Five Australian brands that will step up your loungewear game while in self-isolation
While we’re long-time fans of enjoying downtime at home on the couch, this self-isolation business takes things to a whole new level. As an anonymous meme maker penned the other day, ‘you’re not stuck at home – you’re safe at home’, so let’s change our tunes about being bound to our abodes and aim to look and feel our best! One way to help boost your mood (especially while working from home) is to not kick around in your pyjamas all day – trust us, that novelty will quickly wear off. That’s what loungewear is for, friends. To help, we’ve put together a handy list of five of our favourite Australian brands so you can nail the loungewear look (from head-to-toe) during self-isolation.
With pieces crafted from washed French linen in timeless oversized designs, Byron Bay’s Deiji Studios effortlessly blurs the lines between loungewear, sleepwear and ready-to-wear pieces. The wide-arm shirts, paired with boxer-style shorts (in neutral tones like mushroom, mustard and pinstripe), will cover you for all of your self-isolation activities – from your morning work WIP, to that quick trip to the supermarket, a stroll up the street, and, of course, your much-needed couch sessions.
Don’t forget those sweet little tootsies. Nail the look from head to toe with these butter-soft velvet slippers, which we’re stamping as the ultimate in isolation footwear. Consciously crafted from premium velvet with a leather sole, Monte Store offers its slippers in five regal shades – and if you’re not in a hurry (let’s be honest, we’re going to be in iso-mode for a while), then you can get your initials monogrammed on them for a personalised touch. Yes, definitely do that. You can shop Monte’s indoor-outdoor slippers here.
Viktoria & Woods
Prefer a slightly sporty look but don’t want to delve into full-blown tracksuit mode? Viktoria & Woods’ collection of loungewear and effortless wardrobe staples will keep you comfortable during all of your isolation activities, both indoors and out. Using neutral tones and soft, organic fabrics, you’ll be reaching for these pants, sweatshirts and tees on the daily. Shop online here.
Made for those that like to embrace downtime, Piyama’s collection of daywear is well-suited for your daily ‘travels’ between the kitchen, the lounge room and your home office. There’s a collection of lounge sets available online in a number of different colourways, which are created with natural fabrics and materials to ensure breathability and comfort (which are essential in these trying times). Peep and purchase Piyama’s day wear here.
The Bare Road
Byron Bay’s The Bare Road is well known for creating long-lasting wardrobe staples and resort-style wear. Its relaxed-yet-refined collections are made to translate across the seasons, so you can rest assured your purchase will remain at the front of your wardrobe, year after year. The Bare Road’s new ribbed playsuits (available in chocolate and buttercup yellow) tick all of the isolation-wear boxes. Shop the latest collection here.
Honourable mentions: We can’t stop at five. We’re also living for Assembly Label’s fleece sets, the matching lounge essentials from The Lullaby Club, the oversized wool sweaters from Worn Store, and these Venetian slippers from Alex and Trahanas. Oh, and the entire sweats range (we’d like one of everything, please) from Camilla and Marc.