10 Stylish Ways to Dress Up Your Sweatpants
If there's one thing about fall and winter fashion that we love, it's the opportunity to wear sweatpants — both in and out of the house. While lounging in coord sets is an obvious pastime for all of us, knowing what to wear with sweatpants so that you still feel stylish is something of an art. The best way to approach working the cozy wardrobe essential into your everyday street style is to add tailored basics that provide structure in contrast to your sweats.
An oversize pinstripe blazer, for example, works well with a pair of gray sweatpants and a sleek lace bodysuit layered underneath. Finish the outfit with heels, a chunky chainlink choker, and a mini bag, and you're instantly ready for a night out. On the other hand, you can take the preppy route for daytime by popping the collar of your button-down out from under your sweatsuit and accessorizing with Mary Janes, tortoise sunglasses, and a pastel messenger bag.
Of course, there are so many more ways to dress up your sweatpants, but we've rounded up our 10 favorite looks to pull off in a pinch ahead. Scroll through for some top-notch street-style inspiration, then scour a few pairs of top-rated sweatpants currently available that would easily fit into any of these ensembles. From cargo sweats in a dreamy sage colorway to the perfect heather joggers with a tapered ankle that ring in below $30 (and also come in eight other shades), the options for an elevated sweatpants outfit are about to feel endless.
How to Style White Sweatpants With Sneakers
For the perfect monochrome, white sweatpants outfit, opt for a coord set and roll up the hem at the ankle of your pants to reveal a favorite white sneaker. Finish the outfit with a classic white trench jacket.
How to Style Sweatpants With UGGs
Yes, it's possible to look stylish in gray sweatpants and UGGs. While the combination is leisurely, when you top off your outfit with a luxe turtleneck, long camel coat, aviators, and a leather mini bag, you'll feel instantly elevated and ready to hit the town.
How to Style Sweatpants With a Shacket
Cozy shackets are a must this season, so use your favorite one to break up a monochrome sweatpants set. Finish the stylized look with chunky trainers, layered gold jewelry, and a luxe leather bag.
How to Style Sweatpants With a Muscle Tee
A white T-shirt is an essential, but a crisp '80s-inspired muscle tee tucked into the waistband of your sweatpants just feels more polished. Throw it back in vintage-inspired sunglasses with translucent lenses, opt for delicate, everyday jewelry, and finish with a crossbody bag to keep things easy and hands-free.
How to Style Sweatpants With a Fleece Jacket
Mixing tones and textures is the quickest way to achieve a chic winter look, and these oatmeal knit joggers are the best way to get there. Add even more softness to your look with a fleece jacket and beanie. Then, finish with shiny patent-leather combat boots to let your footwear stand out and add an element of toughness.
How to Style Sweatpants With Chunky Boots
This combination might not be everyone's cup of tea, but tapered joggers are a hit with fashion girls because they're best for showing off your shoes. Keep it cool in chunky boots and accent your footwear with a black leather bag.
How to Style Sweatpants With a Long Coat
Nothing says "I know the trends" more than a chic, longline wool coat with a leather-belt bag swung over your shoulder and a platform sneaker. In this case, opt for flared or straight-leg sweatpants in a neutral tone that still bare a peek at your shoes.
How to Style Sweatpants With an Oversize Blazer
A tailored blazer instantly adds polish to any sweatpants outfit. Opting for a pointed-toe flat or kitten heel and a mesh bodysuit adds subtle sophistication — as does your favorite bag with noticeable hardware.
How to Style Sweatpants With Heels
You might not think to team up a sweatsuit with a pair of Mary Jane block heels, but layer a button-down with a crisp collar underneath your look plus a matching crossbody flap bag, and your sweatpants outfit becomes instantly preppy.
How to Style Sweatpants With Adidas Sambas
Dress up your Sambas and sweats with a boxy, shearling leather jacket and a shimmering sequined bag — both of which scream "fashionista." Hoop earrings and tortoise sunglasses are additional accessories that make your outfit seem well-considered and street-style-approved.
Heather Gray Sweatpants
AthMile Sweatpants Women Joggers With Pockets ($28, originally $33)
Use these gray sweatpants to style with everything from white trainers to a pair of black heels for a night out. The adjustable waistband, pockets, and tapered ankle make for all the style details you could possibly ask for.
These sweatpants are a classic, but they boast an extra high-rise silhouette that make them perfect for teaming with a crop top. Pick them up in black, red, dusty rose, blue-gray, brown, olive, or heather, and don't look back for a second.
These roomy sweats are right on trend with a baggy leg that pools at the ankle and oversize cargo pockets. Whether you style them with a cutoff tee or something more sophisticated and sexy, like a bustier top and heels, you'll be grateful you invested in something a step above basic.
These olive-toned sweats are super lightweight with a wide leg. They're so cozy, you'll never want to take them off. Style them with a loose T-shirt and high-top sneakers for an effortlessly cool street-style moment.