Over the last century, there have been various manifestations of loungewear—from the elegant peignoirs of the early 20th century to the silken co-ord sets of the '70s to the penchant for underwear as outerwear in the '90s. In 2020, loungewear has taken on a whole new personality. This time, though, we can safely say it's looking pretty high-end.
Fashion is clearly having a love affair with loungewear, but it's not loungewear as you know it. From luxe-looking knit pants to elevated hoodies and sumptuous fabrics, there is something undeniably chic about these ultra-comfy pieces stepping out of the realm of sloppy and into the realm of sleek.
So how do fashion girls make their loungewear look expensive? It’s all about how you style your comfy pieces: For instance, sweatpants look seriously chic when paired with a blazer, heels, and a chunky necklace. Choosing loungewear with elevated details is important, too, such as ribbed knit fabrics or silky textures. Scroll down for some tips, tricks, and outfit ideas for making your loungewear look super luxe this season.
Pair joggers or sweat shorts with a blazer
A pair of sweat shorts look seriously chic when paired with an oversize blazer. Opt for neutral hues to keep the look sophisticated and streamlined.
Opt for a knitted matching set
The ultimate cozy-yet-put-together pairing, knitted matching sets, exude an expensive and upscale look. Go for a ribbed-knit pants set or a soft-and-chic shorts set and pair either with minimal adornments—gold hoops, a chain-link bracelet, or a pendant necklace.
Play up your silky pajamas
Your pajamas aren't just for the bedroom. Silk and satin fabrics add an elevated touch to your ensembles. Try pairing your pajama top with a chic pair of split-hem pants and preppy loafers for a relaxed-yet-elegant look.