Straight Leg Sweatpants

Sundays are all about lounging, right? So let’s discuss my ongoing search for great pairs of straight leg sweatpants. It might sound dumb, but even though I just wear sweatpants around my apartment (I will never master that whole J. Crew, wearing sweatpants with heels to go out look), I still want them to be cute. And a good straight leg pair is seriously hard to find! They need to fit well – as in, be fitted enough that they’re not huge and droopy, but also not be tight because duh, they’re sweatpants (not leggings). I especially like when they’re banded on the bottom, like guy’s sweats. I recently snagged a pair at Old Navy that I think hit all of the right notes, and they come in tall which is a necessity for me:

I’m loving them because they have a good slim fit but are still totally comfortable, and they’re really lightweight, which is great (I hate when sweatpants are suffocatingly heavy). I got them in black (just nice to have something different from gray). They also show a bit of ankle, which I like for the warmer months ahead. Also they’re crazy well-priced. They’re on sale right now, AND Old Navy is having 15% off on sale merchandise, so you can practically get them for pennies.
Here are a few other straight leg sweats that I’m loving:
These just look so cool and slouchy. Love the color options too. I used to have a similar pair and they were very comfortable….actually thinking back to how much I liked that pair makes me want to buy these. 
Love the color of these, and they’re on sale too! Don’t they look kind of soft and romantic? (I’m really liking that lace top too) I happen to know that Aerie makes good loungewear, because I got one of my favorite, softest sweatshirts ever from there about a jillion years ago. 

Another Old Navy pair, which means they’re crazy well-priced. I like the banded bottom on these and the pockets, which come in handy when I’m doing my laundry (need to bring my keys). Gosh, I have such a glamorous life. 

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  1. Holly wrote:

    Hah! I love some good loungewear πŸ™‚ it might not be glamorous, but wearing something a little cute while slubbing around always makes me feel a little more put together

    Published 4.13.14 · Reply
  2. Bhreagh wrote:

    I love straight leg sweatpants! I own the last pair from Old Navy and wear them when lounging around my house after work and on weekends. I, too, will never be able to pull off sweatpants with high heels or ever make sweat pants look like they're not sweat pants. We can't all be Carrie Bradshaw. Booo for that!


    Published 4.14.14 · Reply
  3. Great find! I love the straight legged sweats look too but am also really tall so most of the time I need to get pants that are large enough to actually hit the ground or my ankles which usually makes them HUGE on me.

    xo, jen

    Published 4.14.14 · Reply
    • I'm totally the same! Try the Old Navy talls though, they're actually long enough…though I definitely will not be putting them in the dryer for fear of shrinkage πŸ™‚

      Published 4.14.14 · Reply
  4. Oh, man. Needed this post! I'm going to check out the Old Navy pair — I have a few cross-country flights coming up, so I'm going to consider these a closet essential. πŸ™‚

    Hope you're having a great week, Jackie!
    x Hallie, corals + cognacs

    Published 4.15.14 · Reply
    • Thanks Hallie! These would definitely be perfect for a flight I think. Hope you're having a great week as well πŸ™‚

      Published 4.16.14 · Reply