When I lived in New York City, it can be hard to relax. Whether it’s the battle of bodies rushing in and out of the subway, the constant honking and honking of horns in the streets, or the nagging feeling that there’s always something else to do, New Yorkers can rarely enjoy a minute of calm. While there are plenty of options to help you unwind — Thai massages, riverside walks, happy hour heists — none of these options are sustainable for everyday living.
And then I discovered a solution. It came to me one day while I was working from home. I wandered in sweat on the couch with the computer open and I can’t concentrate. So I go to my closet, get a black pair Jeans and a blouse, and sat down. With immediate focus, I spent the rest of the afternoon more productive than ever. “Dress for success” may not be a new concept, but “dress to relax” is. Now I’m not saying ditch all structured clothing and switch to ball pants, but wearing more comfortable clothes is a surefire way to put your mind and body at ease. Pairing leather pants with a simple tank top or an easy cardigan with skinny jeans is truly the definition of ultimate relaxation. And never before has New York felt so peaceful. Keep scrolling the easiest items to perfect your new laid-back style.