A few months ago, I had the chance to try out a bunch of pieces from Lululemon’s Softstreme range. Ever since, my loungewear game hasn't been the same. You see, I’ve had a hard time going back to regular ol' sweats after experiencing the deliciously soft, elevated Lululemon separates — the crewneck sweatshirt, shorts, and high-rise pants — and if you’ve seen me routinely wearing them as a go-to airport ‘fit, no you didn’t.
Unsurprisingly, our readers gravitated toward the pants en masse, and it's easy to see why. Lululemon's Softstreme High-Rise Pant combines the comfort of your favorite sweatpants with a refined yet lived-in vibe. Plus, details like a drawstring waist cord, roomy pockets, and softer-than-suede fabric make this a true upgrade from your college-days pair.
Since I'm on the short side, I'm actually wearing the cropped version of these pants (which are full-length on me). I opted for black because it matches everything, but you've got options if color is your thing: These pants come in soul-soothing hues like muted sage green, dusty lavender, baby pink, and creamy white. Here, I'm wearing mine with a ribbed Align tank — also in black, noticing a pattern here? — but I love to pair them with a bright sports bra or workout tank for a pop of color. At $128, they are certainly a splurge, but they feel like it. Not to mention, they've held up in the wash beautifully (I hang-dry mine, FYI) after months of owning them. Honestly, they make me feel like a quiet luxury queen whether I'm running errands in my neighborhood, walking my dog, or hanging out at home. Plus, with cooler weather (and the holiday season) sneaking up on us, I fully plan on living in these during my downtime — aka, fully intending on getting my money's worth in terms of cost per wear. (Girl math at its finest!)
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