Comfy clothing often gets written off as shapeless and unfashionable when, in reality, it’s all about how you style it. Dig those joggers and jumpers out of your wardrobe because the ath-leisure trend has made it easier than ever to look good, while wearing chilled out looks. Not sure where to start? This is the guide to keeping it stylish in comfy clothes for some outfit inspiration.
The athleisure trend has continued through to winter and doesn’t look like it’s dying out anytime soon, meaning relaxed sporty looks are in style for both genders. Casual tracksuits should be your go to this winter if you want to keep stylish and comfy. Opt for cuffed joggers from the likes of Superdry that keep the cold out while looking good at all times. Wrap up warm by pairing your joggers with a matching jumper or go for a sweater in a contrasting colour – if a coordinated outfit isn’t for you. Look out for camouflage print, as this has been pretty spotted every season in 2018.
When deciding what joggers to wear, always consider the type of top you’re going to be pairing them with. If you’re a fan of oversized jumpers, try out some skinny fit joggers and chunky trainers for a more flattering fit with contrasting elements. That way you don’t have to worry about looking shapeless or weighed down with layers. Want to show off those arms? Go for a tighter t-shirt and looser fit tracksuit bottoms, but don’t forget a fleece-lined denim jacket so you don’t freeze for the sake of fashion.
When deciding what joggers to wear, always consider the type of top you’re going to be pairing them with.
You don’t have to wear joggers to be comfortable. You’d be surprised how comfortable you can be if you have a decent pair of jeans in your favourite fit. It can be tempting to skimp on the essential pieces like denim, in your wardrobe, but going for a high-quality pair of jeans can really make a difference in both style and comfort. If you prefer a looser cut than skinnies, then the straight leg fit is the ultimate traditional cut and are known as the ‘comfort fit’ according to GQ Magazine. Pair them with an oversized parka and a fitted polo shirt for a classic outfit that’ll keep you cosy.
If jeans still aren’t your thing, try some slim fit chinos. They’re more dressy than joggers but a lot more comfortable than denim. They can be dressed with slip-on trainers, a ribbed beanie and an oversized denim jacket for a grungy skater look that’s as comfy as it is cool. For a casual everyday outfit that’s still stylish, pair some black chinos with a white tee and a dark windbreaker.
Chunky trainers are on trend this year despite the controversy. You may love them or hate them, but it’s worth giving them a go by bagging yourself a pair in a neutral colour such as black or white. You can go for brighter colours if you’re feeling daring, but neutral tones tend to match with more. These 90s inspired trainers are comfortable while adding a high end element to any outfit. If you’re not sure how to tackle the trend, you can find some tips here. After something a bit more low key? Mesh-style running shoes look luxurious and sporty, meaning you can look good without sacrificing comfort.
Lastly, don’t disregard the knits. Chunky knitted jumpers are extremely cosy and keep the warm in while keeping you looking good. Go for plain colours and cable knits so you can style it with various different looks. Knitted jumpers go with almost any bottoms; from joggers to chinos, they really are key to upgrading any look.
Pair a cream cable knit jumper with a fleece lined denim jacket or a parka and go for the trousers of your choice. Dress them up with chinos for a more formal but comfortable outfit, or grab those joggers for more casual vibes – the choice is yours.