Stay in or step out in style with this crop of luxe loungewear.

If the pandemic has bought any sartorial silver lining, it’s that loungewear is now an acceptable clothing category for every day. Not just reserved for Netflix marathons, when paired with a structured blazer and chunky boots, it can and should be worn outside the house with fashion confidence.

Choose from merino knit co-ord sets for an extra cosy vibe or organic cotton sweats in pastel hues or tie dye. And, for extra on-trend points, velour is back in all its 00s Juicy Couture throwback glory. Yet loungewear doesn’t have to stop at the track pant and hoodie combo. Pairing an oversized sweatshirt with cycling shorts is a great way of playing with different proportions for a 90s Diana look throwback, Or why not try a jersey jumpsuit come summer for the ultimate in effortless comfort?

We round up nine loungewear sets to take you from sofa to street - including affordable, ethical and designer brands to get the look.

Boxy Hoodie, £65

People of Leisure

This inky, marbled hoodie with matching joggers is made by People of Leisure, an LA brand that makes all its laid-back Californian loungewear in sweat-shop free factories. The exposed stitching and raw edge give it a relaxed feel, while the organic cotton and sustainable tencel blend make it super soft. A great lightweight for spring. Buy it here.

Pure Cashmere Knitted Relaxed Hoodie, £119

Marks and Spencer

If you’re looking for comfy luxe that’s smart enough for brunch but feels like you’ve stayed in your pjs, this fine gauge cashmere set from M&S is a great investment buy in a timeless khaki hue. Layer over a white tee in summer, or under duvet coats or biker jackets in winter. Snuggly style for every season. Buy it here.

Sand Wash Zip-Up Sweatshirt, £95

Sweaty Betty

Athleisure wear is going nowhere and Sweaty Betty does it so well. This pretty vintage pink half-zip hoodie has ribbon-tie sides and can be worn cinched for a silhouetted look, while the high funnel neck and oversized cuffs with thumbholes make it a cosy wear. Buy it here.

Wide Legged Joggers, £110

American Vintage

A retro shape, these wide-legged 100% cotton joggers from American Vintage look great paired with a simple 90s fit white tee and trainers for an ‘off-duty’ minimal look. The streamline silhouette is surprisingly flattering and a drawstring waist means they can be worn low on the hip for extra 90s cool. Buy it here.

Organic Cotton Jersey Peter Track Pants, £95

Ninety Percent

Ninety Percent shares 90 per cent of its distributed profits between charity causes and the people who make their collections. Inside each comfy loungewear item is a unique code, inviting you to vote for how you want the profits from your purchase to be spent. These off-white, flattering tapered leg joggers are the perfect thing for spring. Pair with camel tones and black accessories for a modern take. Buy it here.

Slim Shrunken Hoodie, NOW £21

Les Girls Les Boys

If you’re worried about getting swamped under a boxy or oversize fit sweat, this slim shrunken hoodie from Les Girls Les Boys (a perennial cut that comes back in a range of colours each season) is just the ticket for diminutive frames. Buy it here.

Cetti Striped Rib Sweatshirt, £55


A fun 70s vibe, this striped sweat from Hush comes with matching joggers for the perfect spring pastel with bright side-stripe detail. Team with a denim jacket and trainers for style and comfort. Buy it here.

Navy Star Cashmere Track Pants, £250

Chinti & Parker

Chinti & Parker has nailed high-end luxury knitted loungewear. Perfect for #wfh and comfy travel outfits, these cashmere track pants with rainbow star motif would look great with a graphic sweat. Or, why not go head-to-toe celestial with the matching hoodie? Buy it here.

Heavy Crop Sweat, £125

Organic Basics

A heavier weight sweatshirt in a cropped, boxy fit balances out high-waisted denim perfectly. But if you’re looking for true comfort, try with a pair of Organic Basics active leggings - whether you are, in fact, active, or otherwise. Buy it here.

By Lydia Mansi
February 2022

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