18 Un-Lazy Ways to Wear Sweatpants in Public

It wasn’t so long ago that your trusty pair of sweatpants was relegated to lazy Sunday mornings or late-night trips to the store to pick up a carton of milk. It wasn’t that we didn’t like our sweatpants — we actually loved them —it was just that we didn’t really consider them ready for prime time.

Thanks to the burgeoning athleisure trend over the past couple of years, things certainly have changed. Sweatpants, along with other casual styles like bra tops, yoga pants, leggings and sneakers, are now at the front of our wardrobes and being worn proudly for all occasions. You’re now almost as likely to see a pair of joggers or leggings on the pins of street style stars as you are a pair of cropped jeans.

If you’re used to wearing your joggers with your beloved college hoodie or a T-shirt, it’s time to start playing around with your sweatpants outfits. There are a surprising number of items that work with your trackies besides casual basics. For some inspo, read on to see the different ways you can style your sweatpants outfits.