We’ve all been spoiled with lounging in our comfiest clothing this summer. Now it’s time to return to the classroom, and you just can’t seem to want to put those work pants on. These sweaters and leggings bring loungewear to the classroom in a presentable way to keep you cozy all day. Here are 20 of our favorite loungewear pieces that will totally transition to the classroom as you return to a sense of routine this year.
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One-pieces are the easiest clothing items to throw on in the morning and walk out the door with a put-together style. This super-soft, pajama-like feel will keep you happy all day. Throw a structured sweater or blazer on top for a chic and polished look.
Buy it: Loose V-Neck Jumpsuit/Amazon
Printed Kimono Cardigan
Kimonos are our ultimate favorite loungewear staple. This lightweight, airy piece is perfect to add to any basic outfit. Dress it up for the classroom by layering it over a dress or a solid top paired with a classic pair of straight-leg trousers.
Buy it: Printed Kimono Cardigan/Amazon
Long Line Cardigan with Pockets
Cardigans are perfect for layering. A long, comfy sweater can easily feel like a blanket on chilly classroom days. It’s comfortable when layered over a cute dress and will make the perfect piece to throw on when running out to recess duty on a crisp fall day.
Buy it: Long Line Cardigan with Pockets/Old Navy
2-Pocket Knit Leggings
If you haven’t worn jeans in over a month, these are for you. A step up from your everyday leggings, the ponte-knit holds its shape for all-day comfort. Plus, they are available in a variety of colors and inseam options. These will make the transition to getting dressed for work every day a bit easier as they are a totally acceptable option for the classroom.
Buy it: 2-Pocket Knit Leggings/Amazon
Wide Leg Pants
Wide-leg pants are popping up everywhere this year, and we couldn’t be more thankful because they are SO comfortable and forgiving. Pair them with your favorite blouse for a perfectly on-trend look.
Buy it: Wide Leg Pants/Target
Casual Maxi Dress
Enter this beautiful print maxi dress available in over 20 different color combinations and prints, including tie-dye, polka dots, and leopard. It’s soft, stretchy, lightweight, and just as comfortable as your favorite pair of leggings. Plus, it has pockets!
Buy it: Casual Maxi Dress/Amazon
Soft Chunky Knit Sweater
You will want to live in this perfectly soft and oversized sweater. It’s one of our favorite loungewear items. It’s super versatile and can be worn on cool summer nights or brisk fall mornings in the classroom.
Buy it: Soft Chucky Knit Sweater/Amazon
Short-Sleeve Flare Midi Dress with Pockets
When you put this dress on, you will feel confident and prepared for the day! In solid colors, this dress serves as a blank slate for endless accessorizing options. Think statement necklaces, blazers, cute waist belts, and more. Check out the 30 plus color and pattern options.
Buy it: Short Sleeve Flare Midi Dress with Pockets/Amazon
Henley V-Neck Pleated Tunic
Not ready to ditch the leggings? Us either. Pick up a long tunic with these colorful prints to make leggings work-appropriate. Also, pair it with slim-cut trousers or tucked into a pencil skirt or a cute look.
Buy it: Henley V-Neck Pleated Tunic/Amazon
This sneaker mule is the ultimate blend of fashion and comfort. Slip these on just like you would your slippers. You’ll be thankful to have these in your daily wardrobe arsenal.
Buy it: Mule Sneakers/Amazon
Lightweight Ankle Pant
Athleta also offers super comfortable work options that are just like their workout gear. These pants are made of a lightweight material with a ribbed waistband. The stretch fabric is wrinkle-resistant, so you can save time in front of the iron.
Buy it: Lightweight Ankle Pant/Athleta
V-Neck Chiffon Blouse
Bring flowy into your wardrobe. This adorable top is work-ready but airy enough to make you forget you’re wearing a blouse. Choose from a range of solids or patterns to fit your style.
Buy it: V-Neck Chiffon Blouse/Amazon
Color Block Top
Yes, you can pull off a t-shirt at work! This adorable color block top can easily be dressed up with some ankle pants and chunky jewelry.
Buy it: Color Block Top/Amazon
Forget your old, tight work pants. Opt for a maxi skirt to feel free-flowing all day. Pair this with your favorite blouse, and you’re ready to rock.
Buy it: Maxi Skirt/Amazon
Wearing flats all day again? No thanks. Try these breathable, knit flats to keep your feet happy.
Buy it: Knit Flats/Amazon
For those mornings when you wish nobody had to see you in person, pop on one of these cute headbands to match your outfit. No one has to know you didn’t wash your hair… shh.
Buy it: Tie Headbands/Amazon
Wide Leg Jumpsuit
This is another versatile and comfortable jumpsuit option. This design is simple but can easily be dressed up. You won’t have to think twice about your outfit with an easy one-piece.
Buy it: Wide Leg Jumpsuit/Amazon
Stretchy Dress Pants
Give me all of the stretchy pants! This option feels like you’re at home in loungewear with its high-waisted, soft feel. Chose from over 30 colors and patterns to match with your favorite top.
Buy it: Stretchy Dress Pants/Amazon
Walk on a cloud with yoga mat Sanuk sandals. They’re the most comfortable, and you’ll almost forget you aren’t at home in slippers.
Buy it: Sanuk Sandals/Amazon
Twist Knot Tunic Top
This is a staple top for a teacher’s wardrobe. Pick up one of the patterned stretch pants to go with this long top and you’ll be comfortable all day in the classroom!
Buy it: Twist Knot Tunic Top/Amazon
What are your favorite loungewear items? Share in the comments below or on our WeAreTeachers DEALS forum!
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