Hot tip: It’s all about the layering
Remember when we were all snatching up matching loungewear sets, PJs and cozy slippers at the start of the year? It feels like ages ago, but that’s probably just because we’ve been living in them ever since. And let’s face it: 2020 wouldn’t be 2020 without the sweatpants uniform we all so swiftly adopted. Jeans? I don’t know her!
And although we’re loving this laissez-faire take on everyday dressing, it can sometimes get a tiny bit…boring. But instead of buying more loungewear you’ll inevitably get tired of, why not try some hacks to refresh what you’ve already got?
OFC, there’s no better place to turn for loungewear inspo than the ‘gram; where everybody from your mom’s best friend to your fave celebrities are showing off the loungewear they’re living in. So, keep scrolling to catch up on some of the best celeb-approved tips to help make your current wardrobe feel new again.
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Pair a hoodie with a blazer…
…that’s a Cool Ass Outfit. K, so those may not be the exact lyrics to the Cardi and Meg song, but it’s a good way to remember this hack, right? Here, Rihanna is serving effortlessly cool vibes with this hoodie and sweatpants set underneath a blazer and Fenty coat. When fall weather can be unpredictable AF, you don’t want to be caught unprepared for sudden cold front or unexpected sweating. As such, this ‘fit is practically foolproof for any kind of temperature change.
Pantsuits, but make them stretchy
Let’s just say that Priyanka Chopra Jonas perfected this look, even down to her Instagram caption. The actor’s “Zoom meeting lewk” is the pyjama version of a pantsuit and we are HERE. FOR. IT. When you want to be comfy, but still feel profesh for WFH, pair your tank top and sweatpants combo with a cozy blazer for that ultimate pantsuit feel. Now, you’re ready for that 10 a.m. video call.
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FYI, skirts count as loungewear
We’d like to thank Kylie Jenner for such a welcome reminder during this trying fashion time. That’s right: In case you forgot, stretchy skirts (and dresses) are like chic potato sacks made for chilling on the couch all day! After all, who said skirts were only for outside purposes anyway? Wear a sweater on top to finish off the “I-woke-up-like-this” ensemble.
It’s OK to clash prints
Another great thing about being home all day is that no one’s around to judge you for your choice of prints. And even if they did, you’d just have to remind them that clashing prints is officially in. As seen on Zendaya, who’s wearing two different stripe prints (alongside one Very Good Boy), it’s clear that there are too many things going on in the world for us to worry about whether our prints go together. Go on, match a polka dot sweater with striped sweatpants and start feeling liberated, y’all!
Layer your co-ords
Tracee Ellis Ross is the queen of making sweatsuits look chic—see above for exhibit A. And while we may not be rockin’ up to our living rooms in heels, we highly recommend adopting her take on layering…and perhaps her little red lip, too. Wear a cool tee or camisole underneath your hoodie in case it gets too warm and tie your hoodie around your waist for a put-together look, even in sweats.
So, next time you’re feeling uninspired by your once Insta-worthy wardrobe, try switching things up a little bit. You’d be surprised with just how much stuff you have and also with the fact that sweatpants are just as versatile, if not not more so, than the fancy clothes you bought for the office once upon a time. And above all, wear whatever makes you feel good this year.