15 Ways To Add Some Panache To Your Everyday Sweatpants Outfit

When you're running a quick errand to the grocery store or you're late for class on campus, the idea of getting all dressed up can sound way too daunting. It's best to leave things as uncomplicated as possible when you're in a rush or short on time, and we recommend sweatpants! Even when you have all the time in the world to prepare for an upcoming event, there's no denying that sweatpants are incredibly comfortable to wear as you live your best life. 


Comparing sweatpants to jeans, for example, says it all. Sweatpants are simply the more comfortable option to choose from. The main problem with wearing sweatpants is that you likely won't feel like you're at the top of your game in terms of your aesthetic while you're rocking them. Instead of getting down about yourself whenever you choose to pull on some sweatpants, accessorize with the right items to add some extra panache to your overall appearance. With the cutest tops, jackets, and accessories on deck, there's no way you can go wrong.

With a bodysuit

Bodysuits are a wonderful staple for any fashionista's closet. When you have the right bodysuit, you can build the perfect outfit from top to bottom. Whether you're layering over it with leggings, jeans, mini skirts, maxi skirts, or sweatpants, you're going to look fabulous. Some of the most popular bodysuits are made out of lace material that would work well in a nightclub or lounge setting. 


Obviously, you probably wouldn't wear sweatpants to a nightclub or lounge. But you can fully maintain that energy if your top half looks like it's ready for a night on the town in a lacy bodysuit with its sultry vibe. Another benefit that comes along with wearing bodysuits is that they're often made with material that helps cinch your waist if that's what you're hoping to achieve. A snatched waist cinched inside a bodysuit paired with some casual sweatpants will have you looking fierce.

With a crop top

Don't let anyone try and convince you that the cut-off age for wearing crop tops is 25. People of all ages can pull off crop tops well after the college age passes. On that same note, don't let anyone convince you that wearing crop tops is only reserved for people with the skinniest body types and frames. Anyone is free to wear crop tops, no matter how much you weigh, how tall you are, your gender expression, or what your stomach looks like. 


It's all a matter of confidence. Feeling confident from the inside out makes such a difference when it comes to curating different outfits. Pairing a trendy crop top with a pair of sweatpants creates the right level of balance for your overall appearance. If the crop top is super ritzy and cute, it will steal the show in a good way as it goes alongside your casual sweatpants.

With an oversized blazer

When you think of the trendy blazers you've got hanging in your closet right now, upcoming job interviews or work presentations might come to mind. In reality, though, you don't have to keep your blazers tucked away until something important comes up in your work life. Blazers can be worn any day of the week for a multitude of reasons unrelated to your job or any other professional engagement. 


This becomes especially true when you pair your favorite sweatpants with an oversized blazer. On top, you'll look like you're all business. On the bottom, your sweatpants prove that you're cool with looking far more comfy and casual than anyone might originally guess. While you probably wouldn't wear an oversized blazer with sweatpants to a scheduled shift at your place of work, you can still wear this type of outfit for any other errands you need to run or while you're socializing with your friends.

With a belted shearling coat

If you don't already own a shearling coat, now is the time to make the investment. Shearling coats deserve a place in just about everyone's closet since they're so downright fashionable, trendy, and useful. Wearing a Shearling coat with sweatpants makes a lot of sense if you live somewhere with colder temperatures that lead to rain, snow, or frosty winds. 


Shearling coats also typically lay far enough down on your body to cover your waist, hips, thighs, and knees. While wearing one, your sweatpants probably won't stand out very much, and that's not necessarily a problem. Shearling coats with belts around the midsection are certainly worth the investment if you want to add some flair to your sweatpants look, and you'll probably find some great deals when shopping for a shearling coat during the warmer months.

With ballet flats

Whether you're a professional ballerina or not, everyone is allowed to wear ballet flats if they want to. Ballet flats are some of the best shoe options out there since they're visually appealing and comfortable at the same time. You don't have to sacrifice comfort the same way you would while wearing a tall pair of heels. You also don't have to sacrifice cuteness the same way you would while wearing a squishy pair of Crocs or slides. 


