Morning glory: when fortune next grants you plentiful free time, get a blissfully slow start to the day in this luxurious loungewear

Morning glory: when fortune next grants you plentiful free time, get a blissfully slow start to the day in this luxurious loungewear – Brief Article

Ericka McConnell

Sunday morning-with its precious hours of unstructured time–gives us the delicious calm we need to refresh, renew and recharge ourselves for the week ahead. Make that time even more sublime by slipping into attire that’s cozy yet elegant, mixing up luxury fabrics like cashmere and silk with the purely warning wool, fleece, and flannel.

late to rise

To stay dreamy long after you wake, nestle beneath slumber-warmed covers wearing a thigh-length wool sweater and satiny slip. Sweater by Lily McNeal, slip by Victoria’s Secret.

play time

Today’s magic word is “carefree,” so make glamorous play with your leisurewear: Layer a snug V-neck sweater over a silk-blend slip, then pull on some thick heathered socks and a mohair knit hat. Sweater by Lily McNeal, slip by Trina Turk, socks from Nordstrom, hat by Horny Toad.

bundle up

For supreme toastiness, allow yourself an hour or so to stretch out in front of a glowing fire. Take that warmth outdoors by donning a Shetland wool hat and heavyweight fleece jacket with faux-shearling cuffs and collar. Jacket by Patagonia, hat by J. Crew.

savored, not gulped

Make your coffee run in cushy style with this cashmere pullover and merino shearling vest. At home, pull off the cable-knit beanie and enjoy some lazy lingering over your morning brew. Sweater by Garnet Hill, vest by Hilary Radley, pants by White Sierra, hat by Prana, socks from Nordstrom.

required reading

Here’s the classic uniform for kicking back with the Sunday paper: an exquisitely soft cashmere-merino robe over cotton camisole and flannel pajama bottoms, with feet happily nuzzled in suede mules. Robe by Garnet Hill, camisole By Diesel, pants by BedHead, mules by Patricia Green.

For more information, see the Buyer’s Guide on page 100.

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