Mai Morsch is an editor at Vogue magazine who has been working from home like a lot of us. She recently wrote about how it has redefined her style.
Early on, before she settled in, Morsch wore the same black leggings and oversized cashmere sweater.
Atta girl, I thought, hiking up my black leggings.
But when she returned to New York, Morsch put on Prada heels and a floor-length dress to eat pizza on her couch.
“Ever since,” Morsch wrote. “I really do try to put something on every day. Even if that is simply a caftan-style dress or a new pair of earrings.”
I try to put something on every day, too. Pants.
“I look at the act of getting dressed as a source of comfort,” Morsch wrote. “And for me, that does not mean sweatpants.”
For me, it does. No indecisions at the closet door. No ironing. I get straight to work.
On Monday, Morsch stayed in sleepwear all day. I could relate to that, until she said her nightgown cost $90 and her slippers $130.
Monday found me in a $12 Old Navy tank top and cut-off sweatpants. Which I had slept in.
“Mid-week and it’s time for pants,” Morsch wrote. She’s “not saying no to anything baggy right now.” (Nor is she saying no to $790 cargo pants.)
Wednesday found me in baggy linen overalls I bought for $22.99. I liked them so much I ordered a second pair in olive green.
Which I wore on Thursday, while Morsch opted for a tiered Tory Burch dress.
On Friday, Morsch wore a pretty floor-length caftan. I wore what I wore Thursday.
Morsch and I agree on one thing. “I dress based on what feels good on any given day and have learned that being ‘comfortable’ can take many different forms,” she wrote.
I figure we have enough challenges right now without worrying about fashion.
Or spilling coffee on $800 cargo pants.
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