6 Cool Lazy-Girl Outfits That Are All About Comfort

Zoe Anastasiou
·3-min read

If you ask me, lockdown dressing can be encapsulated by two words: elastic waistbands. I can barely remember the last time I fastened a button or a zip, and to be honest, I am not complaining. Rather, the months in lockdown have allowed me to find myriad ways to create outfits which look put-together yet are also extremely comfortable. And of course, I'm more than willing to share what I've learnt.

Evidently, I am not the only person who has developed a love for all things comfort throughout lockdown, as John Lewis reported a 1303% increase in sales of loungewear and leggings in 2020. The retailer also revealed that priorities have certainly shifted for its customers, as high-heeled shoes and party handbags experienced 62% and 56% drops in sales, respectively.

So what does a lazy girl like me wear when I'm wanting to maintain comfort yet still look somewhat stylish? I've compiled a list of my six favourite outfit formulas below. From stretchy dresses to knitted skirts, joggers to leggings, you won't find a restrictive item in sight, but I can guarantee all of these looks will still look polished for your daily work Zooms or family chats. Keep scrolling to see and shop six comfortable outfit ideas you'll never regret.

Style Notes: This is a lockdown go-to. The jumper-and-joggers look is a foolproof outfit formula many are wearing on repeat right now. Here, Janelle Lloyd adds some sophistication to the look with the addition of a structured coat and finishes the outfit with combat boots.

Shop the look:

H&M Calf-Length Coat (£40)

Vince Brown Wool and Cashmere-Blend Jumper (£440)

& Other Stories Terrycloth Drawstring Trousers (£45)

COS Leather Lace-Up Chunky Boots (£180)

Style Notes: When it comes to lazy-girls outfits, knitted skirts are your best friend. From the elastic waistband to the comfy fabric, these wardrobe heroes look polished without any restrictions. Pair alongside a jumper, and keep layering until you're warm enough to withstand the elements.

Shop the look:

Zara Oversized Poplin Shirt (£20)

Arket Textured Wide-Neck Jumper (£69)

Arket Rib Knit Pencil Skirt (£59)

Style Notes: What could be more simple than a matching co-ord? The full outfit is ready to go, with very little extra thought needed. Take notes from Charlotte Kuhrt and pair your fave co-ord with statement boots and earrings when you're looking for a little extra oomph.

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Christian Dior 1980s Vintage Demi Hoop Clip-On Earrings (£280)

Joseph Knitted Sweater (£225)

Joseph Knitted Wide-Leg Pants (£265)

Eileen Fisher Camel Reversible Wool-Blend Coat (£580)

Style Notes: This outfit is all about the accessories (hello, Fendi headband!). Take a leaf out of Ellie's book and opt for an outfit of wardrobe basics that will let your jewellery and accessories do the talking.

Shop the look:

Fendi FF-Jacquard Silk-Satin Headband (£220)

Mark Kenly Domino Tan Karlotta Taupe Roll-Neck Merino Wool Jumper (£305)

Vintage 1990s D'Orlan Watchband Necklace (£100)

H&M High Waist Shaping Tights (£25)

Style Notes: Now this is my key to looking polished with absolutely zero effort. A long-sleeve midi dress in a stretch fabric or woven knit is the ultimate chic, simple look. No other items necessary.

Shop the look:

Kai Collective Gaia Dress in Green (£155)

River Island Long Sleeve Cosy Midi Dress in Khaki (£35)

Style Notes: Jeanette Madsen knows what she is doing when it comes to stylish lazy-girl outfits. (Her feed has been filled with tracksuit sets of late.) Here, she pairs a half-zip knit with similarly coloured trousers for a neutral-toned looked that defies the dark colours of winter.

Shop the look:

& Other Stories Oversized Zip Collar Wool Sweater (£95)

Mango Knit Pyjamas Trousers (£36)

Grenson Nanette Canvas Ankle Boots (£285)

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