Southeast Missouri State University student publication

Lounge sets are your end-of-the-semester BFFs

Friday, December 3, 2021
Graphic by Nicolette Baker

Twitter user Hannah wrote in 2018, “Going to school in between Thanksgiving and Christmas break feels like the last lap in Mario Kart where the music is all fast and gets really stressful.”

Ummmmm, that’s exactly it. There’s about a billion assignments due, but allllllll you wanna do is binge holiday movies in your PJs. Still, you’ve gotta attend class, finish those Canvas quizzes and spend hours on that final paper.

If you feel like you just literally can’t this week, throw on these ‘fits.

You’re a cool mom, not a regular mom! Take inspo from “Mean Girls” andddddd the recent Y2K resurgence. In the film, Regina George’s mom wears a hot pink tracksuit — a trendy ‘fit in 2021, too! Throwing on a set, like this one from Nike, is a totes cool upgrade to the early 2000s staple.

Sneak sweatpants into your ‘fit and feel comfy allllllllll day. Pick a neutral color for the sweatpants and pair with a fitted top. Read: big pants, little shirt! I totally recommend layering with this look. Throw on beige sweatpants, a beige tank top and flannel!

If you’re more of a 🥺 girl (or guy! or nonbinary pal!), a knit set is your go-to. This sweater set from Target is totally perfect for studying at Kent orrrrrrrr taking your third nap of the day. (Or both, hehe!) Similarly, choose a sweatshirt set for a comfy look that’s wearable outside your dorm, too.

Bonus tip? These allllllllll make great gifts for your pals, too! So if you’re searching for a last-min. holiday surprise, you know where to look.

What are your fave matching sets? Tweet me at @nbakerARROW!