With all the chatter surrounding the countless ways we can practice self-care, I firmly believe loungewear and leisure wear top the list. Because while facial sheet masks, sun salutations, and proper sleep hygiene are all well and good, nothing beats slipping into clothing that’s simple, soft, and most importantly, comfortable—especially after a long day of travel. With that in mind, consider giving these pieces (listed from most expensive to affordable) for the jetsetter in your life this holiday season.
If the past couple of years have taught us anything, it’s how to enjoy spending time outdoors—no workout necessary. But to keep you warm and toasty in the colder months, reach for this versatile, genderless, and one-size-fits-most puffer vest from Offhours. It comes in a rich olive shade, is sleeveless to keep you mobile, and water-resistant in case of inclement weather. Breathable Soft Fabric
While affordable cashmere has saturated the market in recent years, there’s a dark side: the fabric is typically itchy, pills quickly, and comes at a cost to the well-being of the goats—eventually, the planet as well. Enter Naked Cashmere, a company founded by knitwear experts that specializes in sustainable, premium cashmere. Lounging around doesn’t get any more luxurious than this subtantial seven-gauge knit sweater in an elegant dove grey hue and a timeless, easy-to-wear silhouette.
The name says it all. This sweatshirt from the hip Los Angeles-based fashion and lifestyle brand has everything you want in a weekend piece. The French terry is buttery soft to the touch. The taupe color feels of-the-moment and classic at the same time. The subtle dolman sleeves helps an otherwise basic piece look more put-together, while flattering all body types, from big-busted to narrow-waisted.
Stylish enough to be donned out and about, yet comfortable enough to be put on as home slippers, there’s little these lightweight shoes from the progressive Sydney-based brand can’t do. On top of that, the’re made with a high-quality Australian merino wool knit, enslist sustainable practices to be kinder to the planet, and can be tossed in the washer anytime for freshening up.
This versatile quarter zip pullover is made from a stretchy french terry knit, and also features handy side pockets and a trim shape for a more tailored appearance. Given its streamlined style, you can wear it anywhere, from kicking back next to a fireplace to festive holiday gatherings.
With its body-hugging shape and cropped silhouette, this crewneck sweatshirt makes it a breeze to look and feel more polished without sacrificing an ounce of comfort. Plus, the fleece is irresistibly soft—like being wrapped in a warm hug. Wear it solo, or dress it up with a scarf or button-down for an even more chic look.
Nuuds by influencer Daryl-Ann Denner is based on a simple concept: to offer well-made, everyday basics that look great on all body types. (Denner went as far as to enlist family members, not fit models, to ensure Nuuds would complement real-life bodies.) As with the rest of the Nuuds lineup, this best-selling pajama set—which is equally perfect for relaxing and working from home—is made with a silky-soft and cool-to-the-touch fabric you’ll find impossible to take off.
From the hip and sustainable footwear brand that’s been adored by surfers, yogis, and all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts since 1997 comes this new slip-on that’s bound to be a staple for, well, everyone. The uppers are thoughtfully made with a temperature-regulating and recycled ReWooly™ for year-round wear, and the casual style means you can wear them everywhere, from home to the beach.
Soft Blue Fabric This two-piece set by set by Soma is proof positive that loungewear doesn’t have to bland or boring. Though it sports many features of your favorite sweatsuits (think drawstring waist, banded cuffs, and pockets), the super-plush and forgiving velour fabric adds unexpected flair. In addition, the dusty rose shade will lift your spirits on the darkest and dreariest winter days.