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  • Writer's pictureLital Gottlieb

Mastering the Art of Jogger Chic

Discover the secret to elevating your joggers from cozy loungewear to chic streetwear with our latest style guide—perfect for busy moms on the go!



Feburary 13th, 2024

Blog post for stay at fashion moms

Ever found yourself wishing you could keep the comfort of your joggers without sacrificing style for your quick grocery run, casual date night, or even a day at the office? You're not alone. I remember a particular day not that long ago that felt like the embodiment of mom life chaos.  Hubby's out of town, one kiddo suddenly remembered a project due tomorrow (surprise!), and the other is on a fashion strike, deciding that dressing up doesn't include clothes without a princess logo on them, which of course, any of those items deemed worthy of wearing by her had been buried somewhere in that mountain of laundry that seemed to grow every time I glanced at it. And then there is me, trying not to look like I've been in a battle with the laundry monster while also getting ready for a day of Zoom calls and meetings. I found myself longing for the comfort of my trusty joggers but faced with the classic dilemma of needing to look somewhat presentable for my post- school drop-off client meeting.


That day, as I stood in front of my wardrobe, I made an executive decision. Why couldn't my beloved joggers bridge the gap between comfort and style? Why did I have to choose? It was then I realized the power of the versatile jogger — a garment that could be elevated from couch comfort to street-style chic with just a few tweaks. This was a game-changer, not just for my wardrobe, but for my confidence and how I approached every chaotic, beautiful day of mom's life.


So, if you’re on a quest to find that holy grail of joggers that are as cozy as they are classy, stick around, let’s break down how to elevate those joggers from sofa-ready to street-smart without breaking a sweat.


Selecting the Right Fabric and Fit












Fabric Matters: Look for high-quality materials like Tencel, modal, or a blend of cotton with a bit of elastane. These fabrics offer a balance between comfort, durability, and a flattering drape that doesn’t scream "gym wear."








Fit for Fashion: Aim for a silhouette that flatters your body shape. A tapered leg that narrows towards the ankle offers versatility and sophistication. High-waisted joggers can also elongate your figure, making them suitable for a wider range of occasions.








Styling Your Joggers for Any Occasion











Casual Date Night: Pair your joggers with a sleek blouse or a fitted turtleneck. Add a pair of heeled booties or mules, and you’re ready for a night out. Accessorize with statement jewelry to add a touch of glam.


Office Ready: Believe it or not, joggers can be office-appropriate. Choose a pair in a darker hue or a subtle pattern. Tuck in a crisp, button-down shirt, and slip on some loafers or ballet flats. A tailored blazer will tie the whole look together, making it work-appropriate.


Mastering Accessories for Your Jogger Transformation











Layer Up: Since most joggers skip the belt loops, let's talk layering. A well-chosen layer can do wonders. Think of a sleek, long cardigan or an open button-down shirt over a fitted top for that casual yet put-together look. It's all about creating a silhouette that feels intentional and chic.


Bags and Bling: The right accessories can elevate any outfit, and joggers are no exception. Opt for a structured tote or a minimalist crossbody bag to add an air of sophistication to your comfy joggers. As for jewelry, think statement earrings or a chunky necklace to bring a touch of elegance to your ensemble. These pieces not only add personality but also shift your joggers from lounge-worthy to lunch-date-ready.


Versatility in Action: My Favorite Jogger Combos

When it comes to redefining wardrobe essentials, joggers have secured their place as a non-negotiable staple in my closet. Beyond their cozy appeal, they encapsulate the multifaceted life of a modern woman. I'm excited to share a selection of my favorite jogger ensembles that have carried me through countless moments, embodying the essence of style, comfort, and versatility.

This curated gallery isn't just about showcasing different outfits; it's about demonstrating the potential of a single pair of joggers to traverse the style spectrum. From couch to conference room, these looks have been my allies in navigating the daily ballet of mom life with a touch of chic. They are evidence of how the right jogger, when paired thoughtfully with complementary pieces, can create an outfit that's suitable for every diary entry—from the most casual to the most demanding of occasions.


The images you'll find in the video above are more than just style suggestions; they are a celebration of the adaptable and fashionable life that joggers can offer. Whether it's the casual elegance needed for a quick store run, the polished edge for a surprise client meeting, or the laid-back luxe for a weekend family brunch, these combinations have been my go-to.


So as you scroll through these inspirations, imagine the possibilities that lie within your own jogger collection. May these snapshots from my style diary inspire you to explore the full potential of your joggers, proving that with the right pair, there's no need to compromise on comfort or style, no matter where your day takes you.



So there you have it, folks! The secret sauce to turning your beloved joggers from your "I hope I don't run into anyone I know" outfit to your "Look at me nailing this mom chic" ensemble. It’s all about choosing the right fabric, getting that fit just right, and accessorizing like you mean it. Who knew that the humble jogger could be your ticket to looking fabulous while keeping the comfort level at a solid ten? Now, you're ready to conquer the school run, nail that work presentation, or enjoy that much-needed date night, all while rocking your joggers.


Remember, fashion is supposed to be fun, especially for us busy moms juggling a million things at once. So, let’s keep those joggers in heavy rotation, but with a little more flair this time. After all, who says you can’t be comfortable and stylish while tackling the beautiful chaos of mom life?


Now, go forth and jogger-fy your world with confidence!


LiTaL ❤️

Founder & Chief Fashionista,

The Fashion Mission

 

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Portrait photo of mother and advocate, Lital, who is the Founder of The Fashion Mission

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