Everyone knows that Kanye West brought the idea to Fendi six years ago, but it’s high time we address the leather jogger pant as a trend that’s here to stay. The so-called “sweatpant 2.0” is a far cry from what its name suggests -- not only does it scream street style chic, but it’s also comfortable, unisex and surprisingly easy to style. Keep reading on to see all reasons why this edgy new trend is haute, not hot.
Day-to-night style: We’re used to thinking that the sweatshirt + sweatpants combo is strictly reserved for our lazy Sundays or study nights, but you can give the look a seriously stylish upgrade with a cool printed sweater and killer heels.
Office appropriate: For a refreshing take on your 9-to-5 look, keep it simple with an elegant top. Think about pairing your slouchy pants with pumps and a loose button down blouse or simple t-shirt under a blazer.
Comfy chic: To all our Chictopians living with chilly winter weather, the leather jogger is an absolute savior. Not only can you count on the material being extra warm and durable, but you can also bet that leather and knitwear will always be a sophisticated pairing.
Sporty casual: Leather sweatpants give you the perfect opportunity to show off your Jordan’s or rock your latest pair of wedge sneakers. Play off of the sporty vibes and add accessories like a snapback hat, jersey tank or crop top.
All dressed up: Take it up a notch for your next cocktail party and wear your joggers with a cool top or bustier, stilettos and bold jewelry. Tip: stick with minimalistic pieces and heels that are not too chunky to compliment the baggier shape of the pants.
With the right pieces and accessories, the leather sweatpant can prove to be a versatile wardrobe staple. Shop has several great options (here and here), but if you’re not quite ready for a full embrace, try these leather-accented picks from Q2 and Style Moca. Check out our gallery for more inspiration and join in by posting your own look -- as we always say with any new trend, have fun with it!