8 Comfy Yet Stylish Lazy Day Outfits We Love

Every busy woman needs some lazy day outfits in her repertoire.

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8 comfy yet stylish lazy day outfits for college students and young women
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You’re studying for midterms. You’re juggling a full course schedule and one more extracurricular than you reasonably should have taken on. And, of course, it’s starting to get cold outside and therefore just a little bit harder to get out of bed in the morning. Because of this, having a few insanely comfortable outfits under your belt is more important than ever!

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Of course, none of us enjoy leaving the house looking like slobs. Personally, I cringe every time I see someone trekking across campus in pajamas and Uggs. Lucky for us, there are several outfits out there that are just as comfortable as pajamas, but look about a thousand times more put-together in public.

CF is here to break them down for you, with tips and tricks for looking cozy yet chic, as well as a few easy-to-recreate outfit ideas.

Let’s get to it!

Tips and Tricks for Creating the Best Lazy Day Outfits

  • Leggings. Yes, a college girl staple, but we aren’t talking any leggings. The Lululemon Aligns are a must-have for every college girl. If you want to save some cash, though, these Yunoga leggings from Amazon are absolute game-changers and extremely similar to Lulu for 1/4 the price. Throw them on with a cropped crew neck neck tee, an oversized cardigan, and white sneakers.
  • Also, faux leather leggings. Invest in a pair of Spanx leggings ASAP if you like faux leather leggings. They’re extremely stretchy and look good on absolutely everyone, plus they’re comfy while looking luxe — win-win!
  • Embrace your glasses. Not only do they save you time putting in your contacts, but if you have thick-rimmed glasses, they’ll frame and define your eyes enough that you don’t even need to bother with eye makeup! Finish with an easy swipe of bright lip gloss.
  • Look for stylish sweatpants. Stores like Missguided and Boohoo usually have cute joggers. If you ever stumble across these, be sure to snatch them up! You can wear them with sneakers or high-heeled ankle booties and no one will have any idea how cozy you actually are.
  • Oversized graphic tees will be your best friend on lazy days. You can wear them with leggings and sneakers, and you’ll look absolutely adorable.
  • Thick socks. Not matter where you are, a cozy and warm pair of socks will make you feel like you’re cuddled up on your couch at home.
  • Top knots. A messy bun on the top of your head not only masks greasy hair, but looks super stylish, too. It’s a great trick to pull when you’re too busy or lazy to do your hair! Baseball caps are also a great way to hide greasy roots.
  • Accessorize. Cover up a ratty shirt and leggings with scarves, boot socks, headwraps, statement necklaces, and more.

Lazy Day Outfit Ideas

1. Faux Leather Leggings + Tee + Jacket

Lazy college outfits - white tee, leather leggings, oversized denim jacket, lipstick, stan smiths

Products: Leggings, Tee, Lipstick, Denim Jacket, Sneakers

You might not think of “comfort” when you think of faux leather leggings, but I bet you just don’t own the right pair.

If you haven’t tried these Spanx faux leather leggings yet, drop what you’re doing and get a pair NOW. Yes, they’re a splurge, but they’re also unlike any other legging on the planet — they literally feel like yoga leggings while looking like leather! Don’t believe me? Read the reviews — there are 2,000+ five star reviews and counting.

Pair these game-changers with your favorite t-shirt and a jacket, then finish with a bright swipe of lip color. I personally love Glossier Generation G because it goes on matte and has the perfect amount of color for a casual day. (See our list of the best Glossier products for more on this wonder lipstick!)

2. Leggings + Long Sleeved Shirt + Winter Vest

Lazy day outfit with joggers, long sleeve shirt, and winter vest

Products: Tee, Vest, Leggings, Sneakers, Earrings, Bracelet

Vests are another lazy day outfit staple. They’re a sneaky way to look presentable but stay uber cozy. You’ll be amazed at how warm a puffer vest will keep you, even in frigid conditions.

This vest look is both comfy and stylish. It plays with icy blue tones to match the winter chill. This Uniqlo vest comes in various colors and can be paired with dresses or a long-sleeve tee. For a lazy-day look, though, we’ve styled it with some comfortable leggings. Complete the outfit with a striped shirt, stud earrings, and easy sneakers.

3. Bike Shorts + Hoodie + Ankle Socks

Lazy day outfit #1

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Biker shorts have become insanely popular recently, and they’re a comfy favorite of fashion girls everywhere. For warmer days, they’re our go-tos for lazy day outfits. They’re insanely comfortable and easy to throw on.

You can style biker shorts with so many outfits. For example, this outfit pairs an oversized pink hoodie (oversized hoodies are also very trendy right now) with Nike Air Force 1s.

Then, for some added trendy accessories, you pair the outfit with these small black sunglasses, thick silver hoops, and a cute hair clip.

4. Leggings + Cropped Windbreaker

Lazy day outfit #2

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Sporty outfits are always a great thing to have if you don’t feel like having to worry about what you are going to wear. They are super easy to put together and they can take you from class to the gym in a flash.

This is a great example of a sporty outfit that you could wear all day long, from classes to the gym to running errands. You’re sure to look super trendy while staying comfortable!

For this look, start with cropped Lululemon Align leggings that have a sparkly design — this will add some sparkle to your outfit while also still being sporty. Then, add a Nike jacket that shows off some streetwear style, and finish the look off with matching black and white Nike sneakers.

To add some extra accessories to this look, you can pair it with thin silver hoop earrings and this black scrunchie.

5. Wide Leg Jeans + Cardi

Lazy day outfit #3: Wide leg jeans, cropped cardigan, mini purse, butterfly necklace, platform sneakers

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If it’s cold outside, jeans are usually a great option to keep yourself warm. But, when you think of jeans, you may be thinking of a fancier and less comfortable outfit.

Don’t worry, though, because there are ways that you can style jeans for the perfect lazy day outfit while still looking stylish!

This outfit is a great example because it pairs some loose-fitting jeans (so you won’t be uncomfortable) and a super cute long sleeve cropped cardigan (a hot trend right now).

Then, all you need to do is pair the outfit with some comfy white platform sneakers (I’ve been seeing these everywhere!) and this pretty butterfly layered necklace. Finish with a small black purse for all the ’90s vibes.

6. Joggers + Tank + Boots

Lazy day outfit #4

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Joggers are so comfortable, but they can sometimes look too relaxed — unless you style them correctly.

If you want to make the perfect lazy day outfit using joggers, you should go for this outfit. It pairs pink joggers (these ones have pockets and a belt to make them look more stylish) with a white crop top. Layer a zip hoodie or jacket over top if you need extra warmth.

Style this outfit up with white boots for an on-trend vibe, then add these trendy thick gold hoops to complete the outfit.

If you need to carry just a few small things around, this white mini backpack would look great with this outfit.

7. Leggings + Cropped Jacket + Combat Boots

Lazy day outfit #5

Products: Top, Leggings, Shoes, Jacket, Earrings

Leggings are obviously our favorite lazy day outfit piece because they are so comfortable. Above, we paired our leggings with a boyfriend tee and sneakers, but this outfit is a different take on the style that’s just as cute.

For this lazy day outfit, rock your black leggings with a trendy racerback crop top and black Doc Martens boots. (Combat boots are a HUGE trend for the fall/winter season!)

To make the outfit even more stylish, you can add on this cropped ripped jean jacket with some thin silver hoop earrings, and you will be good to go for your lazy day!

8. T-Shirt Dress + Jacket

Lazy day outfit #6

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When you think of dresses, you probably think it’s going to be a super fancy outfit. However, a t-shirt dress is the best of both worlds — insanely comfy and a little dressier than your basic leggings and tee.

The best part about these dresses is that they can be accessorized a million ways to make your look as dressed-down or dressy as you’d like.

This outfit pairs a blue t-shirt dress with trendy white chunky sneakers and a white puffer jacket to give you some extra warmth if you need it.

For accessories, you can add this thick silver chain necklace and small cat-eye sunglasses to complete the look.

What do you think of our lazy day outfits?

What are your go-to outfits when you’re feeling on the lazy side? Would you wear any of these outfit formulas? What tricks do you employ when you want to stay cozy but look chic? Leave a comment and tell us what you think!

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2013; it was completely updated and revamped in 2020 with new photos, outfit sets, and information.

4 thoughts on “8 Comfy Yet Stylish Lazy Day Outfits We Love”

  1. I love all of these outfit inspirations! Best of all, I already have most items on hand. Can’t wait to try these combos!

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