Sweat it out
All I've gotta say, is that we've definetly come a loooonnng way in fashion when you see sweatpants and most importantly Polyester are showing up on the runways of some of THE most famous design houses on the planet!
While I'm sure not everyones idea of being fashionable includes pairing sweatpants & a blazer but it's all about being comfortable in your own skin & seeming effortlessly put together.
The key to pulling off Trendy Sweats:
1) It's gotta be the right sweatpants: Draw string or banded/elasticated at the waist. I prefer elasticated hem as well- as the sweatpants will hang better and can be rolled properly.
2) Avoid looking like a slob in sweats, by adding a 'structured' shirt/blazer/vest,it'll add a more chic and polished feel. What you pair with it is the dealbreaker as there's a fine line between sloppy/bummy and comfy casual.
3) Depends on your style and where you're going, you can complete your look with some Jays ( a la Amber Rose, see below) or with a great pair of stacked wedges, round toe pumps etc..
Above, from left: Lover fall '09 sweat pants; style blogger Elise from Anywho.dk wearing Everlast sweat shorts; Alex Wang resort '10 sweat pants; sweat pants on the Isabel Marant spring/summer '09 runway.(via Refinery29)
More Alexander Wang Sweats: HERE
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