There always seems to be one trend that feels totally unexpected every season—remember when Stan Smiths first became a thing again, or the popularity of just about every "ugly-chic" shoe? This autumn, stylish track trousers seem to fall into that category. Sure, the athleisure look is nothing new (and we've been embracing bombers and trainers), but this specific pant silhouette, which used to be reserved for that sporty life, is now one of the most forward items you can wear at this moment. Seriously. If you were to turn to just about any fashion It girl during fashion week—from Olivia Palermo to Bella Hadid—chances are you'd spot these trousers with the stripes down the side paired with everything from heels to booties to sneakers. We totally get it. The look is not only insanely cool but comfortable, too—it's ideal for your off-duty life, especially if you're travelling, as an alternative to sweats or jeans.
Interested in testing out this look? Go on to check out how some of our favourite street style stars are wearing track trousers—and shop our favourites as well. We have a feeling you'll be wearing your new go-to pair on your next flight home for the holidays.
This is how you can pull off track pants for the office if you work in a creative setting—pair them with a blouse and a turtleneck sweater like Olivia.