The Betches’ Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Ah, the holidays. Time to try to get gifts for every single important person in your life, despite not knowing WTF they want (and they really need nothing). Even harder is coming up with what you yourself want, since it feels like you have a million ideas of what you’d want as a holiday gift, until the moment someone asks for your wish list, when it all goes blank. Well, we’re here to help you in that department. I polled the team at Betches for their holiday must-haves. Here’s what’s on our wish list for 2020.

Sami, Co-Founder And Co-Host of Diet Starts Tomorrow

LoveShackFancy Rosa Beaux Bath Wrap, $25

Extend the length of your towel sitting sessions with a towel wrap that stays up. Also, I am a sucker for a floral design. Since I last checked, the price has gone down to $25 which gives you a better reason to buy it. 

Hillhouse December In New York Candle, $50

Since I am not leaving my house this winter, December in New York aromas will have to come to me.

Birthdate Co. Birthdate Candles, $38

Perfect for astrology lovers and people who like to think about themselves, because it comes with a whole blurb about your date of birth that describes your personality. Mine was 100% on point and no one has paid me to say that.

Double Burner Grill From Le Creuset, $99.95

For those in apartment living who want to simulate a bbq, this is the closest you’ll get this winter.

Cliff House Plaid Robe, $150

Ok, I technically bought this for myself (from the hotel on my honeymoon), but it’s the most comfortable robe I’ve ever worn and is extremely soft. I get questions about it on Insta story whenever I wear it. 

Aleen, Co-Founder & Co-Host of Diet Starts Tomorrow

M Jewelers Personalized Letter Necklace, $145

Nostalgia is so hot right now, and what could be better than a nameplate necklace that mixes throwback with self-involvement? There’s also a gothic font option if you can’t leave the 90s in the past.

My City Alocasia Cube 16, $65

Never worry about killing another plant again because these are self-watering planters. See mom, I don’t kill everything I touch!

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial™ AHA + BHA Mask, $80

I know the price tag seems scary, but this is the best at-home facial. Odds of being able to get in-person facials this winter seem slim, so it might be time to invest.

Jordana, Co-Founder & Co-Host Of U Up?

Gravity Weighted Sleep Mask, $40

My top priorities this year are soothing my anxiety and getting a good night’s sleep, so this is pretty perfect for that.  

Yeti Rambler 20 Oz Tumbler With Magslider Lid, $29.99

I need something to take on my morning walks where I don’t have to carry a cap and that won’t leak. I need to be able to take a quick sip before putting the mask back on, and I’m hoping this will do the trick. 

Ravensburger The Portal 1500 Piece Puzzle, $26.00

I”m planning on having a very inactive social life this winter, and puzzles are a great way to relax without looking at a screen. 

Ashley, Director, Content & Strategy

Simplehuman Sensor Mirror Trio Max, $350

I forgot how to do makeup over quarantine and this will help when I’m trying to cover all my maskne. 

Theragun Prime, $299

Since the only thing to do is workout from home, this will help with recovery. You probably don’t want to be getting an in-person massage right now, just saying.

Brittany, Art Director & Manager of @betchesmoms

Lunya Washable Silk Button Down Pant Set, $258

“Washable silk” sounds like an oxymoron, but I promise it isn’t. Might as well invest in fancy pajamas since we have no chance to wear fancy clothes anywhere.

Electric & Rose Neal Sweatshirt, $158

Abbot Kinney Lounge Pant, $158

Tie. Dye. Sweat. Set. The motto of 2020.

Jessie Rubin Studio Drippy Lippy Rainbow Tray, $120

Jessie makes amazing art and home decor, and it’s original art that you’re not going to see in all your friends’ houses because they got it from Target.

Sara, Editor-In-Chief

Juicy Couture Anniversary Hoodie, $149.50,

& Anniversary Velour Pant, $99

My mom never let me have one of these in middle school, and now I know why! But, I mean, look at how beautiful it is. And I’m putting it on this wish list because I obviously can’t justify spending that much money myself on a throwback piece.

Lululemon Down For It All Earwarmer, $38

I regret to inform you that quarantine has forced me to become one of those people who (*pauses for dramatic effect*) runs outside. And with the weather getting colder, keeping your ears warm is key.

Dano’s Dangerous Pineapple & Jalapeño Infused Tequila, $40

Onto things I will actually use: this pineapple and jalapeño infused tequila. As a person who likes spicy margaritas but is too lazy to invest in ingredients like Cointreau and real limes, this will make a good addition to my bar cart (that is actually just a shelf in my freezer, but whatever).

 

Dylan, Assistant Editor

Ugg Blanket, $98

Now that we’re getting to the cold part of quarantine, you need to be as comfy as possible at all times. Since you can’t actually wear your Uggs in bed, this blanket is the next best thing.

