Fact: This High-Street Brand Does Amazing Loungewear

While we will always make time for extroverted outerwear and statement-making accessories, when it comes to basics, less is often more. Just think of base layers like leggings, underwear and hoodies: More often than not, you just want these items to do their jobs with minimal fuss. Of course, we still want a nod to good design, but it has to be paired with functionality. Gilly Hicks is totally on-point in this regard, delivering hard-working staples season after season in versatile silhouettes and appealing colourways.

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Perhaps some of you are working at home, or maybe you're simply looking forward to living in elasticated trousers from the evening of 24 December onwards. Essentially, we all need some comfort in our lives this time of year, so we've rounded up the Gilly Hicks basics that we think might just fulfill those needs.

The three key categories that come to mind are loungewear, activewear and underwear—essentially all items of clothing that will be invaluable in the coming months and that Gilly Hicks really knows how to deliver. We also recommend wearing the below buys with more polished pieces to extend their cost per wear. For example, try pairing black leggings with a white shirt and leather knee-high boots, or add a long-sleeved top to smart, wide-leg tailored trousers. Now that's what we call versatility. Ready? Scroll down to see and shop our Gilly Hicks basics edit.

1. Cosy Loungewear

Whether you're looking for colourful co-ords or fuzzy textured hoodies, Gilly Hicks is the place to go for wintry loungewear.

2. Versatile Activewear

I'm in love with the flattering colourways in the brand's activewear offering. At the top of my list is the Go Cooldown pullover in grey-blue. 

3. Comfy Underwear

When it comes to lingerie, we tend to find that simplicity is key. Case in point: Gilly Hicks's bralettes and underwear multipacks offer comfort without compromising on design.

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