Winter Is Coming: 6 Loungewear Trends That Are Promising to Be Huge


(Image credit: @himichelleli)

In case you hadn't heard for the zillionth time, winter is basically here, and with a new season comes a brand-new round of trends. As always, we've got you covered with everything from dress trends to jean trends and boot trends, but this season, loungewear continues to be top of mind for us, and we're delighted to introduce six emerging trends that are just as lounge-worthy as they are chic. 

Don't get us wrong—we'll always have a place for classic sweatsuits, but if you are feeling fatigued of wearing the same joggers over and over while chilling at home, then look no further than the comfortable-loungewear edit we've put together for all your winter needs. From the shoe trend that stands to replace our standard slippers to the expensive-looking knit sets that are dominating our feeds right now, keep scrolling for six big winter loungewear trends to know.

1. Shearling-Lined Shoes


(Image credit: @tylynnnguyen; STYLING: Tamara Mellon Roam Slides ($595))

Can we all agree that our house shoes are the ones getting the most wear right now? I've spotted a number of chic shearling- and fur-lined slides and slippers that are the perfect balance of cozy and cool.

2. Cozy Cable-Knit Sweaters


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Another day, another "grandpa" trend we love. Cable-knit sweaters (and sweater-vests, for that matter) are bubbling up everywhere we look, and the old-school texture happens to be just the thing we want to hole up in all winter.

3. Silky Sets


(Image credit: @msorrig; STYLING: Sleeper Satin Pajama Set ($245))

Pajama-inspired dressing is that one trend that seems to always be coming back in style, and I'm pleased to say that it's back again this season. And dare I say it's never been chicer. In a range of pretty colors and prints, these silky sets are exactly the kind of fancy loungewear that's sure to boost your mood without ever leaving the house (though you could easily dress them up for future outings).

4. Ribbed Sets


(Image credit: @mariaalia; STYLING: Simon Miller ribbed dress and Cyrene High-Waisted Pants ($170))

We have such a soft spot for ribbed knits—they just look so elevated no matter what color or style they come in. Right now, we're seeing lounge-pant sets all over our favorite retailers, offered in a range of fresh colors from chocolate brown to sky blue. Meet the outfit you're going to want to wear in and out of the house.

5. Fun-Loving Fleece


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There's just something about a fleece jacket that makes us want to hole up in a snowy log cabin for the duration of the winter. You feel us? Well, clearly we're not alone here because fleeces are getting plenty of fashion set–approved updates right now, from bold prints to pretty ruffle details. Apparently, our cabincore dreams have never looked cooler.

6. One-Step Jumpsuits


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And now for the easiest lounge trend on this list, jumpsuits. Think about it. What could be better than a single-step outfit you can throw on and still look pulled-together? I'm seeing several sweatpant-inspired jumpsuits trending, including this pretty one from our very own Who What Wear line that I just added to my closet.

Next up, discover the two-piece sets I'm ditching my sweatpants for.

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.


Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.