Now that the holidays feel like a distant memory, it's time to get started on those New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, you're not going to get in shape overnight, but while you're in the process of fine-tuning your physique, we have a suggestion: Stop fighting with those skinny jeans and slip into your favorite pair of sweats. Yes, you can wear them in public!
Socially Acceptable Sweatpants? It's True!
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Shop our socially-acceptable sweatpants looks now!
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An open mind allows for you to interpret your favorite sweatpants as ‘soft suiting.’ Create the look of an ensemble by styling a dark gray pair with a cropped boucle jacket and sleek heels.
Isabel Marant Laure Woven Wool-Blend Jacket ($750); Deena & Ozzy Shredded Square Scarf ($29) in Taupe; Monrow Half & Half Sweatpants ($112) in Dark Heather; Alice & Olivia Delia Patent Leather Heel ($360) in Black.
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A play on the concept of black-tie optional: If you’ve got a pair in a deep black, wear them as you would a tuxedo pant.
Haute Hippie Long Sleeve Blazer ($714) in Black; Wilfred Provence Blouse ($175) in Deep Tide Multi; Wilt Crop Stud Sweatpants (worn inside-out) ($105); Rupert Sanderson Bignor Mules ($725, available early February) in White
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Not quite ready to get out of your pajamas, but running late for brunch? Add a luxe, cashmere pullover, polished booties, and a statement scarf.
KULE Blake Cashmere Fair Isle Sweater ($695) in Ivory/Navy/Plum; Topshop Cable Knit Quilted Joggers ($70) in Grey Marl; Topshop Scarf, from a selection ($28-$44); DKNY Cordovan Leather Ankle Oxford Ankle Booties ($365, available at select DKNY boutiques) in Black.
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Reinterpret classic cocktail party attire: Give your pencil skirt a break by pairing a seductive silk camisole with a slouchy, worn-in, drawstring style.
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A cropped, slim fit works easily in the winter if you double-down on the denim factor and add a chunky, lug-sole boot.
ICB Tonal Metallic Texture Jacquard Anorak ($695) in Blue; J Brand 1002 Marlow Shirt Dress ($220) in Nimbus; Nasty Gal Simmer Down Lounge Pant ($48) in Cream; LL Bean Merino Wool Ragg Socks ($19) in Grey; Report Signature Allon Boot ($110) in Navy.
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Rachel Comey Wool Freight Coat ($760) in Coffee; Theory Kristoff Wonderous Sweater ($225, available at select Theory boutiques) in Charcoal; AStars Studio City Sweatpants ($97); H&M Croc-Embossed Chelsea Boots ($125, available early February) in Black.
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Zara Plush Trousers ($20) in Black
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Sundry Leopard Classic Sweatpants ($76) in Grey
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Nike Gym Vintage Capri Sweatpants ($40) in Black
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3.1 Phillip Lim Polka Dot Sweatpants ($325) in Black/Oatmeal
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T by Alexander Wang Poly Rayon Fleece Sweatpants ($195) in Black
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Fauborg du Temple Faux Leather Trim Tapered Track Pants ($58) in Dark Grey
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Zoe Karssen Cotton-Blend Jersey Track Pants ($145) in White
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Splendid Space Dyed Sweatpant ($98) in Navy