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What’s Your Winter Uniform?

Have you been wearing your clothes on repeat? These days, as we hunker down at home, the same few pieces have taken over…

Cozy Sweaters

An everyday uniform could involve a matching sweatsuit or favorite fleece. But for many (including the Cup of Jo team), it means a cozy sweater. Throw it on to make eggs or coffee in the morning, then wear it to Zoom meetings, where it’s just as comfy but more polished than a sweatshirt.

Our friend Mckenzie (whom you might recognize from her house tour, week of outfits or wedding advice) is wearing this colorblock turtleneck. How cozy does she look?

The great thing about sweaters is that you can find whatever you’re craving: long or cropped, turtleneck or crew, fitted or boxy. Here are a few other lovely uniform options:

Which one would you choose? What are you living in these days? We’d love to hear…

(Photos by Josh Goleman for Cup of Jo. Thanks to Mckenzie Raley for modeling. This post is sponsored by Nordstrom, a store we love, where shipping and returns are always free. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Cup of Jo.)

  1. I love turtleneck sweaters but not on me. When I wear it I feel suffocated but on others it looks great. These days since we are all home I just go on repeat with my sweats and a normal sweater like her :-)

    • :-)

  2. Carrie says...

    Can you do a tour of this house, please? LOVE the bookshelves.

  3. MaryAnne says...

    Such a lovely spread. That couch looks incredibly cozy. Shopping for a couch in a pandemic has been tricky. Can you let me know where that couch is from? Thanks!

  4. mado says...

    My uniform is in transition at the moment bc I’ve grown out of some of my pants (believe me, a good thing) and all of my leggings have holes in them. I just splurged on a couple of slightly fancier matching sweatshirts and I’m on the hunt for new leggings and hopefully a pair of jeggings to feel a little bit more put together on some days. Pair with a soft long sleeved t and a comfy button down or an alpaca sweater. Funnily enough I used to wear trouser socks most days but now I can’t stand them, ankle athletic socks every day.

  5. MR Downing says...

    is anyone else annoyed that almost all sweaters and many long sleeve tops these days are made with a drop shoulder?

    just want a regular shoulder back…

    • Lauren says...

      Agreed!!!

      The first time I saw it, it seemed a bit original, kind of a “boyfriend cut” look.

      But nowadays it seems like that’s all I can find! It just looks poorly tailored to me now, like all of the pattern makers have gotten lazy.

    • Sarah K says...

      I agree. I think it looks cool but it gives me the same feeling as when I have a bra strap that’s too loose. I go all day wanting to “fix” it.

    • Ashley says...

      Yes I am with you! Dropped shoulder can be so unflattering, and can just look unkempt. Sick of that and all pants being cropped even in middle of winter! Hope that trend eases this year.

    • mado says...

      As someone with wide shoulders, I love a drop shoulder! Too many bad memories of uncomfortable shirts that pulled under my arms because they weren’t wide enough.

    • Brita says...

      YES! I am totally reading into it, but I always felt it was designed to make women look like little girls playing dress up with too big clothes — too twee for me!

    • Robyn says...

      I so agree. It would be okay if some sweaters had dropped shoulders, but every sweater does. I want a Goldie Locks sweater…. not too cropped, not too long, not too tight, not too loose and no dropped shoulders!

    • Capucine says...

      Yes to this, not pretty on round shouldered people with boobs.

      Strapless dresses, same – the inside scoop on why wedding and bridesmaid dresses have so many strapless styles? These are the rare item that is going to be tailored to a person after purchase, and guess what is simpler to adjust – strapless, or fancy sleeves? My mom designed wedding dresses for years, and could not hide her disgust every time she saw a strapless design – ‘Those styles are pushed only because they are cheap to alter, they flatter almost nobody – don’t be fooled!’ She applauded anything with a nice sleeve, can’t fake that!

  6. Silver says...

    my winter uniform (I’m Australian so we’ve just left that season behind us) was actually a floor length gown. I know it seems super impractical, bu it was perfect. It’s habit like a blanket wrapped around your legs, no-one can see your knickers and you can use the skirt as a bag when you decide to gather vegetables from the garden. Also, it seems make other people happy – the number of people who complimented me was surprising. I’m not particularly attractive but people would stop me and say they loved my dress all the time. It felt freeing somehow.

