I’ve been mostly working from home for the past eight years. That’s why I thought I was in a good position to put together a loungewear edit of the best clothes for you to buy during the coronavirus outbreak.
There are some arguments for and against online shopping right now and I’m keeping an eye on what the general consensus is all the time. My thought at the moment is that it’s really important to keep as many people in work – as long as they’re happy to be there.
This edit contains all my favourite styles and comfortable materials that suit the spring weather we’re entering into.
White Company is the home of loungewear. It’s a bit more spendy than some of my suggestions, admittedly. If you’re looking for quality and items you’ll be able to wear for a long time to come, I’d recommend investing in quality materials.
& Other Stories
I love & Other Stories loungewear selection. In fact, I love & Other Stories generally but I’m just not quite in the mood to buy things for the ‘outside world’ while we’re in isolation.
& Other Stories has some great basic t-shirts, which are really good quality. I like to pair them with necklaces because I think it makes my dressed down style look a bit more put together. We all need a bit of that at the moment.
I’ve also added a pair of wide-legged trousers. Culottes are a must-have when you’re working from home. They’re so comfortable but a bit more dressed up than yoga leggings, for example.
ARKET has a great selection of laid-back luxury clothing. It’s also doing free deliveries at the moment since the shops are shut.
It’s range of linen trousers – and linen in general – is much better than most other loungewear selections. These ARKET elastic-waist linen trousers are great. Basically, I’ll do anything to avoid wearing jeans while working from home. People who wear jeans at home are psychopaths.
My other pick is the ARKET interlock t-shirt dress. Baggy dresses are my favourite for spring/summer and the thick cotton this one is made out of means it’ll last a long time.
I would go as far as to say that Mango is my favourite online shop at the moment. It does spring/summer better than any online store I can think of and it even has a section of the website called ‘stay home’ during the coronavirus outbreak.
I love the take it does on basics. Like, this Mango textured knit top could be pretty standard but the puff sleeves and the bow fastening at the back makes it a more interesting take on a classic.
Similarly, these Mango knit trousers are cropped to give that extra level of style to an otherwise basic item of clothing. I must admit, I have these knit trousers in beige and they don’t look quite as chic on me, but they’re still a very good quality item of loungewear for the price.
I love Whistles with a passion. The majority of my wardrobe is from there and style is so perfectly me. At the time of writing this, it has 25% off the new season, too. I’m such an enabler.
My first loungewear pick is the Whistles Black Quinn Casual Jumpsuit. It’s such an all-rounder that could be worn so much this spring and summer. You could easily layer a jumper or cardigan over it. I know I keep going on about quality, but this will feel so nice to wear, too.
I’ve been eyeing up my second pick for a while. The Whistles Pale Green Ultimate Cargo Trousers are beyond nice. They’re a bit of a 90s look but with a hint of 2020 (wide leg cropped) about them. I really don’t think I can hold off buying these any longer. *Puts them in basket*.
Aside from H&M being my homeware go-to, it’s also very good for loungewear – particularly as part of its conscious wear collection and the premium quality range.
H&M’s premium quality range has about 500 products in total, many of which fall into the loungewear category. I mostly shop for skirts on H&M (I think it’s the best place for skirts) so I thought I’d share a couple of my favourite loungewear picks for working from home.
The first is this H&M premium quality calf-length silk skirt. It reminds me so much of the Realisation Par skirts that are almost three times as expensive and this would look great with a casual t-shirt or jumper.
Similarly, this H&M pleated skirt looks more expensive than it is. £19.99 is a bit of a bargain and I know – from previous experience – just how well this style of skirt lasts.
Last but not least, let’s talk about Zara. It’s actually working out quite nicely that I can only shop Zara online because I can’t stand being in the stores – well, the Bluewater store in particular.
All the nice things I see online I never see in the store amidst thousands of other people throwing clothes in all directions.
I’ve picked two thin knit jumpers from here. The first is the Zara ribbed oversize t-shirt, which is – in fact – definitely a jumper. I assume by ‘oversize’ they mean ‘with sleeves and actually a jumper’. It’s got a White Company look to it but for £17.99 it’s a steal.
Next up is the Zara knit hoodie. I’m a big fan of this speckled mid-grey colour and I like a hood, what can I say? Once again, the price-point is what’s really drawing me in.