Wear Sweats To Work (Says Rachel Antonoff)

Before becoming famed Vogue EIC, Diana Vreeland showed off her signature style in a column for Harper's Bazaar called "Why Don't You?." In this, sartorial magic was born. Taking inspiration from Vreeland's pithy franchise, we're enlisting help from our quirky network of friends — including editors, designers, and stylists — to bring you a little lighthearted (but totally useful!) styling advice.
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"Wear big, cinch-bottom sweatpants to work. Other people will follow suit. Or, they will be fired."Rachel Antonoff
No judgments, but we literally spent all weekend in our sweatpants, binge-watching Breaking Bad, again. (Hey, withdrawal is tough.) Which got us thinking about this whole sweats-as-work-attire trend. As self-proclaimed lazy girls, you know we're down. This is a fashion craze that must be utilized beyond our Saturday and Sunday sked. So, per the advice of designer Rachel Antonoff, we've styled three work-appropriate outfits around our favorite piece of sportswear — and we're pretty thrilled with the results. From Suno's slouchy, printed sweatpant to Adidas' classic, black, track pants, these cozy-chic ensembles will take you from meeting to meeting, whilst earning jealous glances from your pencil-skirt-donning coworkers. Just try to pry us away from our fave polyester-cotton blends.
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Suno Wallpaper Tapestry Sweatpants, $395, available at La Garçonne; Reiss Summer Fitted Jacket, $425, available at Reiss; Shoe Cult Arroyo Suede Ankle Boot, $98, available at Nasty Gal; Uniqlo Women UV Cut Stretch Broad Long Sleeve Shirt, $29.90, available at Uniqlo; Deborah Lippmann Lipstick in She Bangs, $22, available at Bloomingdale's; Baggu Small Leather Baggu, $120, available at Baggu.
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Adidas Girly Track Pants, $60, available at Adidas; Marc by Marc Jacobs Monochrome Alex Silk Peter Pan Collar Blouse, $268.13, available at My-Wardrobe; American Apparel Fisherman Beanie, $22, available at American Apparel; Topshop Marble Print Side Split Coat, $160, available at Topshop; Elizabeth and James Aly Loafer, $298, available at Nordstrom; Bailey Hunter Robinson Man On A Horse Ring, $80, available at Steven Alan.
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TNA Sandwell Pant, $60, available at Aritzia; Otte NY Print Peggy Top, $265, available at Otte NY; Zara Ribbed Cardigan, $79.90, available at Zara; Aesa Short Pearl with Thorn Earrings, $308, available at Aesa; Warby Parker Sinclair, $95, available at Warby Parker; Vince Claire Haircalf d'Orsay Pumps, $395, available at Shopbop.
About Rachel:
Beginning her career as a freelance writer, Rachel Antonoff contributed to publications such as Nylon, Blackbook, and Teen Vogue (today she writes for Lulu magazine) before cofounding the indie label Mooka Kinney. In 2007, the line disbanded and Rachel conceptualized and launched Rachel Antonoff in the spring of 2009. In its first season, the line had wall displays at Barneys New York and is now stocked in Steven Alan, Revolve, and boutiques throughout the United States and Japan.
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