Villa-Vogue: Loungewear Trends 2021

Kaelin Trombly, Staff Writer

Leisure clothing will always be part of one’s closet. It is safe to say that a classic hoodie and a pair of sweats are now a staple. However, a new component is that those sweatpants and hoodies will escape the comfort of your couch and take on the outside world by storm. 2021 is all about flaunting your joggers and slippers to class, to Philly, to the courts (kidding) or anywhere.


Track pants. Wide-legged, relaxed fit sweats are triumphing over joggers this season.

From stadium to streetwear, swishy and baggy track pants are the newest loungewear craze. Compliment such looks with sunglasses, hoops and a chain necklace, bare midriffs and your favorite dad sneakers.


Slippers. Moccasins are dead. Period. It’s time for the fluffy, bright, borderline obnoxious slippers. Everyone has had a pair shoved to the back of his or her closets, and the few times they’ve been worn, they never left the outskirts of home. What’s new in 2021 is that slippers are now being incorporated into everyday leisure outfits. Major fashion houses such as Balenciaga and Fendi have already started showing support by incorporating logo branded slippers into their upcoming lookbooks as well.


Oversized button-downs. There has been a recent rise of oversized silhouettes everywhere, and the oversized button down trend on the S/S 21 runways was too prominent to ignore. Valentino paired a bold pink top with micro shorts, while The Row layered a billowy white button-down over a tee and slouchy khakis. It’s not necessary to buy a high-end item to achieve this look. Simply purchase any collared shirt a few sizes too large and an outfit can be assembled.


Bermuda shorts. Ladies, hear me out. Whether it be gym shorts or jeans, long and loose is in. Baggy, slightly above the knee shorts may be one of the coolest trends, and to those who get on the fad – respect.


Knitted anything. Knitted and ribbed materials are making a comeback in 2021, making dressing up leisure outfits so easy. A favorite usage of this trend is the elevated knit sets that have been taking over stores from Urban Outfitters, Zara, Proenza Schouler and everything in between.


Workout jumpsuits. Despite the baggy theme that 2021 has brought along, the ballet-inspired look can be found on Aerie, Athleta and more. Whether exercising or not, the workout jumpsuit appears chic and put together. Pair it with chunky hoops, a clean high pony, a loose zip up and sneakers.


Quarantine or not, leisure clothing is making headway in 2021 trends and is destined for more than lounging around the house. It is time to rock that knit set and slippers as you venture off to the outside world.