Whispers of the end of lockdown may be circulating, but we can’t trust anyone who says their loungewear obsession will go into demise at the same time. Whether we’re allowed out to the pub or not, the Coronavirus crisis has ignited a love for all things soft and comfy that shows NO sign of ever disappearing – not least because we’ll be working from home for quite a while yet. Long live the matching tracksuit.
There are a few loungewear brands we’d recommend to all our mates without a second of hesitation: Les Girls Les Boys/& Other Stories/Pangaia, for example. And Skims. The loungewear brand owned by Kim Kardashian that just about pips the others to the post.
The hype around the Skims brand as a whole has been deafening since it launched back in 2018. It started with the drop of the Skims shapewear collection (don’t miss our Skims review if you want to know whether it’s worth your money), and the release of the Cozy Collection closely followed: a selection of comfy, flattering, super-soft and size-inclusive joggers, loungewear tops, hoodies and pull-overs. Everything is made from a breathable and stretchy yarn and available in five colours (bone, dusk, camel, smoke and onyx) and sizes XXs-5X – offering something for every body type, style and skin tone.
With credentials like that, it’s no surprise the first drop and every drop following sold out in a matter of minutes. So, when news of a Skims restock comes about, there’s only one thing for it. You set your alarms. You limber up. And you pounce. This fuzzy loungewear sells out *quickly*.
Here’s your cue: Kim Kardashian’s Cosy Skims loungewear line is restocking at 5pm on Tuesday 9 March, people.
If you’ve been put off shopping before by not being able to shop in your home currency / sneaky added fees at checkout, it’s worth noting that SKIMS have finally changed their e-comm site so its far easier to shop as a UK customer.
As of last week, you’re able to shop the site in GBP with all taxes and duties included – plus flat rate shipping and no extra fees at checkout. Yasss.
So what to buy? We’re making a beeline for the Cozy Knit Jogger – a super soft knit pant made of plush boucle yarn with a flattering high waist and elasticated cuffs – the knit wrap top and the oversized knit pullover (a warm, relaxed-fit jumper with a large front pocket and mock neck collar). There’s also the Cozy Kit Tank which is the perfect solution to loungewear in the summer (the squared scoop neckline is *super* flattering) and the matching Cozy Knit Shorts which are engineered for ultimate comfort. Spoiled for choice? You bet.
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