These items speak “status” in times of COVID-19.
Truth be told that people would better opt for practicality and comfort when almost everyone is scrimping on expenses.
But different people have different reasons for choosing what, where or what needs to have in their daily bucket.
Still, the demand for luxe is still there, yes even in times of economic crunch and social distancing.
These days, a lot of ordinary lifestyle items can be considered luxury because of cost considerations, sourcing availability and questions on timeliness for buying.
So fab or drab, these are definitely luxe:
1. Grazing trays or holiday gift packs
It has all the right poshness. And it’s all a personal choice.
But having a bevy of assorted food items from wine to expensive snacks, and delicatessen that is not usually available to the general buyers can be considered luxury.
At first look these grazing trays you can easily order from online shops, definitely spell luxe for an ordinary household.
But if you’re in a hurry to satisfy your food cravings, then you can get these grazing trays (others call it “gift packs” it’s all the same for me). Everything you want, or you’d like the recipient to have in one goodie basket of surprise items that’s perfect for Christmas).
For me, skincare is as essential as the usual grocery items one can buy.
But popular skincare items are few and sparse in nearby stores especially if you’re brand specific. An option to have is to get organic skincare that can not only be better for the environment but also friendlier to use.
3. Party clothes or dresses
Shoppers are buying only the essentials these days.
So to buy expensive clothes or RTWs no matter how versatile these can be in completing one’s OTD, have to be considered luxe.
A mom’s usual practical choice is to go look over one’s old clothes’ rack and see which items can be restyled, or updated. Or look for previously worn clothes that can go from day to night wear, or that which can be paired up or paired down with other clothing essentials.
Silk ensemble- sleeveless and shorts can be dressed together in a blazer or trench coat.
A long stretchy dress that gives a lot of air comfort can be used not just as day wear but a homewear/ loungewear.
The important thing to know is dressing up whether in luxe or practical style is to: mix and match those clothing pieces– to create a seamless luxe to practical and practical to luxe fashion.
CREATIVITY thus is key.
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