Home wear – otherwise known as lounge wear, tracksuits, trackie’s (or maybe not) conjures up something relaxed to wear at home, to snuggle up in in front of the TV, or relax reading a book (Kindle). Having spent some time now wandering Wholefoods in Dallas I can say for a fact that out here at least home wear is for wearing every day, to look as though you’re just about to hi-tail it off to the gym or Pilates class, even if you’re not.
The trackie, the old kind, in ghastly colours and fabrics and worn all day by some, is definitely dead. Welcome then this sporty, huggable home wear, which will take you anywhere, to the food store and to the gym, or straight back home if that’s what you want. Requisite is a bod that looks good in this kind of clothing if you’re not going to look ridiculous, a great pair of trainers, designer shades on head and designer bag over the shoulder, preferably Chanel but Michael Kors will do.
And also, although there will be the neutral addicts out there, and I am one of them, there is home wear in colours that have to be seen to be believed, bright orange and cobalt blue vie with colour-shock fuchsia and lemon yellow, and fabrics include velour, cashmere and soft stretch jersey.
Preferable I think is to mix and match your home wear separates, wear them together colour-wise and you may just look like something that’s sprung from the 60s, but it’s over to you, of course.
The best selection by high fashion home wear designer Juicy Couture can be found, no surprises, at Net-a-Porter, and sports orientated separates at Sweaty Betty and JD Sports.