Sweatpants Get Dressy
I’m sure by now we all know that loungewear has sort of become the new streetwear, along with activewear. Personally, I prefer to keep my sweats in the house or on quick grocery store runs, and my activewear in the gym, but it is sort of fascinating to sit back and watch all of these “dressy” versions of said items pop up in shops everywhere. The sweatpant has gotten a huge makeover…with prints, sparkles, shiny appliques…you name it. Speaking of names, it also is now called the “jogger.” I grabbed myself a black sparkly pair for $15 off of the American Eagle clearance sale in order to try out this trend for myself (I’m really not so sure of it yet), and I plan to do a post soon! I’m usually all about mixing and matching opposing or unusual elements of fashion, but I might have to let this one grow on me for a bit. I’ll probably wear them more on game nights or other equally as loungy visits to friends houses. I remember when Victoria’s Secret’s Pink sweatpants shot to fame thanks to Jessica Simpson, and I actually liked wearing them around with the elastic part hiked up to form the sweatpant version of the boyfriend jean (Kind of like the leopard print Monroe Vintage Sweatpants below. I guess you could call them the early version of the jogger?), however it was fairly short lived for me. I wore them to class every now and then with Uggs when that was…acceptable (maybe it still is for the college folk amongst us?), but that was about it. But anyway, for now, check out these high class joggers I found on Shopbop…what do you think?
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