While life seems to finally be returning to normal (hurrah) with socialising aplenty and even office days, most of us are unlikely to return to work full time this year. So on those couple days when you’re WFH, it’s worth investing in the best loungewear.
Opting for cosy tracksuits or knitwear when you’re dressed up to the nines the rest of the week will make the experience all the more special.
Last year, thanks to the national lockdown, it was one of the most-shopped categories (alongside walking boots), with retailers such as Vestiaire and Net-A-Porter seeing an increase in sales for loungewear of up to 70%.
So it comes as no surprise that brands have upped their game this season, offering mood-lifting colourful joggers and soft cashmere hoodies in an array of fashionable hues.
One step away from being in your actual pyjamas, loungewear can be both chic and comfortable, and that right there is the key. You can dress them up with some heels and a camel coat, or down with your favourite track sole boots and puffer coat on your daily walk.
You’ll be wearing your loungewear a lot, so do choose wisely. If money is no object, I recommend a lovely cashmere or knitted piece that will last you way beyond this winter.
On the more casual side of things, good quality cotton t-shirts, sweatshirts and tracksuit bottoms are always a good idea, and can look incredibly cool, just ask Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber.
I’m also a big fan of robes, which you can just throw over anything from a slip dress to pyjamas. If you’re a bit strapped for cash, then the good news is the high street has some excellent purse-friendly options.
Zara Home has an incredible loungewear line, as do Arket and COS – look out for the latter’s amazing take on a hoodie dress.
From hoodies to cashmere jumpers and long-sleeved t-shirts, shop my edit of the best loungewear below.
Made from *the* softest cotton, this hooded sweatshirt is part of acclaimed Dutch artist Rop van Mierlo's 'Wild Animals' collection, exclusive to Harvey Nichols. Featuring a tiger print on the back, this is a sure fire way to level up your WFH wardrobe.
Crafted from pure organic cotton, this washed navy, oversized, midi sweatshirt dress features a large drawstring hood, side seam pockets and a high side slit for maximum comfort.
These newly launched silky unisex sets can be worn at any time of day. EVE&DAY subscribes to the notion of buying great quality product you love that will last in order to lessen impact on the environment. EVE&DAY also make a monthly donation to the JUST ONE Tree; an organisation planting trees and encouraging kelp regeneration, targeting areas of the world where deforestation and climate change have had a devastating impact on local communities.
This soft maxi cardigan is developed from alpaca yarn, creating a luxe, cosy feel and fluffy texture. Crafted with mixed cables in bold, oval shapes intricately intertwined throughout.
Allude's matching set is made from 'Crumble'-colored cashmere that's remarkably soft. The hoodie has a relaxed fit, while the slim track pants are elasticated at the waistband.
Australian label Bassike creates cool, casual clothes that are ideal for everyday wear. Designed and made locally, this shirt dress is cut for an oversized fit from breathable cotton-twill decorated with radial tie-dye. Wear yours with slides or sneakers.
The graphic color-block patterns throughout Joseph's Fall '21 collection are inspired by the modernist works of the artist Robert Kelly. This cocooning cardigan is spun from chunky ribbed wool and has a cozy shawl collar.
Kim Kardashian's genius lingerie and loungewear label keeps getting better and better. Wear this wrap top with its matching wide leg trousers.
Made from a blend of organic cotton and Tencel© lyocell, this smooth, lustrous fabric provides ultimate wearing comfort on relaxed days.
Cut from a soft brushed-back sweatshirt jersey made with organic cotton, this casual style features a textured Samsøe Samsøe logo on the chest.
These blue Come Back As A Flower tie-dye recycled cotton track pants are cut to a relaxed fit. They have a drawstring waistband, loose legs, cuffed hems and side pockets.
This classic sweatshirt is offered in a selection of essential tones for utmost versatility throughout the year. Styled with raglan sleeves and ribbing to the neckline, cuffs and hem, the sweatshirt is finished with an embroidered Barbour script logo to the chest.
This collared shirt with short sleeves is made of a bamboo blend that's soft to the touch.
Commando’s black robe is made from airy ribbed jersey that includes elements of pima cotton, renowned for its softness and durability.
Eco Future is the first 100% sustainable collection by Champion, featuring pieces that have a lower environmental impact, promoting positive change and a stride towards more considered practice.
We're in love with the chic marble effect look on this set.