"You know the message you're sending out to the world with these sweatpants?
You're telling the world, 'I give up. I can't compete in normal
society. I'm miserable, so I might as well be comfortable.'"
At the top of my to-buy list this season was a pair of track pants, Seinfeld be damned. Yes, I know this particular garment may have a less-than-chic reputation, but after seeing various offerings from J Crew, Nordstrom and Old Navy, I knew they had styling possibilities far beyond what George Costanza ever dreamed.
Plus, I'll pretty much wear anything if J. Crew tells me it's trendy. I'd probably jump off the proverbial bridge if they asked me to, so long as they gave me a cute cardigan to wear while doing it.
So even though I am decidedly not miserable (but am definitely pro-comfort) I grabbed this pair at Target and gave them a go. This was my first stab at styling them, and was also several weeks ago before the snow started flying and sock-less and jacket-less were still viable options. I love that the ensemble has a sporty vibe, but doesn't scream I-just-came-from-the-gym-and-never-got-around-to-changing.
Not that that's ever happened to me. Ahem.
I have a whole slew of other outfits planned around these babies, including a dressier version with heels, proving that these track pants really can go the distance. And (bonus!) when you're tired and worn out from competing in normal society, they also happen to be perfect for curling up on the couch and watching old Seinfeld reruns.
Hope your Wednesday is wonderful!
Target slim jogger pant
Old Navy slub knit tee
pink gauze scarf (old) | similar; similar
Jack Purcell sneakers
Kenneth Cole tote | on ebay; similar