your wardrobe may provide lots of options for what you do away from home, and not so many for time spent at home.
But right now, there are many more of us at home than usual, and for much more of the time. So, what to wear?
I suggest creating a loungewear capsule wardrobe that is comfortable, cozy and soothing, but also one you will enjoy choosing each day. If getting dressed is fun, gives you confidence, reminds you of who you are, and makes you feel good, then your clothes may actually lessen some of the stress you're experiencing.
And as our wait, at home, continues, it may create enough variety to eliminate the boredom of life in pjs, or of wearing the same things over and over again.
Free printable wardrobe planner:
use it to create your
loungewear capsule wardrobe
The Loungewear Capsule Wardrobe: 10 Pieces, 30 Outfits
Here are the ten pieces you can use to create a fun, but comfortable & stylish loungewear capsule wardrobe.
3 bottoms: 2 leggings, 1 skirt
3 tops: 1 camisoles, 1 SS top, 1 LS top
2 slip or tank dresses: one each
2 long cardigans
But if ten pieces is too many, for now, gather together just five, from what you already own. Five pieces that will be fun to wear, or comforting, or easy.
If you are hanging out at home more than usual, what have you most enjoyed wearing, so far? Let me know in a comment.
See you tomorrow!
My mission is to help you discover, embrace and celebrate your own beauty and style.
Thanks for dropping by! I'll see you soon.
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