Ponte is a lifesaver fabric because it is soft and stretchy, but still has some structure. Basically it is perfect for the day when you don't want to get out of your pajamas, but you still need to look nice. For work my go-to ponte pieces are skirts, dresses, or blazers. Ponte pants are a little iffy because a bad fit can make them look like leggings, but depending on the style and your office dress code you might be able to make them work. The easiest outfit to look great in when you feel sub-par is a ponte dress worn with a cardigan, scarf, and tights. Finish the look with boots or flats and no one will be able to tell that you got out of bed on the wrong side. And even better, you will enveloped in soft and stretchy fabrics all day long.
If your bad day coincides with a special event, it can be especially difficult to motivate yourself to ditch the pajamas. But the right accessories can get you into a partying mood without forcing you to exert any extra energy. This is the time to break out your statement glam pieces (and a bright shade of lipstick). A metallic or embellished shoe and coordinating clutch are great when your dress is subdued and those pieces can turn even a basic black dress into a show stopping number. Of course, some pattern or sparkle on the dress never hurt either. It can often feel like high heels are required when going out, but you should feel free to wear flats as long as they they are in keeping with the formality of your look. If you are comfortable you will be able to have more fun and a smile is the perfect accessory to any look.
Which of these outfits is your favorite? Let me know in the comments! And while you're there, share your go-to comfortable and cozy looks.