Nintendo Switch Lite, $199.99 

I successfully avoided buying one of these in the spring, but nine months later, I’m still f*cking bored. Can’t hurt!

Shop Betches Candle, $3o

Obviously we’re all spending a lot of time at home right now, so why not spruce up your space with this candle that smells great, and is also topical?

Nicole, Marketing Manager & Co-Host of Betches Brides

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Heathered Adult Robe, $180

Let’s face it—you’re not going anywhere exciting soon because of 2020, so you might as well splurge on items that make you comfortable from your couch. This Barefoot Dreams robe is a bit expensive for a robe, but I can assure you that it will change the course of your life. It’s the softest thing I’ve ever touched. There’s a reason the Kardashians are also obsessed with this brand. If you’re like me and already own 12 different robes, you could opt for a blanket instead. Get this for the ultimate lounger in your life or yourself.

Brooklinen Sheets, From $99

2020 has made me realize it’s important to invest in my bed. I can’t describe how much of a difference quality sheets on your bed make—just trust me on this. Also, they’re a good gift for couples for whom you don’t know what TF to get this year. 

Urban Stems The Dinero Plant, $60 

The money tree is symbolic of good fortune and prosperity, which we could all use more of. Get this for the person in your life who needs that extra spark of motivation, and also just wants a cool decoration to put next to their WFH station. Also, it’s a low-maintenance plant, meaning you won’t kill it as you did with all your other plants. But let me be clear—if I don’t hit the lottery after buying this, I’m returning it (JK). 

Kelsey, AE Brand Partnerships

LLB Pile Fleece Vest, $89

It just looks really cozy and is perfect for layering and outdoor activities, which are the only activities I will be doing this year!

Athleta Whisper Featherless Jacket, $199 

I’m going to need a lightweight jacket to run outside in, again, cause I’ll only be able to be outside, and this will make sure I’m seen on the roads when it’s dark at 4pm. Plus, it’s cute.

Athleta Balance Jogger, $89

Matching Sweatshirt, $119

I’ve only been wearing yoga pants, so the joggers will switch it up, plus it’s a fun, bright color which might put me in a better mood than wearing all black. Also looks cozy chic to me! 

New Balance Fresh Foam Sneakers, $149.99 

Threw in an extra—I already bought these, but it feels like stepping/running on a springboard and is the fluffiest comfiest thing ever, plus ankle support—worth the investment!

Sean, Podast Manager

American Giant Classic Full Zip Hoodie, $112 

I’ve been waiting for someone to get me this sweatshirt since I first heard about it being called “the greatest hoodie ever made.” Sadly, no one loves me enough to take the hint, so this year I finally exercised a little #selfcare and ordered one for myself. This thing is amazing. It lives up to the hype. Don’t let your loved ones go unloved this year (like I did) and get them a quality US-made hoodie.

‘Friends’: The Official Advent Calendar, $29.99 

Every holiday season has that one must-have item. Some years it’s an annoying talking Elmo doll. Other years, it’s a different annoying talking Elmo doll. Most years, it’s whatever Frozen merch my niece seems to be clamoring for. This year, it’s the Friends Advent Calendar. But one thing is guaranteed every year: I will always wait too long to order the must-have gift and be left kicking myself. If you manage to find this Friends advent calendar in stock somewhere online, please DM me and I’ll be forever grateful. Complete with 40 keepsakes, I can think of little else that would bring this much joy to my holiday season.

Playstation 5, From $399.99

Speaking of must-have items for the holiday season, look no further than the Playstation 5. This is a perfect example of “you always want what you can’t have.” Playstation has been around forever, and I haven’t bought one since they originally came out in 1996. So when I heard about the new console being released, it didn’t really excite me. Then I heard about the low supply due to COVID and I immediately had to have one. If you’re trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone (most likely someone that’s driving you crazy in quarantine and needs a new hobby) look no further than the impossible-to-get PS5. Available online only this season, there are already countless stories of people getting one into their checkout cart, only to have it go out of stock before they could even click ‘next’. I’ve tried and failed to get one several times now. If you can somehow pull it off, you will be crowned the queen of Christmas this year. Best of luck to you all.

Kristin, Sales & Brand Partnerships

Tula 24-7 Moisture Hydrating Day And Night Cream, $52

I am obsesssssed with TULA. You can’t go wrong with any of their products. Their 24/7 Moisturizer is legitimately the best thing ever. Their website also has a dedicated holiday section right now with some bundle discount gifts.

Sips By Tea Subscription, $15

For the tea lovers in your life, this gift keeps on giving for a very reasonable price. They’ll get four personalized teas a month chosen based on their preferences.

Framebridge The #1 Gift: 10×12, $75

With a name like that, how could you not get it for someone? This frame works with any iPhone or Instagram pic and is perfect for all the couples you know who just got engaged.

