If You Didn't Think Sweatshorts Were Stylish, Bella Hadid Just Proved You Wrong

Sweatshorts: the unexpected trend everyone lost it over in 2020. When things got too hot for sweatpants but no one wanted to give up on the cozy feeling they comforted us with day in and day out, the shorts version of sweatpants came out of nowhere and now, many brands have followed suit and started making their own versions. But in case you thought they were just sloppy loungewear, think again. Late last week, Bella Hadid stepped out in NYC in a characteristically cool sweatshorts outfit, which she may or may not have been going to play tennis in.

So what made Hadid's casual sweatshorts outfit so damn stylish? Well, a few things. She paired them with the matching sweatshirt and a crop top, and as you know, a matching set equals outfit success. And per usual with Hadid, she completed the look with a plethora of cool accessories, in this case, crew socks, New Balance sneakers, a scrunchie, shades, a designer duffle, and of course, a mask.

Moral of the story? If you want to wear sweatshorts out in the world, treat them as you would, say, jeans, and pair them with your favorite fashion items. Scroll to see how Hadid does it and shop some of our favorite sweatshorts.


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On Bella Hadid: Mayfair Athletics Green Crewneck ($98) and Sweatshorts ($68); Louis Vuitton duffle bag; Chrome Hearts tote bag; New Balance sneakers; Mazza Boutique Birth Year Necklace ($34); Luv Aj Amalfi Tube Earrings ($55)

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.