Every single day when I come home from work, this is the very first thing I do: I take off my jeans and immediately slide into a pair of comfy sweats. It's the highlight of my day. In fact, sometimes it feels like the start of my day, when I finally get to be ultra comfortable and, thus, my happiest self.
Thanks to this obsession, over the years I've amassed quite the collection of sweats. My drawers are overflowing with every color and kind of legging, jogger, jumpsuit, and silky pajama set. At this point, I like to think of myself as a comfort connoisseur. I know all the best cozywear.
And here's what I've found to be true: You never (I mean NEVER) have to sacrifice style in order to be ultra comfortable. There is zero reason to be ever be wearing a faded, baggy pair of sweats with the knees all stretched out. The Comfort Gods have bestowed upon us super chic versions of all kinds of loungewear, so you can definitely leave your home in even your most relaxed attire — and do it in style.
So, for your hanging around pleasure, I've sorted out the very best loungewear options that check both boxes: super comfy and super chic. Grab yourself any — or all! — of the below, and I promise you will not regret it.
The Perfect Lounge Set
When it comes to clothes made for wearing mostly around the house, Thirdlove's selection is next-level. I promise you won't find a chicer way to be insanely comfortable. Not only is the blend of organic cotton and breathable bamboo incredibly soft, but it's also totally appropriate for a quick run to the corner store.
The best part of this set is the mix-and-match-ability. I own the black version (it also comes in a sweet ballet slipper pink) and while the separates do look great together, I often find myself pairing the pants or top with other pieces in my closet for an even greater outfit variety.
The Perfect Pajama Set
What makes this Piu X Kassatex pajama set rise above the rest is the attention to details. I'm a sucker for anything that can be monogrammed — and I know I'm not alone here. If you're going to invest in a pair of these luxurious pajamas, I highly recommend going the extra mile (for a mere $7!) and adding your initials to the cuff. Also, each PJ set comes housed inside a matching pillowcase. That's the kind of luxury you get when French loungewear experts are involved in the design process.
But about the way it feels ... in a word, amazing. The two-piece bamboo-blend outfit — which also comes in white, navy, and blue — manages to be cool to the touch and thicker than most PJs at the same time. So, you'll stay nice and toasty, but you won't sweat in them. (A note on the fit: the bottoms can run a bit snug, so size up if in between sizes.)
The Perfect Lounge Jumpsuit
Ultra comfort meets fashion-forwardness in this jumpsuit that was just made for Sunday lounging. (Seriously, it's slated to be my weekend brunch uniform from now on.) Crafted by charitable fashion brand n:Philanthropy, this slouchy one-piece has the label's signature collar tear, which celebrities from Jessica Biel to Ashley Graham to Gal Gadot are obsessed with. And while the not-so-basic basic (also available in gray) is totally comfortable enough to take a little afternoon snooze in, it's so stylish that it barely even qualifies as loungewear.
But what really sets this jumpsuit apart is that the brand behind it has a *huge* heart. Ten percent of proceeds from all n:Philanthropy sales go to pediatric cancer research and the ASPCA. So you can show a little love to yourself, and to those in need.
The Perfect Short Set
The cooler sister of ThirdLove's jogger set, this summer-friendly outfit is made from the same heavenly soft organic cotton and breathable bamboo. It's got the perfect slouchy top with just a hint of sleeve, which would also mix and match really well with the jogger bottoms during in-between seasons. And the shorts are roomy and have plenty of stretch, so don't worry about them riding up at all.
An unexpected perk: the set is packaged in a drawstring bag that's emblazoned with the ThirdLove logo, made of the same material as the set. At first I wasn't sure what to do with it (it's too pretty to toss), but then I came up with a brilliant idea — I'm going to use it as a dirty laundry bag for when I go on overnight or weekend trips! — and now I'm totally on board.
The Perfect Athleisure Outfit
An athleisure favorite among stars such as Kaley Cuoco, Emmy Rossum, and Olivia Culpo, Alo Yoga is top-notch when it comes to fitness-wear that is both functional and stylish. This rosy duet, which consists of a moisture-wicking pullover and gold-streaked high-waist leggings, even takes the style aspect to a whole other level. Sure, you'll turn heads at the gym in this stunning set — but you'll also be best-dressed at the juice bar post-workout.
P.S.: Unlike the other comfy outfits listed here, these two pieces are sold separately, so be sure to add both to your virtual cart.
The Perfect Leggings
Are Zella's leggings the best ever created? Three thousand six hundred people seem to think so — and I'm one of them. Mostly, it comes down to the ultra-flattering high waist, which sucks you in but doesn't squeeze your guts. The fabric is nice and thick too, so you can wear them for your workout, or throw over a tunic and wear them out (yes, even to work!). I'm partial to the black version, but they come in a variety of other colors, too.
The Perfect Bathrobe
As far as bathrobes are concerned, this is the Rolls-Royce. (Luckily for you, though, it rings in at a much more affordable pricepoint.) In fact, this bathrobe is held in such high regard, that when cult-favorite bedding brand Parachute first released it, there was a 2,000 person waiting list to go through before you could even get one.
Here's why: Crafted from 100 percent Turkish cotton, the slouchy robe (also available in a charcoal hue) is about as soft as robes come, while still being super absorbant and quick-drying. It's the same fabric that is used in Parachute's classic bath towels, which are widely regarded as some of the best on the market. And if something a bit lighter is more your style, I suggest the brand's waffle robes, which come in tan and a heathered gray.
The Perfect Cozy Slippers
Here at Most Wanted, we love a good fashion item that's borrowed from the boys. Though technically made for men, wearing these adorable Sherpa booties is akin to sliding your feet into a pair of fluffy clouds — so us ladies want in, too! (Just keep the menswear aspect in mind when choosing a size: A men's size 7 is roughly equivalent to a women's size 8.5.) The best part of these ultra cozy slippers is the unbeatable pricepoint — they're currently on sale for $19.99! — so they're the perfect addition to any of the comfy outfit options above.
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