The perfect outfit allows you to transition seamlessly from Netflix bender to last-minute lunch date. However, these two scenarios usually call for very different wardrobes: One is a lazy-girl special, while the other is carefully planned to achieve a delicate balance of casual and put-together. There's one item, though, that can bridge this sartorial gap between couch and neighborhood hot spot: the statement sweatpant.
Sweatpants get a bad rep, but that's because we cling on to memories of baggy jersey trousers emblazoned with mass-brand logos or a sports team's mascot. Care of clever tailoring and styling, these pants have matured — so much so, that it's no longer inconceivable for you to wear them out of the house. With one of the 12 under-$50 iterations ahead, there's no need to completely overhaul your couch-ridden outfit or spend too much doing it. Bonus: You can use the time saved to watch one more episode of Friends.
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