Let the record show that even in 2022 — when we’re returning to some sense of normalcy, returning to the office and returning to dressing up — comfort is still king. But comfortable no longer equates to slouchy, hyper casual athleisure. Today, designers are balancing form and function, resulting in apparel that’s as chic-looking as it is enjoyable to wear. Here are the top 16 comfort clothing brands to shop in 2022.
Fall is the perfect time to evaluate your outerwear situation, and lest your coat check (get it?) leave you feeling less than inspired, Bernardo is here for you with jackets, puffers, vests and more. Plus the stylish label is doubling down on sustainability, with eco-smart fabrics and fills.
MATE has two words for you: dress clean. Challenge accepted! This sustainable Los Angeles line makes that easy thanks to its chic and comfy clothing, including covetable dresses, rompers and jumpsuits. Bonus points to MATE for its circularity program that recycles your unwanted items.
As you know, we’re big fans of this Minnesota-based brand, which has been outfitting hard-working Americans with hard-working boots since 1905. Red Wing pays homage to those early days with its Heritage collection, including fresh takes on its classic Moc, Chelsea and Iron Ranger.
You can look good and feel good wearing Amour Vert, where sustainability and bold femininity combine for can’t-resist clothes. The line stands by its eco-friendly promise with its zero-waste design and Tees for Trees program in partnership with American Forests (350,000+ planted since 2010 and counting).
Let’s be real: Men’s beachwear has been in desperate need of an upgrade for a while now. Enter Fair Harbor, with trunks, shorts and pants that are primed for the oceanfront. The brand balances comfort, design and sustainability; all of its buttery soft wares are made from recycled plastic.
It makes sense that this fourth generation family-owned textile company also creates some of the coziest loungewear (because you deserve the very best even when you’re in your PJs). There are robes, ponchos, cardigans, sweaters, joggers, shorts and more — basically everything you need for a night in.
Inspired by Nantucket summers, Tuckernuck is basically your best moments with your best gal pals encapsulated in clothes (we didn’t know that was possible, either). The company’s apparel is easy, breezy and beautiful, plus in addition to its own collections, the online platform also boasts clothing from 200+ other designers.
If we’ve learned anything amidst the pandemic, it’s this: One must own house shoes! Dooeys makes some of the best, with their so-called “slipshoes” designed in Amsterdam and crafted in Portugal. Stylish homebodies can choose from loafers, mules and sandals.
Sustainable fashion brand Lacson Ravello is based on three principles: easy, effortless, elevated. We can get on board with that. The California company offers thoughtful capsule collections that are crafted in locally owned Bay Area factories, with designer (and breast cancer survivor) Kristina Lacson Mcconnico at the helm.
Athletic shoes have historically been one or the other: fashionable or functional. Utah-based KURU balances both beautifully, with appealing footwear specifically designed to alleviate pain and soreness thanks to the innovative KURUSOLE. Trust us: Your feet will thank you.
We believe every day should be easy like Sunday morning, and this female-owned brand agrees. Easy Sundays wants to support your self-care efforts with super soft fleece, seamless athleticwear and the like, all developed in California and made in small batches.
Le Mec is proof that men’s athleticwear doesn’t have to be stale or stodgy. This premium line helps you feel transformed from the minute you put on your workout wear — because don’t we all deserve to feel good while we sweat?
As its name implies, Proto101 is all about better basics that help you escape the fast-fashion cycle. That translates to expertly engineered fabrics, thoughtful fits and timeless silhouettes that you’ll be donning for years to come.
It doesn’t get much cooler than Blvck Paris, founded by French designer Julian O’hayon and centered around minimalist monochromatic looks. The fashion house has an impressive social following thanks to its “all-black lifestyle” and also offers a Whte counterpart for those who desire to dress in dual tones.
AVA Active is fierce, functional and fashion-forward. The brand’s versatile, long-lasting wares are designed for all body types with comfort and flexibility in mind. Going to the gym just got that much better.
Canadian company Kamik got its start back in 1898 thanks to the entrepreneurial Cook family. These boots are made for walking through rain, slush, snow and whatever else Mother Nature throws at you. So go ahead — step outside in style and into the elements.