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Take the frumpy out of your weekend style

While you may dress to impress during the week, when it comes to the weekend, most of us opt for comfort over style. With the warm weather, carefree days ahead, there is no better time to update your easy looks. From active to lounge wear, TODAY style editor and Bobbie.com's Bobbie Thomas shares ways to shape up your off-duty wardrobe.Comfy and casualWhen it comes to those days when you plan to h

While you may dress to impress during the week, when it comes to the weekend, most of us opt for comfort over style. With the warm weather, carefree days ahead, there is no better time to update your easy looks. From active to lounge wear, TODAY style editor and Bobbie.com's Bobbie Thomas shares ways to shape up your off-duty wardrobe.

Comfy and casualWhen it comes to those days when you plan to hang around the house, watching TV or firing up the barbecue, resist the urge to stay in your PJ's. Many of us tend to focus on our work wardrobes, but weekend looks are worthy too. And flattering, feel-good pieces will lift your spirits and boost your motivation to hang with friends, run to the store and more. You'll even answer the door for deliveries with pride! Alternative Apparel is known for their lightweight super-soft basics, and their Slouchy Eco-Pullover is cozy without being too bulky. And while you may have a pair of go to oversize sweat pants, consider a pair of ‘skapris’ instead. For those who love the feel and convenience of leggings but yearn for a little more coverage, Hue offers capri leggings with a mini-skirt that look like a perfectly placed layer. (Slouchy Eco Pullover $40, AlternativeApparel.com; Skapri Leggings $34, Hue.com)Stretchy and sporty

Some of the most effortless (and motivating) options for the weekend are your active wear items. We all know that if you invest in workout wear that you want to wear, you are more likely to exercise, but it's also smart to invest in performance pieces that offer stylish support. Reebok's ZigTech Long bra tank, made from Celliant™ fibers, enhances oxygen levels giving you more energy throughout the day, while their sneakers are specially designed to help reduce muscle fatigue in your shins. And celebrity favorite, "The Girls" Capri pants have a tummy control panel built-in to give you an extra confidence boost when you're out and about before or after the gym. (Tummy Control Capri Pant, $29.99,Thegirlsapparel.com; ZigTech Long Bra Tank, Zig Glam Sneakers $40-$100, Reebok.com)

Loose and layered

During my downtime, I live in loose and layered clothing. These comfy options are great for traveling, relaxing by the pool, and even sneaking in a siesta. Best of all, it's easy to make this laid back look feel chic. While many think summertime layers might make you hot, keeping your skin covered and out of the sun can actually help bring your body temperature down. And this season is all about the maxi lengths so indulge in the abundance of skirts and dresses available in soft, stretchable fabrics that don't wrinkle easily. Great for all body types, the long silhouette is en vogue for summer. Pair with a cardi wrap for cooler nights. (Low Cowl Back Maxi Dress $39, Venus.com; Kensie Striped Cardigan $39.99, Macys.com)

Pretty and polished

If you're looking for an easy breezy, effortless ensemble to shop in, have lunch with the ladies and then transition to dinner, pay attention to pairing. When put together, loose, easy pieces can be dressy enough for a variety of occasions. A commonly used stylist trick is to add a soft blazer in a light color to a slouchy sweatpant for instant shape that will balance the contrasting elements. Or, roll up a pair of linen pants and wear with a wedge sandal for an outfit that is both simple and sophisticated. And don't isolate your 9-5 items. Mix a classic like a button-down shirt with drawstring sweats or yoga pants for an instant touch of tailoring. Even donning a delicate necklace with a t-shirt can provide enough of a style statement to elevate an otherwise relaxed outfit. (Grass Collection Easy Breezy Blazer $54, Macys.com; Divided Tank, Divided Harem Pant $12.95, Hm.com)