  7. Monica says...

    Also nursing so layers are my jam! I start out in leggings and a tank top (before my husband leaves for work, he cranks the heat way up and I turn it down when he leaves. It’s a battle I’ve given up on).

    Eventually I’m in wool socks and slippers, a long sleeve shirt and my favorite old Lands End shrunken cashmere sweater with artful mending.

    Artful mending is my current self care pursuit and “evening occupation” to stay off of media.

    If we venture outside, I throw on my wool cape (yup!). It can wrap around baby too.

    Not terribly fashionable but I’m settling into comfortable for the winter.

  8. Amanda G says...

    Oh my word, I need to up my game and test out wearing sweaters as lounge wear too! Currently wearing (second day) a matching sweatsuit (men’s Heather grey sweatpants from Old Navy and a men’s Heather grey crew neck sweatshirt from Target). I managed to keep it clean yesterday to wear it a 2nd time around today and now its drizzled in hot chocolate and my 2 year old’s blueberry and yogurt lunch.
    I had this eye opening, possibly body positivity moment this spring in quarantine, realizing how uncomfortable I was trying to squeeze into too small “tight” lounge wear because it was the size I “should” be. So I said to heck with sizing and women’s fashion(since it seems to be cut closer to the body). Now everything I purchase for loungewear and pajamas is sized up and from the men’s department. I can breathe again and feel truly comfortable.

    • liz says...

      I second this! Men’s sweats are so much more comfortable!!

    • mado says...

      Yes! I live in a country where people tend to be smaller and i am so sick of women’s clothes that are too tight (sometimes because I’m trying to squeeze into the size i should be, sometimes bc there’s no bigger size in the store). I have a second pair of mens joggers in my online cart at this moment!

  9. Joy says...

    My fall/winter WFH outfits are usually leggings with a t shirt (currently into buying retro concert/band t shirts from the 80s, (the nostalgia from my teenage years is somehow comforting) and a flannel or soft cardigan over, esp for zoom calls. I add some warm socks and shearling lined birks when it’s cold, otherwise Stan Smiths. I could get a PhD in leggings and have a zillion types but my most favorite are Aerie. I am also a cardigan whore, but have an aversion to wool or itchy sweaters and so am constantly on the hunt for soft cardigans. Target has several good ones right now and I also recently scored a super soft cotton, long Free People cardigan at Ross.

  10. Jem says...

    I have a few go-to looks, when I want my outfits to be comfortable and comforting. Especially as of late, being mindful of outfits that feel comforting, providing me with an extra dose of love and security, has been on my mind when choosing outfits.

    One garment that I like to wear around the house and on zoom calls occasionally, is a cream coloured button down sweater that was once my grandmother’s. She wore it throughout my childhood and I inherited after she passed. I hadn’t really ever paid attention to the label until recently when I actually noticed it said B. Altman on it. Which is the same store that Midge Maisel worked at, from one real Jewish lady to a another (fictional) Jewish lady… seems like it was the place for stylish, long lasting garments! Judging by things, it looks as if it’s from the 1950s or 60s. I love the idea of cozy clothes that are long lasting and I’m only continuing its story, every time I put it on. And when I wear it feels like a hug from my grandma too.

    Truth be told, most of my favourite garments and the ones that get the most rotation in my wardrobe are the ones that I’ve had the longest…. whether its the PINK sweatpants I’ve had since 8th grade, this vintage sweater, or the one’s knit by my mom… they are the most comforting. I don’t have to think about how I’ll feel wearing them, because I’ve already worn them a hundred times. No need to worry if the garment material will make me sweat a lot (like certain work shirts do) or if I’ll get overheated. And lately if I can make one part of my day less fussy, I’ll do it. Cozy clothes are certainly a balm for gloomy times.

  11. Michaela says...

    Hi team — not sure if it’s just me but none of the links are loading. Are they still live? Thanks!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, the links are broken right now from reward style (one of our partners for this sponsored post) — they should be working again asap! apologies!

    • Michaela says...

      They’re working now! Thank you! Adding some of these to my Christmas list :)

  12. I was getting dressed this morning and wanted to throw a chunky cardigan over my outfit (that’s been my go to since the temps dropped). I only have one and it didn’t go well with my top, which usually doesn’t stop me, but for some reason today it did. I thought to myself “I really want more comfy grandpa cardigans.” When I dropped off things at Goodwill an hour later, I walked in and walked out with the exact grandpa cardigan of my dreams for $4! Kismet!

