How to Wear Sweatpants When You're Not Going to the Gym

Not sure how to wear sweatpants in a way that actually feels cool and elevated? To be honest, we weren't too confident either until we browsed through some of our favorite street style sites for inspiration. Between the head-to-toe streetwear looks and the outfits that look so chic, you barely even notice the girl is wearing sweatpants. We officially have proof that sweatpants can be worn as pants—not just loungewear.

In addition to a handful of great outfits with sweatpants that will have you convinced to try the look, we shopped out a selection of our favorites on the market right now. Because let's be real—if you're going to wear sweatpants out on the town, they better be cool. Here we have our favorite fashion-girl ways to wear sweatpants, followed by our favorite pairs.

Printed Blouse + Mini Bag + Slides

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Button-Down + Zipper Sweater + Red Shoes

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Matching Hoodie + Classic Bag

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Le21ème

Blazer + Statement Heels

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Trench Coat + Sneakers

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Collage Vintage

Muted Coat + White T-Shirt + Slides

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Le21ème

Moto Jacket + Heeled Boots

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It doesn't matter if you are going to the track or the grocery store, these pants will take you everywhere.

Available in sizes 0 to 4.

Can sweats be "pretty?" These pink ones prove that the answer is yes. 

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Style with your favorite heels for a sophisticated spin.

Available in sizes XS to 4X.

Invest in some sweats in a cool hue to guarantee you always make a statement.

Available in sizes 12 to 28.

A classic cotton-terry blend feels like you're lounging, but a bold color makes these sweats a dynamic styling piece.

Available in sizes 0 to 4.

For a truly elevated take on sweatpants, this velvet version adorned in an abstract floral print is a stunning choice.

Available in sizes FR34 to FR44.

The thick waist band and fitted ankles elevate these pants far beyond typical "sweatpants" territory. 

Available in sizes XS to L.

These sweats definitely won't double as pajamas. 

Available in sizes XS to L.

Merino wool makes for a super-cozy take on your classic sweatpants.

Available in sizes XS to L.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.