When you’re looking for something comfortable to work from home in, don’t dismiss the tracksuit. The late Karl Lagerfeld might have believed sweatpants to be a sign of defeat, but there’s something about a matching top and bottoms – like lingerie, tailoring and pyjamas – that looks so pulled-together.
Fashion has witnessed the rise and rise of athleisure in the past decade, but right now it’s the tracksuit enjoying the spotlight. After years of slick, skintight silhouettes, futuristic fabrics and cycling shorts dominating, sportswear is going back to its roots. Cast your mind back to retro track and field kits, and you’ll get the gist: generous fits, heavy-duty jersey and loop-back cotton, tri-colour stripes and heather-grey hues.
This tracksuit, in its most classic form, is what the fashion set are turning to right now. But, while it’s a given that it’s ideal for lounging around in at home, trust us when we say you’ll want to wear yours outside of the house once lockdown is over. Just look to Gilda Ambrosio, who elevates hers with a dusting of diamond jewellery. Or Thor Valdimars, who once styled one with Bottega shoes and a bucket hat. Jeanette Madsen favours pairing a tracksuit with tailored coats and combat boots, while Pernille Teisbaek likes to layer a blazer over hers.
If you’re suitably inspired, keep scrolling, because we’ve rounded up 13 luxe tracksuits you need to treat yourself to now more than ever.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.