Summer is here but that doesn’t mean you have to put the comfy clothes away. Loungewear is making its way in the fashion industry and has enough versatility to style in various ways. Loungewear can be worn in the house, while running errands and people have even found ways to dress it up with a pair of sneakers or mules. Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS has made waves on social media and items like the slip dress or jumpsuit have been worn with heels and an oversized blazer for a formal look. If you are looking for some loungewear that is more than an old tee shirt and shorts these five Canadian owned brands will help you out.
Terry Wideleg Sweatpant: https://kotn.com/products/womens-terry-wide-leg-sweatpant?colour=dark-olive&size=xxs
Kotn is co-founded by Mackenzie Yeates, Benjamin Sehl and Rami Helali in 2014 Rami took a trip back to his familial home of Egypt where he found himself living in a cotton-farming community in the Nile Delta for six months.All their products can be purchased online or at their flagship store in Toronto on Queen Street West and are made with ethically sourced Egyptian cotton. Kotn is a certified B Corporation voted best in the world with the fourth-highest B Impact Score of apparel brands in North America. With every order made from Kotn the brand invests in the creation of jobs, infrastructure, systems, and education to alleviate poverty and create shared, sustainable growth for the communities we are part of.
Kotn’s lounge collection has a variation of products such as ribbed tanks and leggings, sweatshirts, sweatpants, crop tops, cardigans, shorts, socks and crewnecks. The site also offers an article on how to dress up your loungewear.
Lezé the Label:
Isla Midi Skirt – Bones:
Lezé the Label is a Vancouver based brand founded by two best friends Karen Lee and Tanya Lee. This brand is unique because it is loungewear meets workwear. In 2018, Tanya called Karen after feeling inspired by her shameless tendencies to wear Superman PJ’s in public — “What if we could create comfortable work pants for women that was recycled and looked presentable?” After years of wearing uncomfortable and stiff workwear they created a brand that put comfort at the top of the list. Tanya and Karen decided to turn waste into sustainable fashion. The company features, skirt sets, sweaters, jumpsuits, cardigans and blazers.
The Gauza Button Up Blouse :
TKEES was co-founded in 2009 by wife and husband duo, Carly and Jesse Burnett. After searching for the perfect barely-there flip flop that was accessible and responsibly produced—they created their own.The now-iconic Lily was launched in five nude shades and set the pace for future collections of timeless wardrobe staples.
While the brand is known for it’s shoes, the extensive clothing selection is amazing. The loungewear options are awesome and are perfect for all seasons. Today TKees can be found globally in over 1,000 stores including Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, Anthropologie and more.
The Dressy Sweatpant: https://www.encircled.ca/pages/the-carry-on
Encircled was founded by Kristi Soomer in 2012 after Kristi was tired of fast fashion and going through tons of clothing that lacked style and comfortability. While packing for a trip her suitcase broke and she was forced to edit my wardrobe into a much smaller bag.This is where Kristi realized she ocerpacked and was inspired to create a multi-way design, became Encircled first design – the Chrysalis Cardi. She wanted to create staple clothing pieces that had versatility, were good quality and can easily be styled in different ways.
All items from Encircled are sustainable and contain natural fabrics. The Encircled factory is located in Toronto, Ontario and the company is a B Certified Corporation. The pieces at Encircled help you build a stable wardrobe with pieces that last through all the fashion trends and can be worn to brunch, meetings and a night on the town. Shop the “Kits” section on the website to help you create the perfect outfit with some of Encircled’s best pieces.
The Summer Rib Cardi: