Functional Loungewear: Bring comfort to every day

Functional Loungewear: Bring comfort to every day


Loungewear is no longer just for relaxing at home, it’s now a staple part of an everyday wardrobe for many. Whether you’re taking working from home comfort into the office or looking for a comfortable yet stylish outfit for brunch with friends, we’ve got you covered. From classic matching hoodies and joggers to comfy graphic t-shirts and practical contemporary footwear, find the perfect functional loungewear outfits for you here at Barbour.

‘What is functional loungewear?’ you may ask. Well, it’s a casual style of clothing that is inspired by classic lounge items, yet with elevated elements that mean it can be worn beyond the comfort of your home. 

Read on to discover inspiration for the best functional loungewear outfits to take you from chilling at home to running errands seamlessly, ensuring you always look fashionable and feel comfortable. 

Women’s Functional Loungewear Outfit Ideas

Forget wearing your old worn out t-shirt and joggers and instead bring a new lease of life into your comfortable clothing selection with stylish loungewear from Barbour. Our collection of women’s loungewear consists of a range of casual pieces that provide everything you need to take you from relaxing at home to walking the dog then dinner with friends. No matter your personal style, from cosy joggers to relaxed shorts and breathable knit jumpers to classic white tees, we’ve picked some of our favourite items to suit all preferences from the SS23 Barbour loungewear collection.

Casual Women’s Loungewear

A hoodie is an essential layer to any loungewear outfit, as it’s easy to throw-on for anything from heading to a fitness class, to running an errand or wearing for comfort when travelling. The Barbour Lottie Lounge Hoodie is made from a unique cotton blend to provide optimum comfort, in a sophisticated navy colour that is versatile enough to wear with almost anything in your wardrobe. Featuring light pink accents and branding to bring a subtle pop of colour, this hoodie is sure to become your new go-to loungewear piece.

A lightweight t-shirt is another must-have when it comes to creating the ultimate functional loungewear wardrobe. The Barbour Rowen Tee is made from 95% cotton for a luxuriously soft feel to wear beneath a hoodie or on its own for a breathable top option. Boasting a unique graphic print that pays homage to the Barbour brand featuring a dog and Barbour Wellington image, this subtle print adds character to a classic white tee.

Functional loungewear doesn’t just stop at clothing, some comfortable and stylish footwear is a vital part of completing your outfit. Crafted from 100% cotton, this pair of canvas Barbour Portree Trainers are ideal for all-day wear. Boasting a low-top shape in a white canvas finish and rubber sole, this pair of trainers are a timeless footwear choice for all occasions.

Joggers worn as everyday casual-wear have risen in popularity in the last couple of years, making the transition from at-home comfort to streetwear style. When styled well, joggers are the perfect option for a laidback yet fashionable outfit. The Barbour Otterburn Joggers ensure that you don’t need to compromise on style for comfort. Featuring an elasticated waistband, side entry pockets and gathered cuffs, this pair of joggers boast an 85% cotton blend for a super soft feel.

Colourful Women’s Loungewear

Adding a pop of colour with loungewear is a great way to brighten up your everyday wardrobe. A timeless colour that is sure to never go out of style, pink is a must-have in your loungewear collection. The Barbour Otterburn Overlayer Sweatshirt is perfect for days lounging at home or to throw-on as an extra layer on your daily dog walk. Crafted from 100% cotton, this soft and cosy sweatshirt features a simple Barbour embroidery in a contrasting lilac colour for a unique twist.

Showcasing the same baby pink colour as the Otterburn Sweatshirt, this Barbour Otterburn Tee features a classic all-over striped design with a subtle Barbour script embroidery on the chest. This timeless stripe pattern ensures that this t-shirt can be worn for a variety of occasions, all year-round and will seamlessly blend into your existing wardrobe to create a variety of outfits.

A matching loungewear set that can be worn out and about is perfect for days where you feel uninspired with what to wear. A simple colour coordinating loungewear outfit will help you stay comfortable whilst looking effortlessly stylish. Pair your Otterburn sweatshirt and t-shirt with the Barbour Otterburn Shorts, in the same pink hue and uber-soft cotton blend and add a pair of white trainers for a staple outfit you can fall back on as the days start to warm up.