  13. Emily S says...

    I want to know about that blanket on the couch!! Where is it from? Looks so cute.

  14. Mouse says...

    Oooh, good one Lauren!
    Schmatte literally means rag; for people who know how I dress it basically means Loose Oversized Thing That Most People Think Is 3 Sizes Too Big For Me But That I Love Hiding In. :)

  15. Lisa says...

    Sweater dress. I’m in my first trimester of pregnancy and constantly cold so I got a sweater dress from Cos that I’ve worn a LOT. At the beginning I was wearing a belt as well so it looked more structured, but since I’m officially under a lockdown and my only outings are taking to the kids to school and occasional walks, even the belt go too fancy

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      congratulations on your baby news, Lisa!

    • Lisa says...

      Oh yes, and I was wearing fancy dangly earrings before but they don’t mix well with mask wearing, so those are on hold for the moment

    • Lisa says...

      Aw thank you Joanna! 😘 Very few people know IRL so it feels a bit of a relief to say it here

  16. Nicole says...

    Most important is to keep your “punim” looking good! :)
    Leggings all the way at home, mine are high waisted from Aritzia, keeping me all tucked in and pretending I’m ready to workout at anytime. Zoom meeting sweaters on top. My only new purchases have been from Canadian retailer Oak + Fort, they have a great selection of non-wool sweaters for people like me that can’t wear wool for more than 5 minutes, minimalist with great detail and cuts so you can feel somewhat sophisticated and comfy in your home office . All those that get to work from home, we are so lucky.

  17. Sopihe says...

    I’ve recommitted to my knitting hobby during lockdown and have made a couple sweaters. The great thing about making them yourself is they are exactly as fluffy/cozy/soft/oversized as you want! Plus I can support local yarn designers.

    • Charlotte says...

      Yes! I’ve been a knitter for many years but it has really taken off with COVID! I’ve knit five sweaters this year and wear them continuously. Those plus the sweater my grandmother knit back in the 80s. She passed away almost fifteen years ago and so it’s especially special– and surprisingly stylish and oversized. Knitting is the best.

      For those interested, Ravelry is an excellent website to find stylish, independently-designed patterns.

  18. Emily says...

    I love Fall & Winter clothing, but it’s currently 77 degrees and 86% humidity where I am. Shorts, t-shirts, no bra and no shoes for me. Hope you’re all having a lovely day!
    -From a Sweaty Betty in the south

  19. Anne Hanna says...

    so the sweater is great but I want to know about her amazing jeans? where are they from?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      gap!

  20. Joanna Tsay says...

    I am having trouble with the link to Mackenzie’s amazing sweater. Help?

  21. Joanna Tsay says...

    I’ve been living in some denim cutoff shorts by Madewell, a super comfy sweatshirt from Rivet and Thread, and Saucony bullet sneakers when I have to wear shoes.

    But my favorite sweater of recent years is a dark grey one from the Vetta minimal capsule that lets you wear it a number of ways- removable turtleneck, front or back, open or buttoned. It’s so versatile and very cozy.

  22. Tabitha says...

    Sweaters have always made me itch! These days I’m into fancy sweatshirts – ones with some detail and styling in the arms and the cut

  23. Megan says...

    Love Nordstrom (the best customer service, hands down)!, but it’s become abundantly clear in quarantine that I absolutely don’t need any new clothes. However I certainly WANT new clothes!!!, so have to recommended nuuly, which I only heard about from a friend this summer. It’s essentially a pared-down rent the runway for more casual clothes (I think owned by Anthropologie). It scratches that itch of getting new things (6 items a month, for me right now, it’s all sweaters!), without actually buying anything (though you can keep an item if you love it). Great for the environment also.

    • Becca says...

      Wow, this sounds awesome! Definitely going to check it out. Would be great if COJ could occasionally do posts on alternatives to buying brand-new clothes…sponsored by Nuuly, ThredUp, Posh Mark etc. I’m guessing there’d be a lot of interest among this love-clothes-but-also-the-environment readership

  24. Mel says...

    I live in MN and own approximately 13489 sweaters. My non-quarantined uniform: long sleeve thermal (I LOVE the AE ones), comfy sweater, jeans and ‘cute’ boots (i’ve been working from home for years but used to actually run errands and see people). Now just swap out the jeans for joggers. I’ve swapped the regular necked thermals for henley thermals now that i’m breastfeeding. We keep it 65 in the house and I hate lifting up all my clothes and having a cold belly while feeding. oh and slippers! I have many….again…MN. Lately i’ve taken to putting on rings and bracelets tho to have something shiny and pretty to look at and it oddly makes a big difference

    • Caitlin says...

      I love love love your tip for shiny things!! I’ve forgotten about jewelry since the seasons changed, and I need some sparkle back in my life. Also in Minnesota and really feeling the short days lately.

  25. kath says...

    I really like that fair isle sweater, can it also be worn after new years? (i’m really dense about these things and it seems to me like it’s primarily a holiday season sweater)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Yes! It’s more of a winter sweater than a holiday sweater. Xo

  26. Kelley says...

    Leggings (duh!) and any longish lovely thing, a sweater, a scarf and some clogs (sometimes with socks, sometimes without). I miss earrings though. I’m a big fan of big bold earrings but wearing them with a mask is too annoying. Oh someday we’ll get back to big-earrings-days…

    • Chelsea Davidson says...

      I also miss wearing big earrings! I am a covid nurse, but pre-pandemic, I wore all sorts of bold dangly earrings with my scrubs to add some personality to my outfit. That’s not possible now…le sigh.

  27. CS says...

    I am just wondering: The Land of Women website says “The Final Sale”. Does this mean the business is closing down? If so, I am truly sorry to hear that.

    Lovely post, and thank you for the inspiration. I should buy some new clothes! I am still going to work in-person (I am a teacher), but basically wear my hair back every day, hide my face under a mask, and wear the same outfits on repeat these days. Now salons have closed again and I was due for high-lites. Perhaps I need to invest in a few good hats! Lol.

    All best wishes. Xo

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Yes they’re closing, so sad. But McKenzie is doing so well — an artist, model and doula!

  28. Judy says...

    @LAURENH. I loved it!

  29. Alex says...

    Wow, Mackenzie has a baby! I remember the house tour and her lovely wife. Congratulation!

    • Tess says...

      No…! You have to tell us now what it means, please.

    • Katherine says...

      East17 FTW :D

    • Alice says...

      Hahha Tess, there’s a “Christmas” song called Stay Another Day by East17. It’s beloved by many, and has a really bizarre music video. The jumper references some of the lyrics :D

      (It’s not really a Christmas song, but because it was Christmas Number 1 in I think 1994, it has been adopted as one here in the UK!)

  30. Inga says...

    I recently got a pair of fleece-lined jeans from Eddie Bauer, and they are so warm and comfortable, putting them on feels like stepping into a cloud. Together with my ultrawarm hooded North Face jacket, they have made for the perfect COVID winter uniform so far. Feels like a cozy cocoon.

  31. E says...

    Oo. I like the sweater. But also…I want to see her new house tour!!!!!!!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I’ll ask them!

    • Stella says...

      Me too!

  32. Kelly says...

    Lou and Grey signature soft sweats and a cropped sweater. Those pants are the best things that have happened to my legs in a long time.

  33. katie says...

    The first cool day of fall I got a poncho-style sweater (basically a big square laid flat) and a big chunky open sweater from Target. Poncho for the win! Thought it would look clunky as I’m not sleek, but it’s absolutely perfect over a long sleeved tee and jeans. Like wearing a blankie! And bonus – hides any covid weight wandering. Meanwhile the long open sweater is mostly nixed because I feel like it does the opposite – open in front where I don’t need it to be.

  34. Mak says...

    The J.Crew “supersoft yarn” sweaters this season are soooo cozy (size up though). I asked for a second one on my Xmas list :)

    • Love it too ..I have few from them

  35. Sarah says...

    Cozy sweaters for the win!

    BUT, is she cooking with a metal bowl on the stove top?. . .

    • Wendy says...

      It does look like that, but if you look a little closer you can see a bit of the pot’s handle behind the hand that’s stirring.

    • K says...

      It’s a saucepan. You can see the handle and bolts if you look closely.

    • Hilary says...

      I think that’s just a stainless steel saucepan

    • Deb says...

