In our current climate, where staying home is not only encouraged but government-enforced, loungewear seems to be more prominent than ever.
Pack up your shirts, store away your jeans and stick your pencil skirt in the wash — loungewear is the new, well, everything. And as we all settle into this new world order, experts have recommended sticking to routines when working from home. Which means showers, teeth brushing and sadly, clothes – even if you are just sitting on the couch, scrolling on your phone all day.
Speaking of, throughout our hours of scrolling, we've noticed something: everyone we follow is wearing a knitted loungewear set. These matching two-piece looks consist of a top and skirt, a top and shorts, or a dress and cardigan and they’re just as cosy as your fave pair of pyjamas or your go-to loungewear aesthetic. They’re typically monochrome or coordinated in some other way with patterns and colours.
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We've seen the style on everyone from Kendall Jenner to Hailey Bieber and while their choice of knitted co-ords come from the kinds of designers we can only ever imagine seeing – let alone owning – Insta-cool-girls seem to have found a high street dupe. That, or they earn a lot more than I had ever anticipated.
Lucky for you, it's the former and if there's one thing I'm good at; it's spotting a particular fashion piece doing the rounds on Instagram and finding out where and how to buy it. My most recent accomplishments were discovering the fashion brand that every fashion 'it' girl owns at least three dresses and a wrap skirt from. There was also discovering the gold dainty hoops that Bella Hadid can not stop wearing and only recently it was the cool-girl leather blazer we can't wait to wear when we're allowed back outside.
This time, though, my latest discovery isn't by a high-end designer that you could only ever dream of owning, but rather a high-street store you've almost definitely already spent your entire paycheck in many times before. Well, prepare to do so again because Zara has designed the most perfect knitted 3-piece-set that I think I'm dreaming.
Consisting of a cream knit cardigan, a knit bra and a pair of ribbed knit shorts, the look has – unsurprisingly – been extremely popular amongst influencers and stylists. In our current climate, where staying home is not only encouraged but government-enforced, loungewear seems to be more prominent than ever. There's no doubting that right now, investing in a cosy, comfortable set like this will certainly come in handy.
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WFH-wear I bought this @zara set pre-Bali (as did half of instagram it seems!!) and only just getting the chance to wear it, as let’s be honest I’m far too much of a wimp to bare my midriff outside the Also thinking I should’ve bought the matching shorts樂 . . . . #zara #zarawoman #zaraknit #lotd #ootd #wiwt #style #instafashion #fashion #ootdlovers #igstyle #stylegram #discoverunder20k
The one in question is €82.85 (in total), but that hasn’t stopped it selling out faster than a One Direction reunion tour. In fact, I'm honestly shocked it hasn't sold out already. Never say never.
This is the one that's been all over your feed - and it's easy to see why. Mid-waisted shorts, a soft, thin-strapped bralette and a v-neck cardigan with long sleeves and pockets (!). We're seeing it paired with everything from cowboy boots, roll necks underneath the bralette or simply, on its own with slipper socks.
It comes in sizes S to L and although it’s slightly on the pricier side than my usual Instagram find, I'm pretty sure you'll wear it so many times across the next few weeks that it'll be more than worth the splurge.
Knit Cardigan, €49.95, Zara
Knit Crop Top, €12.95, Zara
Knit Shorts, €19.95, Zara
Main image by @mcristinastyling on Instagram