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