Wear your sweatpants to work

Don’t wait for casual Fridays to take a laid-back approach to office style

Words: Buntu Ngcuka | Photography: Ian Engelbrecht | Styling: Jason Basson

Unless you have to wear protective overalls and safety boots to work, you can afford to break the dress code every now and then. We've taught you how to wear your hoodie like a grownup, and encourage you to do the same with sweatpants. In fact, take it one step further and wear them to the office. We assure you, it can be pulled off. You might even like them more than your regular chinos. 

Scroll down for winter style inspiration and how you can try out the looks.

Wear your sweatpants to work

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Sure you could rock up to your work soiree in jeans and a shirt, but so will most of your colleagues. Show them up with something more on-trend without going complete Braam Lord. Wear your sweatpants with a white shirt and throw on a parka to finish off the cosy aesthetic. Statement sneakers are a must.

Wear your sweatpants to work

While we’re certain your concept, rationale and references are on-point, you can further impress your audience with a sharp outfit. Take grey sweats with a slim fit and pair them with a white button-up, sweater and a textured blazer. Complete the look with white sneakers and the confidence of a thousand Don Drapers.

Wear your sweatpants to work

Kickstart your weekend in style by getting dressed in a work look that’ll double up as your outfit for after-work drinks and then dinner. With a pair of sweatpants, you’ve got a comfortable solve that’ll keep you cosy all day. Throw on a polo neck and coat and you’ve got a slicker outfit that looks like you’ve put some thought into what you’re wearing. Our pro styling tip? Go for bright sweats (red and orange are this season’s most popular colours) and keep the rest of your ensemble monochrome.

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