"It doesn’t get cosier than a cardigan and Netflix and chill.”
Loungewear has become an astounding phenomenon as it is the perfect casual yet chic ensemble suitable for day to day life at home.
This type of clothing promises comfort while retaining the aesthetic appeal of fashionable clothing.
Typically, loungewear is more sophisticated than its counterpart, sleepwear because it is designed to achieve a more tailored look.
During the lockdown, both men and women are donning loungewear while they carry out their new daily routines.
We explore the different types of loungewear options to help you stay comfy yet stylish during this difficult time.
Shorts are one of the most common types of loungewear. Favoured by both men and women. From high-rise shorts to fitted biker shorts, they are a crowd-pleaser.
They can be paired with vests, t-shirts or even jumpers, depending on the individuals’ preference.
Given the rise in the athleisure trend, shorts re becoming more popular in households.
DESIblitz exclusively spoke to Sam, who is a part-time gym worker. She said:
“Shorts are my favourite thing to wear. As a gym worker, they are great to wear at work and still look stylish. Being in lockdown, I have been lounging in shorts every day.
They provide comfort and allow me to carry on with my daily routine. Whenever I have online meetings over video chat, I just throw on a blouse over my shorts and no one is the wiser.
“I guess you can say that this is the only perk of being at home.”
Knitted Co-Ords are the latest loungewear trend. Chic and classy and not forgetting very cosy, this trend is exactly what your lockdown wardrobe is in need of.
Whether you prefer tapered trousers or a wider leg fit, there is a style to suit everyone.
Even the tops come in various styles and fits. These include crew necks, v-shaped necklines, off-shoulder and many more.
Each distinctive style will help you achieve a different look. Ranging from a more slouched, relaxed look to a more structured silhouette.
Despite coming in a matching set, knitted Co-Ords can be paired with other forms of loungewear. This mix and match option will allow you to create even more outfit possibilities whilst in lockdown.
Silk Trousers & Top
A mix of luxury and comfort is perfectly encapsulated in silk joggers. Enjoy the touch of femininity with this loose silhouette.
Silk joggers are a great form of loungewear. This is because they add a touch of sophistication to your overall look.
Team these joggers with a matching silk top to create a uniform ensemble.
Alternatively, pair silk joggers with a knitted top, to add texture to the look. Contrasting materials enhance the dimension to the loungewear.
Revamp your loungewear collection with adorning a slogan tee and joggers.
Slogan tees can be comfy yet stylish when paired with joggers. They’re found in various designs from lazy slogans to words of inspiration.
During the lockdown, the latter will boost one’s morale whilst staying indoors.
Some slogans include:
- Be kind to your mind
- Believe in yourself
- Impossible is overrated
- No whining, no quitting, no excuses
- Inhale confidence, exhale doubt
As well as looking stylish, they spread positive vibes, not only to the wearer but to those in the household.
Another great loungewear option is cardigans. They are staple wardrobe pieces which can instantly give any outfit a more relaxed feel.
There are various styles of cardigans, these include:
Throwing on a cardigan can give any outfit that completed look. The warmth, snug and comfort a cardigan provides is hard to beat. Making them a must-have item of clothing during the lockdown.
DESIblitz exclusively spoke to Jay, a sales assistant, who said:
“Cardigans are so underrated.”
“They can instantly switch up any outfit. The cuts, colours and fabrics are endless and provide aesthetic appeal.
“Most men are afraid to venture into the world of cardigans but I love them! They are my best friend during this lockdown. It doesn’t get cosier than a cardigan and Netflix and chill.”
Leggings & Hoodie
This is one of the most comfortable loungewear options available. A hoodie is a cult classic in every wardrobe and can be found in an array of styles.
These include oversized, longlined, boyfriend, graphic print, colour black and many more.
Team a hoodie with a pair of leggings to create a casual yet chic loungewear option.
Typically, the most comfortable hoodies are made from cotton, cotton-polyester blend and cotton-fleece.
The beauty of hoodies lies in its ability to engulf the wearer leaving them feeling complete.
On the one hand, wear leggings with a solid colour and graphic printed hoodie or you can change things around and opt for printed leggings and a plain hoodie.
Form-fitted leggings matched with a hoodie creates a fit and flare attire.
Despite there being a lockdown and energy levels are at an all-time low, changing out of your pyjamas into loungewear will help lift spirits.
This little trick can help bring some normality back into everyday life. Our range of loungewear ideas will have you looking and feeling good.