7 Comfy Basics Every Closet Needs
Reebok’s Laura Lydon highlights timeless pieces from the new Identity Collection that magically pair with any item in your closet.
Now that “nights out” have been replaced by “nights in” and the home office is the new norm, what we’ve always known has changed and evolved, and so has fashion. Comfort has become a non-negotiable. The one thing everyone needs in a world of uncertainty is a feeling of support – and it all starts with what you’re wearing.
Everyone has that go-to piece of clothing – a trucker jacket or a super soft tee – that takes on an identity all its own. You wear these pieces so much that they become a part of you, and styled perfectly, can transcend any season. This roundup of seven wardrobe essentials (curated for both men and women) is designed to elevate your everyday looks and build a versatile closet. These cozy clothes will stick with you through thick and thin, without compromising on style.
THE LIVED IN CROP
Throw on this cropped tee before or after your bodyweight workout, or layered underneath your jacket for a weekend hike with a high waisted pair of leggings. Not feeling active today? Skip the workout and wear it with your favorite pair of high waisted sweatpants to indulge in a comforting meal. No matter where your day takes you, you will look cozy chic while doing it. The more you wear it, the more it has the “lived in” look. Complete the look by throwing on your favorite Club C’s and top off with a denim jacket.
THE BELOVED BRALETTE
This bralette is what you’re wearing for date night—in or (eventually) out. Whether virtual or in person, the bralette allows you to show some skin for when you’re really feeling yourself. This is my personal favorite for when you want to take your look from couch to street—pair with an oversized jogger, Classic sneakers and a blazer. Still not used to leaving the house in sweats? Throw on a pair of high waisted jeans for a more natural statement.
YOUR GO-TO TANK
A timeless tank is what you’re wearing for your Zoom call. Layer it under your favorite oversized cardigan when you want to feel comfortable, yet put together. Whether you’re hosting a virtual game night or a happy hour, this tank has your back. Focus on above-the-waist dressing and throw on a pair of sweats (your secret is safe with us). Want to take it up a notch? Tie or tuck this tank into jeans or a maxi skirt and pair with a leather jacket.
A TRUSTY TEE
This tee is the one to wear for any and all of your new quarantine hobbies (no judging if that includes starting a puzzle). This no-brainer pairs with all of your closet staples and will leave you feeling a sense of security. We’ve got you covered in a full range of colors to fit your vibe.
For men, try pairing this with a fleece jogger, crew socks and Classic kicks, or throw on a pair of jeans and a leather jacket. For women, style this tee with leopard print bike shorts, crew socks and some Zigs. Want to feel more dressy? Try layering a silk maxi dress over it and complete with the Club C Vintage.
A LARGE LOGO CREW
When you feel like spending the day in PJ’s but want to look slightly more presentable, throw on this french terry sweatshirt. Pair it with matching sweatpants tucked into your printed crew socks or slippers for an on-trend cozy look. If you’re leaving the house, throw on an oversized tonal jacket within the same color family for a monochromatic statement.
For women, try ordering a size larger than usual and pairing back with a bike short, crew socks and white sneakers to channel your inner 90s nostalgia, because let’s be honest, we could all use a little reminiscing right now. Want something more form fitting? Try to tuck the crew underneath a longer bralette and pull excess fabric down to show off some skin, and complete with high waisted jeans.
THE ULTIMATE HOODIE
The Ultimate Hoodie is perfect for cozying up on the couch to binge watch tv. Comfort is the theme here, so grab your favorite comfort food and a glass of wine and you are set for the night.
Try out the matching sweats trend and pair with our Fleece jogger and layer in an oversized trench jacket, crew socks & Classics shoes when you’re leaving the house. Tip: Try to find a jacket that is in the same color family as your set. Can’t get behind this trend? Replace sweats with jeans to elevate the look. For women wanting a more fitted look, try tucking hoodie into jeans.
THE WEAR ANYWHERE PANT
If there’s one thing you buy this season, make it this cozy pant—this is the piece you will throw on the second you walk in from the office (fingers crossed that day will come soon). Until then, soak up every chance to wear it, whether your’re spending a lazy day in bed or on a coffee run. Style this look back to the Identity hoodie with a puffer or oversized trench coat, Classic sneakers and a beanie. For women wanting to show off more skin, try to pair with a bralette and oversized blazer with Classics kicks for an effortless, dressy-yet-casual vibe. Swap in a fun pair of heels to take this look from day to night.
These comfy yet versatile pieces are the new quarantine uniform you can take from couch to street, and will forever want to live in. Feeling yourself in that new outfit? Show off your new go to pieces and how you’re wearing them on Instagram and tag @Reebok.