So you’re going to have devoured the turkey, ripped opened your presents and (most likely) will have drunk yourselves silly into the wee hours of the morning - therefore dragging yourself out of bed the next day is going to feel like rather an effort. Welcome to Boxing Day!
Now baring in mind that you're probably going to be a tad hung over, we’re going to take a punt and guess that you’re most likely going to be found no more than a 30 second radius from the couch.
Whether watching back-to-back movies, lying in a food coma patting a sore stomach and groaning, or sitting cross-legged on the floor pretending not to cheat during a family game of Monopoly (Hint: Always be the banker! - see our guide on how to win Monopoly), Boxing Day is the one day of the year that you can shamefully sit in your pyjamas all day without the Western world judging you. Let's face it, they’re probably doing it, too.
However, don’t be fooled into thinking that just because you’re entitled to wear your jammies from dawn until dusk, that you can’t still look stylish. We’ve created the ultimate Boxing Day check-list of the comfortable (and chic) clothes that will keep you snug-as-a-bug without looking like you’ve completely given up. From the softest cashmere jumpers, to floor-length knitted dresses, consider this your cool guide of cosy...
1. The Cashmere Jumper
Adding a touch of glamour to any outfit, this timeless, elegant and oh-so chic sweater will keep you feeling warm as anything. A relaxed over-sized fit will flatter the most swollen of bellies, whilst a low v-neck will hint at a (pre-Christmas dinner) slender silhouette.
Tip: Work over your favorite pj bottoms around the house, but swap these for a side-split silk skirt the second you need to look more fab than drab.
2. The Silk Jumpsuit
Ok, so they look like pyjamas, they feel like pyjamas, but technically they’re not pyjamas. They’re a jumpsuit. Meaning it’s totally acceptable to wear them all the day long with little judgement being passed. Tell that to your nan!
Tip: Obviously at home these are best accessorized with the fluffiest slippers you can find, but come nightfall swap for a pair of towering heels if you’re meeting your friends for a drink and a clutch to covet.
3. The Knitted Maxi Dress
This is probably the closest item of clothing you can get to a sleeping bag, meaning it’s perfect for days spent curling up on the couch. Not only does it give the impression that you’ve made an effort (when all you’ve really done is slide on into it) the oversized shape will hide every sin, whilst keeping you looking stylish.
Tip: For an added nod to the trends, layer over a polo neck for secret style twist. A pair of suede knee boots will also keep you looking glam – on the off chance you actually need to put some sensible shoes on.
4. The Boyfriend Shirt
There are few items in a wardrobe that give the same appeal of a boyfriend shirt. Whether striped or chambray, they epitomise a seductive, undone glamour with minimal effort. Which is perfect when getting dressed seems like the ultimate task. Opt for our finest selection below, or borrow straight from the boys - we’re sure they won’t complain.
Tip: Worn unbuttoned at the neck with layers of gold necklaces, the boyfriend shirt is best worked with a pair of grey ribbed Falke over-the-knee socks slouched down low on the leg.
5. The Cashmere Beanie
Ok, so at some point you might have to venture outside (shudder). We don’t know why you would….Maybe you’ve got a dog? But on the off chance you are going to leave the comfort of central heating and brace the cold, then wrapping up warm is essential and nothing says chic and cosy quite like a cashmere beanie.
Tip: This is a look best worked with undone hair and day-old smudged eyeliner. Well…that’s easy enough.