How to Rock Fall’s Sweatpants Trend

Attention gentlemen: can we talk about how your dreams have come true for fall? Okay, maybe there isn’t a Victoria’s Secret Angel waiting on your doorstep to confess her love for you, but the second best thing is truly happening – it is perfectly acceptable to wear sweatpants in public. They were all over the fall 2013 runways, and they look damn good too.

But this doesn’t mean you can walk out the door wearing your old college sweatsuit with a fugly pair of sneakers. Fall is all about tailored comfort, it’s about both looking and feeling great. So how can you rock the sweatpants trend without appearing slovenly? Check out our pointers and styles to shop below, and you’ll be the flyest guy in town.

Layering is key – It is fall, after all. Pair a handsome heather gray pant with a chambray button down. Layer on a navy sweater, and you have a cool blue outfit perfect for work or play. We love this pair of 3.1 Phillip Lim Heather Grey Ribbed Lounge Pants for this look.

Leather up – To toughen up the soft, comfy look of lounge pants, you’re going to need a little leather in your life. Grab a motorcycle jacket, leather vest or even a varsity jacket with leather sleeves, and pair it with a colored pair of pants for extra punch. SLVR’s Olive Green Lux Fit Lounge Pants make the perfect match.

Business on top – Ever thought you could pair a blazer with sweatpants and call it a look? Its no 3-piece suit, but a collared shirt and sport coat pair perfectly for a look that’s professional and cool. Have a little fun and grab a colorblocked pair like these Waffle Knit Lounge Pants from Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen.

Mind your feet – The last thing you want to rock with sweatpants is a pair of old, busted, dirty sneakers. You have to make sure that footwear looks fresh! You really can’t go wrong with a fly pair of high tops or black combat boots to streamline your look. The options really are endless when you’re working with a basic black Harem Pant like this Zara pair.

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