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💗Joggers: The Most Versatile Pants for Running Errands, Breaking a Sweat or Lounging

Let’s talk about the jogger for a moment, shall we? This pant has had quite the rotation in my quarantine wardrobe and I feel it needs to be celebrated. It is one of those pants that is the best, most versatile bottom as it has the comfort of a sweatpant but the style of a regular pant. A jogger is a pant you could get away with wearing to run an errand even if it was technically a pajama bottom. They are also like an update to the leggings craze and are flattering to all body types. So if you are a little tired of your usual old leggings and want something new read on. And since I really can’t think of a reason not to love joggers, I wanted to discuss the variety of types to choose from when selecting your joggers. 

VELOUR JOGGERS

Velour Joggers

The epitome of ultimate cozy and comfort is found in the velour jogger. I bought my first pair of velour joggers around Christmas last year and it was the best decision I have ever made in my life. I seriously had to force myself not to wear them every day and that was the biggest daily struggle every morning while getting ready. I believe you have to seek out quality if you want to experience the highest level of comfort, but they are definitely out there. Velour joggers are peak cozy collection pants and I think they can still be cute worn out on the street too. Grab a matching hoodie to go with our pair with a neutral-colored sweatshirt. 

FAUX LEATHER JOGGERS

Woman wearing faux leather jogger pants

The jogger turns edgy once you combine it with faux leather. This is a great pant if you want to go from day to night and look office-appropriate but also cool and not like you are trying too hard. They are stylish and pair nicely with blouses, T-shirts, sweaters, sneakers, boots, and heels. Just depends on the occasion and the vibe you are going for. Size up if you prefer a baggier style or down if you like your faux leather joggers tighter. 

TIE-DYE JOGGERS

Woman wearing a tie-dye matching jogger set

This 70’s inspired craze is still having a major moment and the jogger pant is no exception to this rule. Dare I even call it timeless? Because right now, tie-dye seems like a print that is here to stay. It’s so colorful, bright and there are so many unique color options to choose from. I love a tie-dye matching jogger set in a long or short sleeve or tie-dye joggers are cute on their own too. These lightweight joggers are great for spring and summer as these colorful options make them splashy for the upcoming seasons. 

CARGO JOGGERS

Woman wearing cargo jogger pants in green with zippers

Cargo joggers are awesome because they have pockets! There are two types of cargo joggers: a more professional work-type cargo jogger and a sweatpant-style cargo jogger. Both are great and highly functional for the purpose you need them for. Style your olive green cargo work joggers with a navy checkered button-down, platform heels, and neutral-colored tote bag. Your laid-back cargo sweatpants will be cute with a cropped white tee, sneakers, and black backpack.

WORKOUT JOGGERS

Woman working out wearing joggers

Some joggers are specifically designed for working out. They have thick, high waistbands and the fabric is moisture-wicking which is great for low or high-intensity workouts. The fabric is also super comfortable too which makes it versatile for staying at home to lounge in. The pockets are another huge plus in workout joggers as they have large pockets for phone storage. If you can get a matching hoodie and athletic sneakers to go with your workout joggers you can complete this sporty look. 

SLEEP JOGGERS

Woman wearing a sleep joggers a pajama set in pink leopard print

Since sleep joggers are mainly meant for sleeping and lounging, why not get joggers or a set made out of the coziest material you can find? Something lightweight or cooler for the spring and summer like modal and perhaps a little warmer like flannel for the winter. French terry is another good fabric for jammies as it is known for its higher quality. I would also recommend a slimmer fit so they are not loose against your body while you sleep. Again, sleep sets are great here because they are easy to reach for at night to slip into before bed. 

JOGGER SETS

Woman wearing green joggers a matching jogger sweatpants & sweatshirt set

Jogger sets are great as you get a matching top and bottom which is basically a wardrobe essential at this point. I feel it is the best combo to throw on for a Saturday morning coffee run or to walk the dog before work in the morning. You can even layer with a puffy vest or jacket when it’s cold. It looks put together and feels just as comfortable. Plus there are so many colors and patterns to choose from – the options are endless! Neutrals are great and colorful tie-dyes are fun too. I recommend stocking up on a few sets as they always come in handy in the weekly or weekend rotation. 

The moral of the story here is that you don’t have to be an avid jogger or runner in order to wear jogger pants. In fact, they are quite possibly more comfortable as lounge or streetwear pants depending on your style. The best part is that they look great on practically everyone and they are easy to get your hands on! With so many styles to choose from, which joggers are you going to try?  

Fashionably,

Bailey

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Bailey Stuvland is a California girl who loves talking about all things fashion. With more than ten years of styling experience for personal clients and with brands like Stitch Fix, she enjoys helping others find what they love to wear. Her mission is to help people not only look good on the outside, but feel good on the inside by having fun with outfits, accessories and beauty. You can find her blog at The Bailey Dailies.

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