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A Handsome Way to Style Adidas Track Pants

Week 3, Day 16 of No Jeans January

By Brittany Hammonds | Jan 17 2017

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Are you ready for Style Girlfriend’s No Jeans January challenge? Good. Us too. All month we’ll be throwing down the gauntlet: 31 days, no jeans, game on. Each week, we’ll focus on a jeans-free alternative and share daily outfit inspiration

Once reserved for actual physical activity like say, running or vigorous training, track pants have made their way as a hip-hop mainstay and leader of forever-cool casual wear.

Let’s take a brisk jog down memory lane.

Before “athleisure” was even a blip on any fashion radar, the late 60s gifted us the Adidas tracksuit that went on to outfit actual athletes for…well, the indiscernible future (which is a very great thing). Enter the 1980s and Run-DMC catapulting the tracksuit into an icon. An icon, I say! From the 90s through the early aughts we’ve seen these striped MVPs on every celebrity from Missy Elliot to Ben Stiller in The Royal Tenenbaums. (Talk about a pair of pants that has the range).

Which brings us to present day. A present day, where track pants have made their way into nearly everyone’s wardrobe – and for good reason. Dressing these up – by activewear standards – is as simple as elevated athletic shoes, an interesting shirt, and simple (hopefully bright) outerwear.

Today’s the day to style Adidas track pants:

Pants: Adidas, $34 | Sweatshirt: Urban Outfitters, $38 | Jacket: Lumsden, $168

Socks: Darn Tough, $16 | Sneakers: Asics, $135 | Beanie: Topo Designs, $22

Backpack: Everlane, $68 | Underwear: Calvin Klein, $24 | Water bottle: S’well, $42

Watch: Fitbit, $130 | Deodorant: Speick, $19 

SG Says: A modern tapered cut for the track pants and pops of color on top keep this look stylish even after you leave the gym.

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