First thing's first, ensure that you're comfortable. Luckily, most loungewear pieces are already comfortable, that's the whole point! These aren't the tight pieces to show off your figure to people on the street. Nor are they the tailored looks to wear for work! Loungewear mostly consists of oversized t-shirts, hoodies, sweat pants, cardigans, sweaters, and the lot. They’re made to keep comfy and cozy, more so during the night. But there's no rule saying you can't rock them during the day either. They’re often light enough to wear during spring and summer! As long as you're comfortable, you're good!
Most of the time, loungewear are sold as separates. Think t-shirts, sweat pants, sweaters, and more. Very rarely do they come in sets, unless, of course, they're pajamas. But if your loungewear consists of mostly stand-alone items, it's always a great way to wear them monochromatically. Pair that pink hoodie with a pink pair of shorts! Want to accessorize your solid white tee? A nice white cap can do! And of course, the ever-popular tracksuit! Focusing on one color not only makes deciding what to wear easy, but the matching colorway is always a nice look too!
But what if you don't want a singular color to define your look? You have to admit, pairing white with white might make you look like a patient (when you're actually really healthy). Or worse, a ghost! Well, thank goodness for neutrals! These timeless hues are always so elegant and pretty! They’re not signature Parisian style staples for nothing! They allow you to off-set your palette to make it look more dimensional. Case in point: a white tee with cream sweat pants. Or beige shorts with a black pajama top. You can get as creative as you can when it comes to neutral combinations!
You started with the colors, why not go even further? Pitting one opposing element to another always makes for an interesting and cooler look. It helps elevate your look to French designer label status than an affordable high-street brand. Why do you think black-and-white is still so stylish after all these years? However, you can also do it with textiles too! A slightly rough wooly sweater can go well and look so beautiful with a nice pair of silky pajama shorts. Or a soft cashmere cardigan can look as sophisticated as ever even with your usual jersey tracksuit. And during the day, if you want to pop out to the back yard for a bit? A denim jacket will work wonders!
Arguably the most sophisticated piece within the loungewear category is the turtleneck. Though its purpose is mostly to keep you warm, especially during winter, through the years, it's become quite the style staple. Whether fitted to your body or a little loose or even oversized, fashion has fallen in love with the turtleneck. Some style icons through the years have even made it into an evening piece, pairing it with long skirts for a simple elegant look. But when you're just at home, your cashmere cardigan, oversized tee (for fitted turtlenecks), and jersey sweatpants will do!
As simple as loungewear is, there's no rule barring you from going a bit crazy. And in fact, even when you're just at home, you can easily achieve the streetwear look with your loungewear pieces. The easiest way to do it is to include a graphic logo t-shirt. No matter what the color, if the message is clear and the design is vivid, it changes the whole look altogether. It also adds a bit of attitude, which you can still rock even when you're just lunging about in your house! It will likely gain you a lot of likes on Instagram, believe that!
Now, let's upgrade your loungewear look a little bit more. You might think that just because loungewear pieces are mostly ordinary garments to be worn at home, it means it won't ever look luxurious. Well, think again! There are some loungewear pieces out there that present the very height of luxury, namely the silk pieces. Think comfy pajama sets off-set by the differently colored piping. Think French lingerie pieces clashing well with oversized cashmere. Think long robes that wafts as you descend upon the staircase. Or even caftans that you can swivel around in your bedroom and your backyard.
If you do achieve that luxe look, you're likely to want to wear heels to complete your outfit! Nope, don't do it! Save your stilettos and pumps for when you go outside! Remember that the most important thing about rocking loungewear is that you remain comfortable. And admit it, as beautiful as your heels are, they're far from the most comfortable shoes you've ever worn! Instead, focus on sneakers, especially if you want to work out a bit at home. Ballet flats are also nice and will add to the prettiness factor of loungewear.
Finally, don't forget to accessorize! Bling out if you want to! You're at home! Who's stopping you? And just because you're at home, doesn't mean you can't look good! While you're working from home, for instance. Think about all the fashion you'll be serving if you're rocking a nice gold chain with your satin pajamas and cashmere caftan! Or when you're on a virtual date with your beau? A nice silk robe will go well with the diamond earrings he bought you for your birthday! The possibilities are endless!
Don't let the lockdown ruin your fashion fun. You can stool fabulous and chic with the loungewear pieces you have at home. Just rock them according to some or all of these stylish tips and you'll continue looking like a million bucks!