It’s said that you should never leave the house in sweatpants. But what about silk sweats? Last year we saw track pants take center stage in everything from leather to chambray, and it seems designers are staying sporty this summer, as well – just not too sporty (these are fashion people, after all). Switch out cotton for a breezy fabric that will keep you cool and tapering that will prevent you from drowning in silk (that really doesn’t sound half bad, though, does it?). Here are my top five picks:
Tibi Paneled Jogging Pants: Yes, these are jogging pants…if you’re jogging through the racks at Barneys. And is there a better form of exercise than that? On Shopbop for $325.
Surf Bazaar Drawstring Pants: These will have you feeling like Princess Jasmine (sans the bejeweled headband and pet tiger). Pack them for a Mediterranean getaway! On Shopbop for $198.
ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo Silk Sweatpants: ATM originally launched as a luxe t-shirt line, so the man knows how to make casual wear look sophisticated. On Shopbop for $246.
Clu Sweatpants: You can wear flat sandals with pants like these, but I love to pair them with heels. It elevates the look even more. On Shopbop for $205.
Elie Tahari Brenna Pants: Another way to add extra polish is a colorful print. With these cuffed pants, you can just throw on a white t-shirt and go! At Bloomingdale’s for $119.20 (from $298).