Trend Alert: Jeans + Sweatpants = Jweats

June 28, 2011    |    By +
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I’ve seen a lot of denim trends come and go over the years. Whether it was the Britney-Spears inspired low-rise jeans of my youth, the uber-tight skinny jeans or jeggings of last year or the 70′s inspired super flared styles of this summer. Then pajama jeans came along and raised the bar on all the crazy things you could do with denim. I thought perhaps maybe, denim had peaked. But boy was I wrong. As long as there’s fashion-forward individuals out there pushing the boundaries, there will also be a new denim trend du jour.

That’s how I discovered JWEATS, otherwise known as, denim sweatpants. Partly inspired by the sweatpants trend (yes, that really happened), fashionistas decided to take fashion and comfort to the next level with jean sweatpants. While they may not be everybody’s cup of tea, their relaxed style is perfect for summer. I like to think of them as a combination of slouchy boyfriend jeans and summer linen pants.

So for those trend-setting Fashionistas out there, this is perfect for you, as for the rest of the denim wearing population, the jury is still out.

Where do you stand on the JWEATS divide?

Styles above starting at left:

James Jeans Tailored Denim Sweatpants

Elie Tahari Runway

Denim Sweatpant in Vintage Blue

R13 Denim Sweatpants



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