There’s an old adage, that if you want a first class upgrade, you should dress to impress.
It’s probably pretty obvious that you’re not going to get upgraded on a flight wearing your decade-old college hoodie and baggy sweats. But for those who like to travel comfortably, there is an alternative.
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Sweatpants—and we don’t mean the baggy type you run errands in—are seeing a major a comeback in the celebrity airport style arena. Everyone from Emma Watson to Jennifer Lawrence has been trading in skin-tight leggings and jeans for track pants, or sweats tapered at the ankle (like so).
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And it’s not only A-listers that are embracing the trend. American Ballet Theatre Principal dancer Isabella Boylston inspired this piece when she raved about Valentina Kova’s multipurpose sweats in her T+L Carry-On interview. Entrepreneur and Glossier CEO Emily Weiss also flaunted her cashmere Baja East sweats in a recent Instagram post, hashtagging #byejeans and #drawstringonly.
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To get you started, we’ve put together a list of the most stylish sweats on the market.
Pair them with a statement sneaker for the day, and pack a block heel for transitioning into the evening.