7 loungewear outfits that don't suck
Updated: Apr 7
Hello everyone! I hope you guys had a marvellous weekend!
Mine has been very quiet, and I suspect yours was the same, since we are all at home for the foreseeable future. I am currently at my 13th day of self isolation. I would never thought it possible, but I am rather enjoying some me time.
This is obviously a weird situation but I am determined to use all this spare time to reconnect a bit.
London life can be a non-stop marathon and as everybody else here, I used to be super busy so now I am taking this forced break to be more productive in certain areas such as experimenting in the kitchen and create some good content for my blog. I am grateful for it because I was always on such a tight schedule that sometimes I was not enjoying the whole process. I realised how much pressure my days had and I am happy to recharge my batteries now. After all, we can't control this thing, and I just want to take the bright side of it.
One thing that surprised me on a positive note is that I ended up putting together a few comfy yet cool loungewear outfits that actually don't suck (even if I say so myself!).
That's why I would like to share with you how to spice your every day look now that you are stuck at home like me, whenever you are working or not.
A great method to elevate your every day outfit at home is to use knitwear and make sure that the rest is more or less the same shade to obtain a kind of more put together look.
The weather is not quite springy yet, despite the few sunny days we had last week. The temperatures are still on the winter side but not as rigid, so a big chunky cardigan like the one I am wearing in the picture below, would be an excellent idea. It is cosy and warm but it is not as sloppy as a fluffy PJ or a common sweatshirt.
I paired it with a long black knitted vest, worn like a dress, and added a pair of long grey socks, because you know what, sometimes I want to feel sexy at home as well!
The details are important: I put on some of my favourite jewellery to make it nicer.
Cardigan: New Look (now at only 9 quids!)
Long vest: Tezenis
Long socks: Calzedonia (now in the sale at 70% off)
If you don't feel like having your legs out just yet another great look is to opt for a nice cashmere jumper,which is perfect if you are working from home and you would like to look presentable on top in case of a video chat meeting.
Cashmere is also the most comfortable and skin friendly fabric you can possibly wear during this period. I couldn't recommend more to invest in a couple of good cashmere jumpers, even now that we are going into the summer. You can actually find better prices! You will never regret the money, I swear.
Cashmere jumper: Max Mara
During cold days, a loose oversized wool jumper is always you best ally to be cosy, especially if paired with a pair of slouchy wide leg track pants: in my opinion, you can't possibly combine comfort and style better than this. Bonus: the all black outfit make it chic and sleek without effort.
If it's denim the item that you miss terribly from your going-out wardrobe now, just put them on for a day!
I would personally avoid skinnies, but more comfortable fit such as straight legs and mom jeans would be perfect to elevate your daily look, especially if you are still working. Just for practicality, I would skip the belt, but I would wear all my favourite jewellery again to make it less basic.
I honestly think that wearing a piece of clothing that we love and feel confident in would gave us a hint of normality that we desperately need.
Add a smart black blazer for you meeting call and the trick is done!
T-shirt: New Look (only 6,99 and available in 12 other colours!)
Jeans: Mango ( now available at 20% off )
Necklace and bracelet: Oliver Bonas
If you are not working for the time being or you would like to be 100% on the cosy side, sweatshirt, hoodies and leggings will be your best friends these days.
Bonus: you cannot skip your daily workout if you are already wearing gym clothes!
I personally don't like to wear slippers at home because:
1) I have carpets
2) I constantly loose them while walking as my feet are very narrow
That's why when I am in a sporty outfit mood I just wear my incredibly comfy Sketchers with memory foam insole. They are such a great investment!
They are amazing for a quick indoor HIIT workout as they support perfectly your feet when doing all your squats, lounges and jumping jacks... If the last thing you ant to do is to work out, you still might enjoy this attire for a deep cleaning session of the house now that we have the time for it.
Leggings: Fitzeri (you can have 40% off using my personal code Alba40)
If you are more a yoga kind of person, a snuggly hoodie with a big neck line + cotton leggings are the way to go for you!
Sometimes I just want to chillax around the flat I only feel like having a relaxing stretching session and I would definitely wear this look for it.
Add a pair of trainers + a light weight puffer jacket and you are ready to nip out to run some errands, such as the weekly trip to the supermarket.
I am constantly stealing from my boyfriend wardrobe as I love wearing oversized jumpers and sweats. That's why he was really happy when I bought this big, oversized long jumper. It's a size M (12-14) while I am a 10 and I love it because it is super warm and this shade of rusty brown is super cool and suits my complexion. I usually wear it with a leggings or just with my long socks. That is my outfit of choice when I am having a cup of tea watching a movie.
Oversized sweatshirt: Primark
Long socks: Calzedonia
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