We all have those days when we’d much rather spend the day in our pyjamas than get dressed, however when you’ve got things to do and places to be this isn’t always an option!
The good news is that there’s plenty of loungewear on the market which can actually look really stylish, making it the perfect choice for both at home and out and about.
From loose fitting tops and leggings to matching tracksuits, here’s our guide to dressing for comfort and style.
Nail your wardrobe basics
When you’re after an outfit that is minimal effort, your wardrobe basics will be your best friend. A simple t-shirt or vest will go with just about everything you own and can be worn as casually or dressed up as you please.
The looser the better
When you’re after comfort, you don’t want to wear anything that’s going to cling or pinch. Ladies, if you want to avoid the bin bag look, pair a loose fitting tunic with some leggings, as this will maintain a bit of shape. Men, you can get away with the looser styles a bit more, but a banded cuff can add a bit of shape to your sweatpants.
Look for styles that are easy to get on…and off
You’re tired, you don’t want to be fiddling about with buttons and buckles, so elasticated waistbands are the way forward. A pair of sweatpants will do the trick and the variety of styles and colours means this look doesn’t need to be boring. Girls, this doesn’t have to limit you to sweatpants, as there are plenty of other options including harem pants and other casual designs to choose from, which will add some style to your casual look.
If in doubt, match
Putting an outfit together can be hard work sometimes, which is where matching outfits can come in really handy. Tracksuits don’t have to be reserved for sports and are often the perfect go-to outfit for a chilled Sunday… or Wednesday.
SHOP: Moncler Navy Hoodie & Sweatpants / True Religion Charcoal Contrast Stitch Hoodie & Sweatpants / McQ by Alexander McQueen Navy Swallow Sweatshirt & Sweatpants / Polo Ralph Lauren Grey Hoodie & Skinny Pants
Opt for a jacket that resembles a robe
You can’t go wrong with snuggling up in your dressing gown when you’re at home, but if you go out in public with it on, you should expect a few strange looks. As an alternative, an over sized cardigan or wrap around coat can work as your comfort blanket when on the move. It’ll keep you feeling snug and can cover up your outfit if you choose to go for the minimal effort look.
Swap your slippers…
When it comes to footwear, I’m afraid leaving your house in your slippers probably isn’t a great idea. Ugg boots or loafers are just as, if not more comfortable than your slippers and make a great alternative. Trainers are also a great way to add a bit of style to your look without compromising comfort.