Marie Lodi
April 01, 2015 8:59 am

Dear Fashion Diary,

I recently got rid of a pair of old sweatpants I had for about…ten years. Let’s be clear: I absolutely have no shame in my game. First of all, I’m not sure where these sweats even came from (though it is entirely possible that they once belonged to an ex.) What I DO know, is that those ratty ‘ol sweatpants were the comfiest thing I owned. There was nothing like coming home after a rough day out in the world, then throw my bra across the room and slither into these snuggly pants. Sadly, two twin holes in the crotch formed and kept growing and growing until I was basically wearing a pair of sweatpants chaps. I knew it was time to let it go. Cue Frozen. 

What helped with my farewell was the discovery of American Giant’s Midweight Sweatpants. Not only are these babies 100% cotton and 100% made in the U.S.A., they are also surprisingly chic! You can seriously wear these pants out in public without anyone even knowing. These well-constructed sweats are versatile enough for a workout, running errands and meeting a friend for lunch. And you know what else is awesome? They get softer and softer with each wash.

The Mayor of Cozytown (me) is declaring to the world that it is totally OK to wear sweatpants out in public, as long as they are these kind and not my sweatpants chaps, of course. And if you’re looking for something lighter and more flexible, these Cropped Gym Sweats are a good choice too.

Warning: the Midweight Sweatpants are known to sell out super fast so snag them now while the restock is still available!

American Giant Midweight Sweatpants, $69

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