It dawned on me today that I have not checked my weather app since I've been working from home. I usually check my weather app before bed so that I can iron and lay out a work outfit for the next day.
However, I haven't done that in weeks, not because I laze around in loungewear all day (I actually still put WFH ensembles together every day), but what I wear is no longer informed by the weather - only my mood - because we're barely stepping outside anyway.
Why am I talking about the weather like I'm making awkward small talk by the office kitchen sink?
Because winter fashion is here, and we're officially permitted to shop it under level 4 lockdown regulations. You might be thinking; what's the point if we can't wear these new threads anywhere?
Well, a few creatives, designers, industry authorities, and fashion editors have made a case for dressing up (or down) for your furniture, balcony or driveway on Instagram. And personally, I might just dabble too, regardless of the weather.
You get the point, right?
Well, let's take a look at what's out there for you to treat yourself to, whether you're shopping (cautiously) in-store or online as retail outlets resume business as unusual:
See their new in-store and online shopping guidelines here.
Stripe Knit Pullover, R189.99
Check Jumpsuit, R199.99
Key hero pieces from the AW20 collection are:
The Classic Melton Coat, perfect for dressing from the waist up for Zoom meetings, from R769.30
The Print Viscose Blend Turtleneck for lazy yet stylish days, binging on your favourite series, from R209.30
*Prices available on request
Country Road soft cord pants
Country Road compact knit asymmetrical jacket
Trenery black leather ankle boots for essential runs
Adidas Originals tailored trackpants, R1299
Brushed cut & sew midi dress with front tie, R499
Online product availability disclaimer: Online deliveries for winter essentials are now OPEN! Please note that only products marked ‘Essential’ can shipped during Level 4. Please be patient as we are experiencing delays of up to 4 weeks while we work through the backlog from lock-down Level 5.
However, in store, you can shop luxe sleepwear, such as the set pictured below (R599).
Alternatively, shop these essential statement items online:
Celene Colourblock Pull-Over, R599
Azalea Down Coat, R1299. And one day you'll eventually wear it outside.
Brave Soul Slimfit Napqueen Onesie perfect for weekends indoors, R549
See Mango's online and store safety measures here.
Cowl neck sweater, R949
The Falke Elegant Stripe anklet sock is available in 5 colourways, in size 3-5 and 6-8 with a retail price of R140.
For the birthday girl who'll be celebrating indoors the same way I did a little over a month ago.
Midi dress with voluminous sleeves, R1699
Double-breasted check blazer, R1299
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