remember the conversation between Jerry and George in the Seinfeld pilot? where he tells George:
“You know the message you're sending out to the world with these sweatpants? You're telling the world, 'I give up. I can't compete in normal society. I'm miserable, so I might as well be comfortable.'”
if i had to give one major reason for why Isabel Marant deserves major props, it would be her uncanny ability to come up with iconic twists on the classics. Marant at her best really excels at translating what women want to wear into a chic and easy uniform. see: the über-versatile dicker boots.
these days, i'm switching them up with the Marant-inspired sneaker wedges (reviewed here). i got this awesome sweatshirt from a Gilt sale, and it's probably one of my favorite purchases ever. paired together, and it's slouchy comfy heaven.
while cleaning out my closet last week, i realized that i've amassed a small collection of sweatshirts of various shapes and sizes: old university ones, thin drapey Olsen-esque ones, and a few j.crew variations in interesting cotton knits. the humble sweatshirt is just such a classic, and i love that designers like Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang and Soonjin Park have all done their versions in recent seasons.
what about you? do you have a stash of slouchy comfy staples? how do you wear them?