Joggers is a new-age word for sweatpants, and although most modern joggers are far more stylish and flattering than their old-school counterparts, a lot of people need help with these comfy pants. Especially this year, the question “how to style sweatpants” has never been so top of mind…
How To Style Sweatpants – How To Make Joggers Look Cute
The best loungewear items are joggers and jumpsuits. You can read all about my love of loungewear jumpsuits, here, so this post is going to focus on joggers. The best kinds of tops to wear with joggers are either a tucked-in, or half tucked-in, t-shirt/tank, or a cropped sweater/tee. Jacket-wise, joggers generally look best with a shorter jacket that ends at the high hip, or a knee-length coat. When it comes to shoes, high-top sneakers are the best if you want to wear socks with your joggers. Once it warms up, you can wear any low, slim sneaker sans socks. Casual sandals also look perfect with joggers. Since I run cold and prefer to wear socks when I am cozying up, I mainly wear Hue ankle socks and high-top sneakers, shown below.
Best Outerwear For Jogger Outfits
I know I mentioned you want to wear shorter outerwear with joggers, but let’s talk specifics. Here is my favorite outerwear to pair with a jogger outfit:
- A Short Pullover Sweater, like my Free People Hit The Slopes Pullover
- The Perfect Denim Jacket, like the Madewell Jean Jacket in a casual wash
- A Minimalist Sherpa Jacket, like Madewell’s Topo Designs sherpa jacket
- A Minimalist Puffer Jacket, like Uniqlo’s Ultra Light Down Jacket
They complement the causal tone of a jogger outfit, flatter the silhouette, and appear effortlessly stylish.
Vuori Performance Jogger
BP Comfy Joggers
I personally wear these pants like crazy. Because of the high waist, I wear very cropped tops, bodysuits, or a fully tucked-in tee.
Lululemon Ready to Rulu Jogger 29″
You know Lululemon sweatpants will always be comfy and these Ready to Rulu joggers are no exception. I love the speckled pattern on this pair for a fresh update to classic grey sweatpants.
Lululemon Dance Studio Jogger
These Lululemon pants are insanely popular for a reason. Their material gives them a somewhat dressy feel, they flatter the body, and, you guessed it, they are pajama comfortable.
ATM Silk Joggers
Athleta Salutation Jogger
These joggers have a more relaxed fit for you ladies who want to feel a little less exposed in your loungewear. These are also a great option if you have very athletic or thicker thighs.
Baleaf Cotton Comfy Pocketed & Tapered Weekend Joggers
Baleaf is one of my new favorite brands for comfy, versatile, and inexpensive workout wear (see my full review, here). And these joggers are another one of their items I’m loving. They’re more akin to the old-school sweatpants you are used to. I wear these every week with a tucked-in t-shirt or bodysuit. I love the soft sweatpant feel of these babies, and they are very durable. You’ll understand what I mean if you compare them to the comfy BP joggers that are made from a little thinner fabric.These are available at Baleaf and Amazon.
Free People Sunny Skinny Sweatpants
Patagonia Happy Hike Studio Pants
Adidas Women’s Beyond 18 Jogger Pants
Cinq a Sept Tous Les Jour Giles Jogger Pants
Like the ATM silk joggers featured above, these Cinq a Sept Tous Les Jour Giles Jogger Pants can be dressed up with heels or worn to lounge around the house. You can’t complain about that type of versatility and comfort. These pants are available at Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Saks 5th Avenue.