Hello there 🙂
I have long admired my favorite cartoon characters for their perfectly organized, perfectly uniform wardrobes. Think of Doug Funnie and 10 pretty green vests that hang comfortably next to each other and undoubtedly long to be closer to Patti Mayonnaises polka dot sweaters. My wardrobe looks more like something that has pierced a hysterical Angelica pickles in the middle of a tantrum – wire akimbo, an annoyed neon green dress that I have not worn for years, next to a hopeful rainbow of skirts that I might one day fit would be back (as if). There is no method for my madness, but there is one possible solution: Throw everything out and just wear my favorite Uniqlo loungewear forever. I'm serious.
I'm a big Uniqlo fan. I usually dress in sticks – in basic colors like black, navy and white and jeans for everyday wear and sparkles and neon, if I feel like it. I get a lot of my basics from Japanese superstore. To make my wardrobe more like Doug and less than Angelica, I've tried to clean them and only buy the pieces I need, want and love. I've recently come to the conclusion that I needed sophisticated sweats suitable for the office (on Friday) and for Sunday errands, because comfort is important to me, but maintaining a slightly elevated appearance that would not upset my grandmother.
The first piece I noticed was a Uniqlo U stand-up sweatshirt, the company's "progressive essentials" line, designed by Christophe Lemaire in a Parisian studio. I loved the thicker French terry cloth, which gave the piece a little more sophistication. Also, the seams that made the body and sleeves sloping down, unlike other, less interesting sweatshirts and their uninspired, straight seams.
To complete my elaborate sweat kit, I also bought a pair of Uniqlo joggers whose tapered cuffs looked fancier than the straight leg or (heavenly ban) elastic jogging pants I wore in high school and college. Ever since I've been outfitting myself in this makeshift loungewear set – I've got both items in black (size medium) – I found it the whole time, The all-black look enhances the set even more, and I plan to pack it for an upcoming trip to Paris and wear it under my trenchcoat for my morning croissant outings.
I'm not throwing away the rest of my wardrobe yet, but I'm delighted that my favorite low-cost loungewear is so versatile that I basically made it my new uniform. I think Doug Funnie would agree. Here you can find my favorite Uniqlo-Sweats as well as some other favorites of the brand and then further stylish sweats.
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