It seems that Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, and even Bottega Veneta were on to something when they put models in luxe sweatpants (think: cashmere). The latest trend in sporty-chic appears to be, for better or for worse, stilettos paired with sweatpants. While the trend is sure to make plenty of people cringe, given the long-standing popularity of UGGs, it’s little surprise that it has taken off.


Luckily, you can make this trend work by pairing fitted, styled, and cuff-bottomed versions of the pants with a tailored top, some bold baubles a la Kenneth Jay Lane, and a killer pair of shoes. Check out some of these fashionable bottoms (which admittedly still sounds like a bit of an oxymoron – but at least they’re more comfy than uber-skinny jeans).

Here are some options:

  1. Splendid Harem Pants with Buttons, $81
  2. Helmut Lang Cropped Sweatpant, $275
  3. CLU 3D Pants, $255
  4. Y3 Contrast C Pants, $270
  5. T by Alexander Wang French Terry Sweatpants, $110
  6. Isabel Marant High-waisted pants, $460
  7. Haute Hippie Sequin Sweatpant in Black and Heather Grey, $295
  8. Rag & Bone Baggy Long Johns, $395