Loungewear wasn’t something I really wore until the pandemic. I typically would wear a regular outfit during the day (jeans and a tee, for example), then would change into my pajamas at bedtime. While we were all home so much over the last year I found great comfort in pieces I could literally lounge and work in – not pajamas, but not real clothes either. Even though I’ve been getting out and about more in the last few months, I’m still relying heavily on my lounge pieces after work and on the weekends. I generally wear real clothes during the work week since Liza comes to my house every day, but occasionally I don’t feel like getting ready and reach for loungewear some days. My favorite loungewear sets have mostly been a pullover + shorts set, as it is so hot here in Texas during the summer months! I still have to take Reeses outside a few times a day, and I can’t even imagine standing out there in actual full-length sweatpants.
In the last couple months I’ve ordered two new loungewear short sets and have been wearing them on repeat! The first I got is this pretty blue half-zip pullover and matching drawstring shorts. It’s by one of my favorite brands, Xirena, known for their comfy, breezy pieces. The fabric is incredibly soft and cozy, but still pretty lightweight! The shorts have pockets and have a longer hem than others I’ve seen, which I appreciate as well. I took a medium in both the pullover and the shorts! I’d say they fit a little oversized/run big, but I like that for loungewear. The other loungewear set I ordered recently is this ivory mock neck sweatshirt and matching shorts from Everlane! I love a mock neckline. This set isn’t as soft as the Xirena set, but still very comfortable and a fraction of the price! The sweatshirt is $50 and shorts are $38. The sweatshirt is slightly cropped, and the shorts are a decent length in a large. These also have pockets! I’m wearing a medium in the sweatshirt and a large in the shorts.
One other new item you’ll notice in this post are my new Birkenstock-style sandals by Freedom Moses. Y’all, these are incredible! They’re made of rubber, so perfect for summer – wear poolside, at the beach, etc without worry. They are so freaking comfortable too! I’ve been wearing them almost exclusively when I’m home the last few weeks. A great summer slipper, you might say! I’m normally a 9 1/2 and took the women’s 9/10. If they were any shorter they’d be too small, but they’re actually a perfect fit. Plus, they’re only $45! Click here to shop. Scroll down for more photos of this loungewear look and to shop more summer loungewear favorites at the bottom of the post!