"No. They're joggers. AKA dressy track pants. AKA slouchy dress pants."
"Since when do you wear sweatpants to school?"
"They're not sweatpants. And it's okay because I've got heels to balance the look."
"And is that a military jacket on your chair? Are you trying to go for a Kanye West look? Wasn't he the one that made sweatpants popular?"
"They're not sweatpants! They're not made of cotton! And this is what all the girls are wearing."
"Yeah, to New York Fashion Week last year. It's okay, though, you enjoy your sweatpants."
"They're not sweatpants!"
This was a conversation that happened between me and one of my colleagues. I don't pay attention to Kanye West, and especially not to what he wears, so I had no idea what my colleague was talking about. (Although I was impressed that he knew what people were wearing to NYFW, let alone what NYFW even is!)
Whatever you call these things, they're pretty awesome. I've been on the fence about them for such a long time, but in the past few weeks I decided I was going to pull the trigger and try them out. I was just waiting for these to get to a reasonable price (which still hasn't happened yet). So I looked to the best place to try out trendy items: Forever 21. And that's exactly where I found these joggers. Stupid name, yes, let's move on. I also picked up this scarf while I was there. $5?! Store credit to use up? Don't mind if I do! Anyway, I wore them with my nude heels for office hours, but then slipped into my Birkenstocks afterwards for research time. So. Much. Research.
Tee: SO via Kohl's | option
Scarf: Forever 21 | exact - only $5! (and it comes in other colors!)
Nails: Revlon Colorstay gel envy in Wild Card | exact
Fancy Track Pants (aka joggers): Forever 21 | exact
Birkenstocks via DSW | exact