How to Style Sweatpants

We at the Lorenze Collection believe in style, comfort, and utility. But who said comfort can't be chic? Our guide on how to style sweatpants is an ode to every fashion-forward Aussie out there. With the rise of athleisure, sweatpants have become a wardrobe staple. Indeed, the popularity of sweatpants is soaring in Australia, as reflected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics data indicating a substantial 30% surge in sweatpants sales over the past year. This rise in demand highlights how the once humble sweatpant has transformed into a versatile staple piece in every Aussie's wardrobe. Our comprehensive guide aims to help you navigate this trend with flair. We will delve into various ways of turning this comfy wear into an ensemble that oozes style, allowing you to confidently make a fashion statement with this adaptable attire.

The Basics: Choosing Your Sweatpants

The first step is to choose the right pair of sweatpants. There are various types to choose from: joggers, loungers, or traditional sweatpants.

Experimenting with Tops

When it comes to styling sweatpants, the possibilities are endless. Here are some of our favourite options:

  1. Oversized Sweatshirts: A timeless classic. This look is perfect for a laid-back, comfortable vibe. Pair your sweatpants with a sweatshirt from the same collection for a matching, stylish ensemble.
  2. Crop Tops: If you're looking to add a feminine touch, crop tops are a great choice. They provide a perfect contrast to the loose fit of sweatpants. You can find a range of trendy crop tops on our website.
  3. Button-Down Shirts: Want to dress up your sweatpants for a more formal occasion? Try pairing them with a button-down shirt.

Remember to play with colours and patterns to make your outfit pop. Check out our blog post.


Shoes and Accessories: The Finishing Touches

The shoes and accessories you pair with your sweatpants can completely transform your look. Here are some combinations we love:

  • Sneakers and Backpack: The ultimate casual look.
  • Boots and Statement Earrings: Want to take your sweatpants to a party? Pair them with ankle boots and some statement earrings from our jewellery section.

Remember, styling is all about expressing yourself. Don't be afraid to experiment and create a look that reflects your personality.

Dress for the Weather

When styling sweatpants, it's also important to consider the climate. Australia's varied weather conditions offer unique opportunities to style your sweatpants.

Summer: Opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics to keep you cool during the Australian summer. Pair your sweatpants with a tank top or a loose t-shirt and complete the look with some stylish slides or flip-flops.

Winter: In the colder months, you can layer your sweatpants with a warm sweatshirt or a stylish coat. Don't forget to complete your winter look with some comfortable boots.

The Australian Government's Climate Guide can help you choose the right outfit for the current weather.

Mix and Match

Styling is all about creativity, and sweatpants provide the perfect canvas for experimentation. Try pairing your sweatpants with different types of clothes you already own. Here are a few combinations to get your creativity flowing:

Sweatpants and Blazer: This unexpected combination is perfect for a smart casual look. Just throw on a fitted blazer over a simple t-shirt and your sweatpants, and you're good to go. This look works best with tailored sweatpants.

Sweatpants and Leather Jacket: Striking a balance between casual and chic can be tricky, but throwing a leather jacket over your sweatpants outfit might just do the trick. This bold ensemble lends an effortlessly cool vibe that's ideal for a laid-back night on the town or a day of relaxed errands. Begin with your choice of sweatpants and team it up with a snappy cropped tee or a breezy tank top, depending on your mood. To add an element of edginess to your look, drape a rugged leather jacket over your shoulders. Finish off the look with a pair of sleek ankle boots for that extra touch of sophistication. Just like that, your cosy sweatpants have been transformed into a fashion-forward statement.

Sweatpants and Kimono: This is a unique, stylish combination that is sure to turn heads. Pair your sweatpants with a simple top, throw on a colourful kimono, and complete the look with some trendy sandals.

Choosing the Right Colours

Choosing the right colour can make or break your outfit. While black and grey sweatpants are classics, don't be afraid to experiment with different colours. Brightly coloured sweatpants can add a pop of colour to your outfit and make it stand out.

Sweatpants for Different Body Types

Just like any other clothing item, sweatpants come in different styles that flatter different body types. Here are some general guidelines:

  • Tall and Thin: You can opt for loose, baggy sweatpants to add some volume to your frame. Pair them with fitted tops to balance the look.
  • Petite: High-waisted sweatpants can elongate your frame. Pair them with crop tops or tuck in your top to highlight your waist.
  • Curvy: Choose sweatpants with a good stretch that can accommodate your curves. Pair them with form-fitting tops to highlight your figure.

Conclusion: Embrace the Sweatpants Revolution

Sweatpants are not just for workouts or lounging anymore. As the Australian Government's Fashion Trends Report highlights, they have become a major player in the fashion world. With our guide on how to style sweatpants, we hope you feel inspired to embrace this trend. If you need any further style advice, get in touch with the Lorenze Collection team. We'd love to help you create your unique style.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are sweatpants in style?

Yes, sweatpants are a key component of the growing athleisure trend.

  1. Can sweatpants be formal?

With the right pairing, sweatpants can be dressed up for a more formal look.

  1. Where can I find stylish sweatpants?

Visit our men's and women's sweatpants sections for a wide range of stylish options.

  1. How do I choose the right sweatpants?

Consider factors like fit, material, and colour. Check out our sweatpants buying guide for detailed advice.

  1. How do I wash my sweatpants?

Always follow the care instructions provided with the garment. In general, it's best to wash sweatpants in cold water and air dry.