I hope you're all doing really well and you had a lovely and relaxing Easter weekend at home. I hope it was spent cuddled up at home, with delicious food, lots of music and books, a couple of drinks and lots of video and phone calls with your loved ones, and of course with tonnes of chocolate too.
Mine was really lovely but was a serious realisation moment as I think it was the first ever Easter weekend that I haven't spent with my family. So so sad, but of course it's for the best and we're all doing our bit to nip this in the bud once and for all.
I spent the weekend in loungewear, only popping on a real outfit and some make up for a fancy dress video quiz with pals on Saturday night and it got me thinking that I should share some of my go-to loungewear looks. I'm an advocate for getting ready when working from home but weekends at home are different for me, they're my time to relax and to step away from the online world a little bit so most weekends where I'm at home I'll be rocking one of the below looks. I've never been one to spend the day in pyjamas and I still like to catch myself in a mirror and at least like myself, so my loungewear looks are still a little thought through but just super duper comfortable so thats why I'm sharing them today.
This first look has been my go-to since lockdown hit as it's super cool, with some styling involved and it's perfect for being home snuggled up on the sofa, for drinks in the garden and for popping to the supermarket or walking the dogs. An oversized T-shirt, flannel shirt, adidas leggings and trainers is such a throwback to the 80s and I'm honestly here for it. It also makes me think of LA and how I should be going on a hike, another influence I am totally here for too. A cap is a new thing I'm trying after seeing all the cool girls rocking them and I have to say this one has been a godsend as it means I can go fringeless and protect my face whilst out in the sun, which Manchester has been having by the shed load lately and I am very very grateful for it.
This sweatshirt was never meant to be a lounging piece, it's far too cool for that BUT since thats all we've been doing lately (lounging I mean) then you bet your bottom dollar it's getting worn to lounge in. It's a piece that I picked up at the insanely cool Ganni store in London on my last trip and I've been wearing it constantly... If you look closely, you might even be able to see the toothpaste I spilt down it at the weekend...
Paired with super comfy yet super flattering leopard print leggings from & Other Stories, a messy ponytail and my fave Rae Feather slippers of course.
Another nod to the eighties with a good ole tracksuit!
This one is probably the coolest of tracksuits as it's by Queen of Cool Alexa Chung. I bagged it in their archive sale a couple of weeks back as I just knew it would come in super handy over the lockdown days and boy was I right. I've been wearing the bottoms constantly with other jumpers and T-Shirts but as I'm sure you'll agree it looks pretty mega when paired with it's matching pullover jumper and with a good ole pair of high top Converse. I just love the navy blue paired with lemon and lilac, such a beaut yet unexpected colour combination.
Next up we have THE SOFTEST CO-ORD EVER! Honestly it's like wearing a hug or a cloud or another super soft and fluffy thing!
The texture combined with the relaxed and slouchy fit of the shorts and the fact the jumper falls ever so slightly off the shoulder makes for what I think is the chicest way to do loungewear right now. I'm also living for the retro tobacco colour which works perfectly with messy hair and round glasses, 'cause lets face it my glasses are being worn more than ever right now.
And finally, yep I have succumbed to the power of the cycling short, particularly as things are hotting up around here. They're just so damn comfortable and whilst I'm not entirely sure that I have the legs for them, I've been enjoying wearing them a hell of a lot, particularly when paired with something big and oversized up top as that balances out the proportions a little bit. This sweatshirt was one of those "essential" purchases around a year ago and it's honestly proved that it's worth it's weight in gold. A simple black sweatshirt in a really awesome ovoid shape and with a ribbed collar, cuff and hem situation that pulls the whole thing together wonderfully. Acne Studios are always my go-to for really truly awesome basics and they certainly did not let me down with this piece.