Is it just us, or are joggers becoming the enemy after nearly a year of WFH? We're still in full appreciation of an elasticated waistband – it's hard to squeeze into stiff denim when there's nowhere to go – but we'd like to switch it up sometimes, too.
If tracksuits are becoming a bore, and your breezy smock dress days feel like a long way away (summer couldn't get here any faster, frankly), then let us introduce you to this clever solution: the knitted co-ord.
It's just as comfy as your old sweats, thanks to the stretchy rib fabric and generous waistband, but it manages to look impossibly chic at the same time. And, just like your trackies, it takes all of two minutes to throw on in the morning, but looks instantly pulled-together by nature of being a co-ord.
If you're still reluctant to spend a small fortune on cashmere loungewear, you'll be relieved to see that H&M's set rings in at less than £36. Don't worry, though, it still looks luxurious and expensive (we're looking for any way to feel glamorous at home right now), thanks to the hint of wool that creates a beautiful, fluffy texture.
The rib-knit tube skirt, tempered with a subtly slit hem for ease of movement, is super comfortable and can be worn as a column or pencil shape depending on what size you go for. The crew-neck cardigan is bang on trend, and allows for myriad styling options thanks to the button fastenings – you can play around with these, perhaps un-doing a few and tucking one side into your waistband.
Layered with a chunky gold necklace, this outfit is ideal for impromptu Zoom meetings. We'd also team it with trainers or knee high boots when popping to the shops, and underpin it with a silky camisole once Friday evening rolls around.
If cardigans still feel too twee for you (type 'Katie Holmes Khaite bradigan' into Google and we promise it'll change your mind), H&M has a jumper version of this set, too.
This co-ord is dyed in an elegant cream shade and comes with the same comfy tube skirt. Sadly, the matching jumper is currently sold out but it is being re-stocked asap.
We feel like this outfit is key to breaking free from your boring loungewear prison, so we'd definitely invest in the grey now and reach for the cream when it's back on the site.
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