I know exactly how this time of the year goes: I spend a great deal of time rueing the day that my mum ever learnt to cook such bloody nice sausage rolls because following a few days at home, I'm now 94% pastry and 6% sausage meat. I've already cancelled my pre-planned New Year's spin classes due to an emotional oscillation between needing to get fit and being terrified of exercise.
And as a result, I end up not feeling my best, and therefore, I know I'll be using up an inordinate amount of time each day from here on out experimenting with wild new (probably hideous) outfit combinations that are then discarded. It's dark outside, and it's a bad, bad time for my bank account. I think we can all agree, now that Christmas has been and gone, winter is slowly losing its appeal…
So it's no wonder many of us have very little enthusiasm for getting dressed. But I'm not one to be scruffy or give up that easily. So I've decided to plan in advance and prep all of the perfect lazy-meets-cosy ensembles that I can get away with in public for the foreseeable.
Sure, they're not as comforting as a slanket or as enjoyable as that octagonal box of Elizabeth Shaw Mint Crisps, but they walk the line between relaxed and smart quite nicely—ideal for this end of the year lull. Keep scrolling to see what to wear when you don't even want to get dressed…
1. STATEMENT KNIT
Monikh specialises in this kind of off-duty cool, so in addition to this simple jeans-and-knit outfit, there are many more to find over on her Instagram.