how to create 4 looks for a 2-mile radius from home — advice from Garnet Hill’s Apparel Design Director
Recalibrating the Radius
Working from home was once considered a perk: dreamt of by many, practiced by few. Until, virtually overnight, it became reality for millions of us.
Which begs a question: when the commute is bedroom to home office, when lunch includes a walk around the neighborhood or to a local shop, what’s the dress code now?
Karen, our Design Director for Apparel, recommends Two-Mile Style – four outfits that transition effortlessly from working at home to running errands nearby.
A Walk in the Park
Exercise with Friends
Main Street Style
Tips from Karen
- Call it loungewear, yoga chic, activewear, smart casual…but comfortable really can be presentable.
- Dress in layers to moderate warmth with the forecast.
- Bring a good-size tote or crossbody bag to carry your treasures or groceries on the walk home.
- Walking comfort and contemporary style really can intersect in footwear. Brands like Kork-Ease and Gentle Souls are masters at this.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the average American takes 3,000 to 4,000 steps per day, or 1.5 to 2 miles depending upon stride. We can do this! (In fact, it’s a walk in the park.)
What are your wardrobe staples for around the house and neighborhood lately?
We’d love to read your ideas and see your photos on social media. Share them with us using #GarnetHillFamily and #HappyAtHome on Instagram.