If you’re anything like me then you have caught yourself re-evaluating your loungewear now that it is practically all we have been wearing for the last year. The way I see it, it is a practical reason as the more high quality your loungewear, the longer they will last (longevity), the more sustainable, and higher quality means more comfort and personal satisfaction. Therefore; I think it’s the wisest decision one can make to invest in elevated pieces to build out your loungewear collection. I never thought I would be in a position to care that much about what I am wearing at home, but now that I am a little older and wiser now (lol), I am finally beginning to understand the value in quality over quantity. So, let’s explore all the amazing ways you can upgrade your loungewear and the 5 elevated pieces you need to get you there.
01. SILK PAJAMAS
Yes, that’s right 100% silk pajamas. I think this category belongs in the “treat yo’self” section because let me tell you, silk pajamas are the real deal. I purchased a two-piece set that came with shorts and a tank top and they were supreme! I truly feel like a royal when I sleep in them because they are just that luxurious, I feel like a queen. There’s something to be said about the company I bought them from too, which has now been sold out of this exact set for two months. I wish they would hurry and re-stock so that I can get another pair! In fact, “the silks,” as I like to refer to them as were so dang good, I bought them for my mom as a gift for Mother’s Day. I, in turn, wanted her to live in the lap of luxury throughout the year as well. I gifted her the long high-waisted pant with side slits and cropped button-down short-sleeved silk set in solid black. I know she will get lots of use out of them! So, if you want to feel like a queen, I suggest investing in a silk pajama set too!
02. CASHMERE SETS
Another premium and sustainable fabric, cashmere, can be found in many of the world’s most elegant-looking sets. You take an average style, say joggers and a hoodie, and turn it into sheer class once it’s made out of cashmere. Cashmere sets truly are the definition of elevated loungewear. I also purchased a cashmere set this year in my quest for elevated loungewear and it was another decision I do not regret. I can use it for months to come and it feels oh so luxurious! Look for cashmere sets in neutral colors (black, grey, brown, taupe) as they are also going to last you a long time. Plus, monochromatic sets are the way to go. They can also be very versatile too as you can wear the tops and the bottoms separately. Treat yourself to a cashmere loungewear set, I promise you won’t look back.
Gowns, or slip dresses, are another piece that feels so regal as you slip into bed at night. They are so lightweight and breathable that you feel like you’re wearing nothing. Most of the new gowns or chemises are made to be machine washable silk which makes them even easier to wear over and over again because you for darn sure will. The fun part about these pieces is that many of them can be disguised as slip dresses and be worn over a T-shirt for a fun “going out” look. Or, pair it with an oversized cardigan and you’re in business! You may even opt for a nightgown in a longer nap dress style, with lac, button front, or one that is an elevated sleep shirt. There are so many beautiful styles to choose from, the only decision you have to make is which one?
04. PAJAMA SETS
Another elevated loungewear favorite is the two-piece pajama set. These are so fun because you can go all out with prints and color choices. I recently purchased a pair of satin pajamas with faux-fur feathers on the top sleeve cuffs and bottoms. They give me an old Hollywood glam vibe which makes me feel, well, glamorous! Even if it’s just me by myself at home. Ha! In some cases, it may be a splurge for fabrics like silk but elevated pajamas also look great in satins, velour, bamboo, or modal materials which will feel expensive but at a lower price point. So, whichever version pajama set works for you, just make sure it’s one that feels just as great as it looks!
Finally, under your to-do list of elevated loungewear to acquire is the almighty robe. This is the piece that ties everything together. Now, some sets come with a matching robe which is an added bonus. As in a satin chemise with matching robe set. Or, if you like to own a few, I suggest getting one really fancy robe that makes you feel like a goddess every time you wear it. You may even want a buttery soft velour robe or boucle for winter and an airy short satin robe for summer. Whichever style robe you choose, just make sure it wraps you up in ultimate comfort and makes you feel like the queen that you are!
I hope this guide inspires you to rethink your loungewear and to treat yourself to something nice! Until then, stay tuned for next week’s article where we will dive into a more in-depth discussion on the topic!