I’ve written previously about my campaign to “Bring Back the House Dress” and it struck a chord with many of you. Apparently I’m not the only one who has become disenchanted with sloppy at-home wear and is trying to up my game a bit. If you haven’t read my post about it, you should do so before reading the rest of this one. I’ll wait…
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What did you think? Is the idea of a house dress appealing to you or do you think I’m a little nuts? Either answer is okay. In fact, you might agree with both.
Even those who liked my house dress plan have wondered how to make it work during cold weather. Obviously this dress isn’t going to work when it’s a rainy 39 degrees as it is here right now.
So let’s take a look at a more weather-appropriate option.
Check out this skirt. It’s soft, comfortable, machine-washable, AND it has pockets! I own several in various colors and have just added this lovely teal to my Amazon cart.
They are lightweight enough to wear in the summer with sandals but work well in the winter, too. In the summer I pair them with a tank top but in the winter I choose a long-sleeved tee, something like this:
If you’re cold natured you can wear a pair of tights underneath:
and maybe even add a long, half slip.
What about footwear? Honestly, I either wear my fur-lined moccasin slippers:
Or my beloved Birkenstock sandals:
The comfort of Birkenstock with more coverage than sandals. Perfect.
The final piece to my winter at-home “uniform” is a lightweight sweater or cardigan. I keep one on the back of my desk chair in my office and one or two hanging on the coatrack in our entry hall. Most of the time a long-sleeve tee is adequate indoors but on especially chilly days another layer might be called for.
Any sweater will do but it’s nice to choose something with a bit of style. I like this one:
I have something similar and have worn it for years. It also looks cute with a pair of jeans and boots.
This has been my go-to at home wear for winter and by adding boots and a cute scarf this also serves as my usual look when I leave the house. It’s comfortable and it’s easy to dress it up a bit with nicer jewelry.
However, I’ve been wanting to expand my winter wardrobe a little. I love sleeveless maxi dresses in the summer so it only makes sense to consider a long-sleeved version for winter. Something like this perhaps?
I’m still researching options for winter at-home wear and will add to this post as I find good options. And if you have any suggestions please leave me a comment.