Is there anything better than getting home after a long day at work and immediately kicking off your shoes? You want to get out of your office clothes and slip into something more comfortable ASAP.
Before you reach for those dingy, stained, and torn gray sweatpants, I'm going to stop and ask you one question: since when did being comfy mean sacrificing feeling cute? Bring the best of both worlds with these 6 comfy outfits ideal for lounging around at home.
1. The Leggings / Long Cardigan Combo
A long cardigan is pretty much the sartorial equivalent of a hug. Pair it with a set of soft leggings and a comfy t-shirt or tank top and you're all set. Try telling me that you don't want to wrap that bad boy around your waist and melt into the couch with a cup of tea (or a glass of wine). After all, what is a cardigan if not a portable blanket?
2. A Stylish Set of Matching Pj's
Pj's don't have to be just any old t-shirt and shorts. Treat yourself to a matching pajama set from Victoria's Secret, Aerie, or even Target. Pajamas are already comfy on their own, but you’ll feel extra pampered in a matching set.
3. An Oversized Nightgown
The oversized t-shirt look is hit or miss; some women love it while others can't stand it. Although the trend isn't exactly the most fashionable, oversized nightgowns put a touch of style into the cozy, stay-at-home look. This is an especially great option if you don't like tight pants around your tummy.
4. Knit Sweats or Joggers
This is not an excuse to run back to your dingy gray sweats. I’m talking more along the lines of some stylish joggers, like the cloud knit pair from Outdoor Voices. Pair these soft pants with any type of comfy top, like a t-shit, tank top or cotton body suit.
5. Cotton Bodysuit
Fans of the onesie rejoice! This awesome style is now available as loungewear! A super soft, comfy cotton bodysuit really does feel like a second skin. Pair it with your favorite pair of joggers and you are ready for that Netflix binge.
6. Harem Pants
Harem pants are the epitome of easy, comfy and flowy. They give you the same feel as a soft pair of sweats, but with a more elegant style. Why not take an altruistic approach and opt for a pair from The Elephant Pants? Profits go towards saving endangered species.
The days of sacrificing cuteness for the sake of comfort are long behind us. Try your hand at mixing and matching any of the items above to create a look that is totally unique to your personal style. Who knows, maybe you'll come up with a look that we didn't even think to try. Just remember, it's all about feeling comfy so you can relax, unwind and end the day on a high note. You better start trying to pick out your outfit so you can begin your evening. After all, that bottle of Chardonnay isn't going to open itself.