Abby, Graphic Designer

Shop Betches What Day Is It? Hoodie, $56

Be honest, you’re going to wear this every single day from here on out.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera, $69.00

This nostalgic instant camera will transport you to happier times, like when you could legally be in the same room as total strangers.

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Loungewear You Can Actually Wear Out Of The House

I know we’ve all been hyper-focused on buying loungewear right now (because like, what else does one do during a global pandemic) but it’s time to start looking for the light at the end of the tunnel. Believe it or not, this thing is going to end at some point, and when it does, you don’t want to be stuck with a wardrobe full of pajamas. Because realistically, no matter how cute those pajamas are, you really can’t wear them out of the house. Now I’m not saying we all run out and order jeans—hell no. But rather, I’m suggesting we all start thinking more practically when it comes to our loungewear purchases. Instead of just shopping for the coziest loungewear to hang around the house in, let’s start shopping for pieces that we’ll want to lounge in now but are also appropriate enough for wearing out of the house post-quarantine. Here are some of the best versatile lounge pieces to wear during and post quarantine that you can shop right now.

1. Graphic T-Shirts

DAYDREAMER Led Zeppelin Electric Weekend Graphic Tee, $78

Urban Outfitters Cher Photo Tee, $49

White Fox Tour Season Tee, $49.99

Graphic tees are an easy way to look effortlessly stylish, whether worn now during quarantine paired with your DIY tie-dye sweats, or in a month or two worn out of the house with a pair of denim shorts. I recommend purchasing a graphic tee that’s oversized so that it fits extra comfy now and then, post-quarantine, you can just knot the bottom of your tee to give you a more figure-flattering shape.

2. Joggers

superdown x Draya Michele Seleste Drawstring Jogger, $62

Juniper Blu Tan Snake Print Jogger, $78

Out From Under Jaya Utility Jogger Pant, $49

Another loungewear item that can easily transition from chilling in your bedroom to wearing out of the house someday is a great pair of joggers. Look for a stylish, loose-fitting pair in a comfy material. You can pair any of the above joggers with a graphic tee for a comfy-casual quarantine look now and then pair the same joggers with a fitted bodysuit or crop top for a cool-girl going out look.

3. Jumpsuit

Free People Homecoming Jumper, $78

Camel Rib Sleeveless Tie Waist Jogger Jumpsuit, $23

MONROW Crepe Jumpsuit, $184

We’re all aware of the magic that is a great jumpsuit. You can wear any of these jumpsuits out of the house post-quarantine with a pair of chunky dad sneakers for a casual “running errands” look, or swap out the sneaks for heels and add some delicate jewelry for a going-out look.

4. Biker Shorts

White Fox Signature Bike Shorts, $34.99

Noli Yoga Aluminum Biker Short, $78

NSF Anika Lace Up Biker Short, $150

I don’t know why biker shorts get such a bad rap. They’re legit the warm-weather version of leggings, so what’s with the hate? And let me tell you, as someone who gets easily overheated to the point where I’d be concerned I’m going through menopause until I remember I’m only 26, I’ve been living in biker shorts this quarantine because leggings are doing too much. Biker shorts are comfy, breathable, and make me feel way more stylish than if I was just wearing basic leggings anyway.

5. T-Shirt Dress

Lulus Washed Black Shirt Dress, $45

Nasty Gal ‘Easy Does it Tee Dress’, $10.80

Neely Camo Notch Tee Dress, $74

T-shirt dresses are underrated. They’re super easy and effortlessly chic, plus you don’t have to wear pants. Basically, it’s the perfect warm-weather quarantine item. And, post-quarantine, it can easily be dressed up with accessories and a pair of fashionable shoes for an elevated casual look.

6. Lounge Overalls/Shortalls

Z SUPPLY French Terry Overalls, $79

Free People Riley Jumper, $78

Z SUPPLY Camo Short Overalls, $68

Another one of my personal go-to quarantine pieces is my lounge overalls. Pre-quarantine, my Z SUPPLY lounge overalls were always my go-to airport outfit because I could look cute and casual while still being super comfy. And, for that same reason, they’re now such a great quarantine essential. They even make a “shorts” version of these lounge overalls for the warmer weather, so I definitely recommend getting a version of each.

7. Wide Leg Pants

Blissed Out Wide-Leg pants, $78

Free People Cheet Day Pants, $88

Out From Under Daisy Tie-Dye Lounge Pant, $49

Wide-leg pants are great because they can easily pass as pajamas or as going-out pants, it all just depends on the look you’re going for and how you style them. All of these pants are great for hanging around the house now and also for wearing out of the house this spring/summer with a cute top or bodysuit.

Like I said, this thing will end. I don’t know when, and I don’t know how, but I do know that, when it does, we’re all going to be living our best lives, partying like we never have before. So, prepare yourself for when that great day comes and make sure you have some cute and trendy lounge clothes that are versatile enough to wear out of your house so you can seamlessly head out and get your party on.

