It's fair to say that the novelty of leggings has officially worn off—or perhaps for you, it wore off one week into lockdown. Of course, we are strong proponents of the "if it makes you feel good, then wear it" approach to dressing, so if the thought of your Lululemons is the only thing that gets you out of pyjamas in the morning, then more power to you. However, if you're craving a bit of a style shake-up without compromising on comfort, then I have the perfect solution.
Don't worry. I'm not going to apply tough love and drag you kicking and screaming into your best dress and heels in order to feel work-ready. Rather, regardless of whether you're heading back into the office or still working from home, I've come across the perfect amalgamation that combines polish with and comfort. Introducing tailored joggers.
This hybrid isn't exactly new on the scene, yet it feels like the ideal compromise for our current fashion needs. Most importantly, like classic joggers, it features an elastic waistband—a small yet significant detail that is far more appealing than any high-waisted jeans or restricted button fastening. However, the point of difference is the fabric and the silhouette. Countless brands have delivered stretchy-waist trousers in smart fabrics such as wool-blend, silk, herringbone and crêpe, transforming this loungewear go-to into a polished staple.
The chicest styles come with a wide-leg fit that is tailored at the waist and tapers out at the thigh. It offers a beautiful slouch that will complement everything from tank tops and white shirts to chunky sandals and sneakers. In other words, these trousers will work hard now but also continue to deliver in 12 months' time. A box-ticking trend if we ever saw one. Scroll down to shop my edit.