Sweatsuits have to be one of the most comfortable and versatile outfits ever designed. Not only are they great for lounging around and working from home, but you can even work out in them if you want to. Whether you're wearing them midday during a quick grocery store run, or at night as you "Netflix and Chill," if you already own a cool sweatsuit then you're on the right track. But there are a few sweatsuit trends that will make your sweatsuit pop, and even make it work appropriate for the lucky few that get to return to the office this year.
1. The Sweat Shorts
We all know that the classic sweatsuit comes in muted shades like white, maroon, navy, and beige. This color palette goes with everything, and with summer coming it's time to start thinking about how sweatsuits can be adapted to warmer weather. One of the ways to do this, and stay comfy at the same time, is to switch out those sweat pants for some sweat shorts. Sweat shorts are perfect for riding around on a bicycle, and when worn with an adorable crop top you will look like you're ready for your time in the spotlight. Celebs like Emily Ratajkowsi have been rocking this look for a while, and it's a good time for you to emulate it as well.
2. Evening Wear Sweats
Not all sweats are made the same. With everyone clamoring for adorable sweatsuits that can double as business casual wear, it should come as no surprise that sweats are now being worn out for a night on the town. The trick to wearing sweats as evening wear is to find a slightly more fitted pair, like one that is high-waisted for instance. These can be paired with a slinky leotard and a large button-down shirt or a cute crop top. This look is perfect for the person that wants to look fashionable, but without wearing a skin-tight dress or jeans.
3. Velour Is Back
In the early 2000s, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie made fashion headlines when they were spotted wearing matching velour sweatsuits from the brand Juicy Couture. While this trend faded away after a few years, we all know that fashion is cyclical, which means it's time for the return of velour. This soft fabric has the ability to hug your curves in all the right places while combing all the comforts of a regular sweatsuit. Start channeling some early 2000s Paris and rock one of these the next time you travel for a timeless look.
4. Business Casual
We know, business on top is the norm these days. You always need to look nice for those virtual meetings that can sometimes last hours. But that doesn't mean you can't take that look out for a stroll around your neighborhood or city. That classy sweatpant and blazer or blouse combo look just as good outside as it does on a computer screen. For this look, you will want to choose sweat pants in black or white, rather than a fire engine red. But if red or other bright colors are your favorites, then work with those, just be sure to add a quieter color on top for a pulled-together look topped off with a pair of heels.
5. Match Yourself
Mismatched sweatsuits have their place, like when you're at home. However, a matching sweatsuit is what you want to wear out of the house. These sweatsuits make loungewear look pulled together in a way that mismatched outfits never do. This season calls for pastels, so a mint green or lilac sweatsuit is perfect for spring. If you feel like you need some more color in your life, then grab a matching tie-dye sweatsuit. You can dye one yourself, or shell out for a unique swirl pattern from a brand like Electric & Rose. Any sweatsuit you choose will look smashing, just don't forget to accessorize them!