There are few things I love more than a great, casually cool sport-inspired outfit. Currently, my favorite sporty piece is the jogger pant; with so many great plus size joggers available right now, they're a super comfortable and fun way to add some athletic chic to any look. A simple jogger in a dressier woven fabric or scuba is a great way to bring comfort into a business casual wardrobe. You can also opt for a cozy French terry when you want to lounge in style.
Although I enjoy the fun of dressing up, on most days I just want to look good without trying too hard. My favorite black joggers get some serious use in my weekly wardrobe rotation, because I can dress them up or down with ease, and feel ridiculously comfortable the whole time. I also love joggers because they are an item of clothing that, a few years ago, I would have avoided due to the concern that they were "unflattering." Now that I've learned the joy of breaking plus size fashion rules, I can't get enough of fashion-forward silhouettes that aren't designed to be "slimming."
If you enjoy a little fashion rule-breaking yourself, you'll probably love the cool simplicity of these fuss-free basics. So kick back, relax, and upgrade your casual style with these 15 fresh pieces that will make all your lazy days look so good.
1. Pale Heather
Hadir Casual Pants, Sizes 12 - 24, $103, Carmakoma
For a lighter take on this trend, these pale, heathered joggers from Carmakoma will add a soft touch to your sporty look. A simple shape and minimal detailing make this pair perfect for dressing up when you're in the mood.
2. Casual Contrast
One Day Plus Jogger, Sizes 14 - 24, $33, ASOS
Charcoal gray joggers in a super-soft jersey knit get a bit of contrast with a bold black waistband. These relaxed basics will go great with your favorite sneakers for weekend dressing with just a touch of edge.
3. Dropped Crotch
Juno French Terry Drop Crotch Jogger, Sizes 1X - 3X, $34, Poetic Justice
Exaggerate your silhouette with a dropped crotch and a slightly cropped length. Darted front details keep the look streamlined.
Faux-Leather Trimmed Joggers, Sizes 1X - 3X, $22.90, Forever 21
Take casual dressing to the club with all-black joggers trimmed with sexy faux-leather. With a look this comfortable, you'll want to dance all night.
5. White Out
Woven Joggers, Sizes 8 - 28, $32.99, SimplyBe
Take your athleisure wardrobe for a summery spin with bright white joggers in a breathable woven fabric. Just add an oversized tee and a bold pair of sandals for effortless warm weather style.
6. Breezy Blue
Light-Weight Denim Jogger, Sizes 1X - 3X, $89, Melissa McCarthy Seven7
What do you get when you mix the sporty ease of joggers with the iconic appeal of denim? Possibly the most perfect pair of casual pants ever invented.
7. Velvet Luxe
Velvet Jogger Pant, Sizes 14 - 28, $79.95, Lane Bryant
If casual's not really your look, why not try dressing up a relaxed shape with a luxurious velvet fabric? Because a little extra glamour never hurt anyone.
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8. Maroon Marled
Marled Knit Joggers With Contrast Trim, Sizes 1X - 3X, $16.90, Wet Seal
Throw a little rich color into the mix with these inexpensive knit joggers from Wet Seal. These are a great, low-commitment way to try out a sporty look without going broke.
9. Sophisticated Scuba
Scuba Jogger, Sizes 14 - 28, $69.90, Eloquii
Take your joggers to the office with a sophisticated scuba fabric and muted plum shade. Casual Friday just got a whole lot cooler.
10. Pocket Perfection
Woven Pocket Joggers, Sizes 14 - 24, $41, ASOS
Go distressed with a khaki green pair of slouchy, faded joggers. Personally, I love anything with pockets, so these are calling my name.
11. Pattern Panache
Textured Print Jogger Pant, Sizes 12 - 26, $39.50, Ashley Stewart
Try a vibrant, printed motif to add even more drama to this bold shape. Go ahead, express yourself.
12. Modern Minimalism
Olea Joggers, Sizes 10 - 24, $77, Carmakoma
Get back to basics with a soft, minimal style in polished black. Pair these joggers with heels and a cropped jacket, or sporty slip-ons and a printed pullover. These pants should go with everything in your closet.
13. Sporty Stripes
Ribbed Waistband Denim Jogger, Sizes 1X - 3X, $48, Poetic Justice
These joggers from Poetic Justice combine dark denim with a ribbed waistband and cuffs. Get your denim fix with some added comfort and a new sporty twist.
14. On The Side
Side Stripe Jogger Pants, Sizes 0X - 3X, $44, JCPenney
It's all in the details. In this case, a contrast waist, zipped slash pocket, and side stripe add definition to soft gray jersey for extra visual interest.
15. Sweet Peach
Washed Harem Sweatpants, Sizes 14 - 24, $36, ASOS
Play to your sweet side with paneled joggers in a rosy nude shade for an extra-pretty take on athleisure. Add a sexy bodysuit or colorful crop top to make these date night worthy.
When it comes to comfort and style, it turns out you can have it all. Add a pair (or two) of these trendy joggers to your closet for effortless dressing with a sporty edge.
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