Ballet flats don't force arches into the middle of your foot, nor do they expose your toes on days when you're in dire need of a pedicure. They're easy to slip on when you're in a rush and they're just as easy to kick off when you return home at the end of the day. Don't think you're confined to sneakers every single time you wear sweatpants to go somewhere. Ballet flats might be the better footwear option if you're concerned about your style.

With a matching hoodie

If you can find a pair of sweatpants with the perfect matching hoodie, make sure you're able to keep what you've found! Some companies sell matching sweatpants and hoodie sets, which easily remind a lot of people of prime fashion days from the early 2000s. It's impossible to forget about the times Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, and Lindsay Lohan strutted through the streets of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills in their matching tracksuits on a regular basis. 


You can achieve a similar vibe when you wear a hoodie that perfectly matches your favorite sweatpants. If the sweatpants you're thinking of don't already come with a matching hoodie, there's no reason to throw in the towel or give up on this idea right away. You can opt for a hoodie that matches your sweatpants thanks to various online stores and boutiques. You can also opt for a hoodie that's in a similar color, even if it's not totally exact.

With a sporty long-sleeved shirt

When you wear sweatpants with a sporty long-sleeved shirt, you're telling the world you're someone who's comfortable with athleticism and fitness. Even if you're not the type of person who spends hours at the gym, it certainly gives off an athletic vibe to rock a sporty long-sleeved shirt with your sweatpants. Shirts from brands like Nike and Adidas are recognized for being breathable and highly functional. These shirts are designed to keep you from feeling suffocated or squeezed in while you're exercising. Wearing a long-sleeved athletic shirt on a regular day (with or without a workout on your schedule) means you're likely going to feel at ease throughout the course of your activities. 


Next time you attend a yoga class, spin class, or some other fitness-related session, take note of what you see everyone around you wearing. You'll likely see several sporty long-sleeved shirts on people who are heavily focused on exercise and nutrition. If these types of things appeal to you, this style of shirt is perfect to go along with your sweatpants. If these things aren't really your cup of tea, you can still rock this look to run any of your basic errands.

With mid-calf-length boots

If you can tuck the bottoms of your sweatpants into an attractive pair of mid-calf boots, there's no doubt you'll be looking sleek. Boots come in so many different shapes and sizes, but mid-calf-length boots are top-of-the-line. If you try to pull this off with short ankle boots, it will look way too awkward. With the bottoms of your sweatpants already stopping around your ankles, they wouldn't properly tuck into ankle boots in a visually appealing way. 


If you try to pull this off with knee-high boots, it will be way too crowded trying to stuff your sweatpants inside. Mid-calf-length boots don't pose any of these issues, though. They allow you to keep your feet covered up and warm if you're dealing with cold weather. They also allow you to show off your trendier side since boots tend to add an element of panache. Mid-calf-length boots in neutral colors like brown, tan, white, or black will all suffice.

With an oversized tote bag

Think about the type of purse or bag that makes the most sense with your favorite pair of sweatpants. An oversized tote should probably be the first style of bag that pops into your mind. Smaller purses and bags are great in different scenarios, but with a pair of sweatpants, it makes more sense to go big or go home. Sweatpants are already much looser and baggier than most other pants options such as leggings, tights, or jeans. 


That being said, pairing sweatpants with oversized tote bags allows you to maintain that "big" energy all the way around with your entire look. Another benefit that comes along with rocking an oversize tote is that they give you the chance to carry a bunch of different things at one time for your convenience. You'll be able to fit your wallet, your car, keys, your phone charger, a pack of gum, a book, your laptop, and so much more. The bigger the tote, the more you can carry.

With chunky jewelry

There's a time and place for chunky jewelry. It doesn't always make sense to wear it if you're hoping to pull off a light or dainty aesthetic. Unfortunately, dainty jewelry won't get you very far if you're also wearing a pair of sweatpants. You have to go all out with your jewelry choices if you want to add the right level of edge to your sweatpants look. The best way to pull this off would be by opting for chunky jewelry and statement pieces that stand out from across the room. 


A few jaw-dropping examples of this would be thickly layered necklaces, clunky layered bracelets, and large earrings that have a lot going on in terms of adornment. Wearing tons of chunky statement pieces and jewelry with your sweatpants sends a message to the world that you're not lazy with your appearance. Although you might be wearing sweatpants, your jewelry will do most of the work for you.

