Posted on October 30 2020
While so many of us are spending more time at home right now as well as working from home we felt it would be a great time to share with you some of the fantastic loungewear pieces that are helping us stay cozy and comfortably chic whether we are at home or out and about.
This list includes comfy, cozy, versatile pieces that do double wardrobe duty by being lounge staples that can be incorporated into your everyday life and mixed with other pieces to create fashionably fierce, all season outfits! We chose these picks from two of our favourite brands, Vitamin A and L*Space. If you’re familiar with these two California based brands then you already know how fab their products are and for those who aren’t, this is a great way to get acquainted with the brands. Up first, Vitamin A!
If you’ve ever worn a Vitamin A bikini then you already know that their quality, craftsmanship, and fit are beyond comparison! As the originator of the ultra flattering LLB (Little Black Bikini) as well as the now-iconic, “California cut”, Vitamin A never ceases to enthrall us with their fabulous cuts and fashionable, figure flattering designs and we’re thrilled to say that these qualities have been applied to their new line of outstanding lounge pieces!
Not only are these pieces chic and comfortable, they are also eco-conscious! Feeling the desire to do something good for the planet and subsequently humanity, is something that we’ve all experienced. Now more than ever the need to minimize our environmental footprint is at an all time high. Some ways we can help promote sustainability is how we shop, particularly for fashion.
“I want to use my brand platform to be a part of the solution, both in combating climate change and promoting female empowerment” -- Amahlia Stevens, Creator of Vitamin A Swim
Such a simple statement but what’s behind it makes such an enormous impact. Amahlia continues to exemplify this promise season after season with the California made Vitamin A brand which is one of the many reasons why we continue to promote and celebrate this brand.
Our list consists of items that are made from two of Vitamin A’s eco-friendly fabrics. Organic Rib™ and EcoSoft.
Organic Rib™ is a sustainable, textured fabric that consists of a blend of Organic Cotton and Tencel® with a touch of stretch. The material is renewable, compostable, biodegradable, and grown with non-GMO seeds. Tencel’s closed loop manufacturing process recycles over 99% of water. The Cotton is GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, OEKO-TEX® certified, and uses non-toxic and low-impact dyes. Vitamin A’s Organic Rib™ fabric consists of 46% Tencel, 46% Organic Cotton, and 8% Lycra® and is made in California.
Ecosoft is sustainably made in California from plant-based and recycled materials. It is a renewable, compostable, and biodegradable blend of 60% Organic Hemp and 40% Organic Cotton. It absorbs CO2 through photosynthesis, making it carbon negative and uses half as much water and land as cotton. It is grown using no herbicides, fungicides or pesticides.
Here are our faves!
This may look like your run-of-the-mill tank top but the West Tank from Vitamin A is super natural! Literally! The Organic Rib™ fabric is a sustainably produced blend of organic cotton and tencel with a smidge of lycra for stretch. This super hero of tanks loves being matched with the Talia Shorts or the West Pant but wouldn’t complain if you paired it with your fave denim for a little casual cool.
Sleek and streamlined aren’t the usual terms used in regards to joggers but these ones have broken the mould! The West Pant from Vitamin A features a slim-fit and flattering, wide waistband, making them ideal companions for those who love the clean lined look of a tucked-in shirt (lookin’ at you Vitamin A West Tank and you too West Bodysuit!). Take your WFH outfits to higher levels of comfort in these beauties!
Ok, here’s the lowdown; here at Sandpipers we try not to play favourites with our beloved loungewear pieces but this bodysuit may have just made it to the tops of all our wish lists! The Vitamin A West Bodysuit has endless versatility and has the looks to dress it up and the comfort to dress it down! Wear it with your fave denim, skirts, pants (Hello West Pant!), shorts (Hey there Thalia Shorts!) and anything else your heart desires to achieve a curve lovin’ silhouette! Made from eco-friendly fabric, using sustainable and ethical practices AND the cheeky cut back gives your outfit that smooth and sleek edge with no VPL! We’ll take one in every colour!
