I'm a Fashion Editor Who Loves Sweatpants—5 Outfits to Make Them Look Very Chic



Are sweatpants the new leggings? The new jeans? When it comes to post-pandemic dressing, casual pieces are more acceptably integrated into everyday looks. Combining your comfort clothing with your elevated staples makes for the ideal hybrid wardrobe. And yes, it can still look chic.

The art of combining these pieces is relaxed, effortless styling, which admittedly can be less effortless than it seems. Oversize blazers, longline coats, and luxe handbags are a few of the key pieces to execute this perfect mix. 

This may be one of those trends that you may see others in and think looks aspirational, however, when it comes to re-creating, it’s trickier than it looks. So I’ve pulled inspiration from some of my choice influencers for some outfit ideas that will be seen at my local coffee shop. And, of course, I’ve shopped out a few pieces you might need to get the look.

Oversize Blazer + Sneakers



In my opinion, a boxy blazer equals instant elevation of any look. Tossing it over a matching sweat set is an unexpected way to dress up your comfies. Top the ensemble off with a coordinating baseball cap and sneakers.

Shearling Coat + Socks + Loafers



Ultra-cool styling is this shearling-trim coat with the sock and loafer combination. Put a quirky printed sweater underneath and, of course, a luxury bag to take it to the next level.

Hat + Long Coat + Pumps



Pumps with sweatpants are a major Rihanna vibe. Matching the accessories color-wise is the key to executing on this outfit.

Cable-Knit Cardigan + Shoulder Bag



For an on-the-go look, pair your coziest cardigan with a pair of sweatpants and sneakers. And don’t forget an accent shoulder bag.

Bomber Jacket + Sneakers

A black sweat suit is a sure bet for elevating your sweats. Throw a leather bomber jacket over it for a whole look.