Life’s a workout and designers have taken note. From buttery soft basics to feel good fashions, there’s something for everyone. Bobbie Thomas, “Today” contributor and co-host of “Fashion Police,” presents the latest loungewear.
Clean and simpleHanes new StayClean fleece shields you from life’s little messes with a unique fabric that not only repels stains, but also releases them for cleaner, longer lasting wear. Each item is made of ultra soft, ring-spun cotton for a cozy, comfy fit, yet you’ll be fully armored against drips, drizzles and spills. Now you don’t have to worry if the doorbell rings. These affordable traditional basics are the best excuse to replace those “around-the-house” pieces you wouldn’t dare wear in public. Choose from nine styles and variety of colors in men, women and youth sizes. $6-14; Wal-Mart, Target, Hanes.comSporty styleBring a taste of the runway to everyday with Stella McCartney for Adidas. The famous designer (and daughter of Beatles singer Paul McCartney) has paired with the sportswear giant to offer a true performance design collection of fashion forward athletic looks for the ladies. These functional yet feminine pieces will have you in the gym and on the go without hesitation. $90-130, ShopAdidas.com
Luxe loungewearWhether you curling up on the couch or greeting guests, you’ll always look polished in a plush tracksuit. If you care to move past velour, TSE and Tsesay show you the way with their classic cashmere warm-ups. The chic sophisticated zip-ups and pants not only add a bit of glam to the daily grind, but also make the perfect travel companion. $250-450, (800) 801-8873 or TSEcashmere.com
Cutting edge casual
Rock, roll and relax in 2 B Free. The bright collection of ultra-soft, plush fleece features tattoo-inspired artwork to give your everyday look some edge. The bright assortment of embellished jackets, tanks, skirts, and pants fuses everything from tie-dye color combos to rhinestones and studs. This fun line is not only a Paris Hilton must-have, but she personally struts the catwalk as a muse for the design duo! $60-185, Bloomingdales
Structured comfortFashionistas and celebrities alike love True Religion for their uberflattering denim designs, and are now flipping for their fleece. The twisted seams once applied only to denim are now thinning out your thigh in — dare I say — “denim sweats”? The company has introduced a new mix of soft constructed pants and jackets that build on its signature design including contrast stitching back flap pockets and buttons. Perfect for your weekend wardrobe. $150-180, NeimanMarcus.com
Flow from day to nightDress down or dress up with Rachel Pally’s sleek, sophisticated line of pretty pieces that work as well for casual days as they do for red-hot nights. Made from a custom-designed modal cotton that fits yet flows, Pally’s designs include dresses, pants, skirts, and more! Plus, each item can be mixed and matched with other pieces from the collection to give youdouble the wear. $47-280, ShopBop.com or Nordstroms.com