The Summer Basic That Is Now Replacing All My Leggings


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Lately, we've been talking a lot about bottoms that are, well, soft. Since wearing jeans or anything stiff in nature has become nearly obsolete, we've been frantically trying to figure out fun alternatives for the "hard" pants we once knew. With summer swiftly approaching, I began pondering what kinds of warm-weather bottoms I would rely on throughout the season. Leggings are always a go-to for me while working out, of course, but also as mindless loungewear in the cooler months. This summer, however, I am wanting something different, so I'm ditching my leggings for sweatshorts

Not that I still don't love my leggings, but now that working from home is the new normal for a while, I have found that leggings actually aren't all that comfortable. Sweatpants, yes. Pajamas, of course. But when the temperatures rise outside, you can officially catch me sporting sweatshorts and sweatshorts only. The summer basic looks great with just about everything—tank tops, button-down shirts, swimsuits, and more. I personally can't wait to get creative with my sweatshorts styling, and in case you want to replace some of your leggings with me this season, I shopped out the best sweatshorts on the market so we can vibe in the comfy loungewear together. 

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Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.