My Favorite Affordable Loungewear

Comfortable fashions to enhance the homebody lifestyle.

Photo by: Alyssa Strohmann 

Call it what you want: loungewear, athleisure, pajamas; this is the stuff my wardrobe is made up of. Sure, I have a little black dress, denim, and other similarly socially acceptable forms of clothing in my closet, but those garments tend to sit untouched about 355 days out of the year.

Maybe a younger version of myself would be taken aback and think “get it together, girl” when faced with the fashion choices of 30-something, present day me. However, I find it difficult to care when I am just so darn comfortable all of the time.

Who better than a foremost loungewear expert, such as myself, to provide you with the creme de la creme of relatively affordable snuggly fashions currently available on today’s market? As a little bonus, I’ve included some of the best loungewear I’ve purchased for my husband; who is just as enthusiastic about this category of clothing as I am.

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Signaturesoft Plush Upstate Sweatpants | Lou & Grey
I have an earlier version of these butter soft sweatpants. They tend to shed a little but trust me, they are worth it.

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Free People FP Movement Sunny Skinny Sweatpants | Nordstrom
These come in a handful of other colors but the Army shade has my heart. I have a thing for olive tones.

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Beautifully Soft Fleece Lounge Jogger Pants | Target
Beautifully soft, indeed.

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Harry Potter Hogwarts Short Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt | Target
I couldn’t resist procuring this for myself from the men’s section. A good wash has rendered it soft enough to meet my loungewear standards.

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Abound | Long Knit Cardigan | Nordstrom Rack
Cozy sweaters are an essential component of my loungewear collection. Pro tip: a long cardigan paired with the correct tank or t-shirt, leggings and booties or loafers, tricks the outside world into thinking you actually put a slight amount of effort into your outfit.

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Sanctuary | Miami Beach Duster | Nordstrom Rack
I love a duster.

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Crewneck Pullover In Vintage Cotton Terry | J.Crew
Size up in this pullover for broken in comfort on first use.

Men’s Loungewear

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Alternative | Rocky Stripe Eco Stripe Zip Hoodie | Nordstrom Rack
I’m going to let you in on a closely guarded secret: the best value filter. Simply selecting Nordstrom Rack’s best value filter on the sort by dropdown menu has scored me some serious deals. I’m talking $100+ dollar loungewear pieces for $5.99, girl.

Mr. DoH is walking around in designer label sweatshirts because of this discovery.

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Slim Fleece Sweatpant | J.Crew Factory
This is the newest iteration of an old favorite.

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Alternative | Eco Fleece Zip Front Hoodie | Nordstrom Rack
Alternative sweats are some of the softest garments I have personally come into contact with. Mr. DoH often finds a hoodie missing from his collection, only to see it minutes later, draped over my shoulders.