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Since we've taken a break from saving outfits for special occasions, I've been rediscovering the joy of dressing up for myself. Lately I've been focusing on the simple bliss of everyday moments, and one of the ways I'm doing that is through personal style. There are a few key pieces in my rotation — mainly dresses and jewellery — that I find myself wearing when I need a little help staying positive, so I got in touch with five of my favourite fashion editors to share the clothing and accessories that are lifting their moods in lockdown.
Style is a great form of self-care through personal expression. It gives us both a sense of structure and freedom in that our outfit is a daily choice we can make, which we have complete creative control over. A silver lining of working from home for some of us is that the luxury of dressing up for work every day is no longer reserved for the creative industries. The five editors that I got in touch with for this piece inspire me to take chances with my style, and remind me that every day is a great opportunity to dress for yourself — even when working from the home-office sofa.
POPSUGAR editors Nikita Charuza and Sarah Wasilak are always on the latest fashion trends. Charuza is loving the comfort of a cosy loungewear set lately, and wearing her mum's vintage handbag to feel closer to home. Wasilak has been elevating her fitness kits in lockdown, and trying out yoga to protect her peace of mind. Whereas for me — gold jewellery and pretty dresses are surprisingly helping to keep my mood up.
Net-a-Porter content director Alice Casely-Hayford is using statement pearl earrings to bring joy to Zoom meetings. She also fancies tie-detail midi dresses for looking on-trend but elevated on the every day. Vogue Business social manager Jess Lawrence has an impressive collection of chunky silver jewellery that's giving her an extra boost of confidence while working from home. Hannah Skelley, fashion assistant at The Times, is also reaching for jewellery to pick up her mood, and cosying up in a gorgeous fringe-detail overshirt while running errands on the high street.
Ahead, check out the clothing and accessories that are bringing fashion editors joy during lockdown, and how style can be a simple way to feel like the best version of yourself.