This Trend Is Officially Outselling Jeans and Leggings

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Surprise, surprise—sweatpants are selling like crazy right now. I hope you read that with a healthy dose of sarcasm because based on the number of sweatpant stories we've published and my own personal lounge 'fits, it's abundantly clear that the humble sweatpant has achieved worldwide fame. Sweatpants and joggers have become our daily staples where jeans once were.

What's more, they've even outpaced our beloved leggings, previously a go-to for comfy style. According to a recent Edited report, leggings have seen a small uptick in sales, but sweatpants saw a 12% growth compared to last year, which leads me to believe that it's not only us—everyone must be living in joggers at the moment. The report also noted that sellouts of sweatpants have officially outpaced both jeans and leggings, with a 115% increase from last year.

If that doesn't validate your loungewear choices, I don't know what will. To reinforce our findings, I've highlighted all the jogger micro-trends that are dominating the market right now, so scroll through this edit of the best joggers for women to find your next pair.

Gray Joggers

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The bread and butter of any loungewear wardrobe, gray sweats are the once-boring staple that has become a low-key trend in its own right. The fashion set's outfits don't lie.

Tie-Dye Joggers

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The fact that 90% of the tie-dye joggers on the market are sold out right now tells me that everyone is clamoring to add the psychedelic print to their loungewear looks, and it's easy to see why. While I did manage to find five in-stock options, I've seen a number of people going DIY with a pair of solid sweats

Nylon Joggers

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Not all joggers have to be thick fleece-lined sweats. In fact, nylon joggers, in the same vein as track pants, are a lightweight (but no less comfortable) option that feels cool and sporty. 

Pastel Joggers

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I don't know about you, but nothing lifts my mood quite like a bright color palette. From pale pink to baby blue and light yellow, there are some seriously cute, colorful jogger options out there right now.

Linen Joggers

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Lightweight linen joggers are the answer to rising temperatures and are signaling a whole new category of summer loungewear we previously hadn't considered.

Up next: I Tried 8 Pairs of Leggings—Here's My Honest Opinion

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.