The pandemic has forced most of us to stay at home, with interactions now mostly done virtually. But even when most of your days are spent at home, that doesn't mean you need to sacrifice personal style.
It may seem pointless to dress up when you’re just at home, but wearing a nice outfit could just be the boost you need to power through your day and sleep better at night.
Small business Better Sheep offers everything you need for a good night’s sleep. The brand’s Dreamwear line showcases the Flaunt collection (P1,499), a lightweight, smooth pair of loungewear made of rayon challis, a woven fabric that's cooling and comfortable on the skin.
The top has large, breezy, flowy sleeves, and the garterized, loose shorts have pockets. The set is available in midnight blue and olive green.
Aside from pretty loungewear that you can wear both to sleep and even on errands, the online shop offers weighted blankets (P5,999) and other sleep aids.
Behind local brand Aesca is a noble advocacy – highlighting the meticulous craft of Filipino artisans, weavers, and artists with their high-quality, Philippine-made fabric, contemporary cuts, and unique designs.
Their lineup features linen loungewear that are versatile, stylish, and comfortable, like the lightweight Luwalhati Top (P1,899), Tala Linen Top (P1,899), and the slip-on Clara Linen Dress (P2,899), made sustainably from the the fiber stalk of flax plants. The tops come in small, medium, and large sizes.
Wear them to stand out during your video calls and grocery runs!
Aside from clothes, Aesca also sells shoes, towels, face masks, and earrings. They even have a multipurpose towel (P2,399) made of recycled bottles .
Want to step up your pambahay game with extra chic options? Check out Atelierysabella, where you can find flattering tops, bottoms, dresses, and sets made for lounging around the house and going out for necessities in style.
They offer a linen white top and shorts set (P3,500) with a cropped halter top that's buttoned in front and ties at the back; as well as alluring, low-back charmeuse silk slip dresses (P1,900) in yellow or baby pink that could work as a nightgown or a day outfit.
Atelierysabella can also customize pieces for special occasions. You may shop through their website.
Want to look cute on a budget? Kalinaw offers adorable, locally-made loungewear options all under P400. They offer a wide array of loungewear styles – from colorful coordinates, loose pajama sets, and breezy dresses in different colors.
Intissimo’s classic pieces showcase timeless silhouettes, unisex designs, and whimsical patterns, catering to different personal styles. For women who prefer simplicity, the silky Anastasia pajama set (P2,000) in subdued colors is perfect for elevating your sleepwear game.
Want something a bit more vibrant? The floral Hanah shorts set (P1,800) made from premium silk may be your cup of tea; or maybe the patterned Grace, Helsey, and Ellie short sets. If you prefer pajama pants, Intissimo has a colorful Jessie set (P1,400) and polka-dot Melissa set (P2,000).
Combine glamor and comfort in one and you get Private Storey's loungewear. From simple basics to lacy pieces, Private Storey offers many options for the modern Filipino woman.
The bestselling Kylie 3-piece set, which comes with shorts and pants options (P1,950 and P2,250, respectively), is made of a soft satin-charmeuse combo that is gentle on the skin. You may shop through their website.
Lounged Collective mixes the effortlessness of athleisure and the comfort of sleepwear, making sure you look trendy while feeling cozy at the same time.
Their Lovi set (P845) rides on the athleisure trend, while the snug and fuzzy Mallow set (P1,395) combines a long-sleeved crop top with high-waisted shorts. The brand also has knit sets from P995 to P1,195.
True to their brand name, Noon Loungewear is perfect for slow afternoons, and even easy mornings. Their locally-made Classic Inabel Collection includes their cropped Clara Top and breezy Mela Pants (P1,600) as a set; among other customizable clothing combos that include pants and sleeveless tops, too.
Living in a tropical climate calls for easy, breezy, and beautiful lightweight pieces, and Tropic Culture Manila has them. They offer no-frills, comfortable coordinates, like sleeveless and sleeved cotton lounge sets in different colors.
They also have a pants version of their lounge sets, as well as long, flowy, ruffle dresses for the summer and knit co-ords.
Andrea Tibayan is a Rappler intern.
If she’s not writing about food, she’s probably thinking about it. From advertising copywriter to freelance feature writer, Steph Arnaldo finally turned her part-time passion into a full-time career. She’s written about food, lifestyle, and wellness for Rappler since 2018.