Levelling up the athleisure trend, relaxed tailoring combined with activewear is your answer to easing yourself back into real life (and more structured clothing).
The basis of this trend? Our sartorial stalwart: the humble sweatpant. Instead of shelfing your much-loved loungewear, just elevate it with luxe styling tips borrowed from the Instagram crowd.
Oversized silhouettes in contrasting fabrics. Casual-meets-corporate combinations. Preppy styling and confident layering. Think put-together model-off-duty.
How to Style Sweatpants
Pair your sweatpants (go for grey marl, the most neutral of neutrals for foundational pieces) with a hoodie, black slouchy blazer and dad trainers for an effortlessly polished ensemble. Normcore baseball cap, optional.
Smarten up by channelling a varsity vibe with matching argyle separates, cable knit cardigans, v-neck sweaters (sling loose over your shoulders for extra style points) and pleated minis, but keep it fashion with a bumbag and slim sunglasses.
Ways To Wear Sweater Vests
The classic checked knit is trending right now, with influencers giving their outfits a retro edge with the offbeat cool diamond print.
Sweater vests have made a particular revival as part of a wider return to the nineties prep aesthetic. Wear over a shirt or alone with jeans. Experiment with dimensions, giving the aesthetic a borrowed-from-the-boys feel and don’t be afraid to layer up.
Luxe Look Loungewear
Oversized is a major mood this season, making the return to society simpler, especially if Hot Girl Summer isn’t your vibe. The key to getting simple suiting right is about being confident not showing loads of skin, choosing clothes that make you feel good.
Mostly monochrome, embrace a little colour with ecru hues, forest green tones and classic blue denim. Far from temporary, these are staples that will fit neatly into your capsule wardrobe and be wearable for the foreseeable.
Stuck in a slouchy style rut? Buy (or dig out) a black blazer, layer over loungewear and debut your new comfy yet chic look.