How to Do the Most with Your Loungewear Drawer

girl in loungewear outfit

Photograph by Annemiek Kessels

How to Do the Most with Your Loungewear Drawer

The things once relegated to Sundays recuperating at home and late-night froyo missions are now bona fide closet heroes. Soft tees and tanks, snuggle-worthy pullovers, sweats you actually want to be seen in—the loungewear category is having a renaissance, and we’re here for it. Since a well-stocked comfy drawer no longer starts (or ends) with heather-grey joggers, we’ve compiled a list of the chicest pieces to invest in, plus the perfect add-ons to go with.

IF YOU HAVE SOMEWHERE TO BE…

Market trips, holiday shopping, distanced meetups with former deskmates—it’s all nicer in a sumptuous cashmere set. A charcoal puffer and street-smart boots keep the look from reading too casual, while a woven tote holds your essentials (phone, mask, shades).

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    Photo courtesy of @pernilleteisbaek


  2. Celine Eyewear Sunglasses

    Celine Eyewear
    Sunglasses
    Matchesfashion, $500

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  3. Wolford Mask

    Wolford
    Mask
    Matchefashion, $20

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  4. Varley jacket

    Varley
    jacket
    goop, $450

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  5. Khaite Sweater

    Khaite
    Sweater
    goop, $1,380

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  6. Khaite sweatPants

    Khaite
    sweatPants
    goop, $1,380

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  7. Bottega Veneta Bag

    Bottega Veneta
    Bag
    Net-a-Porter, $3,750

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  8. Clergerie Boots

    Clergerie
    Boots
    goop, $725

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IF YOU HAVE NOWHERE TO BE…

You’ve made a sizable dent in your reading list, baked more sourdough boules than you can count, and crushed The Queen’s Gambit in one weekend: You are the master of downtime. Dress the part in a chic matching set and—this is key—something toasty on your feet.


  1. Les Tien Hoodie

    Les Tien
    Hoodie
    goop, $249

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  2. Les Tien Sweatpants

    Les Tien
    Sweatpants
    goop, $146

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  3. MT By Madeleine Thompson Hoodie

    MT by Madeleine Thompson
    Hoodie
    goop, $175

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  4. MT By Madeleine Thompson pants

    MT by Madeleine Thompson
    pants
    goop, $175

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  5. Electric and Rose Hoodie

    Electric and Rose
    Hoodie
    goop, $168

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  6. Electric and Rose Sweatpants

    Electric and Rose
    Sweatpants
    goop, $158

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  1. Wear Them With


  2. Birkenstock shoes

    Birkenstock
    shoes
    goop, $165

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  3. Falke Socks

    Falke
    Socks
    Shopbop, $30

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  4. Lauren Monoogian Slippers

    Lauren Manoogian
    Slippers
    SSENSE, $390

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IF YOU TAKE CALLS AT YOUR COFFEE TABLE…

Can’t remember whether you wore today’s hoodie to the last camera-on meeting? Swap it for a cozy knit instead (turtleneck, V-neck, button-neck—take your pick). No need to go overboard with pants-pants here; billowy wide-legs that accommodate sitting cross-legged will suffice.

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    Photo courtesy of @monikh


  2. G. Label Candy Bell-sleeve sweater

    G. Label
    Candy Bell-sleeve sweater
    goop, $595

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  3. G. Label Brandon wide-leg lounge pants

    G. Label
    Brandon wide-leg lounge pants
    goop, $450

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  4. Co Sweater

    Co
    Sweater
    goop, $695

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  5. Lee Mathews Pants

    Lee Mathews
    Pants
    goop, $300

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  6. Ganni  sweater

    Ganni
    sweater
    goop, $265

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  7. JW Anderson TROUSERS

    JW Anderson
    TROUSERS
    goop, $462

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IF YOU’VE GOT A HOT DATE…

A thigh-high side slit transforms the humble sweaterdress from slouchy to see-you-at-8 material. Beat the chill of outdoor dining with a drapey tweed coat, croc-embossed boots, and a bag that matches the Malbec you’ll order.


  1. Sophie Ratner Ring

    Sophie Ratner
    Ring
    goop, $1,850

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  2. Westman Atelier Lip suede

    Westman Atelier
    Lip suede
    goop, $85

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  3. Peter Petrov Coat

    Peter Petrov
    Coat
    Mytheresa, $2,009

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  4. G. Label Jade T-Shirt Sweaterdress

    G. Label
    Jade T-Shirt Sweaterdress
    goop, $675

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  5. What Goes Around Comes Around CHanel bag

    What Goes Around Comes Around
    CHanel bag
    goop, $4,850

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  6. Paris Texas boots

    Paris Texas
    boots
    Matchesfashion, $770

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THE BACKUP CREW

If the past nine months have taught us anything, it’s that all wear can be loungewear if you try hard enough. But there’s something about soft separates designed specifically for home—say, a cashmere polo or a cardigan-inspired jumpsuit—that make all this time indoors more pleasant.


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