Loungewear seems to be the new fashion trend that has been taking center stage for some years now. For some time now, people have been more interested in how to balance looking good with feeling good. And, the fashion industry came with a solution: loungewear.
The pandemic was definitely one of the drivers of the trend last year and in 2021 as well. With people spending more time at home but also feeling the need to “dress up” from time to time, even if it was just for themselves, loungewear became the new normal. People now wear loungewear in their homes and to the supermarket, to the coffee shop, or to the mall. And, no one has anything against it. Not even fashion designers.
But just because it is so acceptable to wear casual attire in almost all social situations, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t make an effort to make it look chic and fashionable. Here are six tips on how to do that:
Practice proper sizing
Sizing can genuinely make a difference between a casual outfit that you put on before going to bed and a fashionable loungewear outfit. So, make sure that you choose the correct sizes.
Many people connect comfortable clothes with a baggy aspect. But, that’s not what loungewear style is about. When it comes to making your loungewear attire look fashionable, make sure that if something is loose, something else is tight. We get it. Flowy fabrics are the most relaxing as it is the case with comfortable bamboo pajamas for men, but when it comes to outfits you wear outdoors, they are detrimental to your outfits.
If you don’t consider proportion and sizing, you may look the opposite of fashionable. You’ll have a frumpy look. So, if you wear a loose top, make sure you combine it with a tight pair of pants and vice versa.
Add a lot of bling
No matter the fashion style you’re wearing, the right accessories can elevate any outfit. Loungewear is no exception to the rule. In fact, if you want to make loungewear look more exciting and fashionable, accessories are a MUST.
Loungewear clothes are kind of plain as separates. They often don’t have bright or exciting colors, patterns, or styles. So, some stylish adornments are exactly what these clothes need to look more elevated. A statement necklace, a watch, a statement bag, a hat, or anything that adds some “drama” to your outfit is more than welcomed in a plain, kind of boring loungewear outfit.
This is a trick that works all the time. Just keep your jewelry in your bag, and when your plans change, and you have to take your loungewear outfit for a walk, some shopping, or a coffee, just slap on these jewels, and you’re ready to go.
Accessorize strongly with shoes
You know what they say, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” Carrie Bradshaw would definitely agree. And so do we. Shoes are the most versatile accessories that can turn a boring outfit into an exciting one.
Now, when picking shoes out of your shoe closet, you may not have such ambitious goals of conquering the world. Yet, you probably want to conquer every loungewear outfit you wear. The good news is that the right pair of shoes can really help you with that.
Once again, loungewear clothes, as separates, are plain, which is absolutely fine if you only wear them around your home. But, if you’re planning to wear them outdoors, you need to add that extra something to make them more attractive. This is where shoes shine.
Shoes that feel comfortable like UGGs, sneakers, or even flip-flops are just fine for loungewear outfits in contexts that scream comfort like your home, a barbeque with your friends in the backyard, or some shopping at the supermarket on your street. Yet, if you want to wear a loungewear outfit to some other event, try to add a statement pair of shoes to your look. You can wear a brightly colored pair of strappy sandals, some heels with an interesting pattern, and even a pair of bulky black boots.
Monochrome is a fashion trick that everybody who loves loungewear should know. Wearing clothes of a single color will help you create a monochromatic outfit. And, when it comes to loungewear pieces, this trick works amazingly. Monochrome outfits look clean and stylish, even when you’re wearing loungewear pieces.
If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous and want to make your loungewear outfits even more fun, you can wear pieces that are not in the exact same shade but have the same color. And, you can make things even more exciting by adding some contrast color in your shoes and accessories. You can even mix textures or add some metallic shades for a night look.
Also, when in doubt about how to make your loungewear monochromatic outfit stand out of the crowd, ass a statement pair of shoes.
Play with prints
Bold prints are often associated with more sophisticated pieces of clothing. But they also look fantastic when combined with loungewear pieces.
You can play with all sorts of prints in your loungewear outfits and never worry that they are too much. When you combine a plain casual attire with a boldly printed piece, you will truly calibrate the outfit, making it look not too basic, neither too much.
Add a coat
When the weather outside is starting to get chilly, and you’re not sure what jacket to wear, choose a coat. Coats go amazing with loungewear outfits, adding a lot of drama into the scene.
A long wool coat over loungewear pieces is a combo that is gaining momentum these days. Celebrities and average people alongside are loving this combination and wear it all over. You can use the coat as a pop of color, match it in your monochrome outfit, or add some prints for a more dramatic look.