January 7, 2014 Socially Acceptable Sweatpants? It's True! Now that the holidays feel like a distant memory, it's time to get started on those New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, you're not going to get in shape overnight, but while you're in the process of fine-tuning your physique, we have a suggestion: Stop fighting with those skinny jeans and slip into your favorite pair of sweats. Yes, you can wear them in public!