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The Best Loungewear Looks You’ll Actually Want to Wear Out

by Hannah Rose, Copywriter

The most important lesson of 2020 so far: loungewear is the best thing ever. If you’re like us, and you’ve spent approximately 98% of the year in your best loungewear, then you’ll have come to realise just how important lounge outfits really are. Our best loungewear is now up there with our PJs, no joke. Like, we always knew we loved comfy lounge clothes…but staying at home officially confirmed it. Allowing us to get dressed with zero effort, look good without even trying, and stay comfy all at the same time… what’s not to love about loungewear outfits?!

The second most important lesson of 2020: our best loungewear isn’t just for the sofa. Crazy, huh? Gone are the days of just wearing cute lounge outfits inside the comfort of your own home, now it’s all about actually wearing your best loungewear out. So, for those of you who have ever sat and wondered ‘can you wear loungewear outside?’, the answer is 100% yes. Of course you can. Whether that’s for going for walks or putting on your best loungewear sets for a drink or three, loungewear has become an outfit in its own right. And when we say loungewear outfits, we’re no longer just talking about sweats and hoodies...

Now you’re probably thinking: well, what is loungewear, then? It’s pretty much anything that’s comfy, easy and looks seriously cool, which is why it works for so many occasions. We’re talking about those pieces that are perfect for chilling in yet equally as perfect for the ‘gram.
​​​​​​​Worn by everyone from celebs to influencers to the girl next door, loungewear trends are taking over right now. And if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us, right? So, if you’re unsure about how to style loungewear, we looked to some of our favourite style icons (Gigi and co., we’re talking about you) for some loungewear ideas. Proving you can take your best loungewear beyond your front door, here are 16 loungewear outfit ideas you’re going to love…

Hailey Bieber out in Los Angeles, with coffee in her hand, wearing a neutral toned lounge outfit with trainers.

1. Tonal Knits

A fan of neutrals? When they look this good, we don’t blame you. To achieve the warmest loungewear look on cold-weather days, Hailey shows that layering is key. Think oversized knits flung over each other for a silhouette that screams effortless. Just take it from cosy mornings to coffee runs with the addition of trainers. Make that an extra-large latte, please…

Gigi Hadid sporting a co-ord loungewear outfit wearing a grey blazer and matching shorts with white chunky trainers while out in New York.

2. Shorts and a Blazer

The definition of smart-casual: tailoring and trainers. Obsessed? Us too. Gigi proves that the two unlikely counterparts work (seriously) well together. In fact, so much so that we’ll be copying this look from now until forever. You too? We thought so. Whether it’s for virtual calls or brunch dates, matching co-ords are the sharp take on loungewear we’ve been longing for.

Cara Santana keeping warm in loungewear while out in Los Angeles, with matching hoodie, joggers & trainers

3. Logo Sets

Who knew comfy lounge outfits could look this cool? Cara shows you can achieve statement style without even trying with bold logos and slouchy fits - the perfect compromise between pyjamas and actual clothes. Saving you time on matching your bottom half to your top, women’s co-ord loungewear sets are your route to 1-minute dressing. On your marks, get set…

Emily Ratajkowski out in New York wearing a cute lounge outfit with a matching set of tie dye crop top and joggers, with a pair of white trainers.

4. Tie-Dye Co-ords

Current obsession: tie-dye. When we spotted Emily Ratajkowski sporting a colourful combo, we knew we needed to brighten up our wardrobes, too. Whether you fancy going all out in a tie-dye co-ord or adding a subtle touch of the loungewear trend to your collection with statement tops or bottoms, tie-dye is guaranteed to boost your mood whilst also giving your Insta some serious loving. Likes pending…

Loungewear outfit idea seen on Vanessa Hudgens walking her dog in Los Angeles, wearing a matching set of crop top and gym leggings

5. Tonal Crop Top and Leggings

Gym or no gym, crop top and legging sets have become one of the top loungewear trends right now. There’s just something about matching pieces that make you look put together, even when you feel far from it, and we’re totally onboard with that. It’s the ultimate hangover outfit. What’s even better is when they come in shades we’re obsessed with. Now we just need a cute puppy…

Loungewear outfit idea seen on Ashley Roberts who is wearing a plain t-shirt, with combat trousers, paired with white trainers and white handbag.

6. Corset Top and Utility Trousers

Puff sleeves make room, there’s a new trend on the block. Corset tops are here, there and everywhere right now and Ashley Roberts proves they can even create cute lounge outfits. Yep, when you’re not feeling a sweat, add some structure to your style with seam details that you’ll be dying to wear out. Utility trousers give them that effortless touch.

Loungewear airport outfit idea seen on Jenna Dewan wearing a pink loungewear co-ord outfit with a camel coat and white trainers.

7. The Pink Hoodie Co-ord

Jenna Dewan makes women’s co-ord loungewear sets even more appealing with pretty pastel shades and easy trainers. Comfy and oh-so-cute, cropped hoodies and joggers are the ‘I-haven’t-even-tried-yet-look-amazing’ outfit we can’t get enough of. Temperature dropped? Just add a camel coat. No wonder she’s smiling when she looks that good…

Demi Sims wearing an oversized t-shirt with cycling shorts and canvas trainers for her comfy loungewear airport outfit

8. Oversized Tee and Cycling Shorts

Demi Sims is here with the most perfect loungewear airport outfit, like ever. Made popular by the likes of Kim K and currently worn on repeat by us, oversized tees and cycling shorts have become our new BFFs, holiday or not. Some would even argue it’s the best loungewear for women right now. We challenge you to name a comfier outfit…

Kaia Gerber out in New York wearing a black hoodie with black leggings, denim jacket and a pair of white trainers for a comfy lounge look.

9. All Black Everything

On the opposite end of the style spectrum to Emily Ratajkowski’s tie-dye co-ord, Kaia Gerber proves that black doesn’t have to be boring. As she so effortlessly demonstrates, keeping it understated is seriously cool too. Just don’t forget your cap and sunnies for when you’re out and about, perfect for when you’re not in the mood to speak to anyone. Thank us later…

Olivia Palermo sporting an effortlessly chic lounge outfit, wearing a white shirt, with a pair of black jeans, white trainers and a black face covering.

10. Oversized Shirt and Joggers

Looking for simple loungewear ideas that still look good? Olivia Palermo’s monochrome outfit is your answer. Oversized white shirts paired with black joggers may be simple, but they’re seriously chic. Think off-duty model style. Better still, make like Olivia and match your face covering to your lounge outfit. This girl can do no wrong.

Caitlin Spears & James Maslow out in Los Angeles, wearing comfy loungewear outfitswith joggers, hoodie, face coverings & white trainers.

11. Matching Neon Sets

We know what you’re thinking because we’re thinking it too – couple goals, right? When it comes to lounge outfits, it’s not all about keeping it low-key, you know. If you’re looking for the best men’s loungewear and best loungewear for women to go matchy-matchy in, neon shades are the way to go. Cute and coordinated, we love it.

Leigh Anne Pinnock wearing green loungewear co-ords with white trainers and black tote bag while out in London.

12. Sports-Luxe

Leigh-Anne knows exactly how to nail the athleisure trend. Athleisure, you say? We’re talking about those sporty styles that will take you from the gym to the sofa and back again. Matching tracksuits are the way to go when the dress code’s casual. Just give them a girly twist with hoop earrings and a tote bag for the definition of sports-luxe.

Vanessa Hudgens out in Los Angeles wearing khaki lounge co-ords with white trainers, black cap and a face covering,

13. Bralette and Cycling Shorts

Remember when you used to tie a jumper around your waist for practical purposes? Well, now it’s fashionable too. Who knew? Plus, it’s actually a super-flattering way of accentuating your shape. Again, who knew? Well, Vanessa definitely does. The best part? When the weather’s cold you can actually wear it properly. Amazing. 

Plastic Martyr out in L.A sporting a cute loungewear outfit wearing a bralette top, with a maxi skirt and flip flops.

14. Bralette and a Maxi Skirt

Introducing a loungewear trend with a bohemian twist. Intrigued? Lace bralettes and floaty maxis make the best loungewear look. We told you it wasn’t all about hoodies and sweats. Plastic Martyr makes this easy-to-wear outfit look absolutely gorgeous. With tiered details and pretty prints, it’s a loungewear idea that works for brunch as well as for chilling.

Emily Ratajkowski in New York, wearing a blue lounge top and skirt co-ord with white trainers

15. Tie-Front Top and Midi Skirt

Loungewear outfits just got glam. Em Rata teams a super-cute blue combo together for a lounge outfit we seriously love. Crop tops and matching midis make the best loungewear for when you’re out and about. Like, is she going for a drink? A grocery run? Who knows, but she could pretty much do whatever in this cute set. And when you fancy dressing it up a little, just switch your trainers for heels.

Hailey Bieber sporting a comfy lounge outfit look with black long sleeve crop top, shorts, black trainers & face covering while out in Los Angeles.

16. Simple Tee and Jersey Shorts

When it comes to comfy lounge clothes, Hailey Bieber masters it. The way she just throws on a long sleeve black top with jersey shorts and makes it look cool is, well, seriously cool. If you’re a newbie to these loungewear trends and aren’t too sure where to start with how to style loungewear, begin with this fool-proof option. Still want to make a statement? Make like Biebs and do it with your face covering.