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Our Guide to Fall Loungewear That’ll Keep You Cozy All Season

cozy fall loungewear pieces
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Girlfriend Collective, Shopbop, J.Crew
September 18, 2023

This post was originally published in October 2020 and has been updated.

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Temperatures are getting chillier (at least in some places) and that means even more reason to bundle up. What better way to stay cozy this fall than with the right loungewear you’ll never want to take off? The couch is calling your name. You’ve (probably) got a PSL in hand. Now it’s time to complete the look. Sweats, assemble.


Classic calf-length socks…

You really cannot go wrong with these socks from Bombas. They have a cushioned footbed, a seamless toe (meaning they won’t bunch awkwardly), and built-in arch support for maximum comfort. Wear them around the house on chillier days, inside Uggs, or with your favorite sneakers. Stock up for the season. ($53.20/4 pack, Bombas)

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Saks OFF 5TH

A robe with a shawl collar…

Fact: Robe life is the most comfortable life. This one has long sleeves, banded cuffs, and pockets (perfect for your phone). Wear it to stay warm post-shower on chillier days, or on top of your PJs for extra warmth. Bonus points for rocking it during your skincare routine. Vogue, is that you? PS: You can get 25% off sitewide on purchases of $150+ from September 22–24. Loyalty members get early access on September 21. ($99.99, Saks OFF 5TH)

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An oversized zip-up that you can wear with leggings…

To us, fall is the time of the year for a classic fleece jacket. This updated take from Lululemon is made of their cult-favorite scuba fabric. It’s long enough to cover your butt so it’s perfect with leggings or yoga pants. We love that it’s ultra-breathable thanks to its blend of fleece and cotton and the oversized fit means it's extra comfortable for layering. The funnel neck will provide warmth on breezier days and the full-zipper is an added trendy touch. Our favorite part? The front pockets have an interior card sleeve for quick errands or longer runs. ($148, Lululemon)

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light t-shirt for lounging

A basic waffle henley tee that’ll become the staple of your WFH wardrobe…

Zoom meetings from your dining room, working from your bed, yep — we’re still doing it too. Think of this as your elevated go-to while you’re moving about the house. We love the thumbholes for days that feel extra chilly. ($49.95, Aerie)

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A classic sleep set from Skims…

This pair of PJs practically screams fall. They’re made of a soft and cooling rayon, and are perfect for days where you want to veg out on the couch but still feel put together. Plus, they’re oh-so-Instagrammable and honestly pretty chic for pajamas. ($118, Skims)

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flare fleece sweatpants

Waffle sweatpants that are cute enough to leave the house in…

On trend and cozy? Sign us up. This mid-rise, straight-leg pair has an elastic waistband for true comfort. You’ll never feel constricted as you go from brunch back to bed. 10/10 recommend. ($49.95, Aerie)

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Girlfriend Collective

A black unitard…

Hear us out. A unitard might sound like something your parent would make you wear as a child, but it’ll be a layering staple you’ll go back to week after week. You can wear it on its own to your favorite workout, or throw sweaters or sweatshirts on top for extra warmth. This one from Girlfriend Collective is full length and has a built-in bra. It’s the ultimate “throw it on and don’t think about it” outfit. ($88, Girlfriend Collective)

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Forever 21

Shearling joggers that are super affordable…

Introducing, glorified blanket pants. These are made of a soft shearling, but have a trendy cut thanks to the elasticized waist and tapered legs. If you run cold always, these are the pair for you. ($21, Forever 21)

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A cozy duster that feels like luxury at a fraction of the cost…

Autumn = cardigan season. This one is made from cashmere (sourced sustainably and ethically) and is great for nights spent on the couch, long travel days, or any quick trips to the grocery store. The cuffs are ribbed, along with the hem, which are just small details we appreciate. PS: We’ve seen this sweater in person and love the way it drapes. ($99.90, Quince)

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Abercrombie & Fitch

A ribbed, slim-fitting tank you can sleep (and work) in…

Note that this tank is a bit cropped, so it pairs really nicely with high-waisted sweats, but isn’t the best option if you want your entire torso covered. Customers love it, and with over 350 reviews, we can’t see why you wouldn’t add it to your collection. ($25, Abercrombie & Fitch)

