Comfort and style are not mutually exclusive. In fact, it’s easier than you think to find comfortable clothing that’s also stylish. You can feel cozy and coddled while looking fantastic with just a few simple strategies. And no. You don’t always need to buy new clothes to achieve that.
If you crave comfort but demand style, you’ll find some smart ways to unite them here. Let’s get down to figuring out the comfort-style convergence and how you can get it!
Seek Out Quality
Sweatpants and hoodies are comfortable, but they can also be exceptionally stylish when you know where to look. The athleisure fashion trend, rising in prominence every year, is a good place to start your quest for comfortable, stylish clothing.
Lately seen on high fashion catwalks, athleisure wear takes the common uniform of the casually inclined and elevates it. Sleek cuts, artful construction, and tactile, soft fabrics make the difference when you’re comfortable in chic style. A more fitted approach to casual clothing is resulting in a reinterpretation of casual comfort. Recycled and specially created fabrics, intelligent cuts, and quality construction are bringing style to athletic casual separates you can see and feel.
Imprint Your Style on Casual Comfort
If your habit is to throw on your hoodie and sweatpants for comfort, why not add the style yourself? With some simple hacks, your casual wardrobe can look like you just stepped off the catwalk!
Accessories are a casual dude’s ticket to style when dressed in casual comfortable clothing, whether you’re out shopping, brunching hard with friends, or at the office. With the right pair of shades, a smart timepiece, and comfortable, fashion-conscious footwear, you’ll win every time by adding the right accessories to your look.
Add jewelry, a scarf, and a mini-duffle or tote for an up-to-the-minute look for women. And a bucket hat tops off a casual comfort look perfectly for anyone! Whatever you do, do it from the standpoint of personal style, imprinting that intangible quality on casual dressing. And be true to who you are. Bowing to trends is not personal style. It’s the counterfeit version. And you, friend, are 100% real.
Fitted Comfort and Style
Clothing evolves and if you have a closet full of clothing languishing unworn, waiting for a fashion comeback, there’s a solution. Tailoring makes everything breaking fashion news again! And custom clothes, fitted to your body are always more comfortable than clothes that don’t fit. If you’ve gained or lost weight, having clothes tailored to fit well is a stylish hack that’s becoming increasingly popular. People are looking for ways to get more bang for their clothing buck and tailoring helps achieve that.
Collars can be removed and replaced. Pant legs can be tailored to a slimmer fit. Shirts and blouses can be nipped in and tapered to be more flattering. Tailors are clothing engineers who can make even the most humble casual clothing look like it was made for you.
Tailoring what’s in your closet already is far less costly than buying a new wardrobe! And nothing mass-produced fits every body type properly. Tailoring lets you derive more value from your clothing. Update it or make it fall and fit beautifully with professional tailoring.
Comfortable, Stylish Travel
Everyone desires comfortable clothing when they travel but you can be stylish while you’re doing it too. Men’s casual trousers in soft fabrics that move with you are the foundation of a simple, monochromatic wardrobe for the travelbro. Add a couple of t-shirts, a button-up shirt (and maybe board shorts, when traveling to warmer climates) and you’re ready for a quick, chic getaway.
Women should also stay monochromatic when traveling. T-shirts and leggings take up little space in your luggage and you’ll be wearing your top layer on the plane. That leaves plenty of room for tunics (in wrinkle-resistant fabrics), skirts, and accessories. But did you know that you can also purchase a travel-specific capsule wardrobe? The Unique Travel Set answers your comfortable, stylish travel prayers!
Monochromatic travel wardrobes allow you stylistic flexibility. But break up the simplicity with a flash of bold color. That might be a pair of red kicks or heels or a boldly-patterned hat. You can even leverage the comeback of the fanny pack in neon brights. Color is one of the most effective ways to brand your travel look as uniquely yours.
Comfort and style form a natural synergy when united, giving you the best of both worlds. Why sacrifice style for comfort or vice versa? Get stylishly comfortable with these simple tweaks!
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