Look Chic, Stay Comfy: 7 Ways to Luxe Up Your Loungewear
Whether you’re kicking back on the sofa or working from home, here’s how to get your cozy outfits on point.
Coming in hot on the hygge hype, loungewear is dominating the cold-weather season. But soft and snuggly doesn’t have to mean flannel shirts and collegiate sweatpants. Thanks to smart designs and elevated fabrics, there are multiple ways to upgrade your basics from bedtime favorites to looks you can actually wear out of the house. The current crop of slouchy tracksuits, relaxed rollnecks, statement logos and plush accessories all combine comfort with style. Here’s how to work the trend.
Look for Sets
Decision fatigue is real, so it’s a relief to find an easy solution to the daily style conundrum of what to wear. (Answer: A matching top and bottom.) The key to keeping this look fresh: Oversized fits that create slouchy silhouettes. You know you’re on top of your fashion game when Victoria Beckham is sharing your style sensibility. Start with this refined, pared-down sweatshirt /joggers combo.
Work Within Your Wheelhouse
If hoodies and sweatpants aren’t your thing, you don’t need to go way out of your comfort zone to get in on the lounge action. Look for pieces that offer a slightly more relaxed version of how you dress daily, such as a chic, minimalist crew sweatshirt a la Les Mills in a cropped silhouette teamed with a culottes-style fleece pant to take you from couch to lunch with friends.
Adorn and Accessorize
Accessories are one of the easiest ways to add a little variety to your look, and you can’t really go wrong with a good selection of irresistibly soft add-ons. Wrap up any loungewear look in cozy, patterned oversize scarves, beanies or striped statement socks. For an extra-cool twist, try doubling up your scarves or tying one around the waist.
With logo-mania showing no signs of abating, make a statement with your loungewear, pairing a major logo sweatshirt or tee with your comfiest lounge pants. If it’s a more high-fashion take you’re after, mix your logo top with silky printed pants for major impact.
Dress To Impress
Once upon a time it was called a housedress, because your house was the only place you’d dare wear it. Now, you can wear your soft, easy-fitting skirt or dress anywhere you damn please—pair with sneaks and top with a track jacket or cardigan for chillier days. For a more statement effect, go maxi.
Wear Outwear In
Colorful jackets and vests are great for keeping you warm on your run—and perfect for adding a stylish layer when you’re chilling with friends. Slip on a retro track jacket, or a stylish hoodie over your tee, bra or sweater. A tailored blazer atop leggings or joggers adds polish to your slouch.
The OG of luxe loungewear, a printed silk robe can double as a style-elevating BFF. Wear it over your lazing-in-the-apartment tee and leggings for an on-trend look or style it like a kimono over jeans and sneakers for a night out. Just be sure to choose a robe that’s silky and features an elegant pattern; your well-loved cotton wraparound isn’t going to cut it.
If you’re ready to take your loungewear out into the world, pair it with our edit of super chic and comfy sneaks.