The Elements of Our "New" Style: 6 Relaxed Items That Define a Modern Wardrobe

Bobby Schuessler

Our team has been fortunate enough to be working from home during these uncertain times. As a result, our day-to-day style has shifted slightly with a particular focus on comfort. While we recently highlighted some of those cozy yet chic outfits we’re turning to on the regular, we wanted to break down even further the key comfy elements that make up our “new” sense of style.

Here, we’re talking about staples that are more relaxed but are still trend-forward in nature to bring a current-feeling twist to our ensembles. Below, we rounded up a few images featuring those pieces that are defining our daily modern wardrobes. Think slouchy tailoring, breezy dresses, and the like. And just in case one of the items in question does catch your eye, we’re also highlighting inspired products if you’re shopping at the moment as well.


Leggings are undoubtedly one of the most comfortable pant choices out there. And while they certainly hold strong in activewear and super-casual wardrobes, that perfect pair can also be dressed up for Zoom meetings and the like with comfortable pieces like tees and oversize blazers.

BP. High Rise Leggings ($19)

Zella Live In High Waist Leggings ($59)

Vince Camuto Leggings ($59)

Relaxed Dress

When it’s a cute and easy look we’re going for, a breezy throw-on dress that’s simple yet features on-trend details like puff sleeves is a go-to. One and done.

Endless Summer Dress ($58)

All in Favor Dolman Plissé Midi Dress ($35)

Topshop Daisy Frandad Shirtdress ($52)

Slouchy Blazer

For the more dressed-up vibes, slouchy blazers (or even blazer dresses) are a great option to toss on for a professional look without sacrificing comfort thanks to the loose silhouette.

Good American Long Blazer Dress ($165)

Treasure & Bond Menswear Plaid Blazer ($65)

Anine Bing Becky Blazer ($349)

Eloquii Long Linen & Cotton Blazer ($66)


Similar to leggings, sweatpants—either printed like this or in a neutral jogger silhouette—would definitely take the cake as a trendy yet practical (aka comfortable) staple in our modern wardrobes.

Onzie Weekend Sweatpants ($66)

Gildan Joggers ($12)

Zella Live In Pocket Jogger Pants ($59)

Hanes Joggers ($8)


Cardigans of all varieties (from cropped to extra-long) have been trending for a few months as a cozy, fashion-forward layering piece. Our team has been relying on chic silhouettes like this to complete our looks.

& Other Stories Dinosaur Button Knit Cardigan ($99)

Madewell Courtland Dip Dye Cardigan Sweater ($66)

525 Ribbed Summer Cardigan ($88)

BB Dakota Double Rainbow Cardigan ($110)

Loose Pullover

A cushy pullover—particularly a forward polo or cropped style—is making the rounds in many of our weekly rotations paired with leggings, stretchy jeans, or sweatpants. 

Topshop Tigers Rugby Polo Shirt ($20)

Champion Reverse Weave Cropped Sweatshirt ($110)

Varley Vine Pullover ($158)

Varley Albata Sweatshirt ($98)

Next, check out some of the best sweatpant brands you can buy.

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