How To Make Track Pants Look Like The Coolest Thing Ever
Any excuse to wear our PJs out of the house, we're game. Show us the way, Bella Hadid.| July 22, 2016
In case you haven’t gotten the memo – tracksuits are back. Formerly known as the outfit du jour for the likes of Paris Hilton during grocery runs in the early 2000s, the tracksuit is now the go-to for the new young Hollywood i.e. Jenner, Hadid & Co. Sweatpants itself made a comeback several years ago thanks to Alexander Wang – I recall reading a chapter in Tales From The Back Row by Amy Odell, where she detailed her misadventures with a pair of Wang sweatpants – but with the rise of streetwear and athleisure, those pants are coming out of the bedroom and into going-out wear.
Let’s get one thing straight first – these sweat pants (or track pants, whatever your ma calls it) are of the cool variety. No velvet pink track pants with rhinestones, please. Those need to stay at home. Your black Adidas with stripes down the side are absolutely fine (shop it here), though the season’s sweatpants are more inspired than actual sweatpants. Chloé’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection had plenty of dressy sweatpants in velvet, crepe, silk and jersey (shop them here, here, here, here and here) that looked so damn good with shirts and blousons. Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid paired their Chloé sweats (available here and here) with sweatshirts and hoodies. Super simple.
When it comes to styling these pants, we’re taking cues from the younger Hadid. It seems like all you need to make sweatpants appropriate for anywhere outside your home and the gym are chokers, cropped tops, super-fly sneakers, sunglasses, polished going-out bags, great hair and, uh, abs. Looks like it’s time to work off all those summer vacation pounds. (For more wallet-friendly go-out sweats under $250, click here, here, here and here.)