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How to Dress Up Loungewear


Loungewear has been a popular fashion choice for many years, but in recent times, its popularity has really taken off. The key to loungewear is comfort, and it’s the perfect way to relax while still looking stylish. Loungewear can come in all shapes and sizes, from jumpsuits and joggers to oversized tees and hoodies, there’s something to suit everyone.

Because of its ever-growing popularity, loungewear has made its way out of the house and is now being seen in public. From morning coffee runs to lunch dates or just running errands, loungewear is becoming the go-to for many individuals. Want to get in on the hip loungewear look but unsure how to? Worry not, here are a few tricks for you.

Ways to Dress Up Loungewear

Wear Coordinates

If you have no idea where or how to start dressing up loungewear, here’s the first step you can take. Wear coordinates! Ever wondered why suits look so sophisticated? It’s all thanks to the pieces matching together.

Fortunately, a lot of loungewear is sold in sets; wearing the matching top and trousers will help make you look more like you intended to stroll around in comfort and less like you rolled out of bed in a rush.

Use Layers and Textures

If you’re not much of a fan of wearing coordinates, try mixing and matching loungewear pieces to create your own look. You may find this easier to wear or style. Say you have a cosy sweatshirt but you aren’t up to wearing it with joggers. Pair it up with skinny jeans instead!

Perhaps you want to wear your joggers to move with ease but want something more clean up top? Try a sleek turtle neck and top it off with a denim jacket. 

When using layers and playing with textures, always keep in mind to have some structure and stick to clean lines as much as possible. This way, your loungewear won’t look sloppy and will instead look pulled together.


A way to elevate loungewear is to accessorise! Using accessories is another way to make it clear that you’re intentionally wearing your loungewear out of the house. The minimalist look of loungewear allows your key accessories to shine. 

Try adding a bold necklace to make your outfit look elegant. Earrings can also give your style some attitude, especially if they’re hoops or the dangling type. Some stunner sunglasses can give your comfy outfit an edge. A cute bag can also make loungewear look extra chic. 

Put on a Coat

Sweatshirts are one of the main pieces of loungewear. But sometimes, it’s not enough to feel cosy in it, especially in cooler temperatures. Topping your loungewear with a blazer or coat can make you feel more comfortable and stylish at the same time. An oversized coat or a plaid blazer allows you to feel warm and look polished as well.

Dress Up Your Shoes

Set your slippers or gym shoes aside and reach for bold footwear instead! Choosing shoes that you wouldn’t wear around the house is the key to elevating loungewear. A great pair of athleisure sneakers works really well with lounge pieces, even more if they’re of the chunky type.

You can also slip into a pair of heels if you’re wearing some wide-leg pants, or grab some cute booties and wear them with lounge shorts. 

Final Note

Wearing loungewear shouldn’t just be limited to the confines of your home! Loungewear is incredibly versatile – with the right pieces and accessories, you can be fashionably comfortable anywhere, anytime, even if you’re just running errands, meeting friends, or going out to dinner. 

Lucy Coleman

Lucy Coleman is a freelance writer and fashion enthusiast hailing from Edinburgh. She discovered her knack for both style and writing while studying at university and decided to pursue her passions thereafter. When she’s not going through racks of clothing at different shops in her spare time, Lucy enjoys listening to music, writing stories at cafés, and catching up to her favourite shows on Netflix.

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