Without a doubt, one of the best things to come from 2020 was the reign of loungewear as acceptable fashion. Men's and women’s loungewear have become so essential to our daily existence, it’s no wonder that fashion caught on and decided comfy is in. This is a dream come true for those of us who love our joggers and oversized sweaters. But comfy doesn’t have to be frumpy. Thanks to this new trendy streak, comfy frumpy has made way for comfy chic. As we start a new year, it’s a great time to consider revamping your wardrobe to add the right pieces to make you feel both comfortable and glamorous.
With so many people working and learning from home this past year, the fashion industry had to come up with a stylish answer to comfy work from home clothes, and it’s truly been brilliant. Goodbye skinny jeans, hello cashmere joggers! Whether you're lounging around the house or out and about, loungewear is going to have you looking stylish. Looking to update your closet to integrate some comfy yet stylish pieces? Here are some tips on where to start.
Oversized sweaters are not only comfortable, but they’re also quite stylish. What better way to enjoy being home than in the soft, warm embrace of a big, snuggly sweater? Since they come in all shapes, sizes, designs, textures, and materials, oversized sweaters can truly be whatever you want them to be. They look professional enough on screen for video calls but are unparalleled for comfort.
Choose a smooth material, like a women’s cashmere sweater for lightness, warmth, and a sleek look. Or, opt for a chunky wooly knit for a cozy looking texture and thickness. Whatever you choose, an oversized sweater is essential for any comfy closet.
Yes, you heard right. Robes are in! Integrate this comfy chic look into your comfy closet for a touch of bohemian flair. Robes can be pretty stylish and chic when it’s the right kind of robe. Choose a silk, well-tailored, or kimono-style robe for the ultimate comfy chic look. The luxurious fabric of silk takes the common robe up a notch. Enjoy other luxe fabrics such as cashmere and linen. Wear with leggings for a stylish look around the house and with cute booties for a fabulous look while out.
A more refined take on the oversized sweater, the sweater dress is just as comfortable and is definitely a timeless staple for any woman’s wardrobe. Sweater dresses come in a wide range of fits, styles, designs, colors, and materials, making them incredibly versatile for anyone’s personal style or any occasion. These effortless pieces are the perfect go-to for any comfy closet ensemble.
Flannel is trendy, and it also happens to be super soft and comfortable. Wear an oversized flannel button up around the house as you would an oversized sweater or robe. Wear unbuttoned over a comfy dress or lounge set, or, wear buttoned over leggings or comfy jeans. We like the oversized look because it spells relaxation, but if you prefer a more tailored look you won’t lose out on the comfy factor.
The reputation of leggings as the ultimate comfy bottom precedes them. A healthy collection of leggings for lounging, wearing under longer tops, or for exercise is important for any comfy closet. Leggings are most versatile for most occasions when simply black, but feel free to explore different colors, prints, and textures for wearing as a comfy laid-back piece. Style them with just about anything, and you will assuredly look and feel great.
Lounge pants and joggers are obviously lounge-appropriate and totally comfortable. In the age of athleisure and loungewear as fashionable, definitely take the time to explore what’s out there. There are so many variations on women’s joggers and lounge pants that you’re definitely going to find something you love for both being comfy around the house and while out and about. Choose from some stylish cuts and opulent fabrics, such as modal, cashmere, cotton, and linen. With the right cut and fabric, even your favorite lounge pants can keep you stylish.
It sounds very 1950s, but house dresses are back in a big way, and without the aprons. Comfy lounge dresses are again fashionable. Choose something lightweight and comfortable that comes off as a cross between your favorite nightgown and summer dress. Fashionable for going out and totally comfy, you’ll feel glamorous simply lying around on the couch.
Comfy tops are a key part of the comfy closet. Choose loose and breathable tops that feel light, soft, and comfortable on the skin. Scoop necks, bat wings, and off-the-shoulder looks are all stylish yet comfortable kinds of tops to incorporate into your comfy closet. Choose light and soft materials such as cotton, linen, and modal for ultimate comfort. Opt for looser fitting tank tops and T-shirts with natural fibers rather than tight-fitting tops made with synthetic materials to feel comfortable and look great.
Loungewear sets are all the rage. Matching tops and bottoms that look like glamorous pajamas may as well be the uniform of 2020. Choose sets that are composed of sleep shorts and a strappy tank top, or, long pants with long sleeves. Go all out and in for loungewear sets made of opulent fabrics, such as silk, velvet, or cashmere. When it comes to getting comfy chic right, it’s less about what you’re wearing and more about the fabric of the piece.
Last, but not least, no comfy closet is complete without a great pair of slippers. Choose a pair that is especially fuzzy and cozy for the ultimate comfy look and feel. After working from home in comfy clothes and slippers, you’ll never want to go back to high heels!
Take advantage of this amazing trend while you can. We can only hope that comfy clothes and stylish loungewear are here to stay.