After all the merriment, eating and drinking, you just want to flop on the sofa right? Invest in some stylish, comfy loungewear and you’ll be able to look chic while relaxing on the sofa. We’ve drawn up a list of must-have pieces that’ll mean dressing down just became your favourite kind of getting ready.

Lady of leisure

Loungewear has become a style statement in itself this year, but how do you approach the trend without looking like you’ve, well, forgotten to get dressed? Go for something smart enough that if the neighbours pop round for an impromptu mulled wine, you don’t look like you’re still in your PJs, but still comfy enough to loaf. Think soft, luxurious fabrics like cashmere and wool that are warm enough that layers don’t need to be thick. Garish colours will draw attention to your more laidback attire so stick to a muted colour palette that speaks of sophistication.

“Build a loungewear repertoire to look luxe while loafing”

Loungewear is a great opportunity to don the shapes you wouldn’t necessarily wear out, and the fabrics that aren’t practical for running around outside – loungewear isn’t about gymwear. Wide leg trousers with a throw-over knit? Yes, please.


Man of the house

The key to men’s downtime dressing is to still look sophisticated and pulled-together. Think Carey Grant in crisp pyjamas reading the paper on a Sunday morning - pyjamas were after all once the reserve of men. The smoking jacket – now an eveningwear staple – was the at-home uniform of a sophisticated gent.

“You can still look dapper, even in downtime”

A great lounge look is a careful choice of texture, colour and shape. Think luxurious towelling, an unassuming colour palette and tailored cuts- not baggy on baggy. Your weekend knit can double up as a loungewear layer, and classic slippers will look chicer than rumpled socks. Get it right and even though you’re home for Christmas, you can still look the business.

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