As any creative agency will tell you, it's tough to overcome bad branding. So, maybe it's the "sweat" in "sweatpants" that makes otherwise-reasonable folk think of them as unfit for wearing outside the gym. Or, maybe we've all heard one too many bad one-liners about an elastic waistband meaning one has "given up on life."
Either way, the 30 looks ahead easily prove the sweatpants-doubters wrong. They range from errand-running-casual to heels-and-hair-did fancy, but they all have one glorious thing in common: the relaxed, Chipotle-accomodating ease of a sweatpants fit. And surely, we can all agree that's a beautiful thing.
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Tanesha Awasthi, the blogger behind Girl With Curves, shows how a pair of fitted sweats takes the place of a tapered trouser for a night out.
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Gabi Fresh shows us how mixing up black-and-white prints is done.
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Pink Peonies' Rach Parcell shows that with a little ankle and a pointed-toe pump, your sweats are ready for date night.
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A bomber jacket adds tough-girl edge to Preeti Gee's sweats-and-tee combo.
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With streamlined sneakers and a crop top, The Blonde Salad's Chiara Ferragni takes her sweats to their ultimate sporty-girl conclusion.
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Aimee Song's moto jacket and oversized tote transform her joggers into the ultimate in jet-setting style.
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Apiece Apart's dark-denim sweats just might be the bolt of blue your wardrobe's looking for.
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We're forever in love with a high-low mix — like these tux-stripe sweats from rag & bone.
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Forever 21 shows how Cali-cool girls do sweats: slip-on sneaks, beanies, and attitude a must.