Loungewear to Luxe

Loungewear to Luxe
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The holiday season is upon us. Even if you’re planning a cozy staycation rather than an exotic vacation, there’s a lot to look forward to. From late morning coffees and afternoon naps to family dinners and drinks with friends, you may still have a semi-full social calendar with luxurious pockets of alone time and priceless moments of relaxation. Whether you’re enjoying time by yourself or basking in the warmth of loved ones, your well-deserved break will no doubt call for comfy loungewear and elevated eveningwear.

Touchable Warmth

One of the best parts of any day off is the ability to lounge in your PJs for as long as you like. Whether you’re an early riser or prefer to sleep in, there are few things better than rolling out of bed and sipping on a hot coffee while enjoying the wintry view from your kitchen. A soft pyjama set with a quirky design is all you need to complete the mood.

Pillow Talk - 3-Piece Pyjama Set
Pillow Talk – 3-Piece Pyjama Set

Smooth Transition

As you shift from late morning to early afternoon, you may feel a slight urge to change into something comfortable yet presentable, in case family or friends decide to pop in for a last-minute visit. Opt for a casual heather knit ensemble – the perfect outfit for when you secretly want to keep your pyjamas on all day.

Heather Knit Top & Pants
Heather Knit Top
Heather Knit Pants

Brunch Mode: ON!

If you’re like most people, the holiday season largely revolves around heavenly meals and delectable desserts. You may choose to host a festive brunch at home or meet your girlfriends at a restaurant for a gift swap luncheon. Either way, you’ll want to look stylish and feel comfortable. A cozy knit and a sleek pair of leggings are the ultimate staples for a fashionable feast. You can even throw on a fringe poncho for an extra layer of style.

The "On the Fringe" Look
The “On the Fringe” Look
Laura Plus

Outdoor Approved

Don’t let dipping temperatures and snowy sidewalks negatively impact your fashion sense. There are plenty of cold weather designs guaranteed to keep you snug without forcing you to compromise your look. A quilted coat with a faux fur trim and a crystal-embellished tuque will allow you to greet your friends and family in style, while leaving them with a lasting impression when you bid them farewell.

The "Winter Ready" Look
The “Winter Ready” Look
Laura Petites

One & Done

After a day of relaxing, feasting and enjoying time with loved ones, you may still have one last social engagement to attend – a holiday party, an evening cocktail hour or even another celebratory meal. Easy outfitting and minimalism are key at this point in the day, so that you can save whatever energy you have left for wining and dining. Try slipping into an effortless jumpsuit that feels as good as it looks – even with a full belly! Don’t be surprised if a lustrous one-piece design makes your go-to little black dress feel obsolete.

Maggy London - Sequin Jumpsuit
Maggy London – Sequin Jumpsuit
Melanie Lyne

With a plethora of holiday gatherings to look forward to this season, culminating in New Year’s Eve celebrations, there are countless opportunities to showcase your personal style. Even if you’re cuddled up at home, lounging in your favourite pair of PJs, a playful animal print ensemble may be all you need to satisfy your inner fashionista.

Written by Sarah Sussman

Born and raised in the city of endless festivals and world-famous gastronomy, Sarah considers herself a true Montrealer. From the undeniably genius blend of squeaky cheese curds, fries and gravy to the breathtakingly beautiful European-inspired architecture, it’s easy for this city girl to find plenty to love in the place she is proud to call home. When she is not enjoying time with her family and seriously contemplating whether to order sushi or pizza while at home with her husband and kids, Sarah is likely pushing herself to the limit through intense boxing workouts and trying her very hardest not to jaywalk.

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