I find it quite interesting that my most read post of all time with over 31,000 page views is ‘What to wear at home’. Obviously it's not just me who always has this topic on my mind. I love to change my clothing when I get home after work or a day out but I'm sometimes stumped on what the best thing to wear is (yes it's a first world problem).
Home loungewear needs to be a peculiar blend of alluring, comfortable and not too delicate. Loungewear is not pyjamas either. I have two sets of man-style pyjamas, one in striped blue cotton and the other a mushroom and cream baroque-print satin. Even though they are 'man-style' in name, I feel very feminine in them. But putting them on straight after work doesn't seem right. I did do this once after a late afternoon shower and when my husband got home from work he thought I was going to bed.
This past winter I've worn leggings and a v-neck fine merino top which has been successful - cosy, attractive and, with two sets I always have one outfit to wear while the other is in the wash. In the summer I've worn fine cotton or satin palazzo pants with a complementary t-shirt.
I wouldn't mind getting some even prettier pieces than that though, items that are specifically loungewear. I will be sure to purchase in 'my' colours too - and I can really enjoy using the prettiest and most feminine shades of Soft Summer. I was looking at camisoles today and had my Colour Me Beautiful wallet in my bag which was fun. I didn't buy anything though because none of them were quite right and I'm going to shop more intentionally and resist the instant gratification of taking something home.
Since my wardrobe is more pared down than it was, it's quite nice to be sick of wearing something at the end of the season and looking forward to the next season.
Please do share your favourite home loungewear ideas. Do you have specific clothing for this or keep your day clothes on?