SWEATSUIT

Updated on Jan 22, 2014
black Derek Lam sunglasses - heather gray ann-sofie back pants
Black-derek-lam-sunglasses-heather-gray-ann-sofie-back-pants Black-derek-lam-sunglasses-heather-gray-ann-sofie-back-pants Black-derek-lam-sunglasses-heather-gray-ann-sofie-back-pants
PREVIOUS
NEXT
Vote_link
410 votes
Comment_link
7 comments
Fav_link
61 favorites
Mail-iconrectangle
Facebook
Twitter
Googleplus
Tumblr
SHARE
xs_ 's Thoughts:

I am wearing a JOGGING PANT. In public, shamelessly.

Not that wearing jogging pants is a big deal anymore. Christine Centenera wears them without a blink of an eye and it’s been on the runway for a number of seasons. But I’ve always been skeptical about the place of these house pants in the fashion world.

My aversion began in the tender years of college, where my casual colleagues prompted this personal vow, “I shall never take one footstep out of my home in sweatpants, pajamas or anything of the like.” It perplexed me to be surrounded by a blur of droopy sweats and crinkled flannel. I mean, how hard was it to throw on a grungy pair of jeans?? They didn’t even have to be clean!

Well after all these years, I guess I’ve been won over. But in my defense, the bar for styling jogging pants, even in the traditional grey French terry, has risen significantly. I mean, there are just so many options! But if you’re still feeling hesitant, here are a few tips:

1.Start off with a jogging pant that has a little something going on. A contrast cuff, exposed zippers, specialized stitches, something that will rival those dodgy Champions.
2. Don’t hesitate to hook it up. Pair those jogging pants with a top in the same color + fabric. But make sure that either 1 or both have a special detail and if not, add something else to the outfit. (See #3 + #4.)
3. Juxtapose the sporty pant with something dressy. Maybe it’s your Equipment blouse or a pair of pointed stilettos. Maybe it’s a statement Marni necklace. Things usually work out when you pair up opposites.
Use outer layers to your advantage. An awesome oversize coat, faux fur, a trench, blazer or leather will all coordinate perfectly with your joggers.
4. Lastly, don’t be afraid to go full on sporty. Whether you sneaker wedge it for a little height or just throw on your black suede Nike Air Max’s, own it. As long as you don’t look like you’ve been sitting on your couch for a week in said pants, I think you (and me) will be golden.

sporty is good at extraskinny

Comments (7)

Honeyinmyheels
Honeyinmyheels on March 28
LOVE! So bold
anonymours
anonymours on January 23
chic
RalucaElenaGh
RalucaElenaGh on January 23
wow really cool!
Krossy
Krossy on January 23
cool sheer top!
laundrychemistry
laundrychemistry on January 23
Great look!
RachelKiss
RachelKiss on January 23
pretty! xx
pemberuj
pemberuj on January 22
Charming look! <3
Please log in. Don't have an account? Sign up here.
or login below
Username
Password