A month ago, most of us couldn’t wait for our lives to resume post lockdown. And now that we are in Unlock 1.0, most of us are scared to step out over safety concerns. But there’s one thing we can all agree on, this lockdown is indeed proving to be a great time to retrospect and rethink our lifestyles. For instance, I have grown to love these no bra days and got too attached to my oh-so-comfy jammies. TBH, as we go about rebuilding our lives, we anticipate a major departure from mainstream fashion into the age of pyjamas–the clothing item we’ve now spent almost half the year in.
Not just us, celebrities across the world are swiftly sidelining all the runway trends for the comfort of athleisure by putting their trust in *drumroll, please* sweatpants! Sweatpants have been a celeb favourite comfort wear since forever, whether it is for coffee runs on off-days, laidback airport looks or work events. It would be remiss if we fail to signpost it as the biggest fashion trend post lockdown. And the best part? Styling sweatpants is as versatile as it gets. Thus, to effectively establish our points and make sweatpants a cakewalk for you in what remains of 2020, here are some chic celebrity-approved ways to wear sweatpants as OOTD.
Sweatpants have officially become a cool-girl style staple that you can wear just about anywhere. Their craze is such that even Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities swear by them for the relaxed fit and effortlessly chic appeal, making them the most coveted choice for conventional dressers. Of late, the style has been winning over the form-fitting leggings for the sheer convenience of simply slipping into them, and this does not show signs of losing favour any time soon. Don’t believe us? Here’s proof!
Hailey Beiber took her grey sweats from drab to fab in a jiffy–all by throwing a structured blazer over them. She accentuated the look with gold-toned jewellery and a wristwatch, proving that sweatpants don’t just belong in the gym.
Missing your office staple white shirt? How about you wear it with your sweatpants on your next trip to the grocery store? And while you’re at it, put on your sunglasses and a chunky necklace to feel as street-stylish as Gigi Hadid. Just look at her monotoning in PJs like nobody’s business!
From now on, let’s make every flight count by not taking our airport look for granted and we have just the style inspiration for that purpose. This is something I will personally make my go-to since I tend to feel cold in flights–sweatpants with a fashionable jacket like Kylie Jenner here! You can leave the rest on your sneakers and carry-on.
This is the easiest, fail-safe way to dress up your sweatpants–a denim jacket. Take cues from Selena Gomez and make an outfit out of your sweats with some denim, a pair of cool sneakers, and vintage sunglasses. Yup, it’s that easy.
The perfect Jennifer Lopez OOTD includes sweat-set and heeled shoes. It can be anything from boots to sneakers, but with heels. And, honestly, that’s all it takes to work the sweats. In fact, Priyanka Chopra’s airport style statement, too, involves a heeled pair of shoes to go with comfy sweats. That’s fashion in 2020 for you, ladies.
Speaking of airports, Deepika Padukone knows a thing or two about making them her runway. We are talking about the time she wore basic black sweatpants with a neutral turtleneck and matching trench coat, of course! The look was completed with black combat boots and sunglasses. Can you even tell she has loungewear underneath? Mind-blowing, I say!
Sara Ali Khan wore these tie-dyed sweatpants to the promotions of Love Aaj Kal with a stylised bodysuit and pumps. Way to make basics look anything but boring, am I right? I sincerely hope you guys are taking notes.
Don’t underestimate the power of accessories. We love how Sonakshi Sinha pulled off monotone 2.0 by breaking her all-black look with statement-making sneakers. Even without them, the look is a hit with a baseball cap, sunnies, and a wrap-around bomber. Kareena Kapoor Khan, on the other hand, picked a pastel blue sweat-set for a statement and topped it off with tinted aviators to complete the look. Nicely done, Triple K!
So, are you ready to ‘sweat it out’ in style?
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