Happy Monday! Are you dressed for your day? Or are you, like me, riding the struggle bus this Monday morning? Yeah, I’m a little in the dumps – for no good reason really. So I forced myself to put on my workout clothes so that I’ll get my blood pumping after I finish turning out this post. And I think today’s subject matter is appropriate for a cloudy Monday like we’re having here, too. Let’s talk about ways to wear joggers this fall.
The Jogger Trend
While it may seem like fashion designers single-handedly chart the course of fashion, style trends actually generally follow other cultural cues. And thanks to the shelter-in-place protocol we’ve all been living with this year, athleisure and loungewear are trending high.
I’m still not a proponent of wearing loose-fitting, elastic waistband joggers, leggings or lounge pants every day. They tempt my waistline to grow and sometimes diminish my productivity, too. So I do put on jeans or other pants most days. But at least once or twice I week I do reach for my joggers.
So today I thought I’d share several different ways to style these comfortable and trending pants. I’m also sharing some of the best joggers I’ve found. I don’t own all of these and I’ve not even tried on a few of them. But I’ve consistently heard high praises for the ones I haven’t tried myself. You’ll find an entire shopping widget filled with high rating joggers at the bottom of the post.
Joggers + Pullover Sweater + Blazer + Sneakers
Let’s start with the look I wore Saturday when I darted out to the mall before taping videos. In fact, you’ll also see this look again in an upcoming video on how to style a black blazer.
This is really my favorite look of the six I’m sharing. I’m wearing a cotton v-neck sweater from Everlane, which is reduced by 29% for a limited time. It’s not available in the pink right now, but I also have the black and like the pale grey one. It runs large, so size down one.
I’m wearing the Athleta Balance joggers here, and I think they probably are my favorites of all the ones I’m showing. I’m wearing a medium and they’re quite roomy, but not too big.
Style Key: I think the key to this look is tucking in the sweater in the front if you’re at all comfortable with that. This simple tuck really elevates the look, makes it look more pulled together. And it just looks so much neater. But hey, if that’s not your thing, a simple pullover sweater is still a good way to style your joggers.
Joggers + Simple Pullover + Sneakers
In this next look, mostly from Talbots, I just topped my joggers with a simple 53% Cotton, 35% Polyester, 12% Rayon pullover. By the way Talbots is still offering 30% off one item, 40% off two and 50% off three. It’s a good time to check out their T by Talbots line.
While this look is easy, I want you to see the difference that tucking in this pullover makes. Compare the two photos below.
There’s nothing terribly wrong with the first look, but the proportions are so much better in the second look. So again I really recommend tucking in a top like this, especially if it is as long as this one is.
Style Key: Don’t forget to add a little jewelry. Too much will look silly with joggers, in my estimation. But some simple earrings and stacked bracelets or a pendant necklace will complete the outfit nicely.
Grey Joggers + Grey Tee + Black Blazer + Black Wedge Sneakers
I like some things about this look and dislike others. I like the color combination of black and grey throughout. Topping the all grey look with a black blazer and finishing it off with black sneakers is definitely a smart move.
But what I don’t like is the joggers themselves. I purchased these Zella joggers over two years ago. And while Zella still makes similar ones, I’ll bet the newer version features a higher waist. These are just lower waisted than the trending joggers and, now that I see these photos, the difference is stark.
Style Key: Look for joggers with a high waist and a lean, slenderizing fit. You want them to be comfortable and full, but also to wear close to the body. I prefer them to be a little tapered.
Joggers + Leopard Tee + Cardigan + Wedge Sneakers
I have a problem with this outfit, too. (Can you tell I threw these together to take photos after a long day of taping videos? Hahaha!!) I love, love, love the concept of these look. Really, a long sleeve leopard (or other animal print tee) topped with a slim fitting cardigan is a great topper for joggers.
The problem is the joggers I chose. And I knew it once I had the sneakers on, but I was too exhausted to change. LOL! I should have worn this look with the slimmer fitting joggers that have a cuff at the bottom rather than these Talbots joggers, which are a little shorter on me. Otherwise, I should have just worn low-rise regular sneakers.
Style Key: Don’t be afraid to top your joggers with a cardigan. But choose one that fits slim to the body. Underneath wear a tee that coordinates well with the joggers and cardigan. I love an animal print for this.
Joggers + Long Sleeve Crewneck Tee + Denim Jacket + Leopard Print Sneakers
Obviously where I’m throwing in my leopard print sneakers you could adapt with any other current sneakers as well.
But I do love having a pair of leopard print sneakers to wear with my joggers and jeans. And these leopard print sneakers are marked down and you get to take an extra 30% off with code NICEONE.
Style Key: Top your joggers and a simple tee with your favorite denim jacket for a look that is contemporary and easy on the eyes. To add some interest, step into some colored or print sneakers.
Joggers + Hoodie + Puffer Vest
Well I’m not really seeing a lot of puffer vests available yet, but you probably already have one in your closet with which to duplicate this look. But I did find this one on Amazon and it’s labeled as a best seller. Mine is from Talbots and I’m sure they’ll come out with them again this year.
The main thing I wanted you to see with this look is that a puffer vest (or a denim jacket or blazer, for that matter) is a good way to top a hoodie. And topping your hoodie is a great way to elevate your very casual look when you step out the door.
Style Key: Yes, wear a regular sweat shirt or hoodie with your joggers, but top the look with something more interesting when you step out the door. You could add a blazer, denim jacket or puffer vest. This elevates the look from “just sweats” to more interesting athleisure.
Joggers I Can Recommend
The following shopping widget is made up just of joggers I can highly recommend. I either own them or I’ve tried them or I’ve heard several people I trust recommend them. These and the links above are affiliate links. If you shop through them I potentially earn a commission, but at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting the work I do here by shopping my links.
The following shopping widget contains most of the other items I’ve shared in today’s post. Many are on sale for Columbus Day. If something is not shown in the widget, then shop through the links in the captions of the photos.
Thank you so much for stopping in today. I hope you enjoy your day. I’m feeling better about mine now. Time to go exercise!
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