My Husband Hates Sweatpants

I learned something about my husband, but it took a little bit of time.  It’s not that he does not like the way I open cereal boxes, although he doesn't like that either. (I’m left handed, so I guess I do it backwards).  I know, what could be bigger than the cereal box revelation that happened soon after my first month of wedded bliss?  Well, before I tell you, I just want to make sure you’re sitting down because this is big.  REALLY  BIG.  Okay, here it goes.  I learned that my husband does not like sweat pants.  Actually, my husband is diabolically opposed to sweat pants.

Let me start off by saying that I probably have owned only one pair of sweat pants my entire life and that was the pair that I brought into the marriage.  I have also never been one to wear sweat pants out and about on the town.  It was more of a Sunday afternoon, I want to lounge around the house and maybe take a nap kind of thing (and I don’t even mean every week, maybe just once every few months). 

So, despite the rare appearance of my one and only pair of sweat pants, I learned very quickly of my husband’s strong opinion regarding said sweat pants.  In case you were wondering, he’s fine with yoga pants.  Wind suits, not so much (you know the kind with the matching jacket and pants).  If you are at all irritated with him, please don’t be.  He was not at all mean about it.  He just told me he did not like them.  Keep in mind, I have way more opinions like that than he does, one of which is my aversion to Tevas, which I told him very clearly when we started dating. 

Back to the sweat pants.  It made me smile when I saw the track pant/sweat pant trend continue on the runways for this fall.  What is my husband going to say?  Do I dare try and pull off the look?  I love the idea of being stylish, but still super comfortable.  I do think this is a hard trend to pull off because you really have to think about what you pair together if you don’t want to look like you just rolled out of bed.  Don’t get me wrong, I look that way plenty of times when I am out running errands.  But, if you are investing a little time in pulling something together or spending money on a new pair of pants, you should at least look like it.  The key is to balance the pants with something that is not just a t-shirt from your favorite fun run.  Try a sweater, a fitted  t-shirt in a muted color, or a simple oxford blouse.  Also, try a ballet flat with them or maybe a pair of canvas slip on shoes such as Vans.  Designers are showing heels with them, but I don’t know if Winston-Salem is ready for that. I don’t think I'm ready for that.

Here are some of my favorites:

Top left Lands End woven pattern track pant. Top Right Topshop Track Pant.  Bottom Halogen zip detail pant.

What do you think?  Will you embrace the track pant look?  If you’re still frustrated with my husband, please don’t be.  I promise, he knows I'm a big girl and will wear what I want.  He's actually pretty aware of style and trends and is usually pretty quick to admit that styles often grow on him after awhile, so maybe he'll come around on this one, but we'll have to wait and see. :)