Images: @chrisjoelcampbell / Unsplash; South Moon Under (3); Urban Outfitters (3); White Fox (2); Noli Yoga; Revolve (3): Free People (4); Z SUPPLY (2); Nasty Gal; Lulu’s; Missguided

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Loungewear Under $50 That Looks Expensive

I’m not sure how I missed the pre-quarantine memo informing everyone to get cute loungewear. On the contrary, I’ve been the idiot over here buying new spring clothes when I clearly should have been buying cute sweats, smh. Well, lesson learned for the next global pandemic. Anyway, it has now become impossible to get a lounge set anywhere because they’re all sold out. Pretty sure they were all bought up by the influencers considering they’ve all been flaunting new lounge looks every day. So since some of us didn’t get that initial memo and aren’t in the position to go spend $200 on a new sweatsuit, I’ve found some affordable loungewear options that still look expensive. Here are my must-have loungewear pieces from some of my favorite places to online shop.

1. Nasty Gal

nasty gal set

Nasty Gal You’ve Met Your Match Knitted Sweater And Pants, $38

Nasty Gal ‘A Hot Pocket of Conversation’ Knit Lounge Set, $45.60

One of my favorite sites to shop, Nasty Gal, has been killing it with necessary new lounge arrivals during this quarantine. Like,  they’re really testing my self control and ability to be responsible with that stimulus check. They have tons of cute loungewear pieces that look expensive, like these monochromatic matching sets that are about as chic as glorified pajamas can be.

2. Talentless

Talentless French Terry Embroidered Crop Tee, $38

Talentless Women’s Premium Modal Tank, $34

When it comes to loungewear, there’s one family we can wholeheartedly trust because they famously made loungewear cool (and basically invented athleisure). Yes, I’m referring to America’s royal family, the Kardashians. And Scott Disick, the unofficial Kardashian, has come through for us this quarantine with his own elevated, high-quality loungewear brand, Talentless. Now, before you roll your eyes at me, it’s important to know that, unlike Yeezy, Talentless actually is relatively affordable and their product is super high quality. I always knew Scott was my favorite for a reason!

3. Nordstrom

Topshop Peached Jersey Sweatshirt, $36

Free People FP Movement Sunny Skinny Sweatpants, $48

One of the primary secrets to making your loungewear look expensive is keeping your whole look in a neutral palette. For example, think about the worst-dressed person you know. That person probably wears a lot of contrasting colors and bold prints and looks tacky af. Then think about everything the Kardashians wear. So yeah, point proven, your clothes look more expensive when they’re plain and in a neutral color.

4. ASOS

ASOS DESIGN Hourglass Basic Jogger, $29

ASOS DESIGN Lounge Boxy Sweatshirt, $29

Another way to make your loungewear look more expensive, besides sticking to neutral colors, is to go totally monochrome with your look. To really maximize the “richness” of your look, do a monochrome look in a cool neutral color, like these dusty rose joggers and similarly colored boxy sweatshirt. 

5. Shopbop

x karla The Crew Tee, $48

x karla The Sleeveless Crop Tee, $48

I know you’re all about to go crazy on me right now for putting this seemingly basic white tee and sleeveless crop on this list, but hear me out first. This T-shirt is designed by Karla Welch, a top celebrity stylist who clearly knows a thing or two about what you need from your everyday basics. And, let me be the first to tell you, she makes the PERFECT white tee. Her basics line is composed of everyday essentials in the most premium fits, so trust me, they’re worth it and you’ll definitely want to order a few.

6. Princess Polly

Girl Soldier Jumper, $36

Rise & Lounge Jumper Black, $39 & Rise & Lounge Shorts Black, $32

Princess Polly is a site that has become a recent obsession of mine. No really, like I check the site daily for new arrivals… I think I might have a problem. Princess Polly always has incredible fashion finds that are totally affordable, and their loungewear basics are no exception. But warning, their product definitely sells fast—so if you see something you like, don’t sleep on it!

7. Zara

Satin Effect Striped Top, $17.90 & Satin Effect Striped Shorts, $29.90

Soft Feel Pants, $35.90

This striped set from Zara is the epitome of what elevated loungewear looks like. It could legitimately be PJs or a full going out look, all depending on how you choose to style it. Of course, during these quarantine times I don’t expect you to put on your best heels with it, but rather, a chic pair of fluffy slippers and an oversized cardigan for a very casual, glam lounge look. They currently also have these cozy pants, which are available in several colors and will look extra high-end paired with a basic tee.

