It used to be that we were quite happy slumming around in T-shirts and sweatpants at the weekend and in the evenings, but then loungewear came along and suddenly the pressure is on to look casual but stylish during our downtime.
Now, there are some lucky women who can make an old pyjama top and holed trackie bottoms look effortlessly chic, but for the rest of us investment in a few key pieces might be required to carry off the new brand of elegant slouching.
So, here are a few of the pieces on Fashion Bust’s loungewear wish list:
Slouchy, cropped trousers are a big trend this season, and these Vanessa Trousers from luxury loungewear brand Hush-uk.com are one of our favourites. Available in concrete (pictured), army green, cornflower blue or dark navy and XS to M/L (approx 8-16), these are easy fit, lightweight summer trousers with a wide waistband and tapered leg. £45 from Hush-uk.com
Loose fitting tops that drape casually off the shoulder are a loungewear staple, and there are so many to choose from. We love this Lounge Lover Winter Chill Resort Cardigan because it is just so soft and is great for layering. Available in cloud grey, midnight blue and rosso, and S to L, £125 from Lounge Lover.
Leg warmers are back, and these luxurious loungewear accessories from Charl Loungewear are knitted in Italy from organic wool and alpaca yarn. Perfect for keeping your ankles warm indoors and out, these Open Rib Leg Warmers come in three neutral shades, pale trench, mid grey melange and dark fawn melange, and cost £45 from Charl Loungewear.
It’s no good looking super stylish and relaxed if your toes are blue with cold, and even though Spring is round the corner it is not here yet, so slip your feet into these cute striped mules from Celtic & Co, with their beautifully warm sheepskin lining. They come in a choice of blue or pink stripe and adult sizes 3-9 and will set you back £45 from Celtic & Co.