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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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