In today's 24/7 whirlwind world, where everyone appears to be going at 100 miles an hour most of the time, it is no surprise that we all love the comfort of having just a couple of hours at home. Whether it is your one night in during the week, or a leisurely Sunday afternoon chez vous - home time is sacred time to switch off, read a book, light a couple of candles and just generally enjoy a bit of piece and quiet.
With this focus on enjoying dedicated time at home being a fixture in modern life it isn't surprising that 'athleisure' wear has become a thing. And thank goodness it has. These are the pieces that are made for lounging. Think natural, luxurious but comfortable fabrics and shapes that require minimum effort - the kind of clothes that you can't wait to change into as soon as you come in the front door. Though increasingly these pieces are getting an airing away from home as well just as we are seeing with humble jogging bottom - once something only ever worn on the sofa whilst enjoying a binge watch of your favouiite Netflix series - now regularly seen on the front row of fashion weeks. Comfy is finally cool.
"Comfy is finally cool"
For many women comfort at home starts with the very basics. How many of us enjoy taking off our bras at the end of a long day and going au naturel?! Pretty much as good as, Woron's super soft and eco friendly Lenzig Modal bras provide you with all the comfort but just the right amount of sexiness at the same time. A long time favourite at Gather&See, the flirt style gives a subtle lift whilst their hipster briefs are the comfiest pants we've ever worn. If it's warm enough, wear them on their own whilst you potter around the house. No doubt your other half will approve.
In colder climates, knitwear has to be one of the ultimate home comforts. Choose proper natural fibres as opposed to manmade for eco credentials and genuine warmth. Tricotage's Alice and Lou jumpers are just perfect to cosy up in by the fire - especially whilst the days are still cold and dark. (No wonder we came up with an editorial about hibernation at this time of year!) Meanwhile bright cashmere options from Arela provide luxury, warmth and bucket loads of style, even if you move no further than the kitchen to make up cup of tea...
When it comes to relaxing, never underestimate the power of an elasticated waist. Seriously, try it and you won't want to go back. This is where the aforementioned joggers come into their own. Arela's Ranui Pants are made from a sumptuously thick cotton and slimline leg for a flattering shape. Meanwhile our new range of leggings from Satva are made of recycled polyester, resulting in eco-friendly activewear that works for lounging at home as much as working out in the gym. Hmm, gym... we really should.... But somehow home feels like just the right place to be right now..