Irina Shayk Just Made Sweatpants and Knee Boots a Thing—Take It In

If you want to wear sweatpants outside but you also want to look like you tried, this is for you. The always directional Irina Shayk was out walking in NYC this week, as she often is, wearing a look that's likely to set an outfit trend. It included a velour Skims outfit which consisted of a pair of joggers that one might just automatically think to pair with sneakers. But not Irina Shayk. She did the unexpected and instead chose a pair of knee-high boots, and I have to say, it works.

For the most streamlined look, the trick is to choose a pair of sweatpants that are on the slim side, and a pair of boots that are in the same color family as the sweats and have a wide shaft. You could dress it up with a blazer or down with a hoodie or sweater—whatever the vibe you're going for (and sorry to sound cliché here), the best thing you can do is wear the unexpected outfit combination with confidence and relish in the fact that you're so much more comfortable than all of the people wearing jeans with their knee boots.

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On Irina Shayk: Skims Velour Crew Neck Tank ($52), hoodie, and joggers; By Far Eve Zebrina Bag ($425); Illesteva East Houston Sunglasses ($240)

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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.