Being stylish and chronically ill can be pretty hard. I’m guilty of falling back on sweatpants and a tee shirt so much that if I were a cartoon character, that’s what I would be drawn wearing. Now I know I’ve talked a lot about Joggers in the past, but I never talked about how to style them. So let’s look at how I’m wearing them!
Joggers are an exercise pant in theory, so there’s nothing better than the combo of a loose tank, tight Joggers, and some cute tennis shoes. Whether you’re running errands or running a mile, this look will get you around town with no problem.
However, if you’re feeling a little more boho, try styling joggers the same way you would normally wear palazzo pants. I like to add a bright top to a pair of loose joggers for a great look- bright printed Joggers get compliments everywhere I go, making this perfect for a Sunday at the farmer’s market or a local cafe. You could also add a tight tank and a loose kimono or cardigan.
Shoes are make it or break it with Joggers. I like my Tevas with the boho look. However, if I’m styling it up with a cute top, especially a peplum (a bright pink one from Rue 21 is currently my favorite to pair with some slim-fit grey joggers) a pair of cute flats is a must. Pairing casual Joggers with a dressy top is a bold move, but if you do it right, it’s a great one! (Plus peplum hides bloating, perfect for those prednisone months or any time you’re having stomach symptoms.)
Clothes that are cute and comfy are a necessity in anyone’s wardrobe, but especially the chronically ill. I feel a lot better when I look cute!
I had some rueBucks this past week that needed to be spent. I’ve already talked about how much I love Joggers, so is it any wonder that I took the opportunity to get $20 off $40 and buy some cute ones? Here’s what I got.
These are the orange tribal chevron Joggers and the black and grey chevron Joggers. They’re both made of a thin terrycloth material, much like a beach cover up. When I tried them on, they were both comfy, and not too warm. They’ll be perfect for fall!
I’m still trying to figure out exactly how to style these, so I should probably stop buying Joggers until I figure out how I’m going to wear them. Other than that dilemma, the only thing I don’t like is that I’m currently I between sizes at Rue21. I ordered an XL but probably could have gone with a L instead. It seems like at Rue 21 and Forever 21, every single pair of pants fits differently. If I weren’t so into online shopping, I would try on every single thing I bought from Rue.
Joggers are starting at $16.99 for both girls and guys right now, so they’re a great price compared to other places with similar items. Forever 21 has a few pairs starting at $13, but they’re thinner than the ones I got from Rue and show some serious panty lines!
Are you loving or hating the jogger trend this year? How are you styling your Joggers?
Okay, I’m a sucker for trends. Florals, orange lips, mint and coral, I’ve fallen for them all. Some of them have been less regrettable than others- I’m actually a fan of peplum now- but if it’s hit shelves since my junior year of high school, I’ve probably tried it.
This year, I’ve already found a fall trend I’m head over heels for. Joggers! Remember when yoga pants were in style? Like not just for errands and the gym, but yoga pants everywhere. At the mall, at the gym, at college campuses, at restaurants and banks across the country. I was a fan of the trend. They’re comfy, they’re flattering, and they can go from lounge wear to day wear with just a few changes.
Joggers are the new yoga pants. A bit more versatile than yoga pants, these skinny sweats come in every fabric, pattern, and color imaginable. They’re almost a modern take on the tragic harem pant trend of a few years past. (Tragic for me anyway. I do not look good in harem pants.)
Anyway: I ordered a pair of Joggers as a treat for myself after a stressful week a bit ago. They finally arrived and I really don’t want to take them off. Mine were $13 from Forever 21, but you can find them almost everywhere right now!
So far I’ve tried them with a nice tank top and with a flowy blouse. I would definitely wear them out like that on a casual girl’s day, or during errands. I’m thinking during the winter I’ll be lounging in them with a loose sweatshirt, or wearing them out to the park with a cute sweater!
I’m thinking about ordering a pair in a less traditional sweatpants material, but we’ll see…