Functional loungewear is all about practicality and ease, which is why we suggest pairing this chic loungewear outfit with the Barbour Georgie Trainers. Boasting a classic white leather upper and lightweight flatform sole, these shoes are on their way to becoming your new go-to option for casual days. With triple Velcro straps for ease while dressing, these trainers are both comfortable and stylish, and add a subtle pop of colour with the contrasting pink heel panel.

Smart Casual Women’s Loungewear

Loungewear doesn’t always have to mean hoodies, sweatshirts and joggers - comfortable clothing can also be disguised as a smart-casual outfit suitable for more formal occasions such as dinner or evening drinks. The key to creating a chic outfit using loungewear is to work with more structured silhouettes and subtle colours. This 100% cotton Barbour Mariner Knit boasts a muted lilac hue in a boat neckline and relaxed fit for a flattering fit. Showcasing a rolled edge hem, dropped shoulders and side splits, this knit offers a variety of ways to style, whether it be over a midi skirt or tucked into some wide-leg trousers. 

For an added layer, you can never go wrong with a classic plain white tee. The Barbour Apia Tee reimagines this wardrobe staple by adding a unique floral embroidery on the shoulders and neckline. This subtle floral accent adds interest to a tried-and-tested clothing favourite - pair this t-shirt with anything in your wardrobe and you’ve instantly got a stylish outfit.

Lightweight, loose fitting trousers are the key to constructing a comfortable outfit that is suitable for both lounging and outings. The Barbour Christie Trouser boasts a relaxed wide-leg trouser silhouette made from a soft linen and cotton blend to create a breathable and versatile pair of trousers. Available in both black and white, these trousers are designed to become a timeless clothing option you will find yourself reaching for again and again no matter the occasion. Finished with an elasticated waistband and drawcords to help you achieve the perfect fit, these trousers can be styled with everything from your favourite loungewear hoodie to a sophisticated blouse, knitted jumper or plain white tee. 

Swap your slippers for sandals and you’ve got a functional footwear option that doesn’t compromise on comfort. The Barbour Allegra are perfect for everyday wear, whether you choose to wear them around the house or out and about, the moulded footbed and soft 100% leather straps provide optimum support. Available in a variety of stylish neutral shades, these sandals are sure to become your new favourite casual shoe option. 

Men’s Functional Loungewear

Give your off-duty looks an upgrade with stylish and functional men’s loungewear from Barbour. Designed with your comfort in mind, our range of men’s loungewear perfectly blends on-trend styles with high quality materials for optimum comfort in your everyday wear. Refresh your go-to loungewear essentials from classic white tees to oversized sweatshirts and breathable sweat shorts, with our favourite picks below.

Casual Men’s Loungewear 

Switch up your classic loungewear hoodie for something more stylish and sophisticated with a half-zip sweatshirt. The half-zip style is having its moment in the spotlight especially in loungewear, taking a classic hoodie design and turning it into a more on-trend layer that can be worn for a variety of occasions. The Barbour Rothley Half Zip is crafted from 100% cotton with a soft brushed finish and comes in a variety of muted hues such as this baby blue colour to effortlessly blend into your existing wardrobe. 

Plain t-shirts are a staple in every person's wardrobe, whether it's worn as loungewear, an underlayer or as a breathable top option in the summer, treat yourself to an essential upgrade with the Barbour Aboyne T-Shirt. Available in a wide variety of colours to suit your personal style, this t-shirt is made from soft cotton and features a ribbed neckline and the signature Barbour Shield logo embroidered on the chest.

Sweat shorts are the perfect way to stay comfortable and stylish whether you’re relaxing at home, heading to the gym, enjoying a holiday or running errands. Made from 100% cotton, the Barbour Newnham Sweat Shorts come in a relaxed fit with a drawcord waist for a breathable and adjustable option that is unrestrictive. Reminiscent of the classic grey jogger, these sweat shorts are made to provide optimum comfort. 

