Elevating Loungewear: Sweats to Show Off In With Ryan Clark

Style coach Ryan Clark shares how he turns loungewear into looks, so you can feel comfy without sacrificing style

Capital One wants to help you “Elevate the Everyday” so you can do more of what you enjoy doing—even when you’re spending more time at home. We’re bringing you personal hacks, tips and tricks for all the things you love doing—all brought to you by professional tastemakers and trendsetters. 

For Capital One’s Elevate the Everyday series, Ryan Clark shares simple ways to take your comfy clothes and turn them into fashion statements, so you can spend less time worrying about what to wear and more time doing what you love. 

Clark is a style coach and brand consultant who left Texas and medical school behind to pursue a career at High Fashion Living full time in New York City.  Since then, he’s built up a celebrity clientele and a large social media following sharing his favorite looks, tips and tricks that bring fashion into everyday life.

Loungewear is hot these days, and it doesn’t have to look sloppy. Follow along with Clark’s guide so you can wow everyone next time you turn your webcam on. You’ll be surprised how simple it is.

Ryan Clark stands with arms crossed in an industrial apartment.

How to Elevate Your Loungewear

Tip #1: Add on some outerwear. Throw a varsity jacket over your gray sweats to complete the look. 

Tip #2: Always add accessories. A pair of sunglasses automatically makes an outfit look more put together.  

Tip #3: Go monochromatic. If all your clothes are in the same color family, people will think you put time and thought into your outfit, and it looks polished and simple. Wear it when you go out or during your work call. 

Tip #4: Wear layers. Try a sweater over your shirt for a put-together look. Ready to take it up one more notch? Top it all off with an overcoat for a complete multidimensional outfit. 

Tip #5: Put on nice shoes. If you’re leaving the house, nice shoes add a finish to your overall look and aesthetic—and let people know you care about what you wear.

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