October 25, 2016


Loungewear is something I have been reluctant to invest in. I’m not a casual dresser, which makes relaxing out of the bedroom a tough call; when I’m at home I tend to make do with what I have: a jumper thrown over whatever I wore during the day or a velvet maxi dress, which my friends laugh at as being the fanciest idea of loungewear they’ve ever heard of.

I’ve never been one to throw on sweatpants and a t-shirt so the hunt has been on to find loungewear I can feel comfortable, fits in with my existing style or, better yet, is versatile enough to wear all the time but cosy enough to lounge in.

Not-So-Basic Socks

Aside from when it's really cold, I tend to only wear socks indoors, which means I like to get playful with them. URU Design has created individual socks that are designed to match; each pack is interchangeable in any combination meaning you can pick out a random pair and wear them together. Each pack contains seven socks made from organic combed cotton with a reinforced toe and heel for a comfortable fit. I own the Wilhelm set* featuring geometric patterns in muted tones; ideal for adding a little colour to your loungewear without going over-the-top.


The Plain Tee

Now this is a piece I can get down with; classic in style, timeless in design, and a staple piece that works whether you’re lounging at home or need a top that doesn’t outshine the rest of your outfit. This black t-shirt* from the Veryan Core Range is the one and only t-shirt in my entire wardrobe (excluding activewear) yet it’s fitted in nicely when I need a nondescript top to pair with a skirt during the day or something comfortable to wear at home. Made from lightweight organic jersey it’s designed to be a core piece to integrate with your wardrobe, slotting in to fill the gaps and interchangeable depending on whether you need loungewear or daywear. I sized up to get a loose fit and find the cut to be the perfect boxy shape for layering, tucking in for a more put together feel, during a yoga session, or paired with leggings for casual lounging.


The Casual Sweatshirt

My weak spot in loungewear is comfy knits, I love to have a comforting sweatshirt to thrown on indoors. The Unisex Lite Apparel Sweatshirt* is made of 100% cotton with a super soft lining; the unisex small is roomy enough to feel casual but not so oversized it appears slobbish. Although I’m not keen on brand names emblazoned on the front of clothing I let this one slide because it’s just so damn cosy! The fit and design is sleek enough to layer and I find myself throwing it on regularly when the cold creeps in. They also have a pullover hoodie, which I imagine is just as snug.


The Comfy PJs

If you’re going down the route of loungewear, the perfect solution would be classic pyjamas; the ideal compromise between getting fully dressed and wanting to slouch around the house at the same time. For the longest time I wasn’t convinced I need a pair, after a hospital visit I came to the realisation they’re pretty useful to have around the house when you’re not feeling so great. After a fruitless hunt for ethical PJs from an independent, I ended up purchasing a classic grey set from Jigsaw - not quite the result I was looking for. Made from 100% cotton, these are a deliciously soft set of PJs and I love the colour; they feel luxurious on but they’re not quite right for me. I’m still on the hunt for the perfect set in dark grey or black - any recommendations? If you’re on your own hunt for loungewear, can I recommend this navy set?

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