With vintage sunglasses

You can get away with a lot of things when you're wearing the right pair of sunglasses. That includes hiding the bags under your eyes from partying too hard, not getting enough sleep because you were watching your favorite Netflix show, or maybe you didn't have time to throw on mascara and need to run some errands. Sunglasses can be the saving grace to someone's appearance after a long, sleepless night. You can skip the faux lashes, eyeliner, and mascara underneath sunglasses and no one will know. 


Even when you're full of energy and completely rejuvenated, sunglasses still come in handy for completing an attractive, cool look. After all, pulling off a trendy pair of vintage sunglasses doesn't mean you're always actively trying to hide bags under your eyes. Sunglasses make an outfit with sweatpants look a whole lot better without much effort at all. Celebs who've been known to wear sunglasses with their sweats while running errands include Hailey Bieber and Megan Fox. When shopping for vintage sunglasses, keep an eye out for lenses that are heavily tinted and frames that have interesting shapes to them. Cat eye vintage sunglasses will forever be adored in the fashion world.

With a bucket or sun hat

Although plenty of people rock shorts in places with warm weather, you can still wear sweatpants if that's what you prefer. Keeping your legs protected from the harsh UV rays of the sun makes a lot of sense for health-conscious folks. If you're going to keep your legs protected, though, you probably also want to keep your face and neck just as safe. You can do that by rocking a bucket hat or sun hat next time you wear a pair of sweatpants on a warm, sunny day. 


Bucket hats and sun hats are awesome for two significant reasons. The first reason is that they protect you from the sun by providing much-needed shade. Sunscreen and other SPF products are great to use, but making sure your face and neck are covered with the right amount of shade is even better. The second reason is that bucket hats and sun hats always add a contemporary and stylish element to your look. 

With a puffer jacket

If you're wondering what the point of a puffer jacket is in comparison to any other typical jacket or cardigan you can find at a store, the answer is in temperature. Puffer jackets come in different shapes and sizes, and they also offer different levels of warmth on their insides. While there are plenty of lightweight jackets and cardigans you can easily choose to wear year-round, puffer jackets go above and beyond when it comes to keeping you as cozy as possible, especially when temperatures drop. 


Oftentimes, puffer jackets are adjustable, quilted, and insulated. Staying warm is easier than ever in a puffer jacket since they trap the heat of your own body under its top layer to keep you cozy. Wearing a puffer jacket with sweatpants is the perfect recipe for a warm outfit that will keep you feeling perfectly bundled up. Your puffer jacket will distract from how casual your sweatpants are by giving you Emily Ratajkowski and Kylie Jenner vibes. Can you say off-duty model?

With an oversized button-down top

There's something super sexy about wearing an oversized button-down top. Think Blake Lively as Serena van der Woodson in the OG "Gossip Girl" show from the early 2000s. Think Natalie Portman in the 2011 romantic comedy "No Strings Attached" opposite Ashton Kutcher. Instead of wearing your oversized button-down top without any bottoms at all, though, your sweatpants will do just fine. 


This is the type of look that will have you feeling like a bona fide model strutting down the streets of New York City or Sunset Boulevard. Before leaving your house for a coffee run or nail appointment, consider pairing your favorite sweatpants with an oversized button-down top. When you're dressed like a model, you'll certainly feel like one. Pulling off an outfit that looks business savvy on top and downright casual on the bottom will require loads of confidence, so let the confidence ooze out of you as you do your thing.

With heeled sandals or wedges

Do you have a new pedicure that you're itching to show off to the world? Getting your toenails freshly painted with nail polish or gel is grounds for wearing a cute pair of open-toed shoes. Before jumping to any conclusions about all the random open-toed styles that are out there, heeled sandals and wedges should probably be added to the top of your list. When wearing heeled sandals with sweatpants, you automatically look far more chic and presentable than before. 


There's something completely different about a sweatpants outfit that ends with sneakers on your feet, compared to a sweatpants outfit that ends with heeled sandals on your feet. The best thing about wearing heeled sandals is that they don't necessarily cause much pain or discomfort to you. After all, they aren't nearly as tall as platform heels or as skinny as stiletto heels. They typically add an inch or two of height without going overboard.