How to Make Loungewear Look Expensive

Judith Jones

Over the last century, there have been various manifestations of loungewear—from the elegant peignoirs of the early 20th century to the silken co-ord sets of the '70s to the penchant for underwear as outerwear in the '90s. In 2020, loungewear has taken on a whole new personality. This time, though, we can safely say it's looking pretty high-end.

Fashion is clearly having a love affair with loungewear, but it's not loungewear as you know it. From luxe-looking knit pants to elevated hoodies and sumptuous fabrics, there is something undeniably chic about these ultra-comfy pieces stepping out of the realm of sloppy and into the realm of sleek.

So how do fashion girls make their loungewear look expensive? It’s all about how you style your comfy pieces: For instance, sweatpants look seriously chic when paired with a blazer, heels, and a chunky necklace. Choosing loungewear with elevated details is important, too, such as ribbed knit fabrics or silky textures. Scroll down for some tips, tricks, and outfit ideas for making your loungewear look super luxe this season.

Pair joggers or sweat shorts with a blazer

A pair of sweat shorts look seriously chic when paired with an oversize blazer. Opt for neutral hues to keep the look sophisticated and streamlined.

Shop the look:

Topshop Grey Marl Oversized Jogger Shorts ($35)

H&M Straight-Cut Jacket ($50)

H&M Straight-Cut T-Shirt ($13)

New Balance 624 ($75)

Exude high-end appeal in a head-to-toe tonal look. Balance out the slouch of knitted joggers with heels and a sharp blazer.

Shop the look

H&M Straight-Cut Jacket ($50)

Nanushka Coba Felt Knit Sweatpants ($230)

Sam Edelman Margie Pointed Toe Pump ($70)

Add a gold chunky necklace over a tank top, sweatshirt, or tee

A statement gold necklace will take even the simplest of loungewear basics to next-level chic.

Shop the look:

Pixie Market Gold Chain Choker Necklace ($32)

H&M Ribbed Tank Top ($13)

Opt for a knitted matching set

The ultimate cozy-yet-put-together pairing, knitted matching sets, exude an expensive and upscale look. Go for a ribbed-knit pants set or a soft-and-chic shorts set and pair either with minimal adornments—gold hoops, a chain-link bracelet, or a pendant necklace.

Shop the look:

The Line by K Daisy Ribbed-Knit Cardigan ($160)

The Line by K Daisy Ribbed Knit Flared Pants ($180)

ASOS Knitted Two Piece in Stone ($29)

Zara Textured Shorts ($36)

Zara Raised Textured Sweater ($50)

Wear creamy, buttery hues from head to toe

From buttery yellow to oat-milk hues, nothing makes your loungewear look more pricey and posh than a head-to-toe ivory outfit. Mix textures and tones of the same shade to keep your look interesting.

Shop the look:

H&M Sweatshorts ($13)

Gap Balloon Sleeve Cardigan ($36)

Sporty & Rich Be Nice T-Shirt ($100)

Play up your silky pajamas

Your pajamas aren't just for the bedroom. Silk and satin fabrics add an elevated touch to your ensembles. Try pairing your pajama top with a chic pair of split-hem pants and preppy loafers for a relaxed-yet-elegant look.

Shop the look:

Rag & Bone Luca Long Sleeve Silk Charmeuse PJ Top ($262)

Mango Split Hem Pants ($35)

Mango Patent Leather Chain Loafers ($80)

Silky wide-leg lounge pants and pajama bottoms elevate your whole look with a little sheen. Pair either with an equally comfortable button down for an opulent laid-back look.

Shop the look:

Intimissimi Silk Satin Pajama Pants ($99)

Madewell White Cotton Courier Shirt ($65)

Up next, I'm a homebody—these are the loungewear pieces I swear by.

This post was previously published and has since been updated. 

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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