Posted: June 3, 2019 2:26pm

Karl Lagerfeld — ‘Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.’

I couldn’t now disagree more!  I think the advent of joggers is akin to when women stopped wearing corsets; they just allow you to move faster and get more done.

To me, the entire sports-luxe culture has come hand-in-hand with more of us working from home or elsewhere where a suit and more formal wear is unnecessary.

It’s all about getting the right fit and shape for you and there are no short cuts.  You really must try them on!

I have mentioned before that there are some things to avoid:

  1. Anything too tight on the calf – these have a tendency to make your legs look bigger
  2. Go for an elasticated waist, rather than a tie
  3. Joggers cut too high on the waist will make your bottom look larger
  4. Go for a thick fabric, more flimsy ones can sag and reveal lumps and bumps
  5. I’ve gone off cashmere as a pairing as I tend to overheat, and the material really gives and ends up being too loose
  6. The current trend is non-cuffed trouser leg joggers, this look is best worn with heels
  7. If you love brands like ME+EM they have a great sale on now, I added the link below.

Where to Look?

The following are my favourites:

How to style them:

  1. I love a t-shirt body as they avoid any bulk around the middle
  2. Also, a simple white shirt tucked in looks fabulous
  3. A slide is best if you want to wear a flat, or a simple mule in the evening
  4. I tend to opt for an oversized sweater, or style them with a blazer on top

I will be doing lots of edits on great slides and mules, as well as oversized sweaters, in the next few weeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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