Karl Largafeld once said 'Sweatpants are a sign of defeat'. Well, we're pretty sure if there was ever a time for the Chanel designer du jour to eat his words, it would be now. A fashion micro trend we never expected, whoever thought of adorning a pair of jersey sweatpants with lashings of sequins must have been an evil genius.
Once a slob-wear favourite for Sunday's spent on the couch, sweatpants are hitting the catwalk and the high street this season, soaring into the fashion frontier as the au fait glittery style-casuals to master . Enjoying a runway reincarnation, the shape shifting silhouette has been stripped back and redesigned with a swish style makeover.
Now available in a variety of textures and textiles, sweatpants have been coined the VIP party trend to watch. Snapped on red carpets and runways by street style heavy hitters like RiRi and Rita Ora, there's no denying sweatpants are back in fashion's good graces. Whilst the rest of us try to wrap our heads round this zany trend, the fashion pack is already dressing this unexpected separate in a multitude of creative ways for the street and the spotlight.
Whilst we may not be quite ready to worship at the altar of fast fashion quite yet, there are still a range of ways to embrace this creative new trend with all the swagger and sophistication of a fashion maven. One such fashion hack is colour blocking in monochrome simplicity, using these gorgeous silver sequinned joggers from Amuse Society. Perfect for the festive season fast approaching, sequin sweatpants are a fun and flirty separate that awakens the disco diva in all of us!
A functional and fun option for a classy cocktail party and those VIP evenings, team these silver show stoppers with the classy Hepburn crystal adorned blouse. A soft silk number, the black shirt adds an interesting contrast whilst carrying on the bling theme with its encrusted collar. Paired with a tonal pair of Suede pointed heels from Gianvito Rossi and the Givenchy envelope Antigona clutch, this contemporary and timeless outfit needs no accessorising. Simply slip on this tailored black blazer from Alice & Olivia to add a little structure and form to this totally on-trend ensemble.
Say goodbye to your boring LBD and hello to a sporty casual reinvented with lashings of glitter!
Pictured: VAUGHAN Hepburn shirt in Glass Menagerie, Alice & Olivia blazer, Amuse Society sweats, Givenchy Antigona envelope bag, Gianvito Rossi shoes