on the fast track

Track pants have to be the most comfortable trend of the season. These slouchy pants feel like lounge/sweat pants, but offer stylish versatility for day-to-evening wear.
I’ve been fielding quite a few questions from clients and blog followers about how to style track pants. Here are a few tips ::

  1. Pair track pants with a plain, solid top. A tee, tank or plain-front blouse like I am pictured wearing are ideal. Stay clear of bold prints and/or lots of buttons. {Exception :: I do like stripes with track pants, and find them an easy pattern to style.}
  2. Layer with a fitted jacket in cooler weater. A denim or leather jacket, as well as a boyfriend-style blazer, is perfect for carrying track pants into Fall.
  3. To balance out the slouchiness of track pants, wear with a wedge or a heeled shoe. Anything from a pump to a wedge sandal to a caged bootie, like I am wearing below, is perfect.
  4. Add a statement accessory. A pop-color pendant necklace, bold earrings and/or bangle bracelets help “feminize” and dress up track pant ensembles, and help them transition from super-casual to a bit “dressed up.”

Here’s how I styled my incredibly comfy zippered Gap track pants {which happen to be under $50!} ::

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images by Amanda Pulley.

outfit details :: gap side-zip track pants {currently 35% off!} // j.crew sleeveless drapey top {currently 25% off!}// dolce vita black wedge caged sandals {exact pair no longer available, similar here} // kendra scott rayne necklace in magenta // rebecca minkoff amorous satchel // stella & dot pyramid stud cuff in gold  // stella & dot amelie sparkle bracelet in gold // stella & dot renegade bracelet in gold // stella & dot pave chevron ring // michael kors watch // ray-ban sunglasses

{Side note :: I’ve said it before and want to say it again, if you are in need of a perfect layering top, the J.Crew sleeveless drapey top I am wearing here is one of my most-worn pieces in my wardrobe. It’s a year-round staple {available in several colors} and looks great dressed up or down, tucked in or untucked, layered under jackets or worn alone. I highly recommend it!}

Track pants to shop ::

a dressy pair, perfect for evening or the office…

Trouve Zip Track Pants via Nordstrom.

a very affordable under $40 pair…

Lush Track Pants via Nordstrom.

a playful patterned pair…

Anthropologie Rose Garden Joggers.


Stylishly yours,

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