Turning A Simple Pair Of Yoga Pants Into Office Attire Is Easier Than You Think

When we want to unwind and feel comfy, there are some clothes we just have to reach for, including pajamas, hoodies, sweatpants, and almost any oversized top. But we can't forget about yoga pants. These stretchy, cozy pants let our legs breathe and typically feel soft and gentle against our skin. Unlike most sweatpants, yoga pants won't completely hide your figure, as they'll usually still show off the shape of your booty! Many people will even support the argument that yoga pants are more comfortable than leggings because they aren't as snug on your legs.

Once upon a time (and by once upon a time, we mean a few years ago), yoga pants were only acceptable for working out, yoga class, wearing at home after a stressful day at work, and maybe the grocery store on a weekend morning. However, society's rules surrounding acceptable attire for not-so-casual settings are changing. In today's world, even jeans have finally entered the business-casual conversation. So yoga pants are following jeans' lead and slowly entering laid-back workplaces. If you're lucky enough to work in an office that allows jeans and yoga pants, we have some tips to help you style your favorite comfy yoga pants for work.

Rock a button-down top

Button-downs are workwear staples for people of all genders, and we frequently see these preppy tops with slacks or professional, flattering skirts. If you want a more casual version of this look, wear stylish yoga pants with the button-down instead, and for even more of a streetwear twist, opt for an oversized button-down.

Add a chic jacket

The right jacket can dress up any garment in your closet — including yoga pants. So experiment with various stylish jackets until you find one that makes yoga pants more fashionable for work. Some outerwear options to consider include blazers, trench coats, cardigans, and fur or faux fur pieces. You'll be surprised how much a chic jacket can transform an otherwise casual outfit!

Flaunt a sleek black ensemble

When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a black monochromatic outfit — and not just for work. Black is arguably the most flattering hue anyone can wear, and its classic energy instantly exudes professional energy. Therefore, all you need is a well-fitting black top to pair with black yoga pants, and you'll have an effortlessly sleek and comfortable outfit.

Wear a nice blouse

You can never go wrong with a beautiful blouse in the workplace, especially when the blouse is flattering and features unique hues, patterns, or details. Whether you wear slacks, jeans, a skirt, or even yoga pants, the blouse will typically be the most eye-catching part of the outfit, so pairing a stylish blouse with understated yoga pants should be appropriate for most offices.

Try heels, flats, or boots instead of sneakers

When most people wear yoga pants or leggings, it's typically their first instinct to grab their favorite sneakers to fit the athletic, casual vibe. But wearing sneakers and yoga pants to the office can be too informal, even for more laid-back workplaces. So instead of wearing your sneakers, dress up your yoga pants with classy high heels, trendy ballet flats, or chic boots for a fancier look.

Accessories make a prominent difference

A stylish accessory, or multiple accessories, can be all you need to transform any outfit. For instance, if you want to add a focal point with a bold personality to your yoga pants and jacket outfit, add a dramatic scarf with a lively pattern, such as an animal print. You can also use necklaces, bracelets, and purses to elevate, dress up, and even transform your yoga pants ensemble.