This season sweatpants, sweat shirts, and even sweatsuits are super stylish. I thought that was going to be a lot harder to say, as I have traditionally hated anything that is made of all cotton, has no shape, and is fastened with elastic, and I have always vocalized my distaste for such items. However, I am loving what I am seeing from major brands and retailers in the way of sweats. What we are seeing is a fresh, streamlined, and DESIGNED take on items that were typically, or should have typically been, reserved for sick days and cold-weather runs. This redesign has re-purposed sweat pants and hoodies, making them acceptable for casual everyday wear.
When shopping for sweat pants, opt for a slimmer cut leg to avoid the baggy, sloppy look. If you want a very basic sweat pant, pay attention to the material; cashmere can add an air of sophistication and your skin will thank you. If you want a fun, bold color, then cut is extremely important; the more fitted the better. Also, pay attention to the details: the color of the drawstring, the thickness of the elastic bands, pockets, stitching, and embellishments.
As for sweatshirts, there are even more ways to have fun and be creative. If you prefer a pullover, or crewneck sweatshirt, go for bold; look for fun, unique patterns. Patterns, designs, and color add dimension, and also make sweatshirts more closely resemble sweaters, but are generally lighter weight and more street-style than a sweater. Pair a crew-neck sweatshirt or pullover with cuffed chinos or jeans, and shorts. For a zip-up style sweatshirt, look for items with unique trim, and standout zippers and stitching. Zip-ups are typically more versatile than pullovers as they can be worn with basically anything, and they are easy to take on and off.(Theory, Scotch & Soda, Rag & Bone, John Varvatos)