Lounge time just got a whole lot sweeter! These Thalia Shorts from Vitamin A are the perfect shorts to slip into for a day of Netflix and chillin’ or an evening curled up with a good book. Cute and comfy enough to sleep in but with enough coverage to answer the front door for your take-out delivery! We love it paired with the West Tank or West Bodysuit for an allover ribbed fabric fantasy!
A t-shirt dress that pairs our love of lounging with our love for the planet! The Catalina Tee Dress from Vitamin A is one of those “looks great on everyone” staple pieces that we can’t get enough of. Super flattering, uber comfy, and easy to throw on with your fave kicks and a denim jacket for grocery store runs or Autumn strolls. We’re in love!
Who loves the absolute effortlessness of a “one-and-done” outfit? We do!!! Most especially when it’s in the form of an ultra comfy jumpsuit in Vitamin A's Ecosoft Fabric. With it’s tank top and joggers silhouette the Avalon Jumper from Vitamin A is the ideal all-weather onesie that will carry you through the seasons with ease and style.
Cozying up for a night of R&R? Need to run out to grab a few essentials? Time for your Autumn morning power walk? Throw on the Emery Fleece Hoodie from Vitamin A! This hoodie is our go-to for all activities both indoors and out.
Cute enough to wear for your afternoon zoom call, comfy enough for falling asleep in front of the TV. The Cora Fleece Top from Vitamin A looks fab, feels great, and is made sustainably from eco-friendly materials. What more could we ask for!
When there’s a bit of chill in the air but you still love having your morning cuppa on the front porch reach for these cozy joggers. The Kennedy Jogger from Vitamin A takes lounge wear to the comfiest of heights with it’s snuggle-up softness.
“It’s a call to all to celebrate how you feel when everything in life fits just right.” - L*Space
The quintessential sun-kissed California brand! L*Space believes that when it comes to fashion, it all comes down to fit. They create their fun and feminine pieces with a focus not just on impeccable fit but how these products can fit into our everyday lives. In our years of carrying L*Space at Sandpipers we’ve found that once you experience the casual luxury of one of their impeccably made swimsuits you’ll be a fan for life and luckily for us loungewear lovers, this quality extends into their gorgeous line of lounge pieces as well. No matter your destination or occasion, they pride themselves on creating “slip-it-on-and-go styles that you’ll love to live in”! We couldn’t agree more!
Here are a few of our top picks!
A sexy, cropped sweater with a casually cool, boxy fit and super soft sweater shorts in ultra flattering neutral stripes. This pullover sweater is our first choice for literally every cool weather activity or chilly evening escapade. Cuddle up in it’s touchable softness for working at home and throw it on for your outdoor ventures. Don’t forget to grab the matching Sun Seeker Short for those days when only going matchy-matchy will do! Ultimate lounge-able fashion vibes galore!
The Best Life Pullover and New Jam Shorts *coming soon*
Who says you can’t look effortlessly cool in sweats? Not us!! The Best Life Pullover from L*Space defies comfy sweatshirt convention with it’s flirty, cropped, boxy fit and half zip feature and the New Jam Shorts feel just like your comfiest gym shorts with a way cuter vibe. Grab one piece to add a casually cool edge to your lounge outfits or grab both pieces for a set you'll be living in all season long!
Nothing perks up your Autumn wardrobe quite like the multi versatile sweater dress and this one is a true beauty! The Jetsetter Sweater Dress from L*Space is a comfy, chunky knit turtleneck that can be paired with cozy knit socks for loungin’ around with a hot cuppa tea or dressed up with knee high boots and winter knit tights for braving the chilliest of days.
The North Shore Jumper transitions from season to season with casually-chic ease. Throw this streamlined, black jumpsuit over your bandeau swimsuit to help further reduce those tan lines or pair with a denim jacket or chunky knit cardigan for those cooler temperatures.
The Nova Pajama Set
Feminine, feline feels all around in the Nova Pajama Set from L*Space! This satiny button-front top and shorts PJ set is pure cuteness. The allover pink cheetah print makes it purr-fect for dancing around your living room with your cat before curling up for a good night’s rest! This pajama set makes a fabulous gift and don’t forget to check out the matching Kosy Kat Slippers! We are so much the smitten kittens!