The office is no longer the last place you’d think to wear sweatpants, now that you know the athleisure staple can, in fact, be chic. We’re not saying you should start dressing in your most lounge-worthy pieces for those important business meetings—there’s a separate dress code for that—but on the days when you allow yourself to be on the more casual side, there are a few key things to think about.
It’s no secret that styling a pair of sweatpants in a sophisticated fashion can be tricky, and even more so when you have a dress code to accommodate. To make the process a little easier, we turned to our favorite fashion girls to give you some sartorial inspiration. From the classic pairing of heels with your joggers to a tailored pair of track pants with a blazer, let these ensembles stir up some new looks that won’t get you any pointed glances from HR.
Style Tip: Style a classic blazer over your sweatpants for an instant upgrade for the office.
Nothing says business quite like this blazer.
You’ll never want to take these off.
Style Tip: Opt for different shades of your favorite color for a streamlined ensemble.
You’ll fall in love with this lush jacket.
We’re not over army green.
Style Tip: Wearing a matching tracksuit will instantly give you a casual but put-together vibe.
Perfect for those cooler days.
The matching sweatpants aren’t so bad either.
Style Tip: You can’t go wrong with a chic, all-beige look.
Spend the rest of winter wearing this.
These are a major upgrade from your traditional sweats.
Style Tip: A pair of sweatpants with seams will look more like trousers, especially when worn with a pretty blouse.
Rixo can do no wrong.
Track pants, but make it fashion.
Style Tip: If you work in a more casual environment, pair your joggers with sleek white sneakers.
Can’t go wrong with a classic.
This Georgian footwear brand is just so cool.
Style Tip: A classic cropped sweater, tapered joggers, and heels will always look cool.
The quintessential cropped sweatshirt.
Style Tip: Dress up your joggers with a pair of pointy-toe pumps for and instantly elevated ensemble.
Wear these to the office, and then lounge around in them when you get home.
You might end up wearing these more than your black heels.
Because why shouldn’t you be working in comfort?