What to Wear with Sweatpants (Oh, moms… yes. The dreaded sweatpants)

What to Wear with Sweatpants.

As a work-at-home mom I’m in sweatpants quite a bit during the week (OK, pretty much all day when I’m home). Sweatpants are comfortable, easy and cozy. They also double as great wear to play with the kids in… I don’t know about you, but I’m usually crawling, running, chasing, darting Nerf bullets…

But after awhile — sweatpants start to become way too regular. You don’t feel sexy. You don’t feel beautiful. And you don’t feel like leaving the house in them.

Well… have no fear! I have found ways to dress sweatpants that will still make YOU look chic and hip (and you’ll feel comfortable leaving the house). I’m so sick and tired of the fashion shows on TV telling you to toss out the sweatpants — it’s NOT practical advice. At least not for moms. Work with what you’ve got… !

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Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 10.26.09
    Jamie said:

    You have tips for everything!!! You’re amazing!!

  2. 10.26.09
    Kay said:

    What brand of sweatpants do you like?

  3. 10.26.09
    admin said:

    Kay – 2 brands I love. Hanes and Old Navy. The only kind I buy.

  4. 10.26.09
    Rebekah said:

    The return of the gray sweater wrap! My favorite Audrey look 🙂

  5. 10.26.09

    Love it! I do wear my boot cut sweat pants a lot with different tops. And I think I do believe I have that gray sweater wrap. It’s not Michael Kors (outlet) is it??? It looks just like mine – the ribbing at the bottom and everything. 🙂

  6. 10.26.09

    Love this and am SO impressed that you are turning around and modeling while changing clothes and talking! That in itself is awesome, but I love the tops, too! Great job!

  7. 10.26.09
    Summer said:

    I’m surprised you didn’t add in a mid driff halter top…that could totally be sexy chic. =)

    Okay, not really.

    It’d be funny though!

  8. 10.26.09

    Awesome suggestions!

    I’m so guilty of wearing the zip-up sweatshirt hoodie all the time.

    I live in yoga pants!!!

  9. 10.26.09

    OK, where was this info for the last 2,000 school drop-offs and pick-ups that I did? 🙂

  10. 10.26.09

    Hi! Found you thru Rachel Ray via Classy Mommy via Twitter. I too am a wahm, and have to ditto Susan – I live in my black yoga pants and have not travelled far from the zip up hoodie… till now! Thanks a lot – great suggestions 🙂

  11. 10.26.09

    Awesome! Love all the tops and love the sweats. Can you tell us the name of the Hanes sweats? I love the band that runs around the top…they look like yoga pants (which I personally love). Thanks, Audrey!

  12. 10.26.09

    You are amazing! I love how you whipped through all of those different outfits while changing and talking and didn’t miss a beat! I’m going to try rocking the yoga pants like you do with sweats until I find some great sweats that fit me as well as yours do. Thanks!

  13. 10.27.09
    Corinne said:

    LOVE IT! I just recently discovered how much I love yoga pants/sweatpants (it took me how long??) and how great they are when we’re at home. So much comfier than jeans… but my husband has been poking fun at me… so now I know how to look a little more fabulous 😉 Thank you!

  14. 10.27.09

    Brilliant! I think you could wear anything, though =)
    Anita @ModelSupplies

  15. 10.27.09

    Love it Audrey … you’re the best. Love your last line … “chuck ’em” … crack me up!

  16. 11.1.09
    TidyMom said:

    Love it Audrey – but I have a question for you – I think you’re 5’2″ like I am – I have a hard time finding sweat pants in short lengths – I did get a few at Target this year that I love – but they have the stripe down the legs –where do you find sweatpants/yoga pants that aren’t too long on you?

  17. 11.3.09
    Valerie said:

    Thanks so much for these tips Audrey. I thought of this post when I got dressed this morning http://charmedvalerie.blogspot.com/2009/11/this-outfit-feels-like-warm-hug.html

  18. 1.28.10
    Birgit said:

    Hi Audrey, I can’t find these Hanes bootcut sweatpants anywhere! I even looked on the Hanes website, nada. Where do you get yours?

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