Lazy girls everywhere: Rejoice, because there is yet another way you can rock all your favorite relaxed pieces outside the confines of your house. You’ve probably got the whole jogger thing down pat by now, but what about all those athletic pants (you know, the ones with the stripes and the like) lurking in your bottom drawer? It seems like a shame to only whip them out when you’re hitting the gym or the couch. Since we’re still all over our resolution to get the most out of our wardrobes in 2015, we’re showing you three new ways to wear your go-to gym pants.
Consider your striped athletic pants a laid-back cousin of tuxedo trousers. By styling them as you would the more refined pair, you instantly deem them appropriate for everyday wear. Visible logos are a total giveaway, so for the office, you might want to stick with pants that allow you to fly a under the radar. A classic button-down is the easiest way to introduce a polished edge to the casual bottoms, but feel free to have fun with your accessories. Trade out your traditional blazer for a leather jacket with a tough-girl edge, then tack on a layered statement necklace, colorful pumps and a boxy bag for a modern finish.
Topshop for adidas Originals Superstar Track Pants ($85) + Mango Zipped Biker Jacket ($100), J.Crew Short-Sleeve Popover Shirt ($78), Express Layered Coin and Chain Bib Necklace ($50), Charles Keith Gradient Heel Sandals ($63), Zara Leather Bucket Bag ($139), Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Ruby ($23), Le Specs Hollywood Blvd Sunglasses ($80)
Sports chic doesn’t have to mean going all-out tomboy. A flowy, feminine top, embellished sandals and sleek accessories balance out the athletic vibes of the pants, creating an unexpected yet incredibly on-point look for your next night out. The best part? The fuss-free ‘fit is perfect for dancing, so you can bust a move without worrying about a potential wardrobe malfunction.
Topshop for adidas Originals Superstar Track Pants ($85) + River Island White Asymmetric Chiffon Hem Top ($52), J.Crew Equestrian Necklace ($118), Dune Harah Black Patent Leather Embellished Mid-Heel Sandals ($142), ASOS Textured Hologram Zip-Top Clutch ($27), & Other Stories Stone Ring ($29)
Embrace the laid-back nature of these workout-ready trousers and go full-on athletic. Pair them with bright trainers and a nonchalant sweatshirt, then look to funky accessories to introduce a punch of personality. Sassy shades, a circular cross-body bag and sleek gold studs might be small in size, but together, they make a bold statement.
Topshop for adidas Originals Superstar Track Pants ($85) + Nike Air Force 1 ’07 PRM ($100), COS Raglan Sleeve Sweatshirt ($49), Zerouv Cross My Heart Hope to Die Sunglasses ($10), Vagabond Leather Circle Cross-Body Bag ($163), Zara Khaki Military Jacket ($80), By Boe Static Stud Earrings ($40)
What pieces in your closet deserve more attention, but stump your style game? Tell us about your trickiest wear-again garments in the comments below and we might feature them in our next Style Resolutions post!