Our Guide to Comfy Summer Loungewear | theSkimm
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Remember jeans? Yeah, neither do we. Loungewear is the name of the game this year. But summer temps mean your cozy hoodie is no longer cutting it. So we rounded up some options that are not only cute, but won’t scratch, itch, cling, or squeeze. Thank us later.

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romper
A crossover romper that’ll make it seem like you got dressed up for your morning Zoom meeting…

It’s soft, features an elastic waist, and has pockets. Need we say more? ($79.50, Lou & Grey)

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long cardigan
A long and light cardigan you’ll want to wrap yourself in ASAP…

This one hits right below the knee and has a relaxed fit for easy lounging. Plus, it has enough stretch so you won’t feel constricted. Movie night, here you come. ($99.95, Eloquii)

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Bike shorts
A pair of bike shorts that transcend the act of biking…

We are here for this renewed trend. And so should you. They’re moisture-wicking, stretchy, and feature side pockets for your phone or card case. So yes, you can wear them while working out. But you can also lounge around in them. No shame. ($19.99+, Amazon)

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jogger pants
A pair of everyday joggers you may never change out of…

Seriously. Get ready to wear these all the time. They’ll be perfect for a quick nap or for running an errand. Just remember to wash them every once in a while. ($19.99, Target)

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sweatshirt
A sweatshirt that’ll accurately describe how you feel during the workday…

Deeeeep breath before hitting send. BTW, this brand supports nonprofits like The Black Futures Lab and the Essie Justice Group. Do good, feel good. ($59, Phenomenal Women)

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tie dye shorts and sweatshirt
A tie-dye set because you’ve been wanting to get in on the summer fad…

This set comes in a ton of colors. So we won’t blame you if you buy more than one. Instagram is waiting. ($27.80+, Amazon)

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gray loose fitting jumpsuit
A V-neck jumpsuit if you really hate pants…

Easy to slip on, easy to sleep in. It’s the perfect summer option and can even be worn over a swimsuit. We’re obsessed. ($54.95, American Eagle)

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comfortable no-wire bralette
A bralette that’ll provide all-day support without getting uncomfortable…

Yep, you read that right. It’s got a plunging neckline, adjustable straps, and double lining. And the wide band keeps you lifted. So put it on whether you’re inside or outside. Hello, new BFF.* ($35, Lively)

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neutral colored camisole tops
A basic camisole that can be worn with everything…

Aka, it’s a summer staple. Especially on hot, sweaty days. With a bunch of neutral colors to choose from, you can’t go wrong. Add to cart. ($7.65+/set of 2, Amazon)

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underwear
A pair of bikini-cut underwear that are seamless...

Enter: a wide waistband and soft, ribbed fabric. So it won’t even feel like you’re wearing them. No itchiness, no fabric digging into your skin. Bless. ($8.95, Aerie)

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leggings
A pair of leggings that’ll move with you…

Think of them as a second skin. They’ll retain shape (goodbye bagginess), but won’t feel too tight. Put them on for morning yoga and keep them on throughout the day. Magic. ($45, Soma)

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slippers
A pair of slippers that’ll keep your feet cozy as you pad around…

Made with faux fur, they feature a fully-lined inside and a rubber bottom. So you can wear them outside to grab the mail. Plus they’re just really dang cute. ($75, Soludos)

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dress
A sleeveless dress you can fancy-up or make casual…

Fancy if you’re meeting friends. Casual if you’re hanging on the couch. Either way, it’s meant for your closet this summer. Easy breezy. ($19.22+, Amazon)

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