I have found my grown-up loungewear, if you will. My lazy winter day uniform, taken up a notch (or two).
Gone are the days of old ratty band sweatshirts (and even rattier tall UGG boots), because thanks to the pandemic, I’ve actually grown tired of my own reflection in those items.
From Band Sweatshirts To Cashmere Matching Sets: A Loungewear Glow-Up For Winter
So, I have begun making the investment into pieces that really do it all. Keeping with the vibe of matching sets, I found a cashmere sweater and pants that are not only quite lovely to wear and look at, but also do a fantastic job at keeping me cozy in these frigid Michigan months.
My loungewear glow-up didn’t happen all at once. I certainly bought my fair share of “cute” matching sweats in 2020 (much of which I have since donated, with the exception of a few solid sweatshirts). And while lululemon leggings and Vuori joggers will forever be a part of my closet, I’ve been trying to reserve those for actual activities and workouts. It was time to invest in some quality, non-workout loungewear.
I’m also officially in my 30s, so it just felt right to start taking all parts of my wardrobe seriously, even the pieces I mostly wear at home that “nobody even sees,” because well, frankly, I STILL SEE ME. Ahem, not to mention, we officially established that loungewear is also to be worn out where people now DO in fact see us.
This top and pants are sold separately, but both are a part of the Nordstrom Signature cashmere line (hello, 100% cashmere). I’ve been naturally wary of cashmere in the past, not for the feel (I love it), but for the cuts and silhouettes.
I still think of cashmere being in classic shapes from traditional brands that I don’t personally love on my body…but I think I need to finally shake that stereotype. There are so many brands that are making updated cashmere pieces that are actually fun to wear.
My favorite part of this set is the warmth it provides. In a Michigan winter, I’m always desperately searching for warmth. I love that this top isn’t just a warm cashmere piece, but it has an oversized turtleneck that really locks in the cozy. I purchased a large, which is one size up from what I normally wear, to have it be a little more drapey and casual (aka: less stuffy).
The pants are dreamy, though. They have a super high-rise that, when worn lower, give off a very youthful Y2K vibe (which is going strong this year, in case you’re wondering), but when worn higher at your waist are truly chic. The ability to wear them at any height makes these quite universal depending on how tall you are (and at the very least, great for someone who’s 5’9″ like me). The waistband is lightweight and not restricting, yet stays in place — a medium is my perfect fit.
I wore this set on multiple days for a road trip we took over the holidays, and there were no overly worn or baggy areas that appeared. The bum was still cute, the sweater more cozy (bonus, this ‘tan heather’ color hides drops of coffee — yup, you can trust me on that one). I love the streamlined look of this oversized shacket paired with boots for road trip pit stops.
Plus, these pieces are even fantastic on their own. Paired with different tops and bottoms, I’ve been getting so much wear out of them. It’s where that cost-per-wear truly makes it worth it.
We’ve all learned a lot about ourselves and our values these past few years, and one of those things for me is that quality matters, even at home.
Especially at home.
It’s where I spend so much of my time: raising my baby, building empires (in my mind, at least), growing alongside my husband. While loungewear may have already run its course for some, I’m settling in deeper with it…just, you know, upgrading a bit.
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