In these never-before-seen circumstances we’re living in, LSA has decided to come back once more with our Best Dressed in Bangkok lists. But plot twist: we’re only looking at those fine at-home, self-isolating, Bangkok quarantine outfits. That means if you’re strutting out and about the streets trying to show off your new sneakers, alas, that will disqualify you from earning a place on this list.
The art of the “staying in” outfit is a deceptively tricky one. On the one hand, you of course still have to look cute and stylish. But on the other hand, putting just a touch too much effort into your look and the whole vibe is off. Balance is key. It’s all about effortless chic and wearing your most comfortable pieces that still manage to pass off as elegant or cool. This new lifestyle of self-isolation might just be the toughest dress code any of us have had to face.
In our list this month, we’ve selected the Bangkokians who have most expertly nailed the balancing act of “stay-at-home chic”. So, embrace the social distancing, put on a colour co-ordinated mask, and get inspired.
[Feature image: @pitchana/Instagram. Hero image: @mark.maruwut/Instagram.]
Janice Pitchana Ekachai
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Here is hands down (and washed), the sexiest protective face mask we’ve seen around. Janice models it to a tee, and we’re super psyched that there’s more where that came from — her eponymous fashion brand Pitchana is now stocking these for all you persistent Bangkok quarantine fashionistas. Get that Lineman over there.
Ok, so she’s not “dressed” in much — but Lena’s swimsuits speak loudly for her fashionable methods of social distancing. That is, by spending the days on yachts and deserted islands with only her closest friends. Effective and very, very envy-inducing in every way.
We’re kind of suspicious of anybody who wears jeans while staying in the house, but when you pair it with a cosy knit and you have a pool like Sririta Jensen’s then we can understand. And anyway, if you’re “stuck” in a gorgeous home for days on end, why wouldn’t you dress up and stage a little photoshoot?
It might take some time, but once you can look past the perfect colour palette and on-point furniture of his living room, you can then see that Mark Maruwut has also got the ideal total look for day-lounging. The tie-dye co-ord is an outfit that can take you from the bed to the beach to the hipster café in a single day. But, of course, Mark’s going to sojourn right there in that stylish chamber of dreams.
One of the biggest Thai sweethearts is also one of the biggest campaigners for the Bangkok quarantine, frequently urging the public to stay at home on her social media pages. We respect both her altruistic efforts as well as her overly cute at-home dress. Looks like the only event we have to dress up for these days is that ‘grammable cooking session in the kitchen. And who better than Yaya to take the lead?