8. Missguided

Casual Loungewear Jumpsuit, $28

Gray Balloon Midaxi Cardigan, $28

When it comes to super cheap fast fashion you have to be extra careful with your selections to ensure that they don’t actually look cheap. Thankfully, you truly can’t go wrong with an all-black loungewear jumpsuit, which is ideal for chilling. Plus, you can even wear it casually with a pair of chunky dad sneakers whenever we’re actually allowed out of the house again. Another must-have is this long cardigan, which is an ideal piece to have in your quarantine arsenal for just throwing on over all of your lounge outfits.

As you can see, there are a few themes here when it comes to purchasing affordable loungewear if you want it to still at least look expensive. In summary, try to stick to neutrals and monochromatic or tonal looks. You’ll naturally feel better about yourself quarantining in one of these chic affordable looks rather than your current slob-kabob look of a 2012 sorority formal tee paired with your gross ex-boyfriend’s sweats.

Images: Garin Chadwick / Unsplash; Nasty Gal (2); Talentless (2); Nordstrom (2); ASOS (2); Shopbop (2); Princess Polly (2); Zara (2); Missguided (2);

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16 Comfy & Cute Matching Sets You Need For Quarantine

As someone who considers her primary hobby to be shopping, this quarantine has been a bad influence on my already out-of-control online shopping addiction. Of course, since it’s just been announced that we now still have, at the very minimum, another 30 days of quarantine, there’s officially no point in wasting my online shopping efforts buying trendy new spring clothes that no one will ever see. That being said, I obviously still need to fulfill my retail therapy void somehow. So, I’ve turned my powers to a more timely and practical cause: loungewear. And, nothing gets me going more than a stylish matching loungewear set. Here are some cute sets that aren’t totally sold out yet but that you need to order ASAP as a means of #selfcare this quarantine season.

1. PrettyLittleThing Waffle Knitted Lounge Set

Whoever deemed groutfits to be a fashion faux pas clearly never experienced a global pandemic. This set from PrettyLittleThing is the groutfit of all groutfits because, not only does it look comfy af, it’s stylish too. The fitted joggers paired with the casual off-the-shoulder top make it super cute and flattering in the most effortless way. It’s great for like, those of you quarantined with your boyfriends and actually still trying to look cute. And btw, while we’re on the topic, if that is you, enough with the cutesy insta stories of you two playing Uno…we get it.

2. Princess Polly Amabel Set

If you’re someone who is currently pursuing a lifelong career via TikTok this quarantine, then this is the set for you. It’s cute, flirty, and, most importantly, cropped. TikTok 101: You must wear a crop top or else all the cool 16-year-olds will know you’re not one of them. But, important note, you also can’t look like you’re trying too hard and like, you put on an outfit for your TikTok. At least, this is what I’ve gathered from my two weeks actively on the app… Gen Z, the floor is now yours.

3. Z Supply Multicolor Tie-Dye Pullover & Shorts

As a proud owner of this set, I can vouch for it in all its value, particularly during these quarantine times. The fit is flattering and the tie-dye makes it trendy. Not to mention, the cropped sweatshirt alone is cute paired with jeans for, you know, whenever we can leave the house again.

4. Champion Vintage Hoodie & Vintage Dye Fleece Shorts

If your #wfh style is more of a cool-girl vintage look, this Champion set is the one for you. The washed pink color is great for spring—err… at least the prospect of experiencing spring. Either way, it offers a variation to your wardrobe besides your ex’s frat hoodie and your one-night-stand’s gym shorts.

5. PJ Salvage Animal Sweatshirt & Blue Animal Short

PJ Salvage Light Blue Animal Sweatshirt, $70 & Blue Animal Short, $50

As someone who has always loved a good animal print, I’m having a hard time right now dealing with how Carole Baskin seems to be on a one-woman mission to kill the trend. However, this animal print set comes in a calming dusty blue color, a color I can’t imagine someone who would kill her husband would ever wear. (Oh, and btw, it comes with matching pants too!)

6. Danielle Guizio DG Sweatsuit

Go full blackout, just like me every single night of this quarantine, with this all black matching sweatsuit. The cropped hoodie with high waisted sweats is the perfect loungewear combo that you obviously need.

7. Micha Lounge Fluffy Knit Two-Piece

Not only is this set fashionable, it looks cozy af. It’s also in the “color of the season”, not that that even really matters right now since the spring fashion season is a moot point anyway. But hey, at least you can bask in the comfort of knowing your quarantine outfit would be considered fashion perfection.

8. Tobi Into the Night Slate Cardigan & Jumpsuit Set

Like the fluffy set above, this set is also a very fashionable take on a traditionally not-so-fashionable sector of the clothing biz. It’s the perfect lounge set for my fellow fashionistas thirsting to look ever so stylish during these quarantine times.

