How Style Meets Comfort in 2021

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With norms being redefined by the minute, fashion must necessarily follow suit. As we adapt to our current way of living, weekend and loungewear spill into our weekday attire with casual grace. Comfort dressing takes a front seat—and it’s about time too!

Still, there are ways to dress comfy without sacrificing style, and we’d love to let you in on some tips on how to achieve the perfect balance.

Let’s take a look at 5 wardrobe staples of 2021 that combine style and comfort immaculately.


1. Sweaters and Cardigans

With so many options to choose from, and the ability to layer up, it’s no wonder these are the first on our list.

Whether we’re talking about a chunky turtleneck, an embellished sweater, a long cardigan, or all of the above, you simply can’t go wrong with a good collection of knits. A fun and simple way to express your fashion sense, choose your preferred style, colour, and detailing, and you’re all set. For added texture and warmth, we suggest pairing a sleeveless sweater with a cardigan. It’ll elevate your look as well as give you a comfort boost. The best of both worlds!

Don’t want to overthink it? A gorgeous sweater and cardigan combo won’t ever let you down.

2. Elastic Waist Pants

What’s better than pants you can pull right on? Answer: not much. Especially when they flatter your body type and are made to move with you from morning until night.

From slim fit leggings to wide leg accent pants, there’s a ton of styles to explore as you figure out what you like best. Elastic waist—although always a good idea—becomes an even better idea when most of your time is spent at home.

3. Thoughtfully Detailed Tops

Now that most of us are working from home, virtual meetings have become the new standard. With our social lives currently limited, these video calls are a chance for us to interact with those outside our household. Whether we admit it or not, it’s nice to look good on-screen and flaunt notable style while the camera’s rolling.

Standout tops with thoughtful details like classy cut-outs, feminine prints, and cute embellishments can add a little shape to your virtual ensemble. Intricately designed and created with quality in mind, you’ll be the star of the next call. Plus, you have the luxury of wearing these tops with whatever you’d like, as your bottoms will no doubt remain a mystery (i.e., out of frame).

4. Statement Jackets

Between bright blazers, unique jean jackets, and transitional coats, statement layers are the stylish comfort hack you’ve been looking for. Bringing focus to one key element of your outfit allows you to tone down the rest. As your jacket steals the show, underneath it, you can indulge in understated laid-back pieces that prioritize your sense of well-being.

Whether you’re going for business casual or eclectic, select the statement you’d like to make and wear it well with some of the closet staples mentioned above. After all, now’s the perfect time to experiment with your style so that you can wow family, friends, and colleagues when you’re fully able to reconnect.

5. Knit Dresses and Flowing Skirts

When it comes to comfort, dresses and skirts can often be overlooked, but it’s important not to underestimate their potential.

In fact, knit dresses are among the most comfortable and chic pieces to add to your closet. The soft embrace of a sweater combined with the freedom of a skirt—what could be better? Maybe only a flowing skirt paired with your go-to sweater, an alternative that you’re free to mix and match as you please.

Both making the cut, these styles can be worn with tights and warm socks to match the season, maximizing cozy elegance.


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Have a favourite fashion staple that’s as comfy as can be? Tell us all about it in the comments below!

Written by Erika Spedding

When it comes to fashion, as well as other aspects of life, Erika firmly believes that the rules were meant to be broken. Born and raised in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal), she is a product of her city. A self-proclaimed writer and artist, she has always been drawn to the creative, dabbling in poetry, film photography, modelling, and more. She appreciates work that makes people feel something, loves a good self-care day, and will likely try to figure out your zodiac sign upon meeting you.


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