Lockdown bling

We are seven weeks into our nationwide lockdown and three different camps of style are emerging. Some of us are rocking loungewear and no make-up; others are dressing for the office as usual; and a third group (our favourite) are “news anchor dressing” - dressing for work from the waist up, dressing from the sofa waist down.

Whichever camp you fall into an unexpected fashion hero has emerged: the statement earring. “Desperate times like these require jewellery that makes you feel powerful; jewellery that reassures your fellow Zoom call participants that you are, in fact, OK. FINE. FANTASTIC EVEN.” writes Chloe Street for the Evening Standard.

We choose our top 5 per camp.

Are you embracing elasticated sweatpants? Channel those 1980s vibes with a pair of oversized hoops:

Are you donning a powersuit and still wearing perfume in the hope to motivate? Think working girl glamour:

Are you dressed up top and not so below? Go playful, bold and colouful (one side only if you’re brave enough):


Imagery Orwell Austen, Indoi, Swedish Stockings.