Rarely can we celebrate a trend for being comfortable and easy. Mostly, we sacrifice our desire to be cozy in order to be chic. But things are beginning to change. We expect more. We need options that will transition from season to season, coast to coast, day to night, home to work, and back again. Thankfully, designers are starting to listen by catering to the customer and their busy lifestyle. As a result, there's a new category of clothing, one that offers options that feel as good as they look.
When searching for an alternative to your favorite skinny jean or a sleek pencil skirt, consider updated track pants. Available in a variety of colors and fabrics, they can be styled and worn for almost anything, year round. Because the silhouette is relaxed, they work on most body shapes and heights.
Taking on this new trend is easy when you keep these few things in mind: Look for a solid neutral color to make shopping for a track pant less intimidating. Black, grey, navy, and cream are all great options. Size up if your iffy on the fit, the silhouette is intended to be relaxed. Opt for a cuff at the bottom to control the volume in the leg,and keep from looking sloppy. Think about the track pant as denim and pair it with all your normal top options- tee shirts, sweaters, short jackets, even charming printed tops work well. If you feel like your shape is being lost, front tuck your shirt casually and let the back stay out.
When adding accessories keep it simple. Pair with a classic trainer or slide on sneakers and your favorite tee for a casual and athletic inspired look. Or, add a high heel platform or bootie and a flirty top with feminine details. When dressing it up, add some statement jewelry and an oversized clutch.
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To Buy: DRESSY TRACK PANT ($90)
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To Buy: WOOL TRACK PANT ($100)
To Buy: FLAT FRONT TRACK PANT ($78)
p.s. If you want to take Stephanie's advice and pair track pants with some wonderful knitwear, you can't go wrong with these cozy picks.