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Repeat after me: yes, you can wear sweatpants and not look like a bum. The best way to do it is to treat them like regular pants. Ignore all the rules you’ve heard about wearing sweats. Pair them with heels, tank tops, lipstick and glamorous accessories for a look that’s anything but lazy. Take a cue from RihannaAmber Rose and Angela Simmons and make sweatpants a sexy part of your wardrobe that goes way beyond the gym.

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To pull off the look, keep these simple tips in mind. Find a pair of sweatpants with a tighter fit like Rihanna‘s for a more feminine silhouette. Rock a bold printed sweatshirt and pants together like Amber Rose for a fun, trendy look. Pair your sweats with stylish pieces like gold sneakers and oversized square sunglasses like Angela Simmons. Still not convinced? Check out these options we found online.

LOOK #1: Rihanna: Marc by Marc Jacobs sweatpants / Tibi heels.

Expertly mix sporty and glamorous pieces with Marc by Marc Jacobs sweatpants, a Bella Luxx bomber jacket, a Topshop crop top and Tibi heels. Finish your look with ASOS sunglasses, a Rebecca Minkoff bag, bareMinerals mascara and NARS lipstick.


LOOK #2: Angela Simmons: Dolce & Gabbana sweatpants / Creative Recreation sneakers

Dress up a pair of Dolce & Gabbana sweatpants with a Topshop leather jacket, Creative Recreation sneakers, a DKNY bag, a Fashion Union shirt and Saint Laurent sunglasses. Add a dose of glamour with Stila lip color and Bond No.9 perfume.



Look 3: Amber Rose: Forever 21 sweatpants / Kenneth Cole heels.

Go for an eye-catching look with a pair of Forever 21 sweatpants and the matching hoodie. Bring the look together with Kenneth Cole heels, a Givenchy bag, Pilgrim Diamante earrings, ASOS sunglasses and MAC Cosmetics lipstick.


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