What to Wear with Sweatpants: 13 Trending Choices

This is your guide to looking fire when choosing what to wear with sweatpants.

What to Wear with Sweatpants

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When picking what to wear with sweatpants you will want to keep in mind layers, different fits, what colour schemes work and what type of sweatpant you are using. Are they baggy sweatpants or something a bit more cut like a jogger? The biggest thing you need to wear with your sweatpants is a ton of confidence.

This is What to Wear with Sweatpants: 13 Trending Choices.

Over the years, you may have most likely picked up a cubby hole full of sweatpants, from baggy to fitted and a multitude of colours. Well, those multitudes of colour could be way off; we are guys after all… are they all grey?

Sweatpants are great! They have adapted over the years, going from something that you would only wear sitting on your couch playing video games or wearing to basketball practice to being a fashion statement out on the town.

If you wanna get stylish with your sweatpants game how to style sweatpants.

Sometimes you may even get confused with Joggers, if your one of those people you need to learn the difference between joggers vs sweatpants.

The only issue we guys have is that we usually don’t think, “will this go well with my grey sweatpants?” while buying clothes online. 

In this article, I will help you do just that, showing you that what pairs well with your jeans shouldn’t be your only thought when shopping.

If you are a taller guy looking to find the perfect fitting sweatpants, I created these guides on the top brands just for you.

What to Wear with Sweatpants Men

When looking in your closet or looking online, knowing what works well with your sweatpants doesn’t have to be complicated. Take your same comfort level in what you wear with your jeans and joggers as you will with your sweatpants. 

If you usually wear subdued colours, stick with that, and if you like to stand out, you can go wild with your sweatpant style in each season.

If your looking at a pair of joggers and sweatpants laying out on your bed right now and unsure what to wear today, let the article what to wear with joggers help you.

What to Wear with Grey Sweatpants

Grey sweatpants are the most common colour found in a men’s closet. Grey is perfect for the gym, going for a run or throwing on in the morning to wear around the house before you have to leave for work.

When taking your grey sweats out in public, you have many options to choose from when it comes to colours. Darker shades of blue, green and reds work well while at the same time a bright neon green, violet or teal can all be pulled off. 

Shoes for Grey Sweatpants

Converse

Chuck Taylor All Star High Tops in White

  • Men US sizes 7.5 – 16
  • CAD $75 / USD $60
This is a photo of the ConverseChuck Taylor All Star High Tops in White

Nike

Waffler Trainer 2 SD in Yellow Strike

  • Men US sizes 3.5 – 15
  • CAD $135 / USD $100
This is a photo of the Nike Waffler Trainer 2 SD in Yellow Strike

Redwing Shoes

Heritage – Style 8085 Iron Ranger Boots in Copper

  • Men sizes 6 – 14
  • CAD $429.99 / USD $349.99
this is a photo of Redwing Shoes Heritage - Style 8085 Iron Ranger Boots in Copper

Tops for Grey Sweatpants

American Tall

Regular-Fit Slub Tee in Ecru White

  • CAD $33 / USD $25
This is a photo of the American Tall Regular-Fit Slub Tee in Ecru White

Reigning Champ

Midweight Terry Pullover Hoodie in Moss

  • CAD $165 / USD $145
this is a photo of the Reigning Champ Midweight Terry Pullover Hoodie in Moss

What to Wear with Black Sweatpants

Black sweats give you fewer options than gray or white sweatpants due to the stark contrast colours can have with black. It would be best if you styled your black sweatpants when running around for a day, for they are harder to dress up to make them fashionable. 

With that being said, if you feel confident in wearing bright colours and multiple layers, you can get away with wearing black sweatpants to any occasion.

Shoes for Black Sweatpants

New Balance

574v2 in Tan with Navy

  • Men sizes 5 – 14
  • CAD $114.99 / USD $84.99
This is the New Balance 574v2 in Tan with Navy

Adidas

Ozweego in Wonder White

  • Men sizes 7.5 – 13
  • CAD $150 / USD $100
This is the Adidas Ozweego in Wonder White

Tops for Black Sweatpants

Champs

Powerblend Fleece Crew, C Logo in Maroon

  • CAD $39.92 / USD $24
This is the Champs Powerblend Fleece Crew C Logo in Maroon

The North Face

Class V Pullover in Aviator Navy

  • CAD $110 / USD $89
This is the North Face Class V Pullover in Aviator Navy

What to Wear with White Sweatpants

White sweatpants give you more options than black sweats do. All colours go well with white, and you can match multiple colours to put an ensemble together. However, white is a bold statement for pants that not many feel comfortable pulling off, whether they are joggers, jeans or sweats.

Plus, with white, there is that constant fear of getting coffee, dirt, whine or anything on them to ruin the look instantly.

When the inevitable happens and you dirty your crisp white sweatpants, follow our washing and care guides for sweatpants.

Shoes for White Sweatpants

New Balance

FuelCell Rebel v2 in White with Habanero and Virtual Sky

  • Men sizes 7 – 14
  • CAD $179.99 / USD $129.99
This is the New Balance FuelCell Rebel v2 in White with Habanero and Virtual Sky

NoBull

Gum Trainer in Black

  • Men sizes 8 – 18
  • CAD $171 / USD $129
This is the NoBull Gum Trainer in Black

Tops for White Sweatpants

Lululemon

French Terry Oversized Long Sleeve Crew in Vintage Plum

  • CAD $124 / USD $118
This is the Lululemon French Terry Oversized Long Sleeve Crew in Vintage Plum

Rains

Fishtail Jacket in Green

  • CAD $200 / USD $155
this is the Rains Fishtail Jacket in Green

What Shoes to Wear with Sweatpants

Knowing what shoes you choose to wear with your sweatpants can take your look from tragic to basic to fire. Make sure that your shoes are clean with no dirt or scuffs on them if you want to stand out in your choice of what to wear with sweatpants.

Read our shoe guides.

What to Wear with Sweatpants FAQ

Sweatshirts, hoodies, windbreakers and long t-shirts are good choices for men to wear with sweatpants.

It is best to wear boxers or briefs under your sweatpants, or thermal underwear if you’re wearing your sweatpants in the winter.

The best tops to wear with your sweatpants as a man for a casual stylish look is to wear a long fitted t-shirt with a hoodie that matches the colour of the sweatpants.

Written and reviewed by:
Tall Paul
Tall Paul
I am 6'7 (203cm) / 235lb (106 kg) model and ex-athlete. Since I was a teen I had trouble finding clothes. I was too tall for off the rack and was too lean for Big & Tall.

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