Sunday, August 10, 2014

Lazy Day Get-ups

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“For relaxing times… make it Suntory time,” Bill Murray says in an almost crooning manner as he meets your eyes with a strong, steady gaze. He’s about to take a sip, then suddenly

You are violently awoken by your “By the Seaside” alarm ringtone, initially pleasant what with its elevator-music-meets-Nintendo like feel, but now more like the torture-you-in-Guantanamo-Bay kind of music. Alright, that may be an exaggeration, but emotional levels are truly volatile in the morning. You’re up and relaxing time is over and you realize you didn’t actually share a connection with Bill Murray over a glass of Suntory whiskey.

Everyone has rough nights. Maybe you were out drinking with pals on a Tuesday just because, stayed up binge-watching the latest, greatest TV show, or perhaps you pulled an all-nighter for an exam you’re still not prepared for. Reasons aside, maybe you just feel like shit. On such occasions, remaining still for the whole day in a blanket burrito and only getting up for pizza delivery may sound the most appealing, but alas, responsibilities shove people out the door.

For those lazy days, here are some get-ups you can wear out the door to face the world:

no biggie

No small? No medium? No biggie.

1. Oversized sweaters. A size or two up—heck, even three—is the optimal way in mimicking a blanket burrito you get to wear out. You don’t have to have east coast hip-hop icons like Biggie Smalls adorning your body, but on bad days especially, it feels good to channel your inner rapper arrogance/confidence (minus the rapping).

2. Skinny jeans may feel like second skin to some, but for others, the thought of fabric clutching onto your skin on a lazy day is an unappealing thought. Here comes boyfriend jeans. Rips and holes optional.

idle teen

Get your pajama game on. 

1. Soft flannel shirts make for great pajama shirts, so why not wear them out too? Just like breakfast is now socially acceptable to eat anytime, pajamas, even lingerie-like garments, are making their way out onto the streets to see the light of day.

2. Jogging/Sweatpants aren’t just for the active—they’re for the idle (and the fashionable) too. Pair that with some running shoes and you’ve got the whole world fooled.


The best things in life come in… ones? 

 1. You don’t have to invest brainpower in matching tops and bottoms anymore. Throw on a dress and you’ve got a whole outfit. One of the most casual varieties is a t-shirt dress, which goes to show that being “dressed up” doesn’t equate to trying too hard. Add a statement necklace if you feel like adding some pizzazz to an already chic ensemble. 

 2. Rompers can be a nuisance when nature calls, but the looser variety are simple to shrug off and feel easy, breezy, beautiful (how many of you said “covergirl” in your head?) in. It’s another all-in-one option that minimizes the time you spend in front of your closet mulling over what to wear. Actual romping around is not required. 

Don’t let anyone tell you that comfort is compromised by style because that’s simply not true! A person can look put-together and most importantly feel confident - albeit, lazy- in what they’re wearing, both mentally and physically. You can call it insomnia chic, as coined by Arianna Mercado (The Thing's Multimedia Editor). 

All the pieces mentioned above are general pieces of apparel that you can cater to your own taste – different colors, different prints – this is where you put a little bit of yourself into what you wear. Whether or not you feel like a zombie from the aftermath of the apocalypse or whatever it is you experienced the night before, don’t worry, you’ll give a semblance of a functioning human being with these suggestions (and a stylish one at that). 

Outfit sets found here.

Art by Clar 
Article by Sammi

Clar is a(n extremely) loud, nineteen year old Fine Arts student who swears a lot and takes pride in her horrible jokes and bad eyesight. No one believes her when she claims she’s shy, but she can’t really blame them – especially when she gets her foot stuck in her mouth so often. She enjoys reading angsty DHr fanfiction and talking passionately about the ASolaF universe once provoked. You can follow her on Twitter/IG: @clargorreon (WARNING: tweets in ALL CAPS 90% of the time) 

Sammi is a walking Studio Ghibli character in her imagination, in search of a hidden kingdom of cats and/or the next greatest panini sandwich to enter her life. Her fantasies may include being a can’t-touch-this hot tamale hip-hop dancer or the lead in a magical girl anime. Regardless, style is an essential, in both fantasy and reality.