9. Stars Above Tie-Dye Pajama Set

If you haven’t ever checked out Target’s clothing section during one of your “necessary” Target runs, you’ve been missing out on a gold mine of amazing pieces. Personally, I’m a huge fan of their lounge/sleep brand Stars Above, which is the brand behind this amazing tie-dye set. I own several of their lounge sets and they are the comfiest outfits ever.

10. Missguided Camel Corset Cropped Sweatshirt &  Corset Detail Joggers

Get into a neutral monochromatic look for a chic minimalistic vibe this season. It gives an illusion that you have your sh*t together during this therapy-inducing quarantine. When, in reality, you’re actually hoarding all the good snacks in your room, hidden from your siblings.

11. Blush Mark Bright Side Dark Grey PJ Set

Wear this to bed or running errands, this effortlessy chic set features a heathered knit, cropped long sleeve top, and slim fit pants with an elasticized waistband and of course, pockets. This top and bottom are sold as a same size set. The best part? It’s only $24.

12. Lounge Your Here Sweater & Joggers Lounge Set

This set is so cute and angelic, unlike me. And, assuming you’re not wearing makeup or self-tanner during quarantine, then you can wear this all white set worry-free. Unless, of course, your quarantine snack of choice is Cheetos, then I’d probs steer clear of this one.

13. Lovers + Friends Thalia Top, Hollie Short & Astrid Top

Okay, looking ahead here to the possibility of being quarantined all summer long, here’s a stylish set to look cute af for your FaceTime happy hours with all the men you’ve been matching with on the dating apps. The material keeps it casual, while the style makes it more feminine and fashionable. Or, if the one-shoulder crop top is too extra for you, then there’s also a long sleeve top option to pair with the shorts instead.

14. Free People Oasis Set

I loooveee me a cardigan, and I love it even more when it comes as a part of a cute Instagrammable matching set. This cropped cardigan will be so cute worn separately with jean shorts once we’re finally allowed to leave our houses again. Until then, I love it as a set with the matching chocolate shorts for a not-so-basic lounge look.

15. Fashion Nova Killin’ Time Jogger Set

This set is literally called the Killin’ Time Jogger Set so you know it’s automatically a quarantine essential. It comes in blue, lavendar, and black so take your pick, or just get all three. Considering we’ll all just be killing time for who know how long, there’s no harm in getting them all.

16. Socialite Waffle Knit Pullover & Wide Leg Lounge Pants

This might not be a set you’d wear out and about, but right now, that’s not really a concern, is it? This soft AF waffle knit set is  perfect for when you don’t want to work from home in your pajamas… but also you totally want to work from home in your pajamas. The knot detail at the waste and the flare of the pants make them just stylish enough to look presentable, and so you don’t look like you just rolled out of bed for your Zoom meetings. But if you did, no judgment—we’re all in this together.

PSA: Lounge sets everywhere are selling out fast! I’m assuming it’s because loungewear is the only thing that us online shopping addicts can justify buying right now. So if you do see a set here that you want, then DO NOT WAIT, because apparently they’re about as in-demand as toilet paper right now.

Images: @onthehumanity / Unsplash; PrettyLittleThing; Princess Polly; Z Supply; PacSun; South Moon Under; Revolve (3); ASOS; Tobi; Missguided (2); Target; NastyGal; Free People; Fashion Nova; Nordstrom

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8 Cozy Loungewear Pieces You Can Work From Home In

If I relate to any fictional character, it’s Schitt’s Creek’s Alexis Rose, who wears an ensemble to her court-mandated community service. I, too, dress up regardless of where I’m going, but in these trying times, I haven’t left my apartment in *checks calendar* a long f*cking time, and I don’t want to waste an outfit if the only people who see me are the frat boys who live in the apartment across the street. However, I refuse to wear my floor-length bathrobe and magenta Uggs all day because I am a firm believer in look good, feel good, and it’s hard to feel like a boss when I look like Tony Soprano pre-coffee. Seriously, if we are going to be staying in our homes for what looks like the foreseeable future, it’s important to make yourself and your home as aesthetically pleasing as possible.

So because I have paused my Rent The Runway account and the only clothes I own are jeans and oversized T-shirts, I have decided to invest in loungewear that is both cute and extremely comfortable. Again, I’m not trying to impress anyone with my outfits because no one can see me, but if you are like me, you feel more productive and useful when you get dressed in actual clothes, rather than just chilling in whatever you slept in. So, between reading emails and pretending to pay attention in Zoom meetings, I scoured the internet for quality loungewear and these are my  favorite things that I’m excited to live in for the next quarter.

Aerie Plush Jogger, $23

I got these joggers over the summer and am shocked they’re still in stock, because they’re the most comfortable item I own. I don’t like to be swimming in sweats, so I sized down and they fit a little more snuggly than pictured above, but you do you. Here’s how amazing these are: my incredibly bougie boy toy thought they were cashmere. I’d also like to add that I am pretty tall and these are way more high-waisted than they are on the model above, but I like them that way because I can wear a cropped tee with them and not feel like a wannabe TikTok star.

