There has never been a better time to up your game when it comes to loungewear. Covid 19 and the latest lockdown has seen us spending more time at home than ever, working from home, homeschooling, or furloughed, waiting for better times when we can get out and about again and resume some sort of normality.
Loungewear is the perfect answer for what to wear when you are spending most of your time indoors. It is very easy to just live in your pyjamas when you know that, on that day, you are not going to leave the house at all. But in my view, pyjamas, teamed with a big dressing gown, are what you wear at bedtime, and, although it is easy for the days to begin to merge into one, it is something we should try and avoid, and getting dressed and wearing some decent loungewear can address this dilemma.
Femme Luxe currently has a really great range of loungewear sets that bridge the gap between staying in pjs and getting dressed. They are all about comfort and warmth, but they are also stylish enough to be dressed up or down, and are fashion forward in a way that you won’t feel embarrassed opening the door to the Hermes man again. They have a range of products in their range, from soft and cosy hoodies, to oversized tracksuits and jogging suits, cute sweatshirts and the classic cuffed joggers. All the pieces come in a good range of colours that vary from pretty pastel shades, classic neutrals and the always iconic black and white.
The tracksuits and hoodies will be great teamed with trainers, but with the likes of Hailey Baldwin and Gigi Hadid leading the way, loungewear can now also be worn with killer heels for a look more suitable to being ‘out out’ (yes this will happen again one day.) Lounge pieces can also be a little more fitted, and in cropped styles that are perfect for layering now, and will then move you nicely into Spring.
My loungewear set is in a soft gray marl shade that makes it a brilliant base to add colour around. The top has a boxy, cropped shape with a crew neckline and capped sleeves. The shape makes it perfect for layering now, but you can also see it being worn with skinnies or denim shorts when Summer comes. The trousers are more fitted than a traditional jogger, but are not as tight as leggings, so this makes them super flattering, and they sit nicely on the waist, making them very comfortable to wear. They are also not too tight on the crotch area, so you get to avoid the much dreaded ‘camel hoof’ that can be a problem with leggings.
The trousers are cropped in length on me (I’m 5ft 7inches) and have a drawstring waist detail, which just adds some extra detail and interest to the look. I have teamed my look with pops of colour with some red heels from Vivienne Westwood, an deep brick coloured furry bag, and a statement necklace with a large, shocking pink stone. The grey shade of this outfit makes it a perfect backdrop for bright colours, although you could just add some classic black accents for a striking, mono styled look.
Clothes that offer you comfort every day, are versatile enough to wear for a whole host of activities, and come under the umbrella heading of lounge wear or lounge set no longer have to mean something shapeless and oversized. Loungewear can now be more fitted, stylish and something that could be worn with heels. This makes it the perfect look for a time where the dustbins go out more than we do!