      Ha! I do this in photos too! Like “spot the weird thing about the photo”. Most easily done in any kind of underwear ad, to wit: look at the beautiful woman in her underwear with her (presumably dry) hair in a turban sitting on the sofa holding chopsticks as if she’s about to eat Chinese food… Surely no one eats Chinese food in matching sexy undies, full face of make up, on the sofa with their hair drying into some unfortunate kinks because it’s wrapped in a towel for an hour?

      Anyhow, I think it’s just a curvaceous saucepan, I think there’s a glimpse of the handle.

      Also, look out for shoes on coffee tables on any tv show- you can always see that the shoes have never been worn outside. Enjoy!

    • Megan says...

      I bet it’s an induction stovetop!

  36. KC says...

    Speaking of Nordstrom, I’ve been enjoying their holiday gift guides. I like the ability to sort by family member (my husband is hard to shop for) and price point, from under $25 up through a basket full of puppies -kidding! I just bought a super cozy throw for an aunt diagnosed with cancer; hopefully she’ll find it so cozy and comforting to curl up with this winter. Also thinking about one of the MOMA ornament sets to add some cheer to our tree. And if I’m truthful, I had to buy new bras recently after, um, going a little too far with comfort baking this year. Nordstrom for the win again! They have the best selection for bigger busts. I love and do shop at small businesses too but I really hope we don’t lose large retailers like Nordstrom that support women-owned businesses like Cup of Jo after all this. This working mama really relies their convenience and selection to get. it. done.

  37. Now that it’s finally cool in L.A. I’m living in my Vuori joggers (have 3 pairs and counting) and either a cashmere sweater or sweatshirt and slippers. I always put on a bit of make-up and some jewelry. Quarantine but make it fashion😉

  38. Ann says...

    A Sundry black and grey star sweater and Madewell boyfriend jeans similar to above. So comfy and easy. And slippers.

  39. Sarah says...

    My friend calls the comfy clothes you wear at home that you don’t sleep in pre-jamas, and I just love that. So I change from yoga pants and a chunky sweater into my pre-jama uniform of LLBean cozy joggers (looser than the yoga pants) and a cowl neck sweatshirt (also LL) around 6PM, then change into actually pajamas when I go to bed. It’s a lot of changing but it’s worth not feeling like I sleep and hang in the same clothes alllll day long, while still very comfy.
    Have a cozy thanksgiving!

    • Elisabeth says...

      Pre-jamas! I love this so much! I’m on the exact same clothing change schedule as you are. :)

    • Susan says...

      In my friend group, it’s known as day pajamas and night pajamas now.

  40. E says...

    May I ask where her couch pillow is from? : )

  41. Allie says...

    My current uniform is kind of pitiful. I’m 6 months pregnant, rarely leave the house, and refused to buy a lot of maternity clothes given this so I am mainly in sweats and pjs. I am so looking forward to dressing up on Thanksgiving even tho it will just be our immediate family.

  42. Sosloblue says...

    Maternity cotton leggings from Old Navy (and i”m not even pregnant anymore), Uniqlo heat tech long sleeve, under a Everlane v-neck T, and a sweatshirt that says “Social Distancing Professional” with a picture of a tent in the woods.

    • Alex says...

      Love this! I feel like we could definitely be friends!! Can I ask your opinion about the Unique heat tech shirt? I happened upon them the other day and I’m curious to get an honest opinion (does it really help keep you warm?) before buying one.

    • sosloblue says...

      Hi Alex – The heat tech shirts are excellent for layering in the winter! They are soft like the Patagonia capilene layering shirts without the high price tag. I have only crew neck long sleeve ones. The basic version is thinner so I prefer the extra warm version. They do run small. I am usually a size extra small or small in most brands and I need at least a medium and large if I want it in a more relaxed fit. I buy a bunch of them when they’re on sale. My kids wear the short sleeve versions for layering in the winter. The kids ones you can get for like $8 a piece if you catch them on sale!

    • Amy says...

      @ Alex….Yes! Our whole family uses Uniqlo Heat Tech as a base layer both on top and the bottom and they really do work! They are micro thin, so great for layering.

  43. Megan says...

    Everlane cashmere sweaters (and wool socks) used to be my winter uniform, but now I have a baby who spits up over everything! Anyone have any recommendations for cute sweatshirts, something a little more stylish than your basic hoodie, that I can throw in the washing machine? Or recs for machine washable wool sweaters?

