6 fashion and beauty pairings for when you want to get all dressed up but have nowhere to go

Timeless fashion and skincare to wear now when at home.

Maggie Marilyn pink sweater with Mecca Cosmetica's Hydra Cheek Tint and Illuminating Balm Duo

Could this be the most optimistic sweater, ever? It’s called ‘You can change the world’, and comes in a delicious pink, by New Zealand label Maggie Marilyn. I bought it on a whim when the self-isolation rules were first announced (#notsponsored) and am imagining wearing it with everything; a cotton drill skirt like at the runway show, tailored pants when I’m #WFH, denim for the weekend or leggings in my downtime. Maggie Marilyn has called this colour blossom and it matches (in name and colour) the Blossom shade of Mecca Cosmetica's Hydra Cheek Tint and Illuminating Balm Duo. We love this product so much at MECCA HQ we call it ‘Duo’ (we all have one). It’s a carry-with-you-everywhere kind of product, just like this sweater.

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Christopher Esber knit dress with Stila One Step Correct primer

I know, you might be looking at this slinky Christopher Esber dress and saying to yourself that there’s not a chance you’ll wear it out the house — let alone when you’re in your living room. Make this the day when you turn things around. It’s a knit jersey so it’s super comfortable, and there’s the convertibility element. Want to show your midriff? (That’s you — hard pass from me.) Yes you can! More arm coverage? Go for it! Split it up as a top and skirt? Yes, yes, yes! Similarly, Stila’s One Step Correct may be technically ‘just a primer’ but does so much more. It sets the base for the rest of your look, but you can wear it on its own to offset redness and boost brightness for a literal no-makeup look.

Anna Quan shorts with Too Faced Neutral Palette

Don’t look at me doubtfully — the longer-length short is a massive trend. Annabelle Dexter Jones wears a pair in Succession (if you know, you know — if not, you’ve got time now, so I dare you to start and not binge-watch) with a high-necked halter which I can’t get out of my head. This pair from Anna Quan also nods to the 90s trend with its neutral tone — much like the Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eye Shadow Palette. Wear them both at home now, and wear them out later.

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Double Rainbouu shirt with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

Trust me, you’ll get a lot of wear out of this one. Wear it loose over leggings at home, open over a slip dress and when it’s safe to go outside to a beach or for group gatherings, tucked into high-waisted shorts or a skirt. But for now, wear it at home, and dust a bit of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder over your face. Like this rift on a Hawaiian shirt, it will surprisingly go with everything while adding that extra, indiscernible something- something to every look.

Sir Aramis ruffle gown with Tatcha Water Cream

It’s always useful to have a cocktail dress in your wardrobe. You laugh now, but you’ll thank me next time you get a Paperless Post invite and realise you don’t have anything to wear. This is silk cotton so it doesn’t feel too fussy either — wear it at home when you’re feeling a little bit extra. A bit like the Tatcha Water Cream — they’re both everyday luxuries (after all, this cream has Japanese wild rose, and leopard lily). Oil-free, it works for all types of skin types and absorbs quickly. Like this dress for your wardrobe, this is the secret power player of your skincare regime.

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