How to Dress Up and Dress Down your Joggers for Everyday Wear

dressed down black joggers

Outfit Details:

Dressed Down:
Black Joggers (wearing size small), V-Neck Tee (Similar Here, wearing size small – everything on their site is 20% off with code MERRICK20), White Sneakers (my favorite – so comfy!), Tortoise Sunglasses, Baseball Cap, Similar Leather Tote Bag

Dressed Up:
White Sweater (Under $30!), Black Joggers (wearing size small), Black Heels (More affordable version here), Black Quilted Bag (Similar Here and Here)


One question I get a lot is how to wear joggers for everyday wear. So today I’m sharing two ways to wear them — dressed up and dressed down!

A reader specifically asked how to wear them without a jacket, since most outfits I see have them with a jacket and that’s not always practical, especially around the house.

So! Here are two ways to wear them your joggers, without a jacket and without looking like you’re wearing pajamas (although I have a post about wearing it with a jacket from early last year!)

black joggers and a baseball cap
baseball cap
a casual outfit with sincerely jules joggers

First, it’s all about the right pair of joggers. This pair from Sincerely Jules is my very favorite because they’re a sturdy double knit. Most joggers I’ve worn are too thin so they look flimsy and look like pajamas and are especially non-flattering to your backside. These ones give some shape, are fitted along the leg, and are a really good length so they’re great to wear with any shoe.

To dress them down, I paired them with a comfy v-neck long sleeve tee. You could sub this for a striped tee, or a short sleeve tee. Just keep the tee nice — if you wear something too casual, it’ll easily look more like you’re wearing pajamas.


black slim fit joggers
black joggers with black stiletto pumps
black slim fit joggers
black joggers and a white fuzzy sweater
black joggers

To dress the joggers up, I paired them with a sweater and black stilettos. Keep your top simple and classic to help elevate the look, and then add a nice bag.


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  1. Natali says:

    You are looking absolutely cute and simply flawless in both of these outfits! 🙂

  2. Helen says:

    I love both ways that you styled these joggers! The second outfit is really chic, and I like that it’s something I can get away with wearing to the office.


  3. Samantha says:

    Thank you!! This Is the post I’ve been waiting for and had asked for love both styles

  4. Sarah says:

    Is the discount code merrick20 for shopbop? It didnt seem to work for me. Thanks!

  5. Sarah says:

    I’ve been on the hunt for good joggers, I just need a lower price point. I wish I could afford the pair you are wearing. They look perfect!

  6. LOOKING FAB! This is one of my favorite fashion posts as of late. Do you generally wear a size 2 or 4 on the bottom? I wear a 4 just about all of the time, so I’m wondering if you’re a 2 if I would need a medium for these joggers. Thanks! XX

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