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Style File: How to create a fun loungewear outfit

The 2020 lockdown forced most of us to become stay-at-home babes. But, with more people spending more time at home, how do you create a fun loungewear look? Well, Ducky Darling, here are a few tips for how you can style your loungewear to create those cute but causal vibes, by Rosa Fairfield.

Photographs by Linda Smith 

See what's out there
Just like there's multiple kinds of people to date and lots of different jobs, there's also lots of different kinds of loungewear. I know, when you think of loungewear, you probably think of a pair of sweatpants (or jogging bottoms depending on where you live), but there's so much more to discover. You could wear a long t-shirt or a pair of shorts. Anything can become loungewear, it just has to be comfortable. At the end of the day, how do you know what kind of loungewear is right for you if you've only tried one thing?

Finding a self-care balance
You're probably not going to want to hang around your house in the same level of make-up as you wear on a night out (that would cost way too much in make-up expenses for a start). In fact, I think lounge time is a great opportunity to give your skin and hair a rest. Sometimes, you gotta relax and it doesn't matter because chances are no one is going to see you (apart from if you live with someone).

Mix and match Co-ords
Loungewear co-ords are great because you can either wear them together or mix and match them with other things. This may sound silly, but I find that styling different outfits (even loungewear), can really help my mental wellbeing. If I wear the same thing too often, I start to feel like I'm stuck in a rut. Having different options can make you feel like you're always moving forward and trying new things. Although, that really is personal preference because some people find comfort in routine.

Have separate clothes
This is another one that can help put you in a positive mind-set. If you have different clothes for when you're working (from home), sleeping or just lazing around the house, it can make all the difference. I know that if I wear my pyjamas all day, I'll end up curling up in bed and sleeping all the time, subconsciously I'll think it's sleep time. In the same way, it can help you separate chill out time and work time so you don't end up sending all your time working and having no me time (you me, not me, me).

Pick fun pieces
This is especially true if you tend to be a bit more reserved and dress to blend in. No one really gets to see you in your loungewear, so it's the best time to add in some colour or wear something a bit different. Loungewear should be dressing for yourself and not other people. I think vintage clothes, like the skirt in the picture, are great for this. They've already been worn in so they're comfortable but they're also bright and fun.