    • Maria says...

      I swear by the Laundress wool and cashmere wash — I’ve washed my everlane cashmere sweaters with it on cold/delicate, drape on a drying rack and it works beautifully!

    • Allison says...

      Hurray for McKenzie content! My wife and I are dying to know, did she and her wife have a baby recently?? As a same sex couple navigating the world of IVF, I would love to hear their story if they are so willing to share. Either way, big loving congrats to them!

    • Austin says...

      Hi Megan! I feel ya – I have to do so much laundry thanks to my tiny humans. Look out for merino wool – super soft and cozy, and machine washable. It’s not itchy at all even against baby’s skin – most of my baby’s wardrobe is merino. Technically you should probably put it on the wool cycle with wool wash but I regularly throw mine in the main wash with everything else. When you have a really spilly baby you can’t be fussy with laundry! Just don’t put them in the dryer and you’ll be fine. I’m not in the US so not sure on local brands/shops, but I live in my sweaters from Kathmandu and Macpac (New Zealand brands, I think Kathmandu at least is in the US though?).

    • Saskia says...

      Ha, I’m in the same situation! Love my Everlane cashmere sweaters too, but also have a baby now who spits up over everything.. :( So I don’t wear them as often anymore unfortunately.

    • jackie says...

      I can vouch for the Laundress! I was my everlane cashmere sweaters with their cashmere detergent (following directions) and hang to dry. Works wonderfully!

    • Annie says...

      I just bought this puff-sleeve crewneck sweatshirt from Gap and it’s the perfect combo of cozy & a little more put together than your standard hoodie! https://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=630972022
      Good luck and congrats on your baby!

  44. cate says...

    I am living in my big chunky Vince Sweater as I have the last two winters, my shearling scuffs with smart wool socks and jeans. On dressy days I wear my J Crew sweater coat with a nice shirt – the great thing about the sweater coat is that you can wrap it around you and it has a generous shawl collar so it is super cozy! I am still doing my face every day – it helps me to transition into lawyer mode from hermit mode!

    • Sarah says...

      How is the quality on vince sweaters?

    • Megan says...

      Sarah, I scored an amazing cable knit mock neck Vince sweater at a Nordstrom Rack last winter and wore it all. the. time. I took it out this month and it looks good as new (never had it cleaned. . .)! It was $150 marked down from $400. Definitely worth it at the lower price.

  45. I’m living in babaa! It truly lives up to it’s slogan. I have two sweaters (plus my partner’s which I steal) and just ordered one of their beautiful skirts. Also waiting on some leggings from Girlfriend Collective which I’ve heard amazing things about and I’m so excited! Lockdown has been so funny, I’m a Pilates instructor and teaching mostly on Zoom, but funnily enough still feel like I have to wear activewear to teach, lol.

  46. Katie C. says...

    where are those great jeans from? I’d love a link to them too!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Gap!

  47. Uh oh, sometimes I sleep in my Vuori joggers because they’re so soft they feel like pajamas. Day wear has blurred into sleep wear, just as the days of the week have blurred into each other.

  48. Katie says...

    Oh that color blocked in the rust color way is definitely something that would fit into my closet! I’ve been living in shawl collar sweaters. I have a couple from old navy and one from banana Republic (men’s department in both cases…also easy to find in larger sizes second hand!). I find them more flattering than a turtle neck but keep the back of my neck warm! Pair with fuzzy socks and flannel pajama bottoms to achieve maximum levels of coziness.

  49. Carolyn says...

    I am living in leggings and a knee length cardigan that passes for video calls very nicely!

    On another note, that is a stunning home! Would absolutely love a tour.

  50. Amy says...

    I’m living in gray leggings (Old Navy) or black sweatpants (Uniqlo), paired with either my cherry red split-side sweatshirt from Universal Standard, a Frank & Eileen big shirt, or a plain old hoodie and T. It’s not quite cold enough yet here for sweaters, but that’s due to change within the week! In that case, my cashmere V-necks (Cuyana, Everlane) will be coming out to play!

  51. Sally says...

    Oh my gosh! I’ve been looking for a baby high chair that isn’t terrible, and that one in her photo looks like it could be great. Does anybody recognize the brand?

