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Upgrade Your Lounge Game With These 8 Luxe Sweatpants

Saanya Ali

Art: W+G Creative
It's not breaking news to anyone that the past year has put a pause on "hard pants" for good. Sure, if you're feeling extra fancy one day, you might crawl through your wardrobe to find your Narnia-adjacent jeans and try them on just for a laugh, but pajama pants, sweatpants, and general loungewear "soft pants" have become most of our daily go-to's and evergreen closet staples. That being said, as vaccines (#bless) begin to roll out and the world starts to open back up little by little, it's finally time to dust off our outfit-curating skills and put our fashion facilities to the test... while still being as cozy as possible. Enter: Luxe sweatpants.

Luxe sweatpants are your ultimate closet multitasker. They are cozy enough to lounge around the house in all day, while also being stylish enough to wear out and about and even garner quite a few compliments. They come in every style and color, are easy to dress up or down, and, since there are so many versatile options, they make for a great seasonal transition piece to add to your collection. Scroll down for 8 fancier sweatpants to add to your everyday collection.

1. Cuyana Washable Silk Jogger, $165

Cuyana knows silk. They've mastered the silk robe, and now, with their newest launch, they are creating lounge-silk that bridges comfort and ease with elevated class. These washable silk joggers feature a flattering tapered leg, slit side pockets, and an elastic banded cuff that hits right above the ankle, so you can wear it with your favorite pair of sneakers or even a summery heel for a night out.

Shop now: Cuyana Washable Silk Jogger, $165

2. Kotn Ribbed Lounge Pant, $56

You can't say "culottes" without saying "cool." This stylish take on the spring classic is ribbed and cozy while still bringing "a dressed-up element to winding down." The capri length makes it a perfect transitional piece for warm weather wear, and the flared cut is great for a fashion forward day-to-night look.

Shop now: Kotn Ribbed Lounge Pant, $56

3. Alo High-Waist City Wise Cargo Pant, $148

If you're looking to add a little edge to your lounge to street style wardrobe, Alo has got you covered. Though they are known for their bestselling leggings, the brand knows how to keep ahead of the fashion curve too. These high-waisted cargo pants have the classic jogger cut that we all know and love, but also feature utility detailing and a water-resistant finish that make them look fresh off the runway.

Shop now: Alo High-Waist City Wise Cargo Pant, $148

4. JJwinks Happy Hour Pant, $65

Call upon your early-2000s nostalgia with these flared yoga pant inspired sweats. The flattering bootleg cut hugs curves and makes legs look miles long for out and about wear, while the breathable, comfy, thin fabric feels barely there when weekend couch lounging. With 11 unique colors, there is a style to match with every outfit.

Shop now: JJwinks Happy Hour Pant, $65

5. Summersalt The Perfect Wide Leg Pant, $80

Called the pants that "look like PJs but feel like a million bucks," this brightly colored, wide-leg number are sleek, comfy, and majorly stylish. The red version is perfect to build an outfit around that feels totally Pinterest-worthy. Add a crop top and sneakers for a laid back brunch vibe or pair with a blazer and boots for a smart evening look.

Shop now: Summersalt The Perfect Wide Leg Pant, $80

6. Free People Free In You Pull On Trousers, $128

These super high-rise trousers are timeless. The linen-look fabric makes them summer style approved to wear to the park or farmer's market, while also being perfectly breezy for a beach or poolside nap. The straight-leg silhouette is relaxed enough to make the perfect half of a big pant, small top fit, while the pleats at the top give them a professional air.

Shop now: Free People Free In You Pull On Trousers, $128

7. Softwear Multi Custom Bleach Out Joggers, $78

If the past year has taught us anything, it's that tie-dye goes with everything and never goes out of style. Harken back to early pandemic style with these bleach dyed joggers. Though more laid back than the others, the tapered leg fit definitely makes them chicer than your go-to high school swim team threadbare pair.

Shop now: Softwear Multi Custom Bleach Out Joggers, $78

8. Alp N Rock Roona Pant, $268

Channel your inner Hadid sister with these (faux) leather in the front, full lounge in the back joggers. There is no need to sacrifice comfort for style with these pants. The zippered pockets make them just as functional as they are stylish, while the drawstring waist and sweatpants-style bottoms make them easy to pull on when you just don't want to deal with buttons and zippers.

Shop now: Alp N Rock Roona Pant, $268

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