Alo Yoga Ombre Legging, $59

 

I have these in every color and have never worked out in them because these are my lounge leggings. If someone told me they’re made of silk and clouds, I’d believe it. Truth be told, I like my leggings to be a little bit sculpting because I feel like I’m wearing a fitted sheet otherwise, but these are neither light nor sculpting. However, they work because the material is thick enough that when I bend over because I spilled pancake mix all over the floor, no one can see my bare ass. Highly recommend.

American Apparel Peppered Fleece Cropped Pullover, $36

When my former roommate broke our lease and abruptly moved out, I made sure to keep forgot to give back her American Apparel sweatshirt. However, because karma is a b*tch, I leaned against a freshly painted pillar on the subway platform and properly ruined the sweatshirt. Luckily, American Apparel has a storefront on Amazon and, not only did I replace it, but I bought it in every color! It’s easy to just throw on, it’s super soft and, unless you dunk it in wet paint, holds up pretty well.

Lunya Washable Silk Set, $178

I know this set is super expensive for pajamas, but hear me out. My roommate got me the Slip silk pillowcase for my birthday and I didn’t realize how amazing silk was until I slept on this pillowcase. Silk is cooling, obviously very soft, so light and just all-around amazing. The only problem with silk is that it’s hard to wash if you’re a peasant and don’t go to the dry cleaners for your PJs. These, however are washable and, may I add, so worth the price. They’re so f*cking comfortable and you can even wear them out once the world returns to regular programming. I’ve definitely tucked this top into a pair of high-waisted Levi’s and called it a day.

Target Striped Perfectly Cozy Lounge Pajama Shorts, $14.99

I don’t have to tell you that everything Target sells is amazing, but I will say, these shorts are no exception. They’re made from Target’s super secret Perfectly Cozy material, which explains why they are so comfortable. I proudly own the matching sweatshirt and am proudly wearing this set as I sit here writing this story.

P.J. Salvage Peachy Long Sleeve Top, $60

I swear I don’t mean this in a bad way, but the material is actually really thin, which I appreciate because waffled tops generally activate all of my sweat glands. This one is super soft and a tiny bit sheer, which is fine if you are also alone in your apartment. P.J. Salvage is famous for its super-soft materials and this oversized top is no exception. This top runs a little big, so size down if you don’t want it to double as a short dress.

Wildfox Tennis Club Sweatpants, $36

I could be wrong, but I feel like after Juicy Couture exited the scene, Wildfox promptly took its place. I have a few pairs of the signature Tennis Club sweats and I love them. They’re so soft and, I don’t know how, but incredibly flattering on my butt. It’s not just me, though. A few of my friends have said the same. They are perfect for times like these when you can’t leave.

Sarah Liller Penelope Jumpsuit, $128

Is it crazy to drop so much on a jumpsuit that’s so soft it feels like pajamas? I mean, I’ve definitely stress-impulse-bought worse things. This jumpsuit is, as I previously mentioned, so f*cking soft and comfortable. And I know that some of you may come at me for promoting actual clothes during these times, but this is where you’re wrong. Less pieces to put on and take off = less effort. You can wear this on your Zoom meeting to look professional, then you can fall asleep on your couch in it, and you can even wear it outside of the house (if we are ever allowed to do that again).

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Images: Inside Weather / Unsplash; Aerie; Nordstrom; Electric Yoga; Amazon (2); Lunya; Target; PJ Salvage;

Comfy AF Loungewear You Can Wear Out To The Bar

If you haven’t gotten on board with the athleisure trend lifestyle yet, what are you doing with your life? It’s like, the best thing to happen to fashion since high-waisted jeans. For every girl out there who’s ever had the post-lunch questionably pregnant pouch, you KNOW how great high-waisted jeans have been for the culture. Anyway, besides being comfortable while looking stylish af, the other benefit of athleisure is the ability to purchase pieces that can be worn for both lounging and going out. (Okay, maybe not like “going out” to the club in Vegas, but “wearing out to a bar that doesn’t require heels” kind of going out.) I mean, a piece of clothing you can wear for both??? Like, talk about financially responsible! That being said, here are the pieces comfortable enough to lounge in, yet stylish enough to wear out.

1. Freepeople Second Base Tank

If you’ve ever worn anything from Free People’s Movement collection, then you know how comfortable their pieces are. This tank is the epitome of effortless style. The ribbed and distressed detailing make this tank more elevated than your basic tank. Wear it when you’re lounging with a cute bralette, or out with some sticky boobs underneath for a little subtle side boob action. Pair it with leather pants and a pair of heels and guarantee your drinks will be paid for all night.