    Or….just any ideas…would also be great! Something that isn’t terribly hard to clean. And something for a very small house…

    Thanks so much.

    • Tulip says...

      IKEA Antilop is a brilliant high chair and so easy to clean!

    • E says...

      Sally! The $20 IKEA high chair is the best best best high chair ever. It is Super easy to clean, super stable, minimalist/stylish and wild how cheap. Get one!!

    • Ashley B. says...

      I got one of those big expensive chairs that would “grow with the child” and turn into a large chair when my babers got older…and I HATE it. It’s bulky, heavy, not steady, and I know I am going to break a toe on a corner one day. My parents picked this one up off the curb on their street a few months ago and it fits the bill…smallish, light, V. easy to clean. Good luck! https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/antilop-high-chair-with-tray-white-silver-color-s89228434/

    • AL says...

      Hi sally,

      We actually ended up loving a booster seat with a tray that straps on to a regular chair. Might not work for everyone but we loved it and found it way more convenient than a highchair. The exact one we have is here although it appears to be out of stock right now but there are lots of other brands and similar options that you could look at . https://www.buybuybaby.com/store/product/fisher-price-reg-healthy-care-deluxe-booster-seat-in-grey/1045602740

    • Mer says...

      Sally, It looks like the BabyBjörn High Chair. I had that one and highly recommend. Not too clunky, even kind of sleek and easy to clean.

    • Leigh says...

      My IKEA one looks similar.

    • Anne says...

      Sally- we have a Stokke Tripp Trapp and love it. Bonus: it grows with the child, from infanthood to adulthood! And if you plan on NOT using it for 20 years, the secondhand market is bumpin’! We got ours from Craigslist (set an alert!), and the previous owners used it for 7 years.

    • Megan says...

      Hi Sally, I wanted the same and tried to hunt down an IKEA Antilop high chair–but IKEA was always out of stock! I ended up with a Joovy Nook hand-me-down, which is pretty streamlined/classy looking. It’s a little awkward to clean but I’m starting to think that all high chairs are destined to get and stay filthy no matter what…

    • Sarah says...

      IKEA has a highchair that is all white plastic and has no fabric. You can literally hose it down! When I bought mine it was $20 and it held up through two kids.

    • Sage says...

      Chiming in to agree with AL. We just used/use the multi booster seat by Bumbo. Inexpensive and portable.

  52. Cindy says...

    In winter I live in me-made skinny jeans and Everlane cashmere v-neck sweaters.

  53. Midge says...

    Jeans and either a boxy sweater or a black turtleneck with some sort of floofy wrap. Ballet flats for work, converse for play, lipstick for Zooms.

  54. Lesley says...

    Matching sweats all day long!!

  55. Amanda says...

    My current uniform is maternity leggings, a t-shirt, and a big chunky cardigan. Right now I’ve got on my Cup of Jo cardigan and a stripey t-shirt :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Awww :)

  56. Julie says...

    The sweaters are great and I’d also love more info about those jeans! ;)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Gap!

  57. Courtney says...

    The ribbed cardigan is super cute! I am currently pregnant and at home most of the time these days. My uniform has become stretchy leggings and whatever loose long sleeved shirt, sweater or sweatshirt fits over my growing belly.

  58. Mouse says...

    I have grey leggings and a big grey schmatte for lounging around before bed. Then in the morning I put on DIFFERENT daytime grey leggings and schmatte. But I must admit there isn’t really that much difference between how I dress now than pre-covid. More comfortable shoes, perhaps…..

    • Lynn says...

      Mouse, what in the world is a schmatte?

    • S says...

      schmat·te
      /ˈSHmädə/
      nounINFORMAL•US
      a rag; a ragged or shabby garment.

    • Lauren H says...

      @Lynn, nothing, what’s a schmatte with you? (Anyone? Too dad jokey? I couldn’t help myself. :P)

    • Julie says...

      @Lauren H ahahahaha :)

    • Juliette says...

      Lauren H, you have made my day. Thank you!

      I’m gonna go and drop schmatte in a conversation and see if I can get this to work 😂

    • Maggie says...

      @Lauren H – Hahahaha! Thanks for making me cry-laugh so early in the morning!

    • Barbara Jane says...

      LOL @Lauren! this week has been… a WEEK, but that made me crack up :-) Thank you!