In the realm of pants, I’m wearing either joggers or my stretchiest jeans at the moment to keep comfortable while at home with the current situation. While I recently covered some of the coolest items to wear with sweatpants, I thought I’d focus on the latter here with a debriefing on the next-level basics I’m teaming with my go-to jeans to create cozy yet chic looks. For reference, my favorite jeans right now are from Madewell. I wear the men’s version, but I like these in general because they’re made with stretch fabric with elastane.
The simple items in question all share the same qualities—easy, versatile, and always “in” given their timeless nature. To showcase the must-haves that look A+ with jeans, I included a snap of myself and also rounded up a range of past inspirational imagery from style setters wearing the basics I’m into with those stretchy or loose jeans. Keep scrolling for a bit of outfit inspiration to wear now or note for down the road. And if you’re shopping at the moment, I also put together my favorite basics and jeans.
Cardigans of all cuts have been trending hard over the last few seasons, but it's all about those roomier, extra-soft styles worn either as tops or layered with a T-shirt that work flawlessly with stretchy jeans.
One outfit idea I'm all about is my favorite stretchy black Madewell jeans with a slouchy denim jacket. I'm actually testing it out now for Zoom calls when I want to look cool up top—and I'll definitely wear this 'fit at a later date as well.