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As workplaces and schools continue to open, a very real fear is starting to sink in: How on earth are we supposed to stop wearing sweatpants and transition into so-called “real” clothes? My solution: Don’t. After everything sweatpants have given me in the past year—comfort, mental stability, and a sense of safety and security swathed in no-judgement elasticity—why would I turn my back on them now? The era of basic is upon us, and we plan to keep it that way. We haven’t quite figured out the excuse we’ll tell our bosses when we walk into our corporate office in tie-dye joggers, but we’ll leave that problem for future us to figure out. Keep the sweatpants life going with our edit of the 25 best styles to shop now.
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Gabi Wide Legged Pant
If you spend the majority of your day in Ugg’s fluffy slippers, you need these sweatpants in your life.
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Cropped Track Pants
If you’re going to do designer duds, shouldn’t it be Gucci?
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Alo’s sweatpants are a cult favorite. Buy them now before the inevitably sell out (again).
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Cozy As Fleece Cargo Sweatpants
We’re calling it now: Cargo sweats are about to be huge.
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Cozy Knit Pants
Cosplay as a very cozy teddy bear.
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This affordable pair a whopping eleven different colors, but Kelly green is our fave.
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7/8 Training Pants
No, we’re still not over tie dye, especially when they’re done this well by Nike.
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Boyfriend Track Pants
We might have found the most idyllic pair of gray sweatpants ever with Norma Kamali.