There are two types of people in this world: those who wear sweatpants with zeal and those that think they’re the sign of the beast. It’s time to exorcise your issues, y’all. The roomy loungewear is no longer a “sign of defeat” as Karl Lagerfeld once stated, but a sign of fashion’s cyclical nature, making over everything and anything in its path, including a uniform worn by hopped-up gym rats and laissez-faire West Coasters. Not sure how to wear sweatpants? All you have to do is roll out of bed in your jammies, throw on a clean V-neck along with your best blazer or leather jacket and a pair of heels. Then finish off with red lipstick, just in case your boss thinks you woke up like that. You’ll be ready in 10 minutes flat. In the end, the haters are gonna hate, but at least you’ll be comfortable.
Click through our gallery below for inspiration from the Fall 2014 runways, plus a selection of sweatpants even your memaw would approve of.