5 Key Downtime pieces

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Whether you’ve had a long day or invited her over for Netflix and a chill, there is still no excuse for looking like a slob. Your daily downtime is for you to feel comfortable and relaxed, but bench those baggy sweatpants and come up trumps in the comfort and style stakes with our guide to lounge wear. Plus, you’ll be able to move from a night on the sofa to the local shop without donning a coat to cover your stain-ridden trackies.

This autumn we’re slipping on slim leg joggers or detailed sweat shorts and finding you your new favourite Tee (so you can bin that ill-fitting vest scrunched up in the corner of your room). This uncomplicated style guide will have you looking classic and comfortable in no time. So, scroll down the page and take a look at our five key downtime pieces.

Bottoms up

It may be getting a little colder outside, but shorts are staying a while longer. These cut off sweats from The Hundreds are the perfect accent piece to a casual outfit. Relaxed and made with natural fibres, they are comfy and breathable, which means you can even take them from couch to gym in one fell swoop. Perfect for chilling out in.

SHOP: The Hundreds Sweat Shorts

But, if you’re looking to cover up this season, make sure you get your hands on a pair of premium joggers from Publish. The basic straight legged slacks are stylish and super comfortable – ideal for stretching out on the sofa in front of an episode of House of Cards. These are definite downtime trousers, without looking scruffy.

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SHOP: Publish Mars Joggers

Top tips

You don’t have to lose your cool when it comes to lounge wear, but wearing a 10-year old t-shirt won’t do. This is your chance to add logos, colour and patterns. Mess around with your style and personality, but make sure you stick to one or the other to keep in calm and simple. Here at Idleman HQ we love the classic style of a Vans tee in heather.

SHOP: Vans Classic T-Shirt in Heather

Sock it to them

There’s nothing worse than frozen toes, especially if you’re trying to impress the opposite sex. So make sure your feet are toasty this season with a pair of these mega socks from HUF – we can’t get enough of their latest collection!

SHOP: Huf Can Crew Socks

Shoe in

Finally, if you need to get out of the house in a hurry to stock up on beers for the game, or don’t fancy going barefoot to the kitchen, you’ll be in need of a pair of comfy, fuss-free slip-ons. These Converse Chucks are just the job.

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SHOP: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Slip Ons

Hopefully these key pieces will help on you on your way to perfecting your downtime look, while helping you to relax after a long week. So all that’s left is to do is get the latest Netflix series on, have an ice cold beer at the ready and sink into your sofa. Downtime to a T.

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