2. X-girl Relaxed Flare Pant

I think I’ve said it more times than Scheana told us last season how quickly Rob can hang a TV, but neon is in. (Oh, it’s seven minutes by the way.) These pants are not only trendy, but also comfy and make for great loungewear. Pair with a loose cropped tee, like the one mentioned below, or with a sleek bodysuit for Kardashian vibes when going out. Either way, these pants are a must.

3. L’Academie The Jack Pullover

The best part about the athleisure trend is being able to wear a stylish sweatshirt out, especially in this brutal winter weather when you didn’t want to leave your house in the first place. Note: stylish sweatshirt. Don’t wear your college sorority sweatshirt out, that’s not stylish. Wear a pullover sweatshirt like this one paired with gold hoops, a tight skirt, and over-the-knee boots. It’s very Lala Kent vibes. And no, sorry not sorry for all the Vanderpump references. If you don’t know this about me yet, I’m a #pumprules die-hard, so take me as I am.

4. Princess Polly The Polly Tee

This T-shirt is cool, casual, and everything you could ask for from your loungewear. Keep it casual with some jogger sweats, or wear it out with distressed boyfriend jeans and a pair of cool boots. It’s pretty much the only T-shirt you need and, at a mere $30, you can’t go wrong.

5. Carbon38 Takara Leggings

I mean, get you a legging that can do both, am I right??? These leggings are chic enough to be worn out and comfy enough to wear around the house. They have rave reviews about how truly comfy they are, so you don’t have to just take my word for it. Not to mention, they come in a multitude of colors. So once you get your first pair and fall madly in love, you can go ahead and order a few more pairs with the rationale of them all being different colors, of course.

I don’t know how long the loungewear trend will last, but as long as the Kardashians are flaunting their absurd asses in comfy joggers, we can confidently say it’s here to stay for the time being. And, like I said, it’s actually responsible to buy these items because they’re multipurpose. So like, what are you waiting for?

Images: Dom Hill / Unsplash; Free People; Urban Outfitters; Revolve; Princess Polly; Carbon38
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6 Ways To Treat Yo’Self This Spring

Spring is officially here which means it’s officially all about you season. Cold weather forces you to think about other people, namely, which of these other people can I convince to stay inside and watch Netflix with me all season. But cuffing season is officially over so the only thing you have to be codependent with right now is yourself. You deserve the best, so in honor of you, here’s several ways to treat yourself this season. You’re such a good girlfriend. To yourself, that is.

1. Hit Up A Korean Day Spa

If Soko Glam has taught us anything, it’s that Korean people know how to pamper your skin. You might have to take an Uber into Queens but a Korean daiye day spa is worth the trek. You can spend the day in hot springs style pools, chillin’ in a sauna, getting a massage, or updating your #skinnygoals by watching the obscenely thin Kpop girls in the music videos they play in the lounge. Just make sure there isn’t a dead guy in the hot tub. 

2. Go To A Rooftop Pool And Make Your Backburner Bro Take Pics Of You

Rooftop pools are a perfect combo of being down to earth and also above everyone else. The pool party reminds everyone that you’re super chill and would be a great person to take on vacation while the rooftop part reminds everyone that you are still looking down on them. If your backburner bro is well behaved, you can bring him with you and make him take photos of you until you find a new pic worthy of your Instagram.

3. Buy Last-Minute Tickets To A Concert Tonight And Get Dressed Up With A Friend

Get super dressed up with a friend just to go to a concert you two had no idea you were going to until today. Treat it like something you’ve been looking forward to and see if you can out-fan the actual fans there. If you can get into a football team just because the guy you’re dating is into them, you can get into a band just because you got last-minute tickets to see them.

4. Do A Wine Tasting Tour In Your City

Most wine shops have tasting times, and if you live in an urban city then chances are you’re surrounded by wine shops. Go for a mini tour by going to free tastings in all the wine shops in a neighborhood. You can stop at a deli for cheese and crackers in between. Plus you might actually learn a little more about wine, so basically you could call it auditing class. You’re so resourceful.

5. Take A Beyoncé Dance Class

Sometimes you just want to feel like queen, more than you already are. Take a dance class where you can rock out to Beyoncé songs with sexy choreography. Perfect pregame to drunk brunch, since you’ll already be feeling ready to party. Make sure you get a good boomerang for your Instagram story.

6. Buy Our Shop Betches Robes 

Are you still wearing a towel around yourself like a poor college student? Get these Shop Betches robes and feel classy AF walking around in your house. These robes are the ultimate treat for yourself because they’re comfortable, sexy, and they have a personality—kinda like you. The robes come with various funny sayings for different occasions—like brunch or Champagne time, two totally separate things—and there’s even a custom text option if you’re feeling witty. So you agree, you think you’re more clever than us? Go ahead, create your own robe and send us a pic and we might share it. You can buy one, or one hundred, right here

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