The two biggest collections in my closet are dresses and loungewear. Together, the items in these categories carry me through the entire day! In the same way that putting on a beautiful dress makes me feel ready to take on all of the day’s tasks and adventures, changing into clothes that are luxuriously soft and comfortable reminds me that it’s time to start relaxing and unwinding. Even if I still have work to do (which, I’ll admit, is quite often), there is something sentimental to me about curling up on the couch in loungewear to work. It takes me right back to the early days of Gal Meets Glam, when I would stay up late into the night working on blog posts after a full day of college classes. Recapturing that feeling never fails to make me feel extra grateful that my all-time favorite hobby has become my career.
With colder weather right around the corner, I’ve been browsing for a few new cozy pieces to add to my collection. Along with items like a soft pink pajama set and coordinating cashmere separates (these joggers and this zip-up) that are just right for anything from movie night to working-from-the-couch nights, I’m eyeing pieces that toe the line between casual daytime clothes and loungewear, like a chunky knit sweater and extra-comfortable jeans. I know I’ll live in these pieces over the upcoming holidays, when the very best days are the ones spent relaxing at home, surrounded by family members and friends. Here are my top ten cozy must-haves for the holidays and beyond!
I don’t own sweatpants, so when I want to be extra comfortable, I opt for a more chic and flattering option: joggers in super-soft fabrics. This cashmere pair is fitted and polished enough to be worn in or outside of the house.
I can’t resist a crisp, matching pajama set, especially because I sleep in mine year-round. This pink herringbone set with white piping is pretty enough to wear well into the day, long after breakfast is over.
I’m taking a little hostess tip from our favorite hotels this holiday season. Instead of stocking slippers for our overnight guests, I’m planning to leave pairs of luxurious cashmere socks in the guest room as a gift for each visitor.
When I need an outfit that falls somewhere in between loungewear and dresses, these comfortable jeans are my new go-to. The wide-leg silhouette and cropped hem make them especially fun to style in all different ways.
White sneakers are a loungewear wardrobe must-have. My family loves taking long walks after dinner when we’re together for the holidays, so I know I’ll reach for this comfortable, lightweight pair again and again.
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