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striped comfy joggers
Beyond Yoga

A pair of tapered joggers for errands and movie marathons…

Pockets to the rescue. These are tapered and have ankle cuffs for a relaxed fit. They’re so soft and the four-way stretch means they’ll move with you. Obsessed. ($110, Beyond Yoga)

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Forever 21

A sporty pullover from Reebok…

Vintage vibes all the way. This chic terry sweatshirt has a preppy collar and bright graphic details. It’s made of 100% cotton and will be perfect for the WFH days where you want to feel cool but comfortable. ($39.99, Forever 21)

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A PJ set with contrast piping…

This long-sleeve set has a button-front top with a classic collar, plus matching pull-on pants. They’re the perfect staple to keep in your closet. Pick from dark gray, pink, and black. The price is too good. ($89.50, J.Crew)

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A fall-friendly pair of Birkenstocks you’ll want to wear all day, every day…

Add a chunky sock with these and you’ll feel so chic on your weekend errands. We love this fall upgrade for Birkenstock’s on-trend Boston clog. These are fully lined with shearling and have the brand’s ultra-comfortable contoured footbed. There’s an adjustable front strap for added security across the front and a raised toe bar for natural gripping and circulation. Grab them while they’re still in stock. ($170, Zappos)

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Buttery-soft, restriction-free leggings for everyday wear…

Because leggings are an year-round essential. These high-waisted ones come in a ton of colors (and fit styles) and feel like a second skin. They have a slight compression to keep you secure while you lounge and lift. And the wide waistband adds extra comfort and support. Plus, they have three different pockets, so you can easily slip in your essentials while on the go. ($27.99+, Amazon)

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Universal Standard

An office-friendly jumpsuit that feels like pajamas…

The fact that you can easily take this one from the couch to the office feels like a major win to us. This flowy one-piece comes in six bright colors, so buy the muted colors for the fall/winter and save the sage option for the spring/summer. It’s machine-washable, has deep pockets, and is made from a soft cotton blend. Time to alert the group chat. ($98, Universal Standard)

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Pajama leggings under $20…

What can’t Target do? These leggings are on the thinner side, so they’re meant to be worn as pajamas. They have a soft ribbed fabric and a stretchy waistband. You’ll love them so much, you’ll definitely want to buy a backup pair (or two). ($17.99, Target)

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A vintage-style sweatshirt…

This one from Alex Mill is great because it has zero rips or graphic details. It’s just a simple style in a washed black color, so it’ll go with everything. Our favorite part? It hits right at the waist, so it isn’t too cropped or oversized. Plus, it’s made of a mid-weight French terry fabric. Time to achieve the cozy yet put-together look you see all over Instagram. Go ahead, treat yourself. ($135, Shopbop)

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A pair of pajama pants that feel like you’re wearing a blanket at all times…

Sure, Barefoot Dreams is known for their blankets, but have you ever tried their loungewear? This pair is made from their distinctive cozy fabric that’s machine-washable without any pilling or shrinkage. It has a cushy-ribbed texture, which feels so super-soft you’ll never want to take it off. Psst…this would make a great holiday gift for Mom. ($118, Nordstrom)

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matching lounge set with shorts

Waffle shorts for anyone who keeps their apartment at 80 degrees…

Some want to be bundled...some prefer to blast their heat on high. This cozy pair of shorts from Gap is the perfect option for those who want to sport shorts year-round. Don’t mind if we do. ($13+, Gap)

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plush fleece robe with belt
L.L. Bean

A plush robe to give you full blanket-burrito vibes…

Hotel luxury, right at home. This one won’t pill or shed and it has over 2,000 five-star reviews. Customers rave about how plush and luxurious it feels. It has a sherpa trim on the hood and cuffs. We just found another reason to stay home. PS: This would make a great gift.  ($84.99+, L.L.Bean)

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You can never go wrong with a sweater from J.Crew. This one will transition from bed to couch to grocery store seamlessly. We love how stretchy it is for extra comfort. Add to cart ASAP. ($138, J.Crew)

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