Before 2020, tracksuits were just tracksuits. They were something you’d wear in winter when exercising, something you’d sleep in, the comforting hug after a bad day at work, never matching and something you wouldn’t want to be caught dead in out-and-about in public.
Then… the year that was, happened. Wearing stiff corporate clothing at home while you tried to work, manage the household and just, in general, stay alive just wasn’t going to cut it.
Introducing the obsession with loungewear.
Tracksuits now are double in price, worn everywhere, they are acceptable attire to wear out to coffee shops, every brand has their own tab for loungewear on their website, and they’re no longer just black, white and grey.
If you’re still questioning this new era of loungewear chic or wondering how you can embrace it, let me break down this year’s twist of ‘elevated loungewear’…yes, it’s a thing.
First, the layers.
Now that we’re stepping outside a bit more but can’t quite let go of the comfort our loungewear gives us, it is important to layer and style. Keeping with the step of active aesthetic, invest in a fashion sneaker and an oversized jacket. Also, colour blocking is a must to elevate the simple silhouette and to give a pop statement.
You’d be crazy if you haven’t observed the puffer phenomenon that is everywhere at the movement! Oversized and loud mixed with a texture of softness – the perfect touch to elevate your winter style. Make sure to grab something with a puff and pair this back with your loungewear – you’ve gone from couch potato to on the go streetwear chic in seconds.
And finally, the shoes… oh the shoes.
When we think loungewear, we think slippers. When we think of activewear, we think of sneakers. Loungewear in 2021 says, let’s take it up a notch.
Don’t be afraid to grab your daggy dad sandals, your chunky loafers or your Chelsea boots and then style with your new loungewear set. Instantly take your tracksuit to the next level of streetwear luxe.
Basic Terry Sweater $79.95, Core Terry Trackie $79.95, Mid Length Puffer Jacket $169.95, Quilted Pouch $39.95: Seed Heritage
Overshirt Jacket $189.95, Rib Knit Scarf $69.95, Vintage Wash Trackpants $89.95, Vintage Wash Sweater $89.95: Seed Heritage
Christie Serhan (Née Sutherland), has quickly become renowned as one of Queensland’s fashion authorities. Hailing from South Africa, Christie started her career at Bauer Magazines and her eye for detail and hard work quickly saw her ascend to becoming the youngest ever Editor of Style Magazines. Presiding over innumerable photo shoots with international brands, photographers and models has lead Christie into an exciting new phase of her career a freelance professional, becoming fashion ambassador for The Star Entertainment Group through to styling Ralph Lauren’s national season launches to name a few. Always the consummate professional Christie is at home hosting events, styling shoots and producing cutting edge content.