By Tess DiNapoli
Some days, you’re just not in the mood to go out. You want to relax at home, whether you’re by yourself, with family, or a few friends are coming over to hang. Just because you’re staying in doesn’t mean you want to stay in your PJs all day looking frumpy. There are tons of cute outfits you can choose from that leave you feeling comfy and looking amazing at the same time!
1. Going with the Flow
Forget about pencil skirts and tight mini skirts. They won’t let you curl up on the couch while you watch TV or have a glass of wine with the girls. Long, flowy skirts with a comfortable waistband are a much better option that will have you looking cute and chic, yet relaxed. Pair your skirt with a long-sleeved option or a tee shirt.
Get the look: Wide-cut Maxi Skirt, $49.99
2. Comfort Craze
Get the look: Tiered V-neck Dress, $49.99
When opting for a dress to wear around the house, you need to find the right material and cut. Look for fabric that is soft and stretches, not something rigid and restrictive. A truly comfy dress will move with you no matter how you bend and reach. A fitted top and a pleated or flowy mid/bottom section will flatter your shape and hide any areas that you don’t want to show. Deep neck cuts can also help accentuate your bust!
3. Exciting Ensembles
Get the look: What Ifs Tie-Dye Set, $57.99
Rompers are a super trendy outfit that gives you a totally matching look. Whether you choose a one-piece romper or a two-piece set, you’ll be on point with a no-brainer ensemble. Rompers look great when paired with casual sneakers or laid-back sandals. If you want to feel a little extra dressed up, just add some stylish jewelry.
4. Keeping up with the Cardigans
Get the look: CLAIR Button Front Longline Cardigan, $22.50
Cardigans come in so many styles that can make you look professional, fancy-up an evening dress, or give you a simple layering option for transitioning from day to night. You can find cardigans in super-soft cashmere, cotton, fleece, and other materials that will wrap you in warmth like a comfy security blanket. They are perfect for wearing around the house and snuggling up in. Plus, you’ll often find cardigans with pockets so you can keep your cell phone at hand.
5. Simple in Sweaters
Get the look: Women’s LC Lauren Conrad Crewneck Sweater,
$50.00 (sale for $22.50)
Sweaters are another versatile option for wrapping up in. An oversized sweater can make you feel cuddled, and it looks good paired with a variety of bottoms. Or, you can choose a tight-fitting sweater to show off your shape. Sweaters are perfect for when fall is just arriving and warm days quickly turn into chilly nights where cocoa by the fireplace is called for.
6. Getting Graphic (Shirts)
Get the look: No One Can Ever Take Your Crown Graphic Tee, $26.95
Tee shirts are the epitome of casual wear for lounging around in, so why not get sassy with some cute catchphrases and popular icons? Graphic tees can make a statement, inspire feelings, or be just plain funny. Plus, you can pair them with just about anything when you’re hanging out around the house.
7. Lounging in Leggings
Get the look: ASOS DESIGN leggings with contrast binding, $26.00
Get comfy with leggings that will take you from home to running errands, and from lunch out with friends to the gym. Leggings are even popular work-from-home clothing these days because they feel great when you’re wearing them, and they often act like shapewear to suck in and contour your shape. Leggings look extra good when you pair them with cute shoes! You could even layer a skirt on top of skin-tight leggings for some extra attention.
8. Keeping Things Short
Get the look: Pull-on Shorts, $12.99
When it’s hot out, you can’t beat a pair of shorts that fit just right. Though you’re planning on staying at home, that doesn’t mean you won’t want to lounge outside on the porch with a tasty cocktail while your hubby grills up some grub for you and your friends. Go with a pair of cut off jean shorts, or choose some trendy patterns in soft cotton materials for added comfort.
9. Jumping into Joggers
Get the look: Cotton Candy Camo Pants,
$55.00 (Sale for $38.99)
When you’ve got the air conditioner blasting and your place gets a little chilly, joggers are exactly what you need. There are so many ways you can take this casual look—from street styling to sleeping in—and it’s guaranteed to keep you comfortable. It doesn’t matter whether you’re working from a desk all day or running around your house doing chores, joggers and sweats alike are something I’ll jump into any season!
10. Chic Feet
Get the look: Kelly & Katie Dahlin Sandal, $34.99
Don’t forget about your feet! When you’re at home, you want footwear that’s easy to put on and kick off as you transition from outside to the couch, and anywhere in between. Dressy flip flops are the perfect option that gives you a chic style that can be paired with almost any outfit. They’re also often very affordable, so you can have a wide range of designs for any day of the week.
Explore your wardrobe, mix-and-match, and dress for a day of me-time while you stay at home! Shopping online is also a fun way to diversify your outfit options without having to leave the house.
About the Author
Tess DiNapoli is an artist, freelance writer, and content strategist. She has a passion for yoga and often writes about health and wellness, but also enjoys covering the fashion industry and the world of fitness.