Yes, You Can Boost Your Style With a Pair of Sweatpants

It’s no secret that the athleisure trend is everywhere right now. The fashion industry has fully embraced the trend, and its popularity probably has something to with its comfort factor. We’ve already covered the best athleisure brands and made the case for cool sneakers, but this time, we were curious to find out just how to make sweatpants look fashionable and cool.

Sweatpants don’t need to be reserved for a workout or your next Netflix binge—and celebrities prove it. They’ve shown us that the way to style them really comes down to adding pieces to your outfit that don’t belong in the gym. Gigi Hadid achieved this look by wearing hers with a structured white coat and cat-eye sunglasses. On the other hand, Kendall Jenner paired hers with a turtleneck top and crossbody bag. Want to see how to get their looks?

Keep reading to see how four celebs are styling their sweatpants, then shop our favorite styles.


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Kendall Jenner elevates her sweatpants with a turtleneck top and crossbody bag.

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Selena Gomez masters airport style by wearing her Vetements sweatpants with her crop top and denim jacket.

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Follow Bella Hadid’s lead and pair a bomber jacket with your joggers.

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Gigi Hadid breaks up her monochrome look with a tailored white coat and cat-eye sunglasses.

Next, discover the celebs with the best pajama wardrobes.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.