So. How are we all surviving post Daylight Saving Time? Yeah, same. I pretty much want to roll out in my PJs every morning to school drop off….BUT I said I’d never do that…haha.
Enter, the cute jogger (aka glorified sweatpants). Throw on a denim or moto jacket and some high tops with these, and you’re comfy comfy, yet more presentable-feeling (lip gloss helps, too….and coffee).
But I think we can agree that All Joggers Are Not Created Equally, and it takes some searching to find a pair that flatters AND ups the game a little. I went on a search for a great pair for Spring and Summer, and was so happy with the options, Y’all. Apparently, camo is in right now, because most pairs that have a great shape are in camo. But that’s cool…we can roll with that. Let’s check out our options. (And petite friends, most of these will work for you, too! This mama is 5’4″ — I’ve been looking for a little more ‘put-together’ and a little less ‘so-slouchy-I-look-like-I-just-rolled-out-of-bed’, which can happen when sweatpants are too long).
Fun Joggers You Can Actually Wear Out
Vintage Havana (Ooh nah nah)
Vintage Havana Rainbow Stripe Camo Jogger – You’re welcome. And, yes, that song has been stuck in my head since I wrote this…All. Morning. Long. These, I love. They’re a thinner fleece, so not too hot or bulky, but not too drapey like the Athleta pair you’ll see. The 26″ inseam is great for me, especially, because I want to be able to wear high-tops with these and not have them bunch up. Unfortunately, most of the joggers don’t list the inseam (annoyed face) but if you’re shorter it does help to look for “cropped” or “ankle” in the description. Anyhoo, these are super-cute and love the rainbow stripe. Wearing a Small.
Vintage Havana – Sadly, my star print above seems to be all sold out. This is a super-cute star print for Spring, and it looks like the same fit, but honestly it’s hard to tell because they don’t distinguish the various styles by name. These are a more cropped, solid over-dyed pair I really like the look of. I love this pair above and having been wearing them a lot lately (hence the looking a little stretched out), but after trying all these, I’m not sure if they’re the most flattering of the bunch. Super-cute, and soft and comfy though. A tiny bit too long in the inseam for me to love them with high-tops, but they’re cute with regular sneaks and sandals. Wearing a Small.
Prosperity Denim Joggers
Prosperity Denim Camo Jogger – THESE. They are so flattering and cute! In my haste to order good-looking joggers, I didn’t realize these are more of a cotton weave fabric than a sweatpant-type fleece, but they were worth including.They’re super-cute and comfy, for a woven pant especially. They have great stretch but also hold you in. TTS. Wearing a 27.
Express Terry Stretch Leggings
Express Camo Terry Stretch Leggings – Well, again in my haste, I didn’t quite read that these were leggings because of the cute cuff at the ankle. On the site they read more jogger. But gah, these are flattering! I love them. There are no pockets here, but there is a super-soft, high-rise waistband, sturdy-yet-stretchy fabric and a good length. They’re ever so slightly long, but not bad. Wearing a Small. A solid choice if you prefer more of a legging look. Looks like these are quickly selling out. The regular leggings in camo have the same waistband, and are super-cute and well-stocked. These are more like the woven pants above, but look amazing! And they come in a short length, for us shorties.
Athleta Bliss Jogger – I’m a pretty big fan of Athleta and I know many of you are, too. But, these are just no. It could be the color, but it’s also the fabric. It’s very thin — I think I’d only be comfortable sleeping in it. It definitely shows every bump. BUT these are actually offered in different lengths: regular, petite and tall. The only pair on here with those options. They do come in a couple of other colors and black might be more forgiving. Wearing Petite Small.
Alternative Camouflage Sweatpants – I love this brand. They have some of the best mid-priced t-shirts out there. These joggers are super-comfy and pretty cute, but still a little bit long and bunchy on me. If you’re over 5’4″ they’d be great. They do run small. This is the second pair of their joggers I’ve tried, and I’m glad I sized up to a Medium this time. The pockets are a little bulky, and be aware this is the thickest pair I tried, but I love the leg shape on these. Wearing Medium.
The Completed Outfit
Et voilà! The structured jacket and high-tops complete the look you can safely get away with for all your momming needs. Date night, no, but school drop off and Target runs? Yes.
Shop More Cute Joggers for Spring
What are your favorite casual pants for Spring and Summer? I feel like having comfy pants you can wear around the house but get away with outside is a forever goal of mine. I love that there are some cute choices besides solid black or gray, too. And we’ve all made it long past yoga pants right? Right. A little streetwear-inspired, casual look is always good in my book, in case I need to bust a move at any time, real quick like. If you watch my stories you know that actually happens regularly. I’m just now better prepared with fun, stretchy pants. Ha.