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  • Writer's pictureDarcy Camden

Men's Loungewear (aka how to dress up your sweat pants)

LOOK 1: Business AND Casual

Get the look: The new normal of WFH involves a Zoom appropriate collared shirt on top, and comfy sweatpants on bottom. We’re all doing it! In fact, this styling has become so ubiquitous that many top designers are incorporating this trend into their spring collections, we even saw it on the runways at New York Fashion Week, which was virtual this year.

Stylist Tip: Step away from grey and black and pick a COLOR in your shirt, like red, green, yellow or pink. This shirt is from Marine Layer at University Village, which I paired with a basic sweat pant from The Gap, and it’s a nice change of pace away from dark neutrals. Bonus: wearing something cheery and engaging can actually help people pay attention to you if you’re leading a Zoom meeting.

LOOK 2: Monochrome Cozy

Get the look: Monochrome styling involves dressing head-to-toe in shades of a single color (think of a paint sample strip, with variations on a single color ranging from light to dark). Again, we saw this a lot at Fashion Week and it’s one of the biggest street style trends right now.

Stylist Tip: I do what I call "The Over-Under," which involves taking something very basic, in this case a matching sweatshirt and sweatpants from Banana Republic; then, I layer under it, and I layer over it. Under the sweatshirt is a nice black turtleneck (love them or hate them, they’re really happening in mens fashion right now!), and over the sweatshirt I put a wool car coat.

LOOK 3: Layered Comfort

Get the look: Layering seems easy, but I know men get confused about how many layers they can wear at one time. When I’m putting a menswear look together, I always have at least three if not four layers of tops. For example, our model is wearing a t-shirt, a hoodie and a utility shirt. If wanted to, we could even add a winter jacket to this.

Stylist Tip: Hoodies are great layering pieces, but when you layer something over a hoodie always pop the hood.

Shopping Resources:

Marine Layer plaid button down shirt, $110: Link

Gap vintage soft joggers, $54.95: Link

Banana French Terry hoodie, $98: Link

H&M Black Turtleneck, $34.99:Link

Grey wool blend jacket, $98: Link

H&M cotton twill joggers, $29.99: Link

Organic French Terry hoodie:Link

All items available at University Village in Seattle

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