Often reserved for wearing indoors for the purpose of relaxing, loungewear is a casual fashion style that is effortless to wear and ultra comfortable. Over the years it has now been accepted as a style you can wear outside of your house, giving you a perfect alternative ensemble if you just want to throw something on to run errands or even head to the gym.

Loungewear often includes the likes of soft knitwear, jersey basics, hoodies and full tracksuits. Evolving from sleepwear into something more fashionable, men’s loungewear in particular is now included as a key trend to add to your wardrobe. So, with that in mind, here are some of the key loungewear pieces you need, and how to wear them.

Jersey shorts

Jersey shorts are made using a soft, jersey or terry fabric that create a casual but comfortable appearance. They are characterised by a drawstring waist and usually grey or black in colour for a versatile approach to loungewear.

Easy to wear throughout the year, they have a sporty look that means you can wear them to the gym, running to the shop or another other errands on your list. Pair them with a matching hoodie if the weather’s looking a bit hit and miss, or simply just throw on a t-shirt. The beauty of jersey shorts is they don’t need much styling.

Drop shoulder t-shirts

A popular characteristic of loungewear often means oversized clothing and relaxed styles. A drop shoulder t-shirt is what it says on the tin; it features a dropped shoulder seam and looser sleeves that create a comfortable design.

Perfect with jeans for an everyday look, or denim shorts through the summer season, it’s a much more casual t-shirt style that doesn’t require much effort. After all, the whole point of loungewear is to look stylish with minimal exertion on your part! Choose a block colour with a simple logo placement or raw hem for extra detail.

Sweatshirts

One of the most comfortable garments within the loungewear trend, sweatshirts are great for a number of activities, including sitting on the sofa. Long sleeved and made from jersey, cotton or fleece material, sweatshirts are great for the colder months.

Featuring a longline design, sweatshirts are often a great length and aren’t usually as fitted as t-shirts. Look for eye-catching styles like contrasting sleeve detail, cuffed sleeves and hems and crew neck for ultimate go-to comfort.

Full tracksuits

You can’t get much more casual than a tracksuit, and the choice in style is endless. Tracksuits are an ideal choice for when casual attire is acceptable, and they have become a much more stylish choice of clothing over the years. With fitted joggers and hoodies, men’s tracksuits are now taking advantage of all the various trends and incorporating them.

Contrasting stripe tracksuits are particularly popular, but through the summer you can get away with printed tracksuits in geometric patterns and brighter colours. On the whole, look for classic colours such as black, grey, red or white. Wear a matching set, or mix and max various colours depending on your personal taste.