But what’s the best way to stay comfy and stylish at home? Whether you’re a straightforward basics kind of person, or prefer to bring some glitz and glam even to your own living room, we’ve got the perfect loungewear for you. Read on to find out how to ditch those drab old PJs and feel like yourself again, even when relaxing on the sofa.
The Juicy Couture velour tracksuit was the ‘it’ girl’s outfit of choice back in the early 2000s; everybody from Britney Spears to Kim Kardashian to J.Lo was wearing them. Paris Hilton even claimed to have over 100 different sets in her vast wardrobe. Well, this retro celebrity staple is making a comeback in a big way. Both Kendall and Kylie Jenner have been seen wearing them recently along with pop megastar Katy Perry, so maybe it’s time to reconsider the brand that practically invented athleisure? Although it may take some time to track down the vast array of colours that Paris Hilton still has in her closet, the classic pink joggers and hoody are available to buy online from sites like ASOS, JD Sports and Urban Outfitters. The Juicy combination of gentle tailoring and super comfy material means that this loungewear is perfect for any occasion, whether that’s a video call with friends or a casual walk through the park.
If the brash colours and flashy branding of Juicy Couture still aren’t your style, never fear – basics are the coolest trend for anybody who loves a minimalist look. Trust us, there’s nothing boring about basics these days. Celebrities like Rhianna, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and Beyoncé all love to get cosy in their matching joggers and jackets, with varying shades of grey proving to be the most popular colour amongst trendsetters. High street shops like H&M, Topshop and Zara all stock great baseline options to get you started on building an outfit, whereas online stores like Pretty Little Thing and Boohoo add their own unique twist to classic shapes and fabrics. The basics trend is about creating a classy, understated look so it’s best to opt for clean lines, good tailoring, quality fabrics and muted colours. This means that you can look put together even when you’ve just got out of bed; one added bonus is that plain but well-made items look good whatever you pair them with, so you can wear them again and again.
Alright, we understand – even when you’re spending your Friday night at home in your living room, you still want to feel glamorous. Whether it’s viewing the latest Netflix title on movie night, playing some classic table games online at PokerStars Casino, or joining in with your mate’s created quiz, you want to wear something a bit special. But fitted fabrics, short skirts and stiletto heels aren’t really practical wear for sitting on the sofa, so you need to think about clothes that match your environment. Making loungewear glam is something that several labels specialise in – and it isn’t all Juicy Couture-style sequins and rhinestones either. Brands like Nasty Gal, Missguided and Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS sell comfortable yet chic clothing to wear during your downtime. Think high waisted flares, cropped sweatshirts and figure-hugging vests, but all made in the softest and cosiest of material for maximum comfort. If you already love wearing cropped tops, hot pants and bodysuits on a night out, then you needn’t stop just because you’re enjoying a few more nights in – all of these brands do the perfect ‘comfy’ versions of your party favourites.
If you’re concerned with the negative effects of ‘fast fashion’ and prefer to concentrate on ecologically minded purchases, then we’ve got you covered too. There are some great eco-conscious companies out there making loungewear for every body type, style and occasion. Thought Clothing, People Tree, Toast and Reformation are all mainstays in the eco fashion movement, creating beautiful garments from sustainably sourced and produced fabrics. Head to Thought Clothing for the best basic tees, to People Tree for longwearing leggings and vest tops, to Toast for the coolest cashmere and to Reformation for on trend sweaters and casual bodysuits. The best bit? You needn’t feel guilty for purchasing new clothes from these companies, as they are all committed to putting as much back into the world as they take out of it. Natural fabrics like cotton, linen, cashmere and hemp, as well as recycled materials, are the order of the day here and feel so much better against your skin than synthetics.
For those brand conscious buyers amongst you, there will always be the classics. Names like Adidas, Nike, Champion, Ellesse, Fila and Reebok have been on the scene for decades, creating high quality stylish sportswear for everyone from professional athletes to the casual city jogger. Their clothes are designed to be breathable, move with your body and make you look great at the same time, so they’re the perfect option for stocking up on loungewear. You can rest easy that these guys know exactly what they’re doing.