As long as we’re being honest here, I have to tell you – I do not look good everyday. In fact, a couple of days a week, I don’t even try to look decent.
I see a lot of really lovely OOTD (Outfit Of The Day) posts on other blogs, and I can say without pause that I will never be that girl. Wanna know why? Because my Outfit Of The Day is often a tank top, socks, undies and MAYBE some pants, if it’s cold. I am seriously fantastic at slumming.
In achieving my (ugly) cocoon state, I rely on these staples:
- Old t-shirt or tank top. Old is comfy. If not old, then Local Celebrity, because they use a cotton jersey that feels like a damn baby seal’s fur. Super soft, amusing graphics, and lady-shaped (the key to not looking like a moping pile of rags on lazy days.)
- Honeydew lace trim rayon/spandex undies. Seriously the best combination of good-looking and comfy available. (Even the LACE is soft and stretchy!) They come in about a million exciting color combos, so you’ll never be bored. The only drawback is they’re not dryer-friendly.
- Socks, if necessary. I don’t especially love socks, but I HATE dry heels. After slathering some lotion on my feet, I can either put socks on, or walk around leaving lotion footprints and collecting lint and crumbs. So, ok, socks. Juicy Couture knee socks are what’s up. They’re like a sock bred with a slipper – super warm and thick. When I’m at home, they’re substitute pants.. and when I travel someplace cold, I pack a week’s worth – because these things will SAVE YOUR LIFE on the East coast!
- I’m not saying this tee-underwear-sock combo is a good look (let me be the first to tell you, it is absolutely not), but add a pair of pants and you’re passable. Just passable enough to answer the door for the UPS guy. I go with Juicy Couture velour pants (in the original leg style – the UPS guy doesn’t care if I have “skinnies” or “flares” on.) Ridiculously comfortable pants. Like wearing a blanket on each leg.
I get away with a day or two of this per week because I’m a freelancer, and because keeping the house cleaned can keep me home for a solid day a week. For the laziest dressers ever, this is a 5-second morning – cover up what needs covering, and get on with the day.
Living in LA and considering myself a “real” adult, I can’t bring myself to wear sweats in public any more. I have no shame about shuffling around my house in my dirtball get-up, but I have an invisible line drawn at the front door. Real pants for the mailbox, no exceptions.
I’m all about the girls who can pull off the pj’s-in-public look, though.. so if that’s you, OWN IT! I know in college this would’ve been a maximum effort show-stopper of an outfit for me.