Friday I’m in Love: “Casual” Pants

Okay, so let’s get one thing straight right from the start….casual pants, yoga pants, track pants, leisurewear, drapey pants, whatever you want to call them….more often than not they’re just jogging pants. They’re comfy and I love them. They are my first instinct when I get dressed and, should I be obliged to “dress up” (i.e. wear something other than jogging pants) to leave the house, they’re what I change into immediately upon returning home. They’re my uniform.

So this whole high-end, “wear them outside the house” jogging pant trend that started last year is totally my thing. The problem, of course, is that as a jogging pant wearing aficionado, I already owned a bunch of regular jogging pants, and haven’t been able to really justify buying more. Especially since these new fashionable ones are far more expensive than the traditional 12$ old-school joggers.

I can only hope they’ll eventually need replacing (and with the sheer quantity of baby food, snot, drool, what-have-you that gets wiped on them these days…it’s gotta be soon). Here’s what I’m liking right now:

1. Colorblock zip-pocket track pants | Gap
There aren’t too many colours on these colourblock joggers – but that’s ok. I like the grey, the different coloured waistband, the zipper detail, and the elasticized ankle. That they come in petites is just icing on the cake.

2. Leighanna Smocked Pant | Free People
I’m not sure if these are actually jogging pants…but they are casual and as far as I’m concerned, they seem to embrace the spirit of ultra comfy leisure pants. So I’m counting them. I like the pocket detailing, and the slight I Dream of Jeannie poof at the ankles.

3. Indigo Dye Relaxed Trouser | Splendid
So these are basically jeggings that aren’t quite legging tight. They definitely look like something you could wear out of the house. I like the slight ombre effect going on towards the bottom.

Jogging Pants 1

4. Bobi Harem Pant | Revolve Clothing
I’ve always been intrigued by harem pants. I have no idea if they’d look any good on me, or if they’d just look like I was wearing a diaper. But they do look pretty comfortable, and the drapey-ness could be pretty forgiving.

5. Cottage Check Lounge Jogger Pant | Simons
These are pretty much pajama bottoms, but the pattern makes me reminisce on my grunge days, and I like the black elasticized ankles. They’d be perfect for the fall/winter.

6. Women’s Drapey Cinched Pants | Old Navy
This is the most affordable pair of the bunch, which makes them highly attractive to me right now. They’re simple jogging pants, but the black just might make them out-of-the-house appropriate.

Jogging Pants 2

And what about you? Do you wear joggers? Has this new trend changed your opinion of the traditionally un-cool jogging pant? Do/would you wear them out of the house?


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