How to Style an Off-Duty Loungewear Look
With the last few months spent working from home in isolation, loungewear has become the new norm. And when you think about it, why would you want to get dressed in anything you wouldn’t be comfortable and warm in?
Living in Melbourne for a year and a half now, I have learnt a thing or two about layering. And, surprisingly, wearing a long sleeve tee, fleece jumper and coat is actually not ridiculous in Melbourne temperatures.
I recently got my hands on this Assembly Label jumper in birch (the perfect neutral colour!) as I was keen to bring some lighter tones into my winter wardrobe. It’s a fleece jumper made from 100% cotton, so it also doubles as the perfect transeasonal piece come spring. My Veja sneakers match this creamy colour perfectly, breaking up an otherwise all black outfit and adding some depth and warmth.
I reached for my Camilla & Marc track pants as they’re super comfortable and warm, and because of their tapered shape they don’t look overly casual. With each wear, these track pants get more and more comfortable and I just love the little details – thick elasticised waistband with thick drawstring, side pockets, C&M logo and rib cuffs at the hem. To complete the outfit and add a level of sophistication, I’m wearing a coat I got from Zara last year (it’s honestly like wearing a blanket – so warm!)
When it comes to loungewear, I like to invest a little more so that I also have the option of wearing it out. I look at what materials they use (100% cotton is my go-to), where they are made and designed and how well they are made.
It’s also important to look for details that elevate the piece; logo design, tapered leg, fitted cuffs. These will make it easier to transition to an off-duty look rather than a stay-at-home look. My top brands for loungewear are:
2. A Coat or Blazer
Dressing up loungewear is easy with a structured piece like a blazer or coat – it instantly elevates the outfit and can often hide the casualness of loungewear. If your loungewear is a set, make sure your outerwear piece is a contrasting colour (unless you’re going for that all black look). My favourite places to shop for a coat or blazer are:
The shoes you wear with this outfit will actually make a huge difference to the overall look. Choose a structured sneaker, something with detail and in a more sophisticated material such as leather (or faux leather). You can also style up loungewear with a flat boot. My favourite shoes for this look are:
What are your favourite loungewear brands?
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