It's Starting to Get Too Hot for Sweatpants—Here's What I'm Buying Instead


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One 85-degree day last week, I looked down and realized I was wearing heavyweight sweatpants. Sure, I was staying indoors working all day, but the sun was beating in through the windows, and it was hot. This was not helped by the fact that I was wearing the aforementioned sweatpants. At the same time, sweatpants are the most comfortable thing on the planet, so what to possibly replace them with? 

This is far from rocket science, but sweatshorts and bike shorts, with their comfy material and wonderful elastic waistbands, are the obvious replacement. And brands such as Nike, Reformation, and Lou & Grey are fully stocked with them. Hello, cute stretchy shorts. Goodbye, sweaty sweatpants predicament. Keep scrolling to shop my favorite pairs before they sell out (just like all the sweatpants that came before did).


Bike Shorts

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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.