Haven’t we all had those days where we wish we could’ve turned up to the office wearing our sweatpants? The thought of donning something tailored and tight is sometimes too much – all we want is a way for us to go to work in our joggers.
Thankfully, it is really easy to dress up joggers! The key is to pick appropriate jogging bottoms, and style them just so, so you can go about your business in total comfort.
All you need is to keep in mind the right way to dress up joggers.
The Perfect Jogging Bottom For Dressing Up
Of course, the first thing to start with is the perfect jogger: the canvas on which we will build a dressy, yet comfortable, ensemble. The best sort of jogger to consider for dressing up is something a bit more fitted: a jogger that flatters your shape can make your whole outfit appear more polished, whilst you’re still in complete comfort. Or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, opt for a wide-leg, palazzo style jogger, to create a dramatic and deliberate silhouette with extra coziness.
Another thing to consider when thinking of the perfect formal jogger is material: something in a silky finish or crepe gives your jogger the appearance of a regular, if elevated, trouser. Or, to push expectations even more, go for something in a bold velvet or velour finish, to give your ensemble a bit of urban edge whilst still defying what everyone believes a jogger should be. Opt for a streetwear classic with a twist, like this velvet Adidas offering from ASOS or these textured joggers from Ted Baker.
How To Style Your Joggers
Now you’ve found your perfect pair of joggers, all you need to do is figure out how to dress them up. Pairing them with a pretty top is the first step: either opt for a top that is super girly and chic, or even a smartly structured shirt that you can either tuck in, or leave out, but buttoned.
Even more, leave your shirt open to reveal a gorgeous bralette in a bold colour of interesting fabric to add more interest to your look. Of course, a structured jacket can also create the same effect.
In terms of accessories, a pair of heeled boots could really elevate the look, but no one is saying you have to forego your favourite trainers: just make sure they’re in good condition and complement the outfit well, without transforming it into a workout outfit.
Finally, throw on some of your favourite jewellery – an elegant pair of earrings and a dainty necklace would work wonders – and you’ve successfully figured out how to stay looking chic and feeling comfortable all day, and on into the night.