More people have started investing in loungewear since we’re spending more time relaxing at home. According to a Technavio report, the global sleepwear and loungewear market will have a 9% growth and will be worth $19.5 billion by 2024. Some fashion retailers, such as Uniqlo, have earned higher profits in 2021 due to the demand for home clothes. Even former Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who’s known for being ahead of the trends, has shown herself wearing track pants while working in her home office, proving that loungewear isn’t just a passing fad.
While some people have absolutely no qualms leaving the house wearing their loungewear, others are a bit wary about being seen in public in their most comfortable clothes. Fear not– if you’ve been buying a lot of loungewear lately and are wondering if you can wear them to go outside, here are some stylish ways to wear your loungewear in public.
Wear the set
Some of the latest loungewear designs look good enough to wear outside even with zero to minimal styling since they feature simple cuts, flattering colors, and are made with luxurious fabrics. Most loungewear come in matching sets, and while wearing matching sets used to bring to mind a very toddler-esque aesthetic, that’s not the case today.
Think about a cashmere hoodie or soft tees paired with joggers or wide pants in muted pastel colors or vivid autumn hues – there’s a lot of styling potential when it comes to these pieces. Commit to wearing the set and wear the shirt half tucked or in a French tuck. You can also gather the ends of the shirt and tie a knot at one side to turn your shirt into a cropped top. Wear a jacket over your ensemble for warmth, or leave it as it is and give your look some interest by adding accessories.
Accessorize with care
The key to making loungewear work outdoors is making sure not to deviate too much from the vibe of your outfit. You should look effortlessly and comfortably stylish, so piling on too many accessories can ruin the whole look that you’re going for. Pick your accessories with care and think about going minimalistic when styling your loungewear.
For instance, if you’re picking jewelry to complement your look, think about minimalist pieces such as a thin necklace with a simple pendant, diamond stud earrings, a tennis bracelet or a thin bangle, and a metal watch. Finish the look with a classic pair of white sneakers and a small structured backpack or a sling bag with a quirky design.
Glam up your pajamas
You’ve probably seen photos of celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, Zendaya, and Anna Kendrick wearing pajamas in public, and some of them even showed up at red carpet events wearing their sleepwear. It takes real confidence to wear pajamas outside, but even non-celebrities can adopt this look without looking like they’re heading to a sleepover.
The key is to inject some glam to your nightwear. Think about wearing a satin pajama set with heels, some noteworthy accessories like a velvet choker or chandelier earrings, and a statement handbag or clutch. Steer clear of pajamas with ruffles, prints, or any other cutesy decoration and go for tailored, plain pajamas. Ones with piping in a contrasting color or a matching belt can work too. Impeccable grooming is essential as well, so do your hair and makeup and own your fabulous look.
The loungewear trend is here to stay. Up the style factor of your comfy clothes with these tips and look fab and fashionable in your matching loungewear sets or pajamas.