Selena Gomez Isn't the First to Give Travel Sweatpants a High-Fashion Makeover
In August 2016 Selena Gomez wore sweats to the airport. Then the fashion world erupted, because though her green track pants looked like the classic Champion brand, they were actually by Vetements, and they retail at $665. Oh, and she's got them in red, too.
Of course Selena made the style chic, capping off her outfit with a slashed ribbed turtleneck, oversize denim jacket, Converse sneakers, white leather bag, and retro sunglasses. While Vetements turns out plenty of cozy designs that seem to go viral (remember when Celine Dion rocked that Titanic hoodie?), we think Selena's travel look was most notable for its polished effortlessness.
Selena's not the only star to pull off sweatpants at the airport. With the addition of heels, velvet booties, duster coats, and statement bags, ladies like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner make a typically sporty piece sophisticated. Read on to see how it's done, and once you've got some fresh ideas, grab your sweats and go.
Try a must-have cut with a slash at the heel, and pair your pants with something striking, like a crop top.
Cap off a comfortable monochrome set with ankle-strap heels and a sophisticated tote bag.
Work a tight-fitting pair with pumps and a denim jacket. Roll up the sleeves to achieve a more stylized look.
Wear a crisp white pair with your favorite tee, and accent the bright combination with dark accessories.
Choose a pair of track pants with a colorful stripe, and cover them with your streamlined blazer. The look screams "sensible power woman."
Find a one-and-done designer jumpsuit and complete with sporty sneakers.
Pair your gym pants with a next-level crop top — Bella's has a lacy hem — let your socks peek out from your trainers, and wear your jacket off the shoulders.
A ribbed sweats set gets even more oomph from a satin duster coat, and you'll feel like you're wearing PJs.
Pull off some print mixing and let them know where you're headed with the sun hat you're about to rock all vacation long.
Work a stripes-on-stripes combination, but break it up with an oversize knit. Slip into white low-top sneakers to keep things neutral down below.
Unzip your jumpsuit to reveal a fitted black tee, and throw on your quilted leather jacket.
A roomy velvet pair looks more luxe with loafers and an artsy bag.
Polish off a striped track set with a chiffon printed scarf and add a playful touch with a bright beanie.