With the rains washing away the weekend, here in Bangalore, with not a glimpse of sun and the temperature 5-10 degrees cooler than what we are used to, it’s only apt that I get blogging from under the covers with a bubbling mug of creamy hot cocoa (with more than a few marshmellows).
On a day like this, I seem to convince myself that trackies/sweatpants (or whatever you choose to call them) with a hoodie and Uggs are extremely stylish (which they can be; if you’re Gisele Bundchen going home from a yoga class). However, it then struck me that fashionistas worldwide were succumbing to this train of thought and some unknown fashionably-evolved species had used this same reasoning to start a trend.
Sweatpants have been widely accepted as the clothing-of-choice of travelling celebrities but they have since, promoted themselves to global catwalks. Over the passed year, I have encountered numerous sightings of fashion icons at high-end shows wearing styled-up versions of the sweatpant. Thinking back, I remember my first reaction was along the lines of…’Why?’. But as the year progressed and I witnessed an increasing number of my usual inspirations succumbing, the look grew on me. Check out some of the looks below that played a hand in me conceding to the trendy trackie trend.
I spotted the trend on attendees at London and Paris fashion weeks respectively. The trackies, in this situation have really been given much regard, being teamed with high-fashion accessories. I think the key is keeping the colours neutral and the look seemingly safe.
Grey, black and white seem to be the path to encroach when attempting, which could backfire if not kept simple. Rihanna, with the assistance of that banging body, makes a statement.
Although, if you’re daring enough, going for a coloured trackie could also work but I would only attempt this if you have mastered confidently pulling-off the trend.
The latest trackie trend is the leather adaptation. Seen below is the introduction by Herve Ledger Spring 2014 collection as well as Alessandra Ambrosio embracing it.
The sweatpant fit is quite flattering and would be high on the comfort radar too! Looking forward to giving it a go!