Every single day when I get home from work, I go upstairs to change into loungewear as soon as I possibly can. I think people who stay in their work clothes or wear jeans to relax around the house are absolutely insane because I cannot relate. I would wear loungewear 100% of the time if I could and I don’t think that wearing loungewear in public is a bad thing anymore. Loungewear has improved by leaps and bounds since the invention of yoga pants and leggings so it is entirely possible to look cuter in your yoga pants than in your work clothes. There were studies done a couple years ago about how wearing fancier clothes can make you perform better on tests, but it was not proven and the report said that comfort clothes are better for math, science and engineering tests so if you’re in STEM you have shaky science that says you should wear jeans to work.
When I wear clothes at home, I still try to have my clothes match and look cute because I live in a neighborhood and I could have people stopping by unannounced. I like to wear matching pajama sets, or cute bralettes/sports bras with a top and joggers or leggings with cozy socks and a hoodie. I LOVE the (affiliate link) Nordstrom brand matching pajamas. They are so comfortable and look put together without being stuffy. They run large – I normally wear a size XL/14 but in these I wear a size Large. They are pretty expensive for me, so I bought a pair during the summer anniversary sale last year. I will definitely be buying another pair this year if they are included in the sale again.
When I wear loungewear in public, I step up my game a little bit, but stay true to my hygge-loving roots. Cute sneaks or UGGs and a good top layer like a hoodie or cardigan or coat (especially in winter) are basically what you’ll see me in outside of work.
Maybe this sounds counter-intuitive, but I really like wearing leggings with sucking-in abilities like the Spanx leggings. My ab muscles are basically non-existent so I rely on the Spanx technology to hold me all together. They are tight, but not too-tight; the Goldilocks of leggings. Here is an affiliate link filled widget of all the loungewear pieces I currently love: