Have a Snow Day

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By Roxy Rowton

The holiday rush has passed. Now winter beckons us indoors to find serenity and repose for the spirit, mind and body. During the winter season, dressing can become weighed down by heavy layers and hefty textures. Still, on a blustery winter afternoon or evening, you can lighten the dress code by slipping into loungewear staples. Stock your cold-weather closet with easy loungewear pieces that perfectly blend
simple styling and sensible details. To do so, just add winter’s:

  • Palest palette of white, cream, alabaster, chalk, ecru and a seasonal-infused spectrum of blush, dove grey, charcoal and ink.
  • Softest and warmest textiles, such as cozy, downy flannel; ultra-soft, ultra-fine baby alpaca; luxurious, elegant cashmere; soft waffle-knit pima cotton; beautiful, liquid silk; and smooth, crisp linen.
  • Basics in comfortable minimal shapes of dolman sleeves, generous hems, wide legs, elasticized drawstring waists, scoop necklines, balloon sleeves, dropped shoulders and high/low lengths.

A snow day set apart for repose can be physically and mentally therapeutic following the activity burst that typically accompanies the holidays. Simple loungewear staples are the ideal armchair companions. Snuggle into a linen tee and drawstring waist pant with a neat crisp finish, the perfect pajama set substitute. Just add comfy socks or slippers.

If winter’s tempestuous weather has you indoors, make the most of it! Take time for a little self-indulgence with a soothing bath and luxurious treatments for the hair and skin. Wrap up in a plush, ultra-absorbent Turkish cotton robe that promises an ultimate tactile sensation while you’re lounging pretty.

The snow outside is frightful, but the hearth is delightful. Settle in for an evening by the fireside, streaming the latest blockbuster, and sipping a glass of bubbly. Cocoon in a chunky alpaca cardigan that promises superior softness and ensures winter warmth and coziness.

Silk is the embodiment of luxury in loungewear. Combine a versatile midi slip dress with a wide-leg silk trouser for a minimal ensemble that is right at home for a simple romantic candlelight dinner for two. The look is elegant and romantic.

Loungewear has never been lovelier or more comfortable. The most fundamental of sartorial details—fabric and shape—give comfort, functionality, ease, and personality to loungewear. Minimal silhouettes, superior softness, and toasty textiles become cozy, best-friend fashions for a wintry day.

Wardrobe and style consultant Roxy L. Rowton (rlrowton@everydayrefinement.com) spends much of her workweek in the closet or the fitting room helping women look and feel their very best. She has two-plus decades in the fashion, apparel and beauty industries.


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