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Sweatpants Outfit Ideas You Can Wear From the Couch to Brunch

Or just the couch for now.

Morgan McMullen

Sweatpants were made for cozying up on the couch (and occasionally going to the gym), but they're so much more than that. This closet staple doesn't have to look frumpy: Not only are there form-fitting options that make them look stylish, but there are numerous ways to style your joggers, even your slouchiest pair, that will make you look and feel like a fashion icon. So, as your residential sweatpants expert (and, yes, I am wearing sweatpants right now), trust me when I tell you this: Whether you're looking for a chic, business-appropriate fit, want a sportier feel, or are looking for something that can take you from the couch to a mimosa-laden brunch, sweatpants are an option. These outfit ideas will forever change your sweatpants game.

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1 All Day, Every Day
Morgan McMullen

Eventually, we will all need to leave our houses, but doing so does not mean you have to give up your sweats. This color-block P.E. Nation turtleneck sweatshirt paired with a form-fitting pair of sweatpants brings style and comfort together in a look that can be worn anywhere, from the mall to the movies. Grab your sleekest shades, a simple black fanny pack, and a trendy pair of slides, and you’ll be ready for whatever the world, or your friends, throw at you.

Shop the pieces: 1. P.E. Nation Sweatshirt, $119; 2. Calistoga Cat-Eye Sun Glasses, $16; 3. Anthropologie Cropped Joggers, $68; 4. Dagne Dover Fanny Pack, $85; 5. Tod's Leather Sandals, $645

2 Matchy-Matchy
Morgan McMullen

The sweatsuit is the new tracksuit, and a matching sweat set like this Nike one is a game-changer in a world where style and comfort have become one. The multicolor top adds just the right amount of color to the look, and the patches throughout add a dose of style. Make the outfit extra matchy with a pink bucket hat and a chic pair of sneaks and your sweatsuit style will be off the charts.

Shop the pieces: 1. Nike Hoodie, $54; 2. Patagonia Bucket Hat, $29; 3. Everlane Cotton Tee, $13; 4. Nike Sweatpants, $51; 5. Gucci Sneaker, $980

3 Business As Usual
Morgan McMullen

Even those of us who prefer to dress on the fancier side need an excuse to rock sweatpants every once in a while, and a monochromatic look is the perfect way to do so. Wearing a neutral blazer with a basic top and simple accessories will dress your outfit up on the top. So, when you put on your neutral bottoms to match, people won't even notice they are sweatpants. Complete the look with a killer pair of combat boots and you'll be swimming in compliments.

Shop the pieces: 1. Everlane Blazer, $135; 2. H&M Crop Top, $5; 3. Tory Sport Sweatpants, $138; 4. Mejuri Hoop Earrings, $150; 5. Prada Combat Boots, $790

4 Sporty
Morgan McMullen

If sporty style is your go-to, this is the outfit for you. While the sweatsuit may be the new track suit, that doesn't mean the track jacket is out of style. Keep the top sporty with an athletic crop top, and mix it up on the bottom with a bit of tie dye. Your look will be screaming '80s nostalgia, and a scrunchie will be the cherry on top.

Shop the pieces: 1. Adidas Track Jacket, $48; 2. Athleta Crop Top, $59; 3. Unemployed Denim Sweatpants, $88; 4. Pieces Satin Scrunchie, $8; 5. Nike Sneaker, $150

5 Casual But Cute
Morgan McMullen

When wearing sweatpants, there is a fine line between being casual-but-trendy and looking a little too "comfortable" to leave your house. To avoid crossing this line, be sure to pair your sweats with more fashion-forward pieces, like a bold puffer jacket, a pair of bulky sneaks, or colorful shoulder bag. You can also throw on a trendy classic, like a graphic tee, to add a little extra style to this casual look.

Shop the pieces: 1. Free People graphic tee, $78; 2. TNA Little Puff Jacket, $44; 3. Peanuts x Marc Jacobs Gym Pant, $195; 4. JW Pei Shoulder Bag, $39; 5. Fila Sneaker, $65

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