I’ve talked about joggers a lot this year because I think they are one of the best things since the invention of the jegging. They are cute and stylish and super comfortable which isn’t often the case for workwear. Work-appropriate pants can be too stiff, too tight in all the wrong places, and sometimes not even cute for all that discomfort.
In this post, I’m teaming up with Nordstrom to share how to incorporate the wonderful comfort of the jogger into your office attire. Sometimes the office is painful enough without a pair of pants that fit all wrong…so embrace the comfortable-chic look of elastic waist workwear.
I’ll be sharing two outfits using the Trouvé Joggers from Nordstrom. Nordstrom, as many of you know, is my go-to shop to pick staple pieces that are on trend. I love that you can get pieces no matter what your budget looks like. These joggers are SO versatile. I can imagine wearing them a ton of different ways. While I focus on workwear here, these will also be great for date night or nights out with the girls as well!
Joggers with a Blouse
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A simple way to incorporate joggers into your workwear is with a staple blouse. In this outfit, I’m wearing a structured, leopard blouse and have it tucked into the front of the joggers. Firstly, pairing the joggers with something more business-appropriate immediately makes them look more polished and refined. Then, tucking in the blouse gives it shape and makes the outfit look more put together.
Adding a pretty blouse helps steer this look away from casual – which is how joggers are typically styled. Wearing some strappy heels makes the outfit immediately look even more dressed-up than flats would. I stuck with a more business-appropriate bag, opting for this structured, black leather purse. It has a long strap as well so it’s versatile for day or night.
Style Tip: When shopping for the perfect jogger for work, look for something simple but with structure. The material can make all the difference. I probably (never say never) wouldn’t wear terrycloth clothing into the office setting.
This pair of Trouvé Joggers from Nordstrom have a very simple silhouette while the pleats at the top give it a more refined feel. This makes it easier to pair with work attire.
Joggers with a Blazer
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You might not initially think of joggers and blazers, but they actually pair together quite well. I decided to go with light colors on top to balance out the black joggers. I started with a blush, lace, high neck tank (wearing XS) and layered it under a white open front blazer (wearing XS). This blazer is perfect with joggers because it has shape but it’s not so structured so that it overpowers the joggers. The shape of the blazer helps balance out the looser fit of the joggers so you don’t look frumpy.
Another reason joggers are perfect for work is that the tapered ankle always looks great with all your work shoes making them versatile for so many outfits. The Trouvé Joggers look great with the strappy heels above as well as staple blush/nude pumps in this outfit.
Style Tip: Take this outfit from work to happy hour by untucking the tank top underneath. This relaxes the outfit for something more edgy and less business-casual. Plus, it will just make you feel a little more relaxed too.
Have you tried dressing up your joggers for work or date night yet?
Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.