You Said: No to Sweatpants and Heels

May 2nd, 2010

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luxe-terry-un-sweatpant_043010We asked: Would you wear Sweatpants and Heels?

You said:  An overwhelming No to Sweatpants and Heels, with a 91% to 9% vote.

Style tip? Sweatpants have gone from standard gym fare to high fashion over the last few seasons.  They started out as a high fashion statement, especially when paired with luxe items like stiletto heels and statement jackets, but now they’re becoming more accessible to the mainstream (at least, as accessible as they probably ever will be).  The vast majority of you pooh-poohed Sweatpants and Heels, but the look can work for those with the chutzpah to pull it off.  The idea is to dress up the sweatpants with more formal items - a wide belt, crisp jacket, blouse, and of course, the heels.  The sweatpants, in turn, playfully dress down the look.

Next question: Pairing pattern on pattern can be challenging, but it’s often worth the effort.  But what do you think?  Tell us, would you mix and match different patterns in a single outfit?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Luxe Terry Un-Sweatpant | $59.50 at J Crew

Entry Filed under: Trend, Trend Predictives, Trendscape, Trendscape, What's In and What's Out, Women

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jill  |  May 3rd, 2010 at 5:25 am

    I would completely agree… it seems a little too flash in the pan for me.

  • 2. Lena  |  May 3rd, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Sweats and heels are a no-go! Ugh, the name alone tells you how unfashionable a sweatpant is, I don’t care who makes them!!!

  • 3. Shelby  |  May 4th, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Actually, I understood this one. The sweatpants are really more like a normal pair of capris/shorts, just made of the soft sweatpant material.
    It sounds crazy, but if it was tailored as much as it is on the runways, I’d consider it.

  • 4. Tebonin  |  May 5th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I say no…but if the person has short legs. Sweats with flats may make the legs look even shorter.

  • 5. Erin s  |  November 1st, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I adore this look! It’s cozy yet stylish and it has just enough casual to not look crazy if I wear it to school. Finally a way for us trend-setters to dress comfortably! I’m going to try this tomorrow!

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