As far as sartorial sophistication goes, sweatpants sit fairly low on the totem pole. But, considering staying at home has become the new norm (for now, at least), we’ve seen another rise in athleisure, joggers and any other derivatives of the drawstring-waist silhouette that would usually be relegated to lazy days at home.
Given this newfound interest in what to wear during self-isolation, we’ve scoured how the style set is adapting. Leave it to today’s It-girls to give sweatpants some street-chic cred. Along the way, we’ve found some pretty unusually effortless ways to elevate your daggy old sweats – and you’ll definitely be wanting to hit up your Zoom meeting in these combinations.
Scroll down to see how celebrities and influencers are amping up their at-home uniforms.
Danish influencer Pernille Teisbaek gives nude monochromatic sweats her tick of approval, adding a pearl necklace for a touch of elegance.
Add a 90s feel to your sweats by tucking them into socks and chunky sneakers, à la Emily Ratajkowski. Crop and oversized denim jacket optional.
Basics Never Fail
New York-style star Leandra Medine always knows how to pair basics to create a show-stopping and effortlessly chic ensemble. Exhibit A: pairing black sweats with a turtleneck and gold chain.
The Swedish style set know winter, and Funda Christophersen proves just that. Add an oversized blazer to any pair of sweats, and you’re ready for business.
Olivia Palermo’s elegant metallic set proves that staying-in outfits can be as special as going-out outfits.
Emili Sindlev shows a little colour goes a long way. Try mixing up your grey sweats with a pop of colour.
It may feel odd, but try matching your sweats to a pair of your favourite shoes (even if it is just at your desk). Simple things like that can boost productivity.