I Wear Sweats 5 Days a Week But Am Also Into These 5 Lounge Trends

Given that I’m fortunate to be working remotely right now and am spending more time at home in general, sweats have basically become my go-to every day. I’m primarily talking a joggers and crewneck combo here. And while I probably won’t actually give up this look for awhile, I have been intrigued at some of the other lounge trends I’ve been seeing fashion people wear on Instagram.

The looks in question are all inherently comfortable and also feel quite forward to wear at home or when running errands. But rather than sit here and rattle on, I want to get straight to the good stuff. Below you’ll uncover the loungewear pieces that I want to try personally and/or want to recommend to my inner circle when they ask for shopping tips. And if something piques your interest, there’s inspired picks for each look as well.

Slouchy Button-Downs


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While white button-downs are certainly an A+ choice to bring polish to a look, an oversized silhouette (especially in a linen fabric) is quite comfortable and chic for working at home, etc.

Pull-On Shorts


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When it's too warm for jogger sweatpants, pull-on sweatshorts or athletic shorts are ideal for a trendy yet practical cozy vibe.

Bootcut Leggings


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I'm honestly telling all my friends to test out bootcut leggings given their inherently forward and laid-back nature.

Flowy Trousers


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You just can't go wrong with a pair of flowy, wide-leg pants to keep comfortable and polished.

Oversized Cardigan


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While I personally love wearing sweatshirts at home and when running errands, I've been into those super-soft slouchy cardigans as well for a stylish alternative.

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Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.