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HOW TO ROCK THE SWEATPANTS TREND

It seems that Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, and even Bottega Veneta were on to something when they put models in luxe sweatpants (think: cashmere). The latest trend in sporty-chic appears to be, for better or for worse, stilettos paired with sweatpants. While the trend is sure to make plenty of people cringe, given the long-standing popularity of UGGs, it’s little surprise that it has taken off.

 

Luckily, you can make this trend work by pairing fitted, styled, and cuff-bottomed versions of the pants with a tailored top, some bold baubles a la Kenneth Jay Lane, and a killer pair of shoes. Check out some of these fashionable bottoms (which admittedly still sounds like a bit of an oxymoron – but at least they’re more comfy than uber-skinny jeans).
 
 

Here are some options:

  1. Splendid Harem Pants with Buttons, $81 http://www.shopbop.com/harem-pants-buttons-splendid/vp/v=1/845524441859268.htm?folderID=2534374302023856&extid=affprg-%zp-SPLEN2078412867
  2. Helmut Lang Cropped Sweatpant, $275 http://www.lagarconne.com/store/item.htm?itemid=5996&sid=22
  3. CLU 3D Pants, $255 http://www.lagarconne.com/store/item.htm?itemid=5929&sid=22
  4. Y3 Contrast C Pants, $270 http://www.ssense.com/women/product/y-3/contrast_c_pants/24111
  5. T by Alexander Wang French Terry Sweatpants, $110 http://www.ssense.com/women/product/t_by_alexander_wang/french_terry_sweatpants/24863
  6. Isabel Marant High-waisted pants, $460 http://www.net-a-porter.com/am/product/76535
  7. Haute Hippie Sequin Sweatpant in Black and Heather Grey, $295 http://www.singer22.com/h9r-04021.html
  8. Rag & Bone Baggy Long Johns, $395 http://www.lagarconne.com/store/item.htm?itemid=6032&sid=149