If you've been shopping for the past couple of months, you would have noticed a gravitational pull towards comfortable loungewear and functional activewear. Being indoors for the majority of the year has shifted our sartorial leanings towards pieces that we can wear and move with ease all day long.
One of the styles that everyone's been adding to their shopping bags would have to be sweatpants. What was once exclusively worn for busting out a sweat has now become a streetwear staple, and as of recently, everyone's go-to bottoms.
If you've purchased a pair or two in lockdown, we're urging you not to chuck it into the activewear drawer of your closet. Rather than wearing it mainly for the gym, why not style it in a way that suits the different activities on your social calendar?
A yoga class with your quarantine bubble. Maybe brunch with your friends. Or even for quick meetings at the office. See how we're giving new life to these comfortable, elastic waist bottoms.
True to its origins as an activewear brand, there's no better label to search for high-functioning and good-looking athleisure pieces than Lacoste.
Bring the energy to your workouts in sleek color-blocking fits like this contemporary tracksuit look. A solid-hued one-piece is a great top to wear with a pair of white sweats and finish the look with a lightweight parka.
Nothing says serious business like a good pair of black trousers. Not anymore—trade in your twill slacks with cropped sweats for ease and comfort.
Stick with classic hues like black, to keep the look professional. Style it with a chic sweater or a bright blouse, and finish with timeless accessories. No one from HR will raise an eyebrow if your look still shows who's in charge.
Heading out for errands and brunch? Make a statement in this pair of cropped sweatpants from GAP styled with a going-out top from Natori Ready-to-Wear. A pinnacle of sophistication paired with an icon of comfort. This is the perfect weekend fit for turning looks and strutting around town to finish your to-do list.
Effortless night out
If you've been turning down invites for drinks the past couple of months, it's time to say yes—only if you and your friends are fully vaccinated of course. Make a stylish statement in this chic black top paired with olive green sweatpants from GAP. You'll be thanking us when you're on your third cocktail, dancing the night away, and still feeling good about your look.
Photographer: Oliver Tam
Creative Producer and Stylist: Timothy Diao
Art Director: Miggy Crisostomo
Producer: Elaine Contreras
Stylist Assistant: Patricia Mendoza
Makeup: Lea Ancheta-De Barras
Model: Chucel, IM Agency
Production Designers: Mica Carreon and Claudine Vizconde
Shot on location at Parallax Studios, Makati City