So you’re working at home. Upside: You don’t have to drink that office coffee for a little bit. Downside? The worst is melting down and you probably still technically need to dress for video meetings with your boss. And that’s why the cozy sweatpants were invented. That and for marathon sessions of Fleabag.
While, sure you could try and casually unbutton your constricting, no-stretch all cotton jeans mid-call when they cut off the circulation in your legs, that’s a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen. And, if you are lucky enough to get to work from home right now, we’d like you to keep your job.
While you’re stuck inside and you want to get comfy, use the age-old video meeting trick instead: Work blouse on top, cozy sweatpants on the bottom.
7 Cozy Sweatpants and Leggings For That Working From Home Mood
Don’t settle for any old leggings. We’ve found some sweats that you won’t hate if they show up on screen.
- Out from Under Fleur Wide Leg Paperbag Pant
Urban Outfitters, $49
I know what your older sister said but she’s wrong: Sweatpants that are cozy can be cute. We don’t hold it against her. She just hasn’t met these pants yet. These paperbag pants from Urban Outfitters are hippie chic so pair them with your snuggliest pair of slippers, a crop top and a long sweater for a Summer of Love look. Groovy.
- Aviator Nation Bolt Sweatpants
Aviator Nation, $156
Do not tell the other sweatpants on this list, but this one is our favorite. These are the Holy Grail of casual, cool, cozy sweatpants. They are also totally ‘out of the house wearable’ and, unlike the Holy Grail, are easy to find. No questing necessary, just choose wisely. (Unrelated, the best flavor of Top Ramen is mushroom.)
- Lou & Gray Signature Softblend Sweatpants
These Lou & Grey Softblend joggers are totally WTFVCA. That’s work-from-home-video-call appropriate for those in the know. These cozy sweatpants will have you doing all you can to get them in frame during your Zoom meeting. Oh, these old things?
- Nike Sportswear Club Fleece Jogger Pant
Urban Outfitters, $55
If you came here looking for fleece sweats, these pair beautifully with a black hoodie, a weighted blanket, and staring into the middle distance for the next four weeks. Ah, the outside world. How we miss you.
- ASOS 4505 Oversized Jogger In Reverse Brush Back
These offer an unexpected pop of color and your butt will look great in them. Don’t buy them just for the butt thing. They’re also oversized just enough to be comfy. Yeah we’re buying them for the butt thing.
- The Perform Legging
These aren’t technically sweatpants. Technically they’re performance leggings and perform they do! Magic tricks! Songs! Carrying groceries! These cozy sweatpants have a perfect high rise for a Target run, working from home, or knocking out an online workout class. We love the lichen green and ink grey, but you can’t go wrong with any of their colorways. Except puce. Never puce.
- adidas Three Stripe Leggings
They say “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” And adidas didn’t fix it, they just gave their original track suit a hot younger sister. These are flattering, comfy, and the coziest sweatpants you’ll ever slip on. We love these paired with a chill sweater during your work-from-home while you scream Mom! The meatloaf! Fuck! at your cat. Why you named your cat Mom is another story.
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