Dressing for Shelter in Place

March 17, 2020

It’s a whole new world right now, isn’t it? Everyone is spending more and more time at home to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and the community.  In the San Francisco Bay Area we’ve even been called to Shelter in Place, and this new daily reality creates some new wardrobe needs.

This outfit above, from my previous NIC + ZOE post, will come in handy when the weather is a little warmer!



I never got on the athleisure bandwagon.  Athleisure just didn’t seem to fit anywhere exactly in my life and frankly I found it a little boring.  Well, only a couple of days staying at home and I’m eating my words.  Now I know what many of you stay-at-home-moms, retirees, and work-from-homers already knew:  athleisure is something you can put on in the morning and wear all day!  I want an outfit that is comfortable enough for working from home, stretchy enough for yoga, and presentable enough for a dog walk or a quick grocery run … in other words, athleisure!


I have a few things of course.  Some great leggings from Ruti, a few pieces from Chico’s Zenergy collection, miscellaneous hoodies and lots of sneakers!  But now it’s time to build up my athleisure wardrobe. I started today by ordering these classic Adidas track pants.  I’ll let you know how those work out.

Here are some other pieces I found online today that I thought my readers might like …

Now Friends, I need your help and ideas! What are you wearing around the house these days? I’d love to hear your athleisure tips and suggestions … favorite brands, ways to wear, anything!  Please do share in the comments!

And stay healthy & well.

Best to you all always,

Dawn Lucy


About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is ME talking to YOU, other middle-aged women who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, including style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and be fierce


  • Reply Paul March 17, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    I’m big on Athleta for clients – they usually have a nice array of tops, jackets & different silhouettes in pants

  • Reply Suzanne March 20, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    I’ve been wearing my Zella Leggings or joggers, a Zella bralette, a tank top and a cozy cashmere cardigan pretty much every day. Wool socks or slippers in the AM. The highlight of my day as far as fashion goes is deciding what cardigan to wear, lol! Luckily I have quite a selection and some of those that I haven’t worn in some time are getting some wear. I will say, I think it is important to get out of pajamas – I love my pajamas, but it makes me feel lazy. Headbands have become my go-to accessory as I’m not fixing my hair each day. Be well and stay safe 🙂


  • Reply Kali March 22, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Love this post because I recently hit this category hard. I love Twenty Montreal and Ninety Percent for joggers/sweatshirts (organic cotton). For Days is also a rad company that is closed loop fashion so when you buy something from them, you can return it at any time and they will swap it for something new. Naadam is a cashmere company that is fair priced and fair trade and they make several cozy, elevated loungewear pieces. Finally, Vuori and Wear Pact make great joggers! Oh, and I always love Eileen Fisher!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 26, 2020 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks so much for the suggestions! I totally need to read your blog post too! 😘😘

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