There always seems to be one trend that feels totally unexpected every season—remember when Stan Smiths first became a thing again or the popularity of just about every "ugly-chic" shoe? This fall, stylish track pants seem to fall into that category. Sure, the athleisure look is nothing new (and we've been embracing bombers and trainers), but this specific pant silhouette, which used to be reserved for that sporty life, is now one of the most forward items you can wear at this moment. Seriously. If you were to turn to just about any fashion It girl during fashion week—from Olivia Palermo to Bella Hadid—chances are you'd spot these trousers with the stripes down the side paired with everything from heels to booties to sneakers. We totally get it. The look is not only insanely cool but comfortable, too—ideal for your off-duty life, especially if you're traveling as an alternative to sweats or jeans.
Interested in testing out this look? Go on to check out how some of our favorite street style stars are wearing track pants—and shop our favorites as well. We have a feeling you'll be wearing your new go-to pair on your next flight home for the holidays.
For the ideal off-duty look (that totally works for travel as well!), go for a printed top, track pants, and slides.
We love how Joanna Hillman tucked in her striped blouse here for a sophisticated feel.
Yes, you can wear track pants with ankle boots—just follow this street style star's lead and tuck them in slightly.
Red is the color of the moment—coordinate a red sweatshirt with your track pants when you're running around town.
The wide-leg style gives track pants an even more forward feel—especially with slide sandals.
How could you not want to wear an oversize tee mixed with your track pants? So comfortable for long flights.
This is the style Olivia Palermo loves.
The triple stripe on the side gives these an even cooler twist.
Wear these with sneakers and an oversize blouse for the airplane.
Why not go for it with a wide-leg style, right?
The tapered detail makes these ideal to wear with heels.