Cute loungewear you can wear at home now and on your travels later!
There is no doubt we are living in unprecedented times. With a countrywide lockdown where citizens are expected to stay inside unless it is absolutely necessary to leave, shopping for cute outfits has become a thing of the past. Long gone are the days of calling up our best friends and asking them what cute outfit they are wearing to the dinner party. Now, we live in oversized sweats and t-shirts.
Chances are, when quarantine first started, you threw on your favorite pair of baggy sweats and lived in them for the first week. Sweatpants, hair tied, chillin with no make-up on, am I right? While taking a break from outfit planning, heels, jewelry, and jeans may have felt like a relief the first couple weeks, the perks of dressing down seem to wear off relatively quickly. At this point, you most likely started scouring online stores for cute yet comfy loungewear, but stopped yourself when you thought, “When am I ever going to wear this again post-quarantine?” Fortunately, cute loungewear also doubles as great travel gear. So, instead of living for the next “who knows how many” months in baggy sweats that make you feel sloppy, take a look at some of the best cute and trendy loungewear that can be worn for travel later on.
: Alo should be a staple in every woman’s closet. Whether you are looking for trendy and bright colored loungewear or neutral basics, Alo has it all. The fabric feels like butter yet still holds you in, and there are a variety of different styles. In addition, Alo is an environmentally friendly company. The brand’s name stands for “Air, Land, Ocean,” and emphasizes the company’s commitment to the environment. If you are not in the mood to pick out individual pieces, hop on over to their “” section and you’ll find perfectly matched outfits that will allow you to remain chic while being comfortable at home.
: Joah Brown is a relatively new company, established in 2014. It is a line of comfort clothing ideal for those looking to stay trendy while still being comfortable. Touting femininity with a tomboy twist, Joah Brown caters to the woman who enjoys and elevated street style. With outfits that can transition from workout to night out, Joah Brown pieces are an excellent addition to your wardrobe both for relaxing at home and when you travel in the future. In addition, the company was founded by a women and is an excellent way to support a female-owned business.
Shawls/Wraps: Shawls and wraps are some of the best loungewear pieces to have in your wardrobe. They can be paired with leggings and a cami while lounging at home, jeans and heels while going out on the town, or worn over a dress at work to keep you warm and comfortable, yet professional while working in the office. In addition, shawls and wraps are absolutely perfect for traveling. You can carry them in your purse, unlike a big jacket, and you can easily put them on, even while in flight. Shawls and wraps add a touch of sophisticated flair to any outfit, help to keep you warm, and are a great piece whether lounging at home or on the go. Below are a few shawl and wrap options that will keep you looking comfy and cute:
Maxi Dress/Skirt: Maxi dresses are a great way to stay comfortable while still looking cute. Whether you are attending a Zoom baby shower and want to look cure without putting in a ton of effort, or if you are hopping off a 12 hour flight and going straight to Scorpios in Mykonos, you can never go wrong with a maxi dress. There is something about maxi dresses that bring a feeling of natural sophistication and beauty. If you are someone who runs cold naturally, planes make that even worse. Be sure to wear some comfy leggings under your dress and grab your favorite wrap to keep you warm during the flight. Below are a few maxi dress and skirt options that are perfect to transform you from quarantine to travel ready:
Shoes: All women know shoes set the tone for an outfit. You can dress anything up by adding heels, or dress anything down by wearing tennis shoes. Obviously, during quarantine, flat shoes are the way to go. Fortunately, there are a wide range of cute flat shoes available in the fashion world today. So, whether you are going to an outdoor cycling class, or having a few of your quarantine crew gang over for a small BBQ, you can be comfortable and still cute. In addition, travel is unpredictable. If you are lucky, all flights and cars go according to plan. If you are like most people, at some point you will experience a gate chance that has you running to the other side of the airport. Therefore, during travel, flats are your friends. Take a look below for some cute and trendy flat footwear options that are perfect whether you are staying at home during quarantine to hopping on a plane:
Workout Clothes: Workout clothes are a great option if you are looking to transition clothes over to travel gear. Let’s start with the shoes. Workout shoes are comfortable, supportive, and are meant for people who are active. While they work perfect for those HIIT and cycle classes, they also work perfectly when you are running to catch your flight with a tight connection. A couple favorites include the Nike Air Zoom SuperReps and the Adidas Ultraboost.
Sports bras are another great piece of workout that transition to travel gear. Short flights aren’t too bad. However, when you have a 24 hour travel time when trying to get to Bali, you may not want to wear a regular bra the entire time. Sports bras offer comfort, while still holding you in place during your flight. One of the best is the Lululemon Free To Be sports bra which is comfortable, yet well-fitting.
Leggings are another amazing piece of workout gear that can be used for travel. Leggings look sleek while still being comfortable enough to move around in. They are not constricting like jeans, and they pair well with any top, or even work great under a maxi dress or skirt. The best leggings for travel are those with a pocket, so you can always keep your phone easily accessible. Some great ones are the Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket Tight.
Shopping for loungewear also means shopping for travel gear, and it does not have to mean shopping for tons of oversized and baggy clothes. In fact, shopping for loungewear can be fun, and you can create some amazing outfits that express your own personal style. Whether you are shopping intentionally with the goal to be to use your outfits on your next trip, or if you are just shopping to feel good while staying home, there are many stores that offer cute loungewear that can be used at home now and on our travels later!