Finish off this outfit with a pair of modern Barbour Lago Trainers for a classic loungewear look. These trainers feature an athleisure-inspired design, with a two-tone navy and white colourway made from soft suede, in a supportive and comfortable style. The muted navy tone makes these shoes perfect for styling with almost anything in your wardrobe and the suede upper allows these trainers to be dressed up and down for a variety of occasions.

Colourful Men’s Loungewear

Green is set to be the colour of the year, with it rising in popularity in all areas of popular culture from fashion to interior and everything in between - so why not incorporate this popular colour into your everyday loungewear with the Barbour Firthmoor Stripe Crew Neck? Featuring a classic striped print, this long-sleeved crewneck t-shirt incorporates Barbour’s signature take on this popular green colour into a timeless design that can be paired with everything from joggers and shorts to jeans and chinos.

For a twist on a classic t-shirt, a graphic tee offers just as much comfort but in a more vintage-inspired design. The Barbour Brairton Tee comes in a variety of colours including burnt orange and this sky blue colour. Featuring a signature Barbour branded graphic, this bold yet stylish t-shirt pairs perfectly with shorts, joggers and jeans to effortlessly match any occasion.

For sweat shorts with a slightly more tailored look, the Barbour Cleatlam Sweat Shorts are made from 100% cotton in a structured, above the knee fit. This breathable pair of shorts comes in a versatile cream colour with a drawcord waist and side pockets for a comfortable fit that can be styled up for an everyday casual look or dressed down to relax at home. 

Inspired by Barbour’s iconic quilted jacket of the same name, the Barbour Liddesdale Trainers are the perfect accompaniment to any loungewear outfit. Featuring quilted nylon and suede overlays sitting upon a chunky rubber sole, these shoes offer the perfect contemporary footwear option to elevate any loungewear outfit.

Smart Casual Men’s Loungewear

Take your favourite loungewear pieces from home to the office or out with loved ones with stylish layering pieces such as this Babour Sheldonian Cardigan. Beautifully crafted from premium cotton, this cardigan offers a unique way to update a classic casual outfit. Boasting a traditional navy colour with contrasting forest green and yellow trims, this button-up garment gives any outfit a signature edge. Dress up with jeans and loafers or dress down with joggers and a t-shirt - whatever your preference, this cardigan can be worn year-round for all occasions.

If you’re looking for a breathable and comfortable t-shirt to fall back on that’s different from your usual white t-shirt, the Barbour Crundale Stripe Tee may be just what you need. Featuring an on-trend coral and pink stripe, this t-shirt is the perfect addition to your everyday wardrobe to inject some colour into a traditionally monochrome loungewear palette. Adding this striped tee allows you to build up your wardrobe using staple pieces with an edge to bring more versatility to your casualwear looks.

Stray away from your go-to joggers and instead reach for a pair of loose fitting, breathable trousers such as the Barbour Nelson Trousers. Offering a perfectly casual and easy-to-wear style, the Barbour Nelson trousers are designed to offer you effortless comfort in a sophisticated way. Style with your favourite t-shirt, knitwear piece or shirt for a laidback look that is guaranteed to keep you comfortable yet on-trend all day long. 

Smart shoes don’t always have to equal discomfort, a pair of boat shoes or loafers can provide the same amount of comfort as trainers yet offer completely different levels of style and formality. These pair of Barbour Wake boat shoes are crafted from a mix of smooth leather and plush suede to provide a shoe that incorporates both timeless style and premium comfort. Available in a variety of neutral colourways with contrast stitching and a branded Barbour sole, these shoes are the perfect finishing touch to elevate your functional loungewear looks.

For functional loungewear, it could only be Barbour

No matter the occasion or your personal style preferences, find your new go-to loungewear outfit that is both functional, stylish and prioritises your comfort here at Barbour. Browse our men’s and women’s loungewear collections to find more comfortable and on-trend clothing options to add to your everyday wardrobe.