5 Key ‘Sloungewear’ Items That Will Make Your Rest Days WAY Better


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By Teresa Agnello

Rest days just got WAY better…

With winter just around the corner, we’re super-lucky that one of the biggest trends this season involves staying cosy! Yup, the luxe sloungewear season is here. Because having time-outs and relaxing down-days are just as important as going for it in the gym…

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#Sloungewear?

Essentially, sloungewear is what you get when you combine sleepwear with active and loungewear. Understated outfits are influenced by the normcore trend (a unisex fashion trend characterised by unpretentious, normal-looking clothing). Basically, less is more. It’s all about the basics this season. (Cue giant sigh of relief.)

All body types welcome

This winter, we embrace comfy happiness! The aim is to stay comfortable while still looking fab, whether you’re a size 4 or a 14.  Sloungewear is suitable for all body types: loose around the right areas, and snug where it’s needed.

Drapey and oversized silhouettes are super-flattering for all shapes and sizes. Soft, cosy fabrics feel great against your skin. Plus: tight fits fall right out of the equation, so you can really relax in style. Been working out and keen to reveal a glimpse of skin? Joggers can be paired with crop tops, or cropped hoodies and dropped armhole vests, if you want to show off your taut tummy or sculpted arms.

We selected five key sloungewear items to complete your cosiest winter wardrobe ever.

1. The matching tracksuit

The matchy-matchy tracksuit is back from the Seventies and Eighties! You’ll defs have seen them in your folks’ old photos – but this time it’s less neon and more about toned-down colours, where melange and textured fabrics are soft and cosy.

matching-tracksuit

Grey hoodie R899, Converse; Grey jogger R699, Converse; Graphic fatigue hoodie R429, Tally Weijl; Fatigue jogger R329, Tally Weijl; White hoodie R999.95, Billabong; White jogger R699.95, Billabong

2. The sloungewear tee

If it looks like it could be jammies, it’s perfect.

slounge-tees

“Hello” tee R1299, Day by Birger et Mikkelsen; Stipe tee R1599, Tiger of Sweden, “I love you” tee R169, Tally Weijl

3. The active pullover

These graphic pullovers are crazy-comfy. If you’re heading out, throw over a leather biker for instant urban-active appeal.

graphic-pullovers

Dipped hem hoodie R699, RVCA (available at Zando); Graphic pullover R3190, Kenzo; Navy pullover R1199, Adidas Originals

4. The oversized cosy knit

It can create the illusion of a longer length on top of being the ultimate snug piece!

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Off-shoulder jumper R999, Carla Deep Bardot; Boyfriend cardi R4499, Day by Birger et Mikkelsen; Indigo jumper R299, Cotton On

5. The jogger

Monochrome joggers are the staple piece to your normcore wardrobe! The baggier and the lower the crotch, the more slounge cred you earn. Dropped-crotch joggers also allow for more stretch and are the latest style addition. They’re perfect for doing yoga – on the couch, of course. What more do you need?

joggers

Charcoal jogger R700, Converse; Black jogger R1799, Vintage Zionist (available at Zando); Grey jogger R329, Tally Weijl

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