9 Ways You Can Be Both Stylish And Comfortable

Just as there’s actual love…

Jo Magueijo / Youtube.com
Jo Magueijo / Youtube.com

and feigned love…

Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2015 campaign by Mert & Marcus.
Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2015 campaign by Mert & Marcus.

so too is there actual comfort and feigned comfort. If actual comfort is lying in bed with a neck pillow and a sheet mask, then feigned comfort are those “Lana heels” everyone’s wearing by Bionda Castana; sure they might be pointy-toed stilettos. And yes, the shape they demand your foot to contort into might be the most unnatural thing anyone has ever asked of you. But they have mesh on them which let your feet breathe instead of swelling up to the size of ham sandwiches. Like I said – feigned comfort.

It can be hard to wade through the options and pick the actually comfortable clothes from the contextually comfortable ones. There’s a difference, for example, between a truly comfortable crown and the only crown out there that doesn’t feel like a carbon copy of the crown of thorns.

Some things are simply incompatible with comfort — crowns being one of them, but also balaclavas and thermometers that only work when stuck up one’s butt. In a world of coach class and laxatives – and especially in NYC, where dodging turds while walking down the street is standard protocol — our threshold for discomfort has soared to new heights. 8-degree weather tends to do that to you. It has this sort of wondrous lowering-of-all-expectations effect. After 8-degree weather, 25 degrees begins to feel warm and then suddenly you’re stuffing wads of toilet paper into your new Acne boots to avoid copious blisters yet promising your friends that they’re “really comfortable! I swear!”

So in the spirit of raising our standards, let’s get comfortable — but like for real — OK? TC mark

1. The glorified sweatpants.

Faustine Steinmetz’s Handwoven detailed tracksuit pants:

Opening Ceremony.
Opening Ceremony.

Adam Selman’s twill track pants:

Opening Ceremony.
Opening Ceremony.

2. Wear silk and/or satin.

J.W. Anderson’s white satin insert skirt:

J.W. Anderson.
J.W. Anderson.

Thomas Tait’s flat front trousers:

Opening Ceremony.
Opening Ceremony.

Maria La Rosa’s silk sock:

Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh.

3. The shirt that may or may not have been your boyfriend’s.

Madewell’s nsf® rhodes shirt in stripe:

Madewell.
Madewell.

Topshop two stripe shirt:

Topshop.
Topshop.

Madewell’s flannel ex-boyfriend shirt in aurora plaid:

Madewell.
Madewell.

4. Wear a slip dress.

Walk Of Shame’s long slip dress:

Opening Ceremony.
Opening Ceremony.

5. Glorified bathrobes that you can wear outside.

Miuniku bathrobe coat:

Opening Ceremony.

Fleamadonna’s erico robe:

Opening Ceremony.
Opening Ceremony.

6. A baggy, oversized dress.

Suno’s polka dot funnel neck sleeveless dress:

Opening Ceremony.
Opening Ceremony.

Miuniku’s organdy flock dress:

Opening Ceremony.
Opening Ceremony.

Tome’s double faced satin v back dress:

Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh.

Zucca’s long sleeve knit dress:

Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh.

Madewell’s the introduction sweaterdress:

Madewell.
Madewell.

7. Mohair.

Helen Lawrence mohair long skirt:

Opening Ceremony.
Opening Ceremony.

Carven brushed knit cardigan:

Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh.

Eckhaus Latta knit brushed mohair skirt:

Opening Ceremony.
Opening Ceremony.

Eckhaus Latta knit felted sweater:

Opening Ceremony.
Opening Ceremony.

8. Oversized trousers.

Low Classic’s wide leg pant:

Opening Ceremony.
Opening Ceremony.

Faustine Steinmetz’s handwoven oversized 501 jeans:

Opening Ceremony.
Opening Ceremony.

9. A fur muffler

Gosha Rubchinskiy’s leopard print stole:

Opening Ceremony.
Opening Ceremony.

Kiko Mizuhara for Opening Ceremony’s K print fur muffler:

Opening Ceremony.
Opening Ceremony.

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