We’re less than four weeks into lockdown 3.0 and between the dark nights and cold days, it already feels like it’s been months.
With relaxing at home being our main plans for the foreseeable future, there has never been a better time to invest in some stylish loungewear.
The best thing about loungewear? From cosy-chic co-ords to mix-and-match sets you can pair with your favourite casual leggings, it can blend effortlessly into your existing wardrobe.
An absolute essential for Autumn/Winter 2020, here are some loungewear outfit ideas we’re loving.
1. Knitted Co-Ord
Firstly, one of our favourite loungewear outfit ideas is the knitted co-ord.
These super soft co-ords have been everywhere on social media. In fact, knitted loungewear is the perfect choice to keep you warm and snug whether you are working from home or popping out for some essentials.
From ribbed knit lounge pants to relaxed hoodies and sweatshirts, there is something to suit every style and budget. Try natural, earthy tones for a look that is stylish and relaxed.
2. Sweatshirt and Jogging Bottoms
If you’re looking for the ideal WFH outfit, look no further than the classic combination of a relaxed sweatshirt and jogging bottoms.
With so many sweatshirt and jogger combinations to choose from, we recommend sticking to one colour for a more polished outfit.
To elevate your look, match it with your favourite chunky trainers and puffer jacket.
3. High-Waisted Oversized Joggers
If you only make one loungewear purchase this month, make it a good pair of oversized joggers.
Think oversized high waisted joggers made from soft cotton and cuffed at the ankle. Both practical and fashionable, they are ideal for just about anything lockdown-life can throw at you.
Team with a cropped sweater and your favourite trainers for effortless low-key style.
4. Cashmere Loungewear
If you’re looking for some more luxurious loungewear outfit ideas, you can’t go wrong with a comfy cashmere set.
The best thing about cashmere — aside from how soft it is — is that it is actually really versatile. You can either opt for a head-to-toe cashmere co-ord, or you can choose to style the top and bottoms separately, mixing and matching them with items you already have in your winter wardrobe.
While we absolutely encourage you to treat yourself, a cashmere set would also be a great gift idea if you want to treat someone to high-quality loungewear that will last them for many winters to come.
5. Velour Tracksuits
Love it or hate it, the last few months of 2020 saw velour tracksuits make a triumphant return.
From Kim Kardashian-West’s SKIMS velour tracksuits to Dua Lipa’s bold lime green co-ord, lockdown has provided the perfect environment for a mid-Noughties renaissance.
For a real throwback, style your velour tracksuit with a pair of UGG boots. On the other hand, if you’re looking for something a little more subtle, try a darker toned tracksuit paired with trainers and a parka jacket for the perfect chic but chill outfit.
Tie-dye is another nostalgic trend that came back in a big way in 2020.
It’s not expected to disappear any time soon, so why not jump on the trend and inject a bit of colour into your loungewear.
Either commit to full tie-dye, or try breaking the bold prints up by incorporating some more casual pieces and accessories. Gold accessories and hats will be your friends when it comes to dressing up your outfit.
We’re loving pastel colours and dappled patterns for a more up-to-date take on the traditional swirls.
7. Three-Piece Loungewear
If you’re after something one step up from a knitted co-ord, a three-piece loungewear set is the one for you.
From a quick scroll through social media, it feels like every celebrity’s lockdown wardrobe features an enviably soft three piece.
The best thing about a three piece is having the ability to dress up or dress down your outfit easily by adding or removing layers, allowing you to go from Netflix binge to Zoom call in under ten seconds!
According to Pinterest predictions, we’re going to be seeing a lot more of ‘athflow’ this year, as we slowly return to real life again.
In other words, athflow is what we’ll be wearing as we start to venture outside, but aren’t quite ready to go back to our pre-pandemic tight jeans and heels.
It is defined as anything “professional enough for the office, stretchy enough for the yoga mat and comfy enough for the sofa.”
Think wide-legged flowy trousers, casual jumpsuits and oversized outfits.
9. Longline Cardigan
Finally, consider adding a longline cardigan to your wardrobe to instantly enhance any loungewear look.
The laid-back fit creates a flattering silhouette, and can be worn over anything, from laidback jeans and flats for your daily walk to a knitted co-ord for the ultimate at-home chill day.
Whether you prefer cashmere or wool, neutrals or classic black, these simple but sophisticated pieces are the perfect addition to your WFH wardrobe.
Loungewear Outfit Ideas to Fall in Love With
Loungewear had a serious glow-up in 2020, and there are now so many options for stylish outfits which are cute but cosy.
It’s important to find the loungewear that is right for you. At a time when everything is so uncertain, it is essential that we find comfort from something, even if that something is an especially warm and fluffy cardigan.
Personally, I’ve been making the most of the chance to live my best comfy life in oversized sweatshirts and high waisted joggers for the last nine months. You have to look for the positives!