LIFESTYLE

How to stay ‘cool’

in one-mile wear this summer

Jun 16, 2020

All this social distancing and working from home (WFH) these days has extended the time we spend in our own houses, and restricted our outside spheres of activity. One result is that the lines between work, life and leisure have become less distinct, but if there’s something that remains unchanged, it’s that we still want to be fashionable. This has led to the rise of the concept of “one-mile wear,” clothes that are casual yet stylish enough to wear within one mile of your house whether you are popping out to run some quick errands or enjoying a staycation.

 

 

One-mile wear: Looking good while feeling relaxed

 

The core of one-mile wear is looking effortlessly stylish, as it combines elements that make homewear feel comfortable with those that make clothes fashionable enough to present yourself outside. In line with that, this season’s new offerings are heavily in favor of loose and comfy fits and oversize garments, including sleeves that end at the elbows and hemlines that are more often below than above the knee.

 

One-mile wear can double as homewear and clothes for going out.
One-mile wear can double as homewear and clothes for going out.
Far Left: Beanpole 890311 / 20SS Contrast Line Jersey Patch Shirt / Sporty shirt with wide front pocket detail in trendy silhouette
Left: kuho plus / 20SS One Point Graphic T-shirt / T-shirt with silket finish that can be casual with denim shorts and feminine with skirt
Right: OIAUER / 20SS Linen Blend Square Neck Dress / Light dress with casual, feminine square neckline featuring detachable belt, practical side pockets
Far Right: 8seconds / 20SS Stripe Long Dress / Shirt-like maxi dress with front pockets and adjustable strap at waist

 

Choosing the right colors is also important. This summer season the trend is light yet soft pastels, as well as neutral tones such as beige and khaki.

 

Light and soft pastel tones are in this summer.
Light and soft pastel tones are in this summer.
Left: MVIO / 20SS Semiover Short-sleeve Open Shirt / Short-sleeve shacket with snap fasteners, welt pocket detail
Center: 8seconds / 20SS Solid Open Collar Half Sleeve Shirt / Light open-collar shirt that goes well with any pants
Right: Beanpole 890311 / 20SS Multi Stripe Pique T-Shirt / Relax-fit polo shirt designed with retro aesthetic

 

Bags are a simple yet effective way to spruce up your one-mile wear. From bucket, crossbody, shoulder, and tote styles to gingham check patterns and vivid colors, they come in all sorts of materials, patterns and styles to suit your taste and mood.

 

A bag to suit every occasion
A bag to suit every occasion
Left: Beanpole Accessory / 20SS Foret Crossbody Bag – Beige, Green / Summer bag with breathable mesh weave and eco-friendly, durable fabric that is antibacterial, splash-resistant, water-resistant
Center: By Edit / 20SS Edit Bag M / Multi-colored bag that can be styled as crossbody and tote with added practicality of inner pocket
Right: Beanpole 890311 / 20SS 2 Way Tote Bag / Casual, sporty tote bag that can also turn into mini bag with cross strap

 

To keep the rays of the harsh summer sun off, try going for a bucket hat. From this season’s runway shows by high-end luxury brands to Instagram influencers and street fashions, this trend has caught hold all over the place. Checked or unchecked, made of knit or denim, with shirring, string, or fringe detailing: choose a hat to suit your mood.

 

Whether in the city or lounging on a terrace, bucket hats are big this season.
Whether in the city or lounging on a terrace, bucket hats are big this season.
Left: Beanpole Ladies / 20SS Solid Reversible Bucket Hat / Basic-mood bucket hat in solid colorway that is also highly versatile with reversible detail
Center: KUHO / 20SS String Bucket Hat / Casual bucket hat coming with wide brim, detachable string
Right: 8seconds / 20SS Check Bucket Hat / Check-pattern bucket hat for perfect statement to casual look

 

 

Blurred lines: The rise of WFH wear

 

As WFH is becoming the “new normal” it is also blurring the line between workwear and homewear. Video conferences and virtual webinars taking the place of face-to-face meetings have relaxed the need to be fully dressed up and have given birth to a new fashion: “waist-up dressing” or “above-the-keyboard dressing.”

 

One-mile wear is at the center of this trend, placing importance on the detailing and patterns of tops and accessories worn above the waist. Suit jackets, cardigans, shirts and jumpsuits are now new essentials for the new lifestyle, matched with comfortable and easygoing pants, shorts or skirts below.

 

WFH combinations can help you look good for a web meeting while still feeling comfortable.
WFH combinations can help you look good for a web meeting while still feeling comfortable.
Far Left: Beanpole Ladies / 20SS Tip Contrast Pique Collar Knit /Pique-fabric polo shirt with tipped collars giving young, bright mood
Left: 8seconds / 20SS Linen Blended Belted Half Sleeve Jacket / Light, cool linen jacket combined with waist belt to hold shape
Right: Beanpole Men / 20SS B-Cycle Tipping Pique Polo T-Shirt (Unisex) / Polo shirt made of eco-friendly poly from recycled PET bottles with tipped collars, sleeves giving touch of originality
Far Right: Beanpole Men / 20SS Stripe Pullover Shirt (Unisex) / Collared pullover shirt with refreshing stripe pattern in relaxed silhouette

 

You can find all these items at SSF Shop, the Samsung C&T Fashion Group’s online shopping mall.