How To Nail The Sweatpants Trend

Because it’s lockdown but we still wanna look cute

By  | May 08, 2020, 06:00 PM  | Bonang Matheba  | Fashion

Right now, we find ourselves at home with almost nothing to do and this new way of life demands comfortable and practical clothes. Of course, giving up on style is simply not an option, so how do we combine fashion and comfort together to create a practical but totally cute look? Sweatpants aka trackpants aka joggers aka whatever you want to call them.
Here are 4 celeb inspired ways you can easily dress up your sweatpants and make them look stylish:

Keep it simple

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Black joggers are often times the easiest sweatpants to dress up because, when styled correctly, they just look like a pair of trousers.

Mihlali Ndamase added a sexy twist to her casual sweatpants by throwing on a tight black top


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Lots of jewelery, or even just one standout piece, can instantly make your outfit seem a bit fancier. Layer a few necklaces on top of each other, or opt for a pair of statement earrings and a bunch of stacked rings.

You can also opt to wear one standout piece, like a big fringed necklace or chunky watch.

Or, you can opt for all the above like Queen B did.

P.S: Bucket hats are worth a try if you want to fully channel the '90s.
Be edgy

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Sweatpants don't have to be as baggy as a potato sack. A sliming pair with an adjustable drawstring can be just as comfy and much more flattering. Influencer and YouTube vlogger, Zinzi Mayekiso added some edge to her outfit by opting to pair her joggers with a cute crop top, over the top sunglasses and of course the gorgeous cross body bag. On that note, never underestimate the power of a gorgeous cross body bag.

High heels instead of sneakers

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The quickest way to dress up a pair of sweats is to change up your shoes. Pumps or other types of heeled shoes will automatically elevate your look and, from there, you just have to pick a stylish top and the right accessories.

DJ Zinhle’s look is perfect for that quick dash to the store for some essential shopping.

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