The Great Sweatpants, Styled 7 Ways

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We want a little style upgrade, but our favorite sweatpants are so cozy we don’t want to give them up. The solution? Jazz them up a bit. I’m styling these cool baggy sweatpants seven ways for now (and later for spring), plus giving ’em a mini-review!

How I Found These Cool Baggy Sweatpants By The Great

OK, friends. I’m here to tell you about how this job is kinda crazy sometimes, and how it does things like make me OK with buying $145 sweatpants. I KNOW. But here’s the story about these jersey crop sweatpants by The Great:

I kept seeing these baggy sweatpants. For months. They haunted me online…with their cool factor. I finally gave in, tried them out, because that’s what we do, intent on sending them right back because ugh…aaaand…then I kept trying them on. Because I loved them. And now I’ve worn the sweatpants multiple times a week for months and here we are. The end. (Also, they keep selling out! So I guess I’m not the only one they won over!)

Don’t worry, while there aren’t a ton of similar-enough options, I have found a few other pairs you can check out below…

Where to find them: Revolve (selling fast, in black gray & olive) | Shopbop (gray only, same as mine) | The Great Website (the almost black shade is in stock)
NOTE: Mine were called Pajama Sweatpants and are mostly sold out, but the Jersey Crop are the same brand & cut as mine, but possibly a bit different fabric.

Alternative pairs: Free People Hop To It Pant (best match) | Treasure & Bond Crop Sweats (under $50, but regular fit, not dropped crotch)

7 Cool Ways To Style These Baggy, Raw Hem Sweatpants

Our fav sweatpants are so cozy we don't want to give 'em up. Solution? Jazz them up a bit. We're styling The Great baggy sweatpants 7 ways (+ a li'l mini-review).

pants or here (1) | sweater (xs) | vans

1. With A Moto Jacket & Sneaker Boots

Literally wearing this today. Love, love. Granted, these sweats aren’t super-heavy for your cold days, but as I usually talk about, our winters are mild here so they’re perfect. And cool!

Our fav sweatpants are so cozy we don't want to give 'em up. Solution? Jazz them up a bit. We're styling The Great baggy sweatpants 7 ways (+ a li'l mini-review).

pants or here (1) | jacket | sweater (similar) | sneaker boots (similar or these) | glasses


2. With An Oversized Puffer Coat & Sherpa Boots

Ooh, I love this. I wish I could tell you this coat wasn’t sold out, but this year’s adidas puffer is still super-cute. Essentially, a great black puffer coat and your fav tall sherpa cozy boots will achieve a similar look! I love this style of sweatpants with the cropped raw hem so much because it works with pretty much any shoe.

Our fav sweatpants are so cozy we don't want to give 'em up. Solution? Jazz them up a bit. We're styling The Great baggy sweatpants 7 ways (+ a li'l mini-review).

pants or here (1) | coat (similar) | boots (LOVE) | glasses


3. With A Cozy Cardigan-As-A-Shirt

You may recognize this pretty cardi from my latest post styling up the Tomcat jeans. It’s so soft and pretty, and I love it worn as a top, with pretty layered necklaces. It’s a little longer than my natural waist, so I just half tuck it…easy in these sweats!

Our fav sweatpants are so cozy we don't want to give 'em up. Solution? Jazz them up a bit. We're styling The Great baggy sweatpants 7 ways (+ a li'l mini-review).

pants or here (1) | cardigan and at Madewell (s) | boots (similar or these) | glasses


4. With A Soft Sweater & Cozy Slippers For Home

One of my favorite lounge outfits, which, let’s be honest, is the most-worn type of look these days. These slippers and this sweater are true favs! So soft, both of them. Size down in the sweater.

Our fav sweatpants are so cozy we don't want to give 'em up. Solution? Jazz them up a bit. We're styling The Great baggy sweatpants 7 ways (+ a li'l mini-review).

pants or here (1) | birkenstocks | sweater (xs) | glasses

5. With A Long Cardigan, Graphic Tee & Fun Sneaks

This is another most-worn combo. I love love a long cardigan for giving a coat-vibe instead of a preppy or dated regular cardigan look. Add a graphic tee (my most-worn are white with black designs) and favorite sneakers. These new sneakers were part of my recent round-up and I adore them.

Our fav sweatpants are so cozy we don't want to give 'em up. Solution? Jazz them up a bit. We're styling The Great baggy sweatpants 7 ways (+ a li'l mini-review).

pants or here (1) | tee (or this tee on sale) | cardigan (similar) | sneakers

6. With A Denim Shirt & Sandals, For Spring

Oddly enough, I already found my favorite sandals for later this year. The benefit of being home so much is I can just rock these around the house now and pretend it’s closer to warm weather than it actually is. Loving a denim shirt moment these days, too. It kinda works half-tucked…but looked better tucked in. I’d knot in front in actual warm weather!

Our fav sweatpants are so cozy we don't want to give 'em up. Solution? Jazz them up a bit. We're styling The Great baggy sweatpants 7 ways (+ a li'l mini-review).

pants or here (1) | denim shirt (or similar) | sandals (LOVE)

7. With Checkered Vans & A Military Jacket

This will be a favorite spring-lewk. I can already tell. This Anine Bing military jacket is another crazy thing that sucked me in, but I love it. I’ve found a couple of similar options like this one by Velvet at Bloomingdale’s (on sale and super similar) or this one from Free People at Nordstrom. I find when I want to add structure to casual pieces like sweats, I so often grab for this jacket.

Our fav sweatpants are so cozy we don't want to give 'em up. Solution? Jazz them up a bit. We're styling The Great baggy sweatpants 7 ways (+ a li'l mini-review).

pants or here (1) | tee (or this tee on sale) | jacket (similar) | vans

I tried and tried to find y’all some similar options, but while there are a lot of sweats out there right now, not many have this same dropped-crotch relaxed crop style that works so well with all the shoes. There are many jogger-style pants, but I like the bit wider leg and the raw hem (which you could easily shorten, too, if needed) and those are few and far between. They’ve still got that relaxed look without bunching at the ankles like the jogger pairs always do on my shorter self.

Shop The Great Crop Sweatpants

These keep selling out, like I said, but tend to come back in stock in one form or another, at least in the same cut/shape as mine. This site doesn’t work with our widget below, but you can find more sizes and styles on The Great website.

Shop A Similar Cropped Sweatpants

The Free People Hop To It pant seems most like the pair I have, out of all the alternative styles I found. I’ll keep an eye out for more to share!

Like I said, what I love most about these is that cool-girl factor and the cropped hem that works with everything from tall sneaker boots to sandals. If you’ve found a similar pair you’ve tried and love I’d love to hear about them!

xo,

L

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16 COMMENTS

  1. I love these looks!! I have an expensive pair of sweatpants from Monrow that are super flattering and that I wear constantly. I’ve reframed how I view spending money on clothes based on Shana’s CPW theory. Even pre-pandemic, I rarely dressed up (I have 3 young kids), so for me spending $125 on a cocktail dress is less sensible than spending the same amount on cool, fashiony sweats or sneakers.

    • AH love this, Kaitlin. YES. Cost-per-wear is a huge factor in how I decide on things these days, too. Love it. And I tried some less expensive pairs that just weren’t the same. Same with the Richer/Poorer sweatsuit I recently posted about…I wear that thing all the time, too! Thanks for this awesome comment.

  2. I don’t understand the dropped crotch part but don’t notice it as much in your photos? It looks more pronounced and MC hammer ish in the stock footage, but the pants look super cute on you!

    • I think I may be wearing them pulled up higher? Another friend mentioned that, too. I mean, they’re baggy but I don’t feel like they’re too pronounced on and I guess why I wound up falling in love w/them!

  3. I’m in PDX also and have been living in sweats this week! Brr…

    I like the idea of a pair of sweats that pairs well with a nicer sweater, but I’ll try when it warms up a bit. I made an attempt at wearing ‘real clothes’ the other day but ended up layering my fleece jacket on top all day, so it was a futile effort and I’m back in my fleece. We keep our house at 66, which is below my level of ‘regular clothing’ comfort. (and therefore, your ankles look cold, hahaha) One of my kids is routinely in a tank top, though; she doesn’t let winter cramp her style.

    • Haha I feel this. My child leaves the house without a coat all the time and I don’t know how. But for some reason my ankles exposed don’t bother me much, except for January. I shot all these inside so besides the cozy sherpa boots I prob won’t rock them outdoors for another month or so haha.

  4. Laura!!!! Only you could make me feel like I need these $150 sweatpants. C’mon. But FOR REALS, love every single outfit you posted. I’m going with Kaitlin and the CPW idea, love these so hard!!

  5. I LOVE The Great and was hoping you guys would feature some of their pieces at some point. I’m in one of their college sweatshirts right now and it is perfection. You have strong armed me (hahahaha- kidding) into buying these pants. Love all the ways you styled them!

  6. Laura, SO CONFUSED! On “the great” site, there are many variations on these awesome pants. What is the fabric content of yours? Some of them look more like pj’s than sweats. Yours look like sweats on you, at least, despite the name. Say hi to Camper from Zippy!

    • Ah yeah they seem to offer a few of the crop style. I mentioned at the top that mine were called Pajama Sweats and the most similar they have right now are the Jersey Crop. The cut looks the same, but I can’t speak to the fabric. I am also wearing mine higher on the waist than the models! I’ll keep an eye out for if my exact pair comes back in stock. Hoping it will! Hi to Zippy!

  7. Laura, how about sizing on these? I feel like I’m in between, sometimes 6, other times 8. Should I go up or down? I don’t want to look clownish with the dropped crotch.

    • These are pretty forgiving size-wise. I’m right around a size 6 these days and they fit just fine. I haven’t looked at the size up to see what the difference would be, but honestly I think I’d order the size 1 and 2 and return whatever you don’t like. Most of the places that carry this pant have easy returns! Like Revolve & Shopbop. I sure hope that helps!

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