The pandemic has allowed us all to live in our comfiest loungewear for over a year now, so it is perhaps no secret that the idea of swapping comfort for style post-pandemic may not be at the forefront of our minds. However, with so many options for trendy yet comfy streetwear now available, there are so many ways that you can stay on top of post-lockdown trends whist still rocking your favourite casual clothing.
To make things that little bit easier, loungewear style gurus Criminal Damage have shared their top ten ways to style the nation’s favourite lockdown pieces outside of the home.
Style Up the Tie-Dye
A classic summer staple, the tie-dye look is a go-to for all occasions. Whether you are festival ready or running errands, there are so many ways to wear tie-dye. Opt for an oversized shirt in the place of a summer dress or a classic matching bottoms and hoodie set to really nail the look.
Make it BOLD (with graphic hoodies)
Graphic prints are a favourite for making your loungewear ‘fit stand out. Whether you like a full matching set or prefer to keep things simple with a graphic tee, these pieces will be around all summer long. Dress up your graphic loungewear with jeans and your favourite sneakers to go from work to play.
If in Doubt, Tie a Knot in it
The classic tee we’ve all been lounging around in is actually majorly versatile and can be easily transformed into a cool crop top for the summer months. Incorporate a knotted tee into your staple uniform by tying up one of your favourite t-shirts, perfectly paired with high waisted mom jeans, and styled easily with trainers or boots depending on your aesthetic.
Oversized is the Way Forward
Comfy and chic, oversized tees are undoubtedly the most versatile loungewear staple in your wardrobe. By upsizing a few times, a normal tee can become a cute mini dress or folded into a boxy crop top for an edgy take on the loungewear trend.
Commit to the Sports-Luxe Trend
Celebrities such as Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne and Molly Mae know exactly how to work the athleisure look and make it super chic, whilst also practical. Matching tracksuits from the early 2000’s is back on trend, with our favourite influencers loving this style for both day and night looks.
We can’t resist the comfy soft cotton of our favourite loungewear but contrasting these items with denim or leather can elevate your look from super casual to dressy. The addition of a jacket or blazer can completely change up your look, while incorporating different textures can also help create more equal proportions.
All Black, Everything
No matter where you are planning to go this summer, an all-black ensemble is an unbeatable choice if you are unsure of what to wear. Instantly classic and understated, all-black looks are a favourite for A-listers like Kanye West and Justin Bieber, as an effortless go-to that you can rely on whatever the weather. Even better, get yourself a set made from sustainable materials to preserve your garment and the environment.
Rock a Matching Set
Co-ords are super versatile, with celebs effortlessly styling them as outerwear day to day. Whether you want to style matching sets with your significant other or go solo in a more striking ensemble, enjoy the super comfy and chic daytime look while you are running errands around town.
Upgrade your Footwear
In addition to your favourite casual trainers, it is important to keep a few other pairs of shoes in your capsule wardrobe to elevate your loungewear look. Swap out your trainers for a pair of chunky boots or sandals to take you from streetwear to occasion, for a more put together loungewear fit.
Dress up Your Joggers
Joggers are a staple in everyone’s wardrobe, particularly over lockdown, with the likes of Olivia Palermo dressing up her bottoms perfectly using an oversized white shirt paired with black joggers. By styling a smarter shirt with your joggers, no one will notice how effortless your look is to transition from day to night.