I like the idea of the "I just threw this on" look that sweat pants can pull off. Casual/sloppy attire that sometimes just works. If they are the right fit ( if they are in a shade of heather grey they are even more appealing). Cue Alexander Wang's Spring RTW collection that was the perfect take on "American Sportswear". An athletic inspired collection that was raw, edgy, but had just the right elements of fun. Given this collection came out quite a while ago, this isn't exactly new news. Why am I bringing it up now? I have been obsessing over the idea of his sweatpants inspired trouser looks ever since I saw the collection. I love an athletic look that was never meant to be work out attire.
Alexander Wang - Spring RTW 2010
T by Alexander Wang French Rib Sweatpant
J Crew Ultra-Knit Un-Sweatpant
You can't see it that well in the picture but there is even a little side zipper detail by the ankles! Plus they come in grey. Needless to say I purchased these (and for a steal) and am looking forward to rocking them. Unnecessary non-legging leggings, you say? Probably, but I'm obsessed.