There are days when it’s nice to dress up, look smart and make a good impression. But it’s just as nice – if not better – to throw on something warm and comfortable and get on with everyday life. Lots of people talk about style, but to most of us, comfort is a really important factor in choosing which clothes to wear or buy.
Take jeans, for example. For both men’s jeans and women’s jeans [http://www.cottontraders.co.uk/womenswear/womens-jeans/icat/womens-jeans/], jeans come in a wide range of styles and fit, so you can choose anything from hyper-stylish skinny jeans to stretchy jeans with plenty of room and a soft waistband. The same goes for other trousers – chinos, cargo pants and shorts, as well as for shirts and tops which can come in super-soft 100% cotton and have design features such as seam vents, double-thickness collars and more. All of these pieces are designed to make sure you are comfortable all day, every day.
And it doesn’t stop there. Knitwear has seen a real resurgence in recent seasons, so from Fair Isle tank tops to cable knit sweaters; soft fleece jackets to waterfall cardigans, there’s something for everyone who likes to add a warm layer to a chilling-out outfit. In fact, why stop at fleeces and jumpers? Why not get yourself a wonderful duffel coat to snuggle up in when you pop out to the shops for the paper?
And of course, the most comfortable clothes of all are jogging pants or track pants. With elasticated waists and drawstrings, the brushed jersey fabric used in these types of trousers make them super warm and cosy to wear and, if you buy good quality jogging pants, they will last for ages, becoming old favourites without suffering from too many washes or too much wearing. Match these with a simple t-shirt and sweatshirt [http://www.cottontraders.co.uk/sweatshirt/invt/aa11877/] for the ultimate in soft sofa style.
The great thing about comfortable clothes is that you really get your value for money from them. These clothes are not usually the most expensive, so you can buy good quality items without breaking the bank, and wear them again and again. And because they tend to be staple wardrobe pieces, they’re available all year round from a wide range of retailers, so you’ll always have plenty of choice and you’ll be able to find exactly the right style and size for you. Is now the time to get out and buy yourself some comfortable clothes?
The Author: Emma is a fashion enthusiast who has worked with many high street brands.