How to dress to stay at home

How to dress to stay at home

We talk a lot about dress code for events and special occasions.
But a lot of women ask me advice on how to dress to stay at home: freelance, housewives, students.

My friend Élise Lefort, who is a mother herself, talked about this very same issue on her blog The Sparkling Mommy.

Here some ideas for outfits and my handbook on how dress when staying at home:


The simplest and most immediate way to have a clean and tidy look is to use neutral colors and to not mix too many: just simply use two to three colors maximum.


To feel comfortable, the “stay at home” look doesn’t have to deviate from your usual style. For example, if you use to wear skirts, you can wear a little dress or maxi shirt at home.


Depending on your personal style, you can choose between different options: little dress, maxi dress, skirt, pants, gym suit (there are also beautiful in cashmere).


If you are a mom, you’ll need to change often (true, Élise?). Avoid dresses and stock up on tank tops, to be alternated under a long cardigan with a pair of jeggings; or under a short cardigan with a maxi skirt.


I recommend fabrics in jersey, that can be easily washed and don’t require ironing. No to thick wool, that would make you look bundled up. Stay away from even synthetic and flammable materials.


It’s not a small detail in the outfit to stay at home. First of, all we exclude grandma’s slippers; colored socks; slippers with a small heel and a fur insert. Depending on the style you choose, you could buy ballet flats or other shoes, to use only at home. H&M has a perfect pair of those.


If we spend all day at home, we tend not to wear makeup. Ok, but not even washing the face, it’s too much. A thin layer of moisturizer, mascara and lip balm don’t cost anything, but they will definitely make us feel more neat and tidy.


Ditto for hair. Just replace a hair clamp with a braid or a side ponytail. If you’re tired of having always undoes, try some half-up undoes: hair will be out of eyes, but they still fall on your shoulders.


The real problem is that we don’t have a budget for clothing to stay at home. This is understandable, but it’s worth spending a small amount of money periodically. For example, during sales you can buy some clothes with a small investment.


Ok, but where to buy these things to stay at home? You’re spoiled with a lot of choices! My reference points are: Intimissimi, Calzedonia and H&M; but also many online store. Especially on sale.

And with this post on how to dress to stay at home, I wish you a weekend!
Whether you go out or… stay at home 🙂

Rossella Migliaccio
Image Consultant