Spending more time indoors is the perfect opportunity to embrace a whole new (and ridiculously comfy!) wardrobe: loungewear. Ideal for duvet days, a quick trip to the shops and even video meetings, loungewear is the off-duty look you need in your life.
From matching jogger and sweatshirt sets to tactile fabrics like velour, velvet and jersey, lounging around the house has never felt so stylish. So, if you’re ready to kick-start your loungewear lifestyle, discover the key pieces and how to master the trend below:
Why Wear Loungewear?
If you’re working from home and spending your weekends inside, it can be tempting to stay in your pyjamas all day. While this might start as a fun novelty, wearing nightwear can reduce your productivity and prevent your days from having structure. On the flip side, putting on a pair of jeans and a blazer to sit at your home office doesn’t feel quite right.
This is where loungewear comes into play. Striking a balance between comfy and presentable, you’ll feel ready to face the day without being restricted by your usual workwear.
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Loungewear is all about making your life easier. With elasticated waistbands and super-soft fabric, getting dressed in loungewear should feel like stepping into your most comfortable clothing. Since textures are key to the trend, stay clear of materials that don’t offer much stretch and instead opt for variations like cotton, velour and jersey. There’s no need to compromise on comfort!
Even so, you also still want your loungewear to be fashionable. Remember, the clothing you wear can affect your mood, so it’s important to be excited and happy with your outfit – even if it’s only to read a book!
For versatile loungewear that’s as effortless to wear as it is chic, check out our favourite pieces:
Throw On & Go Joggers
The little black dress of your loungewear collection is your joggers. As well as being quick to throw on, joggers are a good halfway point between pyjama bottoms and trousers. Whether you opt for knitted sweatpants, velour joggers or cuffed designs, this hero item is ideal for chilling around your home, starting a video catch-up or tending to your recently planted herb garden.
Now is not the time for fiddly buttons and tie fastenings. Wearing loungewear should be as comfy as possible, meaning that fuss-free crew neck sweatshirts should be at the top of your list. From marl and velvet sweatshirts to ribbed options, there are plenty of textured and trendy fabrics available.
For maximum style points, match your sweatshirt to your joggers. Since loungewear doesn’t focus on one star item, coordinating your outfit is a great way to give the look some wow-factor. Have fun experimenting to create a loungewear set that will become your new go-to.
Loungewear tops should be well-worn, not worn out. Instead of hiding discarded pyjama tops under your sweatshirt, choose ribbed t-shirts and slouchy cotton separates to make sure your outfit stays sophisticated.
To slide into the laidback trend, stick to tops in calming colours, including neutral and dark shades. As well as putting you in a soothing mood, oatmeal, slate grey, powder blue and black colour palettes will guarantee your loungewear has a classy vibe to it.