11 Elevated Ways to Style Sweatpants This Winter

We know; we know. Elevated sweatpants? It practically sounds like an oxymoron. But hear us out: Ever since the rise of athleisure, it was only a matter of time before sweatpants were en vogue. As much as we love a pair of sleek leggings, sweatpants will always hold a special place in our hearts—especially when the main thing we strive for during this season is comfort. However, as fashion lovers, we also aim for a certain level of polish, and what you wear with sweatpants can take your ensemble from casual to cool in a matter of minutes.

To illustrate our point, we’ve gathered looks from the coolest It girls featuring the comfortable piece. Whether you want to wear a coordinated sweat suit worthy of upcoming travels or dress up your sweats with a chic jacket for a day out, these ladies show you how it’s done. Scroll down to shop all the looks now.

Style a pair of straight sweatpants with a cool graphic tee and a bomber jacket for an athleisure-inspired look.

You'll wear these in and out of the gym.

A matching sweatshirt and sweatpants will always look good for traveling. Play into the athletic vibe and wear checkered Vans with them.

You can never go wrong with a coordinated sweatsuit. Elevate yours with polished Mary Jane flats.

For the cold weather, style a bright sweatshirt and leggings with a cool puffer layered on top.

A monochromatic ensemble is the easiest way to make your sweatpants instantly polished.

Create a tonal outfit with a pair of purple sweats and a sleek lavender coat for the winter.

Dress up a gray sweatsuit outfit with a cool pair of snake-print boots.

Perfect for everything from lounging around to traveling.

Sport one of the biggest trends this season.

Dress up your sweatpants with a chic shearling jacket to wear for any occasion.

A big puffer will look so good over your sweatpants for the coldest of days.

Play into the athletic vibe of sweatpants and style them with a teddy coat.

There's a reason fashion girls keep buying this jacket.

A long shearling coat will look so good over a pair of wide-leg sweatpants and sneakers.

See? Sweatpants can be polished, and these looks prove it.