Friday, June 20, 2014

Loungewear: Cool, Chic & Couch Ready



Big Dipper Oversized Tee by Free People

As I sit and write this post I am in my loungewear.  Yes, loungewear is a category in the world of fashion.  A navigation point on shopping sites and a money maker for apparel companies.  How much thought and merit do we actually give our comfy clothes?  Why, look shlumpy and not chic when we sit comfortably at our desk or on our sofa?

I define loungewear as soft knit pieces that move from bedroom to sofa to home office.  Its not fitness wear (too unstructured to jump around in) and can be street-ready when paired with cool shoes, jacket and accessories.  In LA loungewear can go anywhere 
(although I am a non-follower in this regard).

Below are the essential pieces necessary to form a working loungewear wardrobe.  Indulge a bit of your clothing budget in pieces that will be your best friend at the end of a long day or the start of a lazy weekend.


Tops:
Giada Long Sleeve Tee by Rag & Bone
The perfect sweatshirt tee.

We The Free Fallin Tee by Free People
On its own, with leggings or denim, tuck this tee in when you need less volume.

Bottoms:
Josie Joggers by Anthropologie
Stripey Pants!

Chan's House Wrap Pant by Free People
Switch it up from the sweatpant or legging to this wide leg baby!
Lightweight French Terry Sweatpant by Alexander Wang
The man who put sweat pants on the map for being cool and party ready.  

Cardigans, Hoodies & Cashmere:
Merla Cocoon Cardigan by Calypso
This cardigan has the versatility of being worn long or flipped around as cropped topper.

Cover Me Hoodies by Free People
Oversized hoodie.  Why not?!
Lightweight Cashmere at James Perse
Soft enough to relax, sheer enough to be the ideal weight for summer lounging.

Dresses:
Drippy Jersey Dress
Wear on its own or over leggings.  Easy peasy.

Shirred Neck Collage Dress by James Perse
Plenty of swing in this dress to indulge in an evening snack yet sharp enough to head to a cafe.

Deconstructed Hooded Sweatshirt Dress by ATM
Anthony Thomas Melillo does edgy lounge for the hippest of couch potatoes.

Accessories:
Lanakai Tote by Splendid
Pair your slouch with the ultimate bag.
Art Blase Scarf by Calypso
A colorful scarf ties it all together whether you are on the couch or running errands.

The Ultimate Robe:
Ritz's Ranoculous Robe at Stevie Howell
Indulge in a Stevie Howell robe where she bridges the dichotomies of painterly, abstract and digital prints in luxurious sustainable fabrics.

Happy Friday!
Mx

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