How to Look Chic While Wearing Sweatpants (No, Really)
New Yorkers may have a reputation for dressing to the nines, but that doesn’t mean we don’t crave the sartorial equivalent of a really good nap now and again. But there’s a fine line between “off-duty cool” and “laundry day.” Here’s how to style sweats and still look totally put together.
Look for Luxe Fabrics
Sorry, but that bagged-out pair with your alma mater printed across the butt isn’t gonna cut it. Your outside-world sweats will feel extra polished in supersoft materials like lyocell or even cashmere.
Get the look: Naked Cashmere ($160)
Go (Slightly) Color-Coordinated
If you’re worried about looking like you overslept and just threw on the nearest clothes, unify the look by tying similar colors into the rest of your outfit. (In our case, that usually means black, black and more black.)
Get the look: H&M ($25)
Try Track Pants
Not into elasticized hems? Try a straight-leg silhouette with stripes down the sides: They’ll lengthen your legs and add athletic edge to an otherwise simple outfit.
Get the look: Joie ($75)
Make a Faux Jumpsuit
All the style of a one-piece wonder, none of the bathroom anxiety. Win-win.