Remember the days when wearing sweatpants in public was basically considered a fashion faux pas, earning you barely concealed scoffs and the dreaded “lazy” label? Well, ever since last year, we have the emergence of the “athleisure” trend to thank for changing all that. And now, our favorite celebs are elevating its reputation even further.
Like the long legged beauties they are, A-list models can pretty much rock any pair of pants—even joggers! But can us mere mortals achieve such laid-back sophistication, without looking like we just stepped off the treadmill or rolled out of bed? Below, find out how to emulate these chic looks that will take you from sleep to the street.
Take a note from Gigi Hadid, who expertly nails the look with her effortless style (can we expect anything less?). Here, the American beauty opted for a fitted pair of joggers to create that A-line silhouette. She pairs them with a plush, drawstring hoodie, patterned coat, and chunky Doc Martins. Word to the wise: layer, layer, layer!
Like Gigi, if you prefer a more tailored style, try this pair of joggers from H&M for only $19.99, complete with a sleek satin side stripe. Choose any solid-colored hoodie and jacket combo, and don’t forget to grab your oversized shades to achieve that enviable “no pictures, please” allure.
While you can dress up joggers for a more luxe look, depending on your style, you can also use the versatile pant to achieve grunge chic. Follow Selena Gomez’s example for the ultimate cool-girl ensemble. The sultry singer opted for a pair of forest green joggers that cinch at the waist for a figure-flattering look, while baring her toned tummy in a black crop top after touching down in Tokyo. To create a nice balance of texture and fit, she added an oversized denim jacket to the mix. For accessories, she wore classic Chuck Taylors and a pair of funky, tinted glasses. All in all, her look is simply amazing.
While Selena’s joggers retail at a whopping $665 from Vetements, you can opt for an equally chic pair for only $32 from ASOS. The distressed denim jacket will likely be your biggest splurge, but we guarantee it’s worth it, because you’ll practically want to live in the thing. Try this one from Express for $75.60, or head to your local thrift store for even more authentic finds! Finish off the look with a messy top knot (because, obviously) and some retro shades that are sure to turn heads.
Another way to rock the joggers trend is by giving your look an athletic spin. Play up the origins of the pant (after all, they are meant for exercising) by pairing your choice of jogger with a sleek bomber jacket. Layer a simple cut-off tee underneath and slip on your favorite pair of Stan Smiths. You’ll be ready to hit the tennis courts or sip mimosas at brunch with friends—or whatever sort of activity you prefer (obviously, we’re fans of the latter.)