Here's What Happened When I Pulled a Rihanna and Only Wore Bathrobes For a Week
Back in November, Rihanna graced the cover of Vogue wearing an orange Emilio Pucci towel on her head. Then, Rita Ora showed up to the MTV EMAs wearing full-on waffle weave. The Cut dubbed these lounging ladies pioneers of a new trend called bath-leisure.
I like to think of this look as the rebellious younger sister of athleisure-wear. Bath-leisure is the girl who sleeps through first period and always tries to get away with wearing pyjama pants to school. The person who wears it gives zero f*cks. Think of Rihanna, casually rocking terry cloth as she graces one of the most prestigious fashion magazines in the world. She doesn't care that she's only half-dressed, because it's not about the outfit. It's about her.
Could living in bathrobes help bring out my inner cool, calm, and collected Rihanna? To answer that question, I decided to dedicate a whole work week to dressing like I just got out of the shower. It wasn't always easy. I risked an office HR violation, subjected myself to street harassment, and gained three pounds in the name of bath-leisurewear. Here's why I'd do it all over again.