I haven't lost my infatuation for track pants (sweat pants or jogging bottoms or whatever term the fashion industry bang on these days). Needless to say, I'm ecstatic that track pants are not only considered chic and fashionable again, they're trending (as the cool people like to say) which of course gives me the perfect excuse to wear them day and night.These days, track pants resemble nothing like the baggy ones that I used to wear in my university days. Who would've thought that it'd be cool to wear lace tops and heels with the rather ordinary track pants?
I mean, what's not to like? They're comfy. Like really really comfortable. There's nothing more torturous and agonizing than having the waistband dig into your tummy especially after a particularly large meal or when you're on a long haul flight. Just discreetly loosen the drawstring and voila, problem solved. J If you add a few accoutrements on the pants - say, a few zips, pockets, bling, more pockets (now we're talking!), you end up with a pair of really hip sweat pants which do not even look like proper sweats. It's a little like having a no make up make up look.
**Make sure you don't travel in a pair of track pants with tons of metal hardware attaached lest you want to set off the security metal detector. Like moi.
I've made a number of mistakes and have finally worked out that a low crotch drop ain't going to cut it unless it's the chav or Bieber the Beaver look that you're channeling. Slim and tapered legs are a must. Pure cotton pants will soften up and the fibers will stretch even more when worn so nothing baggy to start off with or else you'll end up "trending" dear ol' M.C Hammer too. I simply can't wear track pants without a drawstring because the waistband will just stretch and stretch and before you know it, they're sliding down my hips. And if you have young kids who like tugging your pants.............. (be sure you wear nice lace knickers just in case).
So what do you think of the current sporty luxe trend lately? By the way, do you know of any affordable caged/lace up/gladiator mid heels that I don't have to empty out the entire contents of my bank account to buy?