12 Tips For How to Wear and Style Joggers Fashionably
You may think you know how to style joggers, since so many of them come with matching hoodies these days. But knowing what to wear with joggers to make them look a touch more fashionable than a standard sports set requires a bit of inspiration. Originally created as athletic wear, joggers have become everyday wardrobe essentials that can be dressed up or down. The pandemic also contributed to their renewed popularity, upending traditional workwear codes and turning our attention to comfortable, wear-everywhere clothes suitable for long work-from-home days. The sports pants' lightweight construction and relaxed fit make them ideal for all sorts of everyday occasions, like gym sessions, grocery trips, and coffee runs. We've also seen them on It girls like Kendall Jenner and Selena Gomez, who regularly sport joggers at the airport.
But joggers go way beyond just wearable loungewear. They can be styled for semi-dressy meetings or for date night if you choose a more fitted style completed with pumps. Swap your go-to Adidas slides for kitten heels, trade your sweatshirt for a fitted pastel satin bra top, and you'll have achieved peak soft-girl aesthetic. The perfect year-round staple, joggers are season agnostic, pairing well with cable-knit sweaters and chunky sneakers in the winter, and with crop tops and open-toed sandals in the summer. From a budget perspective, they're a great investment: you'll get plenty of wear from your joggers, especially if your wardrobe tends to err on the comfy side.
Keep scrolling for everything you need to know about styling joggers, then shop the best women's joggers on the market.
What Are Joggers?
Stemming from the widespread appeal of athleisure, joggers are casual pants that come with a drawstring waist. They boast a similar silhouette to sweatpants, but their ankle cuffs and often more tailored appearance set them apart.
Joggers vs. Sweatpants
Joggers and sweatpants are both comfortable and generally loose fitting. However, joggers are typically worn for activities like running or biking. They're also typically lighter and more breathable than sweatpants, since they're primarily designed for working out.
What to Wear With Joggers
You can style joggers with any and every top, from sweatshirts to tanks and bralettes. If you're going for a casual look, finish with slides or slippers.
How to Wear Joggers Fashionably
Reach for a blazer layered over a tank top and top off with kitten heels for a reliably chic look that's still comfortable. Ahead, check out 12 street-style-approved ways to wear joggers outside of your home, then shop some of our favorite selects.
— Additional reporting by Sarah Wasilak
How to Style Joggers With a Bra Top
Bella Hadid's travel outfit is effortlessly cool, thanks to her fitted bra top and relaxed button-down. Leaving the shirt unbuttoned is a handy style trick: you'll stay cool enough outside, but can button up if needed when you're in a room with freezing AC.
How to Style Leather Joggers With a Bomber Jacket
Take a cue from Gigi Hadid and switch out your go-to sneakers for a pair of tall boots to dress up your leather joggers. Finish the look with a crop top and bomber jacket.
How to Style Joggers For Traveling
The comfier the material, the better the joggers are for all-day wear. For long flights and travel days, style your joggers with a loose-fitting top, like Kendall Jenner did. A bold green sweater and a pair of white sneakers will brighten up your airport outfit.
How to Style Cropped Joggers and Heels
Try cropped joggers with a worn-in graphic T-shirt for an outfit that's ready for a night out with your crew. Plus, the cropped version really shows off your footwear.
How to Style Joggers With Loafers
Give your joggers a fun paint splash or tie-dye treatment, then add a tough-girl vibe with chunky loafers. When the weather takes a chilly turn, cover up with a puffer jacket, and throw in a bright-yellow bag for an instant mood booster.
How to Style Joggers With a Blazer
Go for a business casual or relaxed date-night look by pairing printed joggers with a black blazer and heeled sandals. This ensemble practically screams, "I'm ready for some #OOTD snaps."
How to Style a Jogger Set and Sneakers
Take a style note from Nia Dennis and match the rest of your outfit to your joggers. Wear a vibrant tank top and a coordinated jacket to amplify the sporty feel.
How to Style Joggers With an Open-Back Top
Pair your joggers with an open-back top, and your whole outfit suddenly looks brand new. Will people even notice that you're kinda, sorta wearing sweats? Probably. Will they think it looks cool? Definitely.
How to Style Joggers With Pumps
Even though you're in sweats, the appeal of a head-to-toe color palette adds an instant touch of luxe. Opt for a crisply tailored coat and a fitted bodysuit, plus a pair of pumps to incorporate even more polish.
How to Style Joggers With Prints
Take a tip from the outfit shown here and style your joggers with eye-catching layers that incorporate some sort of print. Adding dimension up top will make your outfit feel more considered. A black leather ankle boot provides the perfect finishing touch.
How to Style Joggers With a Leather Jacket
Take it from Addison Rae — a boxy, oversize moto jacket in leather toughens up any outfit, even if the rest of what you're wearing can be considered gym clothes. A pair of sleek white trainers, a nylon shoulder bag, and dark sunglasses provide seamless accoutrements.
How to Style Joggers With Knitwear
Allow a simple pair of heather joggers to complement the stitchwork on a favorite knit. You can add additional warmth in the form of a vest, which will also provide structure, and, of course, a beanie. Whether you opt for sneakers or pumps frankly just depends on where you're going.
Smocked Waistband Faux-Leather Joggers
Commando Faux Leather Jogger in Black ($101, originally $168)