I made quite a big move a few weeks. I moved to Manchester. From living in London accommodation that had uncomfortable two seater sofas, to living at home with my parents, I finally live in a two bedroom flat, with its own living room.. and I share it with one other person.
Weekend mornings are spent with a cup of coffee watching those kind of programmes that talk about nothing. It’s the first time in what feels like a decade that I finally have a place I enjoy coming home to. With that, I started to realise I was spending more and more time in comfortable clothes at home, changing instantly as soon as I reached the flat. I’ve started really appreciating good loungewear, a new trend that is making winter nights and nights in, kind of stylish.
I know, I sound like I just sit at home and do nothing, but hear me out. Loungewear is one of those trends that can be worn at home, and out and about. Remember the trend of wearing your PJ shirt, with that white piping, as actual clothing? This is kind of the same, except with more wool. There are highstreet stores that are doing great loungewear sets that are just as stylist when paired with a pair of stilletos and a jacket – for those Sunday morning brunches, the Saturday night pub trip, girls pizza nights on Fridays, loungewear is such a great option.
I’ve built a shopping list of all the great Loungewear styles that are available online and instore now, and how they can be worn for different events and needs, other than the living room sofa. Who said fashion can’t be comfortable?
The Morning Coffee Run.
It’s Sunday morning, and the hangover is kicking in. One of the girls has decided to drag you out of bed to get coffee and brunch. You want to be comfortable but know that you still need to make some kind of effort and try and look like you have your life together.
Loungewear is perfect for this – paired with an oversized denim jacket, and some slides, you’ve got understated style in one outfit.
Friday Night Dinner
It’s the time of the week where all you want to do is get home after work, kick off your heels and sit in front of the tv with a glass of wine. But you promised the girls you’d go for dinner at that new sushi restaurant that’s just opened up in town – you want to be cosy but this is THE restaurant to be at.. plus the girls will most definitely get some photos for the gram. How to look stylish and sophisticated in loungewear? It’s all in the style of the loungewear and the accessories (and not forgetting the killer heel).
The First Date.
You forgot that you said yes to that Bumble date, and he’s just wattsapped to say you’re heading to that new bar on the 20th floor of that building, the one that is all over Instagram – you have to make an impression, on both the environment and the date. This is where a loungewear co-ord that is off the shoulder, is the perfect outfit. A little bit of skin whilst staying comfortable is the best look, with a stylish, tonal double breasted blazer, and of course a killer heel. Add a simple, yet interesting necklace, and you’ve got his attention.
The Family Appearance.
You’re home for once, and your extended family are holding a dinner party to celebrate your cousins engagement – out of politeness, you accept the offer to go, but the one thing you don’t want to do on a Sunday evening, is dress up. I got you girl. With a baggier co-ord top and a tighter fitted trouser, the key here is to keep the loungewear black, with a chunky trainer (even a dad trainer, if you’re in the mood to look ‘fashiony’). Add on an interesting jacket, and you’ve got family suitable PJ’s.. I mean loungewear.
These are only a few fun ways to wear the loungewear co-od, and its safe to say, there’s definitely A LOT of places that you can style up this trend for, to look actually quite chic and sophisticated. I know that I’ve got a few of these set on my ‘to buy’ list, and hopefully, one of them has also caught your eye too. Happy lounging!