Regardless of what their name implies, you don’t have to break a single drop of sweat to sport a pair of joggers. On the contrary, since the pants are a smidge more elevated than your athletic leggings and relaxed sweatpants, the best joggers on the market are ideal for wearing outside of the house—whether that entails heading back into the office (a pair of kitten heels should do the trick) or simply running errands.
Because there are so many jogger options out there, it really boils down to your fashion sense when it comes time to shop for them. For starters, if you tend to wear your workout clothes outside the gym, a sporty jogger (see: Vuuori’s Pocket Performance Joggers) will transition quite seamlessly. On the other hand, if you’re into polished separates that are easy to wear to the office, a leather style like Bottega Veneta’s Leather Elastic Waist Joggers are probably more your speed.
Don’t be afraid to pair your joggers with the dressy pieces hanging in your closet. In fact, the contrast of a luxe silk blouse and laidback joggers creates a cool juxtaposition. (Just ask Timothée Chalamet’s Met Gala 2021 look.) For work, tuck the pants into an over-the-knee boot and your coworkers won’t blink an eye. Of course, you can also go in the opposite direction and keep everything relaxed by teaming the cozy bottoms with a fun graphic tee or crewneck. There’s no wrong answer here.
This is your cue to clear some room in your loungewear drawer for some new joggers. Below, we’ve rounded up the 21 best styles on the market.