Yes! I finally got a pair of the most wanted pants of the last two seasons. And the next season. The track pants with a stripe. You know the track pants that you can’t really wear to the gym, but it takes some fashion skills to wear them outside the gym, on the street and in the office. Wait! Did I say office? Can you wear track pants to the office? Bien sȗr.
THE PANTS THAT SELL OUT INSTANTLY – THE TRACK PANTS
Finally! I got my pair of pants with side stripe (thank you Escada!), the so-called track pants that in reality have nothing to do with the pants you wear on the track and in the gym. Well, only that they run fast. Off the shelves. Especially those in my size. Believe it or not, I still couldn’t get ones in my size. And I had to use a safety pin to wear this track pants I’m wearing here. But you know what, I don’t care because, omg, this outfit is all. And I could wear it everywhere. Yes, even to the … Wait, let’s do the basics first.
CAN YOU WEAR TRACK PANTS IN THE PUBLIC
First comes first, the absurd question everyone is asking Google for the last few months, can you wear track pants in the public? Ha, isn’t the track public? Wait, I know what you mean. And yes, you can wear the track pants in public. As long as they are not actually the track pants or sweatpants but the pants that look like the track pants because of that stripe on the sides. And as long as you know how to wear the track pants.
Let’s be honest even though every fashionista, every fashion blogger has her pair of track pants not all of them know how to wear these fashionable pants. And most of them either look odd or give an impression they are off to the Cosmopolitan high heels sprint. Moreover, we can name those fashionistas who know to wear the track pants to the office. Mission impossible? Peut-être pas …
Anyway, more about how to wear track pants to the office, if even, later. As said, basics first.
HOW TO WEAR TRACK PANTS ON THE STREET
In short, rules, rules, and more style rules. To wear the track pants like a legit fashionista, you need to follow some rules. And don’t say rules make fashion seem complicated and not fun at all, but hey, these are the track pants we are talking about. And if you are not Victoria Beckham or one of the Olsen twins, then darling, you should really take some notes now. And pin, save and print my fashion cheat sheet. You know, the EDIT you can find in the second part of this blog post.
So back to the stying rules. There are actually only three rules and two ways how to wear your track pants. Depending on the type of track pants you wear. Ps. More about the types of the track pants you can wear is coming up in my next blog post when I will write about the track pants and camel coat.
#1 PUT ON SOME HEELS
The easiest way to learn how to wear track pants in public and feel confident wearing them is to start with heels. Believe me, once you put on the heels, you will stop asking Google if you can wear track pants in public.
But wait, not any kind of heels. Put on sandals (go for simple design) for a start. Yes, sandals in winter. Sure you might get some looks from the old ladies, but hey this is how we do. Even in winter. And yes, there is a good reason for this. When you wear the track pants, you need to prolong your legs and create the most extended silhouette possible. You know, inches add to the beauty and sophisticated look.
Surely, you can do this with some high heeled pumps too. As a matter of fact, you will have to put on heels if you want to wear your track pants business casual, business professional even. But sandals are the one, to begin with. Besides, we are talking about how to wear track pants with on the street this time.
Can I wear ankle boots with the track pants, too? I have no idea. In fact, I’m asking you? Have you tried this look already? Because I haven’t. Let me know if you wear your track pants with the ankle boots in the comments below. I will give this look a try as soon as I get either white ankle boots or black track pants. Ps. I will post this look on my secret Facebook page over here once I give this a try. Be sure to follow me there too.
#2 SWEATER AND SNEAKERS
Can’t walk in heels? Then there is another option for you. The double S. The sneakers and the oversized turtleneck sweater. Yes, the sneakers. You know, like Victoria Beckham when she simply can’t wear heels anymore. Ps. I will try to pull off this look soon, most likely this Friday if I don’t decide to wear one of my 5 Decadent Friday looks, so be sure to follow me on my Instagram to be the first on to see this outfit.
#3 AN ELEGANT OR CLASSIC PIECE
Heels or sneakers, doesn’t matter really, as long as you wear your track pants with something elegant and classic. Like a double-breasted coat, I’m wearing here or a staple, classic camel coat. And a minimal top handle bag. Preferably monochrome tote bag.
SHOP AND WEAR MY STYLE
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As said, I got my track pants with a stripe from Escada for a special project #ESCADAescapes. You will find more about this project soon in a series of my new blog posts Sunday Trips and Travels.
TRACK PANTS WITH A STRIPE
You can shop my Escada track pants here. By the way, these pants are so good quality, chic and comfortable. Only little too big for me. As I’m wearing size 36 instead of size 30 (German size). I told you, track pants are running fast, and chances you get them in your actual size are not as high as expected. But you can always use a safety pin.
Or try harder and look further to find your size. You can start from the widget above or simply by clicking on the pants in the EDIT.
SHOES TO WEAR WITH THE TRACK PANTS
Like I said before, go for the sandals. Even in winter. You can wear them with the socks or tights like I’m here. The sandals that go best with the track pants? The IT sandals of the year. The Nudist sandals from Stuart Weitzman of course. Surely, you have seen this look so many times on your Instagram feed this year as every blogger wears here track pants with these sandals. But hey, this outfit really works.
Good news, my rose gold Stuart Weitzman are finally back in stock, and you can shop them here. I guess I should change the link to my previous blog post, where I said these sandals are out of stock. Well, they were then (by the way that was when I wore these Stuart Weitzman sandals with the pleated midi skirt and simple H&M t-shirt here). Yet, they are back now.
SOMETHING CLASSIC AND ELEGANT
Finally, the coat and the bag. The second and third most important part of this look. You know, that elegant glimpse we need when we wear track pants with a stripe. Unfortunately, you can’t get the same coat (the last time you saw me wearing this coat with the slouchy boots and pink midi velvet skirt here) nor the same bag online anymore. But you can get a similar coat here and a similar bag from Prada here or the one from Furla here.
MORE TRACK PANTS BUT LESS RUNNING
This was just a snapshot of my how to wear track pants guide. I mean, these pants are so fashionable and so challenging to wear that I can’t write everything about how to wear them in just a few words. By few, I mean 1400 words. Anyway, my track pants guide with all the tips on how to wear track pants for office and everywhere else is coming up soon. Meanwhile be sure to get your pair of track pants. I advise you to get ones from Escada. So that you can join me on my little escapes to … hold on, I’m not saying anything more. Just have a look at my Instagram. By the way, you can wear this look during this holiday season too. It will be perfect for some dinner party at home. Remember I wrote how to look like a chic daughter who just came back from Europe in my what to wear for the Thanksgiving dinner guide? Oh, and don’t forget to let me know your tips on how to wear track pants with ankle boots in the comments below. Thanks!