(Chic) sweatpants and sneakers for the win.
Mar 25, 2021 12:18am
One of the (rare) high points of 2020 was that we relaxed our wardrobes and wore whatever the hell we wanted at home which, frankly, is a mood we want to extend into this year and beyond.
We’ve seen everyone from Instagram it-girls and celebrities to women in politics making the case for comfort dressing – and we have not one objection.
Let’s not forget that comfort dressing has garnered vice-presidential support, with Kamala Harris frequently seen in sneakers with black jeans and a blazer.
Here are four wardrobe essentials that will take your style to a Netflix-approved level of comfort.
Hoodies and sweatshirts have long been worn outside of sports and this year, can make more of a style statement than ever with this ‘borrowed-your-boyfriend’s-jumper’ look. We’re taking our cues from Hailey Bieber and Rita Ora who mixed it up and threw hers on under a leather motorcycle jacket. Ariana Grande has been known to wear dress-length hoodies, sans trousers and knee-high boots, taking the hoodie trend to a whole other level of cool.
You can go bold and branded with options from the likes of Gucci or Supreme, or opt for discreet, logo-less designs from Les Tien for a compliment-worthy kit.
A good sneaker is a wardrobe non-negotiable in 2021. Sneakers are now acceptable with so much more than active wear – and we’re on board with any piece that we can take use from the yoga studio to the office. We’ve seen them worn with everything from tailored pants (think Zendaya) to maxi wrap dresses (as seen on Selena Gomez), during the work week, during your commute or off duty.
Since the beginning of the first lockdowns last year, matching knitwear sets have flooded our Instagram feeds (and shopping carts) for a good reason; they feel like pyjamas while keeping the polished appearance of an office-approved outfit.
Making our 2021 style more chic – but equally comfortable – are the likes of Frankie Shop, LouLou Studio and Camilla & Marc, whose current collection of loungewear features neutral hues and relaxed tailoring. You can easily smarten up the look with a sleek low bun, just as the ever-gorgeous